Compression sleeves are slim fitting without bulky padding, and also washable. Insertable, triple-shielded shell provides strong protection. “Sock” style is easy to get on and off with no irritating hook-and-loop strapping. Backing is a pleather-like material that doesn’t absorb odor. Great variety of colors and great patterns to choose from.
Run quite small, but fit youth really well.
Sizes range from XX-small to large, and fit children and adults. Hook-and-loop strap around calf wraps fastens in front of shin guard and doesn’t irritate skin. Back of hard plastic is padded for comfort. Quality on par with more expensive name-brand shin guards. Lots of colors to choose from. Good ankle protection and general coverage.
Sizing using the measurement chart is unreliable. Some recommend ordering a size up.
Hold up to repeated impacts. Though minimalist in design, there is enough coverage for safety while also being very light. Washable mesh sleeve is breathable and ideal for hot weather. Contoured for left and right leg. Popular for soccer. Hard shell does not pop out of sleeve.
Runs small, so we recommend ordering a size up. Guards don’t stay in place for some wearers.
Good price. Popular for kickboxing and MMA training. Machine washable. Made from cotton with a fair amount of padding to keep you protected in light sparring. Stay in place with the help of a hook-and-loop strap. One size fits all. Lightweight.
Ideal for beginners and for bag work. Not recommended for use in heavier sparring.
Not just for athletic wear, this shin guard works for health problems, jobs where ankle-to-knee protection is needed – and for the generally clumsy human. Also well liked for martial arts. Machine washable. Fits snugly and very comfortable to wear. Easy to slip on and off. Padding is good.
No hard shell protection and some reviewers find the soft padding not adequate for high impact sports.
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Shin guards give you protection for your shins for many kinds of athletic workouts and games. Some of these guards will fit your leg like a padded sock. Others will wrap around your calf muscle using hook-and-loop straps or buckles. And some are made to go inside a sock, where the sock holds the shin guard tight to the shin. Some shin guards consist of a hard plastic shell, providing the highest level of protection. Others have foam padding. This style doesn’t provide as much protection, but it is more comfortable to wear. You can use shin guards in many different sports, such as soccer, lacrosse, hockey, and kickboxing.
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