Force3 Ultimate Umpire Shin Guards
OFFICIAL 2-MINUTE REVIEW: Force3 Ultimate Umpire Shin Guards
The best shin guards I have ever owned. The one and only hit to these was on a wild pitch and I never felt a thing.
I ordered the 16.5" as my current guards are 16-17. These were a little long but the next size down was 2" shorter which would be too short. I am not a huge fan of the plastic buckles as I prefer the metal hooks. Just easier to get on and off IMO. The biggest concern I had was the ankle protection. The round ankle protection was too far back and left my ankle bone expose and only protected by the liner. Just did not work out for me.
Very lightweight and comfortable. Unfortunately, I returned them as the knee cap sticks straight up when you get in the slot. I sized them correctly, but they did not work for me. This is a great product, it just doesn't fit my body. I could have dropped down to the 14.5, but it would have left gaps in protection. If they did fit me, I would have enjoyed them. Perhaps a design change is in the works.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||About the bottom extensions over the inside and outside of the ankle -- do they slip comfortably inside the ankle of high-top plate shoes?|
– Curtis Lewis
These Force3 umpire shin guards are not designed for the ankle protection to fit inside of your plate shoes. An ideal fit has the bottom of the shin guard meeting the top of your plate shoes with no gap or overlap. See the Fitting Room for sizing tips to determine the size that will work best for you.– Scott Kennedy
Business Development Specialist, NCAA and Former Triple-A Umpire and KHSAA Basketball Official
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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.