From our size small for kids to the Pro size for the taller Shredders, there are plenty of variables to consider when you’re picking your shinguards. Sizing your shinguards can be very preferential.
All of our shinguards have their lengths described in their info pages, which you should mimic with a tape measure to know how much of your lower leg needs to be covered.
Simply measure from the top of your kneecap to your inside ankle bone. And compare it to the shin guard lengths, subtract 1 inch (or 2.5 cm) from your shin length for the shinguard to cover your cuff (upper section of the boot) buckles and subtract 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm) if you want your upper buckles uncovered.
A few things to take into consideration:
- Do you get bruising on the outside of your knee? Make sure to measure with your leg extended and slightly higher than your knee cap.
- Are the buckles on your cuffs constantly breaking or coming undone? Then you may want to consider a longer shinguard.
- Some like the PRO length which come with a small bumper to help deflect the gate further away from the ski, and prevent wedging between your cuff and the sole of your boot.
- Are you just skiing stubbies for next season? Then stick with the smaller guard, and upgrade when you hit the bigger leagues. No need to restrict yourself with an oversized product.