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In ice hockey, your legs are your most important assets — so keep them protected from slapshots and slashes with shin guards from Willies! We stock a huge range of shin guards, from traditional protective pieces to lightweight anatomical guards, so you’ll find the perfect gear to keep your legs protected out on the ice.
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The size of shin guards you need will depend on whether you like to wear them under your ice skate tongue or over it. They should fit snug around your kneecap and extend down to cover the top of your ankle.
Depending on your preference, there are also different fit profiles: traditional shin guards like the CCM Tacks 9550 tend to have a bulkier yet more protective fit, whereas contoured profile guards like the Bauer Vapor have a more streamlined, anatomical profile to them. Tapered shin guards such as the Bauer X offer a middle ground between anatomical and traditional gear, having a higher-volume fit around the top half and tapering down into a more anatomical profile towards the bottom.
The most important thing to remember with your shin guards is how comfortable they feel to you and whether they hinder your skating or not.
If you’re a beginner ice hockey player, it’s essential to try on different types of shin guards to find the fit and feel that you like best. The CCM 9550 suits broader players that prefer a bulkier fit, whereas the Jetspeed FT475 is lightweight with plenty of protection in the areas you need most, which is an excellent option for women players. The Warrior Alpha LX 40 and the Bauer X shin guards are also fantastic anatomical choices for beginners to try out.
Simply use any of our shin guard size guides to find the right fit while shopping online, or visit our store at Willies Coventry and speak to our expert team of players and ice hockey enthusiasts to find the perfect pair of shin guards for you!