Want to encourage your young player as they explore their love of hockey? The NEXT shin guards offer superior protection and mobility, light and comfortable enough to meet the needs of your aspiring young athlete.
BUILT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
The NEXT shin guards are lightweight, comfortable, and offer superior protection and mobility to ensure your young hockey player's safety.
BUILT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION. MOBILE, COMFORTABLE AND AFFORDABLE.
Mobile, comfortable and affordable.
When sizing a shin pad, you must determine first if you will wear the shin pad over top of the skate tongue, or if the skate tongue will sit in front of shin pad and “flop” forward. This will determined the length of the shin pad you will want.
Your knee should fit directly into the center of the kneecap, which is usually lined and padded to help direct it and provide comfort. Once the pad is strapped to your leg, it should be secure and snug and should NOT be able to twist rotate or slide freely. There are many strapping systems offered and you must decide what you like and dislike. On some models you will find anchor straps or thicker straps which can offer a better more secure fit. Anchor straps are made up of a stretchy knit material and usually fasten above or below the calf muscle. These straps are designed to anchor the pad in place and not allow it slide up or down. Thicker straps across the calf wrap/guard are also often used, these straps help provide full protection to your leg ensuring that the calf guard reaches across your leg.
Keep in mind that as you go up in price you will usually see more adjustments, options and higher density foams and technologies used. You must determine within your budget, which shin pad offers the most features that you want, as well as provides the most comfort.