The primary purpose of any shin guard is to protect your legs, its’ as simple as that. That said, there is a growing number of shin guards which fuse protection and function with style and striking designs to create a shin pad a little more fashionable than the traditional drab black offerings.
Nike, adidas and Puma have created a collection of shin guards utilising innovative technology for enhanced fit and protection. The adidas F50 and Nike Mercurial Lite shin guards are extremely lightweight and flexible without compromising on protection and comfort.
Traditional shin guards comprise of just the pad slipped down the sock whilst others combine attached ankle guards for added protection. Whichever type you choose, it’s important they cover the whole of the shin and stay in place during any movement.