A male activity?
Who said that driving is an activity just for men? Absolutely not! In recent years, women are getting closer and closer to the world of driving on both two- and four-wheeled vehicles.
Driving has now become a passion for many people of the female sex, as evidenced by the comparison of past and present data. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that in 1990 only 6% of motorcyclists were women. In 2018, however, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council, this percentage reached 20% and it’s constantly growing.
The reasons that incite women to try this kind of activity are multiple: the sense of freedom, emancipation, sharing, belonging. There are no more limits in a world where people of all genders can cultivate their own passion together. And…and why not take the opportunity to wear some beautiful women driving gloves?
A long road traveled
However, it has not been (and still is not) easy to break down the prejudices and the concrete restrictions against women when we talk about driving.
The first woman to challenge and prodigiously win her male fellow motorcyclists in Italy was Vittorina Sambri in the 10’s of the last century. Mocked and envied for her courage, Vittorina had to fight to assert her rights.
If we think about it, it hasn’t been many years since this episode took place, yet in some countries the achievements in this context are even more recent: just two years ago Saudi Arabia abolished the driving ban for women. Only recently, in fact, Saudis have founded the first driving schools where also women are allowed to enroll.
Driving gloves: the right protection…
When discussing activity of driving, safety, practicality and comfort are the keywords and women know this well. In this context, women driving gloves become essential. When the steering wheels were made of bare metal or wood, gloves were initially used because they served to protect the hands from the cold or from splinters of wood. Today, however, the usefulness of driving gloves goes beyond physical protection and we can add two other very important functions: grip and tactility.
Therefore, women driving gloves are very different from normal gloves, considering that they make the driving action more comfortable and that they adhere perfectly to the hands, so that the driver has the right sensitivity during the performance. In addition, leather gloves for women protect against flames, especially in the case of motorcycles, and have an important anti-slip function. This characteristic promotes safe driving, by enhancing the action of current steering wheels, which often have grooves for fingers to prevent slipping.
Another specific feature of women driving gloves is that they have the appropriate thickness, that is perfectly balanced to protect the hands from impact or cold, but, at the same time, to leave the hands full freedom of movement without interfering, as previously mentioned, with sensitivity.
… Without ever losing elegance: Mazzoleni driving gloves for women
Functionality, however, does not go against elegance and sophistication, often symbols of the female gender. In recent times, actually, the attention to the quality and the elegance of driving products is increasingly massive and this is in complete harmony with Mazzoleni Gloves’ philosophy.
Its founder, Valentino Mazzoleni, has never accepted compromises. His artwors, because in fact it’s art that we’re talking about, are unique, fascinating and classy. Each women driving glove has the personal touch of both the craftsman, who produces it, and the person, who buys it.
The elegance and the softness of a genuine fine leather can be expressed in different colors according to individual tastes. The refined design suits all occasions and all types of vehicles. Mazzoleni luxury gloves are a real guarantee of quality, practicality and exclusivity.
In detail: how is a Mazzoleni driving glove made?
Firstly, no driving glove is the same as another, not only because Mazzoleni gloves are strictly hand-made by an expert craftsman, but also because you can completely customize them, by selecting from the model to the color of material or the stitching directly through our website.
For example, the Niki driving gloves for women are made of deerskin leather and has holes that help the skin to breathe. It also has uncovered knuckles that allow greater range of movement. This particular glove is available in 11 different colors, which you can combine to put together the front and back and as many colors for the stitching. For even more mobility, you can choose the Niki fingerless model.
One of the most popular Mazzoleni gloves is the women driving glove Hector, in premium deerskin, also available in different colors and sizes and 100% made in Italy. These personalized gloves, in addition to giving you a much firmer grip, will make your outfit much finer and supremely chic.
Your gloves, your name!
To complete the personalization of your women driving glove and make it even more exclusive, you can also add up to three custom initials, which will be handcrafted with a hot brass punch on the leather. This way, your leather gloves will be instantly recognizable and no one will have a model like yours! Furthermore, no addition to the final price is required for this service. You can see some examples of driving gloves for women on Mazzoleni Gloves‘ website.
If you are looking for an even more original and elegant pair of leather gloves, you can opt for the Joey crochet gloves, with a leather string on the wrist for a perfect wearability. Joey gloves too are available in the traditional version, which covers the whole hand, or in the fingerless version. For both models you can choose among different colors and sizes and add your own custom initials.
It’s time to choose your Mazzoleni Gloves
We know, the options are so many and they are equal in quality and beauty, so it can be difficult to choose the most suitable for us. But that is the great thing: Mazzoleni Gloves gives you all the tools to create your own women leather gloves that you can combine with your most beautiful clothes.
Certainly, the Mazzoleni Gloves team will be happy to help you with all your doubts before, during and after the choice of your luxury gloves. So, do not hesitate to contact us through one of these modalities: through a form directly from the website, on WhatsApp at +39 035 612149 or by sending us an email to this address.