Nice, but not enough
I got a set of these black shin guards to go with Century boots for martial art sparring. KJ's shipped fast.
My calves are like 14 1/2" and size Adult Small fits great, looks cool, easy to get on and off even when sweaty. They can be positioned to provide the padding right where you want it since the padding only covers about half and not all the way to the calf side, and haven't had a problem with them staying in place.
We do "light contact" sparring but it gets a little rough at times. The guards certainly provide better protection than nothing at all, but blocking hard kicks are still going to hurt and leave you banged up and sore, maybe just not as bad.
I'm considering upgrading if I can find something reasonably priced.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Jeffrey Mitchell from Abilene.