While shin guards may not be fun to wear, they’re just as necessary as soccer cleats or a jersey. After all, they do protect you from painful shin injuries and, depending on the type of shin guard, they may protect you from ankle injuries, too. Today we’re going to be discussing the two main types of shin guards and which model is the best in that category.
When you buy a new pair of shin guards, you’re often stuck with the lackluster fit that the pre-molded plastic provides. You no longer have to settle for that pre-determined fit since Cobra Shinguards have created re-moldable shin guards that provide a truly custom, comfortable fit, tailored specifically to your leg shape. In addition to being re-moldable year after year, they also remain stink free due to their closed-cell foam and come with a free pair of Cobra shin guard sleeves that keep your guards sandwiched in place at all times.
GloveStix are a patent pending odor management system that, when placed into your gloves or shoes after practice or games, absorb harmful moisture, eliminate odors, and inhibit 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria growth on the product surface. They work well in lacrosse gloves, hockey gloves, goalkeeper gloves, skates, sneakers, boots, boxing gloves, and more.
Designed for small-sided play on 3g surfaces, the Audazo Pro Turf shoe features a lightweight synthetic upper and an aggressive texture toe cap to deliver lightweight performance, fit and feel made for a true competitor. Traction and support take center field with an Ndurance rubber outsole combined with Pro Bank technology and a REVlite midsole.
The uniquely named Obenkrieger from Mauer Athletics is not only affordable, but it’s durable and comfortable, too. Designed by a goalkeeper tired of spending hundreds of dollars on goalkeeper gloves a month, the Obenkrieger delivers on everything one could wish for in a pair of gloves. These $55 goalkeeper gloves, suitable for games or high level practices, feature a Quartz latex palm with an abrasion zone, a negative cut, a latex backhand, and an elastic wrist strap for an all-around snug and ergonomic fit.
Designed and endorsed by MLS veteran goalkeeper Jon Busch, these goalkeeper gloves from High Performance Goalkeeping aren’t just for the pros. Featuring a grippy Contact latex palm, a negative cut, a lightweight latex backhand, and an extended latex palm, these gloves are well-qualified for match play.
The first model in Lupos’s goalkeeper glove lineup lacks a proper title, but that doesn’t stop this glove from competing with the big goalkeeping brands for the best training glove title. Equipped with 4mm of Giga Grip Latex on the palm, unremovable fingersaves, a Soft Latex backhand, a roll finger cut and a price of $34 USD, these gloves are a bargain and are perfect for training.
Gone are the days of endlessly searching for the perfect-fitting boot since Puma have recently come out with, quite literally, the Future. Featuring customizable lacing as part of Puma’s new Netfit technology, an evoKNIT ankle sock, and a lightweight Pebax outsole, the revolutionary Future 18.1 Netfit is one of the most accommodating boots on the market, engineered for players of all foot types looking for a truly customizable and form-fitting synthetic football boot.
Tees of All Time t-shirts are the perfect gift for all soccer fans, regardless of age or gender. Featuring soccer’s most iconic players and moments, these soft, lightweight t-shirts are made of 100% combed and ring-spun cotton and are available in a variety of different colors on www.etsy.com/shop/teesofalltime.
An outstanding glove from new goalkeeping brand Prime Focus Goalkeeping, the Locus Pro has everything a goalkeeper could want in a goalkeeper glove for just $60. A high quality latex palm coupled with breathable mesh, a latex backhand, fingersaves, and a snug-fitting expanse cut makes the Locus Pro a glove equipped with all the necessities and nothing more.