The Importance of Shin Guards
Football can be a contact sport where players not only come into contact with the ball, but also other players. And because of this, players need to ensure that they are protected in their most exposed places. The shin is a vulnerable area for impact, especially from opponents football boots which are ladened with metal studs which can cause damage if not fully protected.
Soccer kits feature shorts as opposed to trousers, so the coverage is next to none apart from the layer of fabric from their socks, so the need for added protection is important. Shin Guards sit nicely underneath football socks without altering their fit so that you can reduce the likelihood of injury while adhering to the Football Association’s rules.
Shin guards have many layers to them and feature a padded inner layer and a more structured and rigid outer layer. When these layers are combined, they work together in order to absorb the impact of contact while shielding the shin. Shin pads are made from a variety of synthetic materials and differ from brand to brand, a few examples of materials used are:
- Foam rubber
Finding the Best Pair of Guards for You
Here at Soccer Box, we stock a variety of shin pads which you can add to your football kit, which have all been produced by different manufactures, therefore their style, fit an appearance will vary. We highly recommend that you review the description of the guards thoroughly and consult our size chart to make sure that you are purchasing the right guards for your need. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us on our chat, customer service email or phone number and we will happily assist you.
One of the styles of shin guards sees them fitted with a foot loop so it offers a streamline fit around the ankle which helps to improve the security and alignment of the pads. We also have guards more designed to sit flush against the shin with a double Velcro panel for a secure fit that offers a freer movement for the ankle.
Purchasing Your Shin Pads at Soccer Box
So that we provide our customers with top quality shin guards, we hold a number of contracts with manufacturers such as Adidas, Puma and New Balance which allows us to stock the official gear for you to order. Consult our size guides or give us a call and complete your purchase with us today while supplies last. And our speedy international delivery methods will have your parcel in your hands rapidly after dispatch. You can also shop the rest of our football equipment on our site and kit yourself or your child out in high quality gear.