The primary purpose of any shin pad is to protect your legs, its’ as simple as that. That said, there is a growing number of shin pads 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 pads utilising innovative technology for enhanced fit and protection. The Adidas F50 Techfit shin pad is lightweight and flexible with patented PowerWeb material to support and focus your muscle energy for maximum power and acceleration. At the top end of the market, the Nike Mercurial Blade shin guard introduces a carbon fibre weave composite shell to withstand the demands of sport whilst creating an ultra-light wear.
Traditional shin pads 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.