What size hockey shin guards do I need? To determine what size hockey shin guards you need, the rule of thumb is to measure from your ankle to the middle of your kneecap with your foot on the ground. But unlike other hockey protective gear, sizing for shin guards depends on how the player chooses to wear them: over the tongue of the skate, or under.
Are hockey shin pads different to football? With a hard ball and stick flying around you need to protect your legs! Hockey shin pads are very different to football shin pads so don’t be tempted to make do with ones you already have, and make sure your shin pads reach just below your knee as the lower leg counts as a foot in hockey.
What shin pads are best for hockey?
- Adidas Hockey Shinpads.
- GRAYS G 700 Shin Guards.
- GRAYS G600 Hockey Shin Guards.
- TK Hockey T1 Hockey Shin Guards.
- Sports Innovation Ltd Mercian Evolution 0.1 Hockey Shin Pads.
- BYTE HOCKEY MX JUNIOR SHINGUARDS PINK.
- Kookaburra 2017 Energy Shin Guards.
- Gryphon G2 Hockey Shinguards – Pink.
Is there a difference between hockey and soccer shin guards? 1. Field Hockey Shin guards are thicker with more padding due to the smaller size of the ball. 2. Soccer/football shin guards are lighter and made from lighter plastic.