Wilson MLB Platinum Umpire Shin Guards
Official 2-Minute Review: Wilson MLB Platinum Umpire Shin Guards
These umpire shin guards look great, are very light, and are protective. I took one off the knee the other night and barely felt it. I gave it 4 stars for two reasons: First, a couple of the pictures make it look like there the foot protector extends all the way to the end of the shoe. That is not the case. That part is only about 3" long. The front picture on the site gives the true view. You should wear steel-tip shoes with these guards. Second, the ends of the straps are glued (or something), which can be a little irritating and scratchy. I've just started twisting the bracket and tucking the extra ends inside the guard. Even with those two caveats, I really like these guards and recommend them.
North Easton, MA
Comfortable and very protective. Would buy again.
Amazing shin guards. They saved my life. Full recommended!
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
Marketing Specialist, HS & College 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.