David T., Lansing, KS
I echo the order a size larger than what you think you need. I had Medium in McDavid's that died after 8 years. Replaced with these as I knew Jim and staff would ship quickly. They did and they worked but were not as comfortable as McDavid's and did not provide me as much support as I wanted in spite of being tight and smaller than I thought. I had to cut the waistband to make them more comfortable. I wound up replacing with a different brand and threw these away by laying on top of a trash can in a locker room where someone else could salvage them if they wanted to. Will do in a pinch and they do protect your legs from chafing by straps but there are better products out there.