Currently I am using T90 Laser shinpads which pretty much cover a good half of my lower-leg (inconveniently on occasion). Image below:
Considering as we move into Futsal/Off-Season here in Australia, our kit currently utilizes socks that are alot thinner and tighter to the lower-limb (new Adidas Kit 'Compression Socks'), I've been tossing up the genuine validity of the below shin-pads and such.
I'd love for a 'slimmer' smaller version of shinpads of these sorts based on the above - I've seen them alot in A-League/EPL matches as players warm-up wearing these, or they simply roll down their socks and slip on the shinpad itself (held in place regularly by another compression sock underneath usually) - the hassle of strapping and taping etc is just a nuisance, and in the past has led to circulation issues (cramp!).
If anyone could disclose the nature of these pads if they're really worth the 100 USD price-tag etc - or has any information regarding them (via personal experience or whatnot) please hit us back with a reply.
Also, anyone seen those Adidas "K-Leather" shin pads with sleeves built-in? I'd love a comfort of sorts with the pads as I've played futsal locally for so long with no pads, moving to a larger city with regulations as such they're now required, and I hate playing with them on!