I have the Held Akira's too, along with the Held Galaxy model. The Akira's protection are more comfortable for me and they required basically no break-in period.
The deerskin gloves are nice but where's the protection?? The extra layer of leather on top of the knuckles doesn't provide any real protection. There's no armor for the forearms, fingers, or knuckles. Wazzup with that??? Sure they're soft and supple but in a fall your hands can be broken/smashed. I think this glove was made for the 'cruiser' folks who have basically no regard for hand protection.