Wilson MLB Platinum Umpire Shin Guards
Official 2-Minute Review: Wilson MLB Platinum Umpire Shin Guards
For the beginner umpire or someone who doesn't see 90+ mph baseballs, these are just fine.
Kansas City, MO
Went from very thin umpire shin guards to these and these were probably too far in the other direction. They're THICK. And if you use plate shoes, you'll want to take off the toe flap (comes off with Velcro.) Finally, the glue holding the upper Velcro is coming off - not worth sending back because they're pretty stationary, but this is the second Wilson product I've had problems with their brand of glue. If you're working in very hot conditions, consider another product. All in all, I'll keep using them, but haven't been impressed after a month of use. Just too clunky and thick.
Indian Trail, NC
I had been using the Diamond Featherweight shin guards, but decided I wanted a little more padding and ankle protection when working 18u tournaments. The Featherweights are now my backup pair that won't likely get used again. I find the Wilson Platinums more comfortable (I wear Under Armour heat gear tights), while offering better protection. I originally thought I'd prefer having no knee strap with the Featherweights, but I find I have better mobility with the knee strap. I LOVE these shin guards!
Questions About This Product
|Q:||How do you measure for shin guards?|
– Shawn Jeffrey
Good question Shawn. Measure your leg from the center of your kneecap down to where the shin guards will rest on your plate shoes. This will result in your shin guard size. More details can be found in the "Fitting Room".– Ty Unthank
Communication & Service Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire
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WARNING: Participants in any sports activity assume risk of injury. This equipment may be used to help aid in preventing or reducing the extent of injury. No equipment can guarantee umpire or player safety from injury during participation, and use of this equipment carries no such guarantee. Do not use any umpire equipment that is damaged in any way.