13" "adult" shin guards?
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11-27-2012, 09:56 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
I was in that same spot a couple years back. I'm 5'8 and was wearing 14" pads that always seemed a bit big. Seemed funny I would use "normal" size pads when I was shorter. Well, I tried on all the 13" and 13.5" (Reebok) pads and they were all TINY. Felt like little kid pads.
When I looked at the sizing chart, some of the recommendations were for 15" pads. That didn't make any sense, but when I tried them on with my skates some 15" pads fit BETTER than 14" pads because they didn't push against the tongue or top of the boot.
At this point I realized that I needed the kneecap centered on my knee yet coverage down to my boot without sliding around. And what I found was that I could remove the liner of my shin pads and adjust them up or down slightly so they cradled my knee and went to exactly the spot on the boot I wanted.
So if I were you, I'd try to "adjust" the fit of 14" shin pads with the liner.
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