Buying sliding gloves is the first thing you should do if you decide to learn sliding on your longboard. Sliding is the most effective way to stop and it looks really cool as well. Sliding gloves have these plastic pucks attached by velcro so you can put your hands on asphalt without fear of road rash. The pucks are replaceable, so after you wear them out you can buy new ones separately.
Triple 8 Sliders (~$60) Triple 8 is a great brand when it comes to longboarding protective gear and these gloves are no exception. They are very durable and comfortable to wear as the pucks are well rounded.
Loaded Slide Glove 7.0 (~$50) Another great option comes from the legendary Loaded – a very similar and proven design reinforced with Kevlar for improved durability.