Protecting your legs is the task of every football player entering the game or training. Today, you can get injured out of the blue, not to mention tough single combats for the ball, so the presence of shields on the field is sacred and those who ignore this type of equipment risk their health a lot. This is why we decided to show you some of the latest Nike shin guards that we loved and we think you will appreciate as well.
As usual, we will show models of different price categories so that each of our readers, regardless of their financial capabilities, can choose something for themselves regarding their personal preferences and the thickness of their wallet.
Nike Mercurial FlyLite SuperLock
This is a new version of the model, which has become lighter in weight and smaller in size. Speaking about dimensions, we mean the thickness of the flap, which was achieved through the use of geometric columns and special weaving. These Nike shin guards, unlike the previous model, do not have a foam cushion, as the shock absorber is played by a specially shaped flexible frame that also provides a comfortable and natural fit. The SuperLock technology, familiar to many, is responsible for fixing, preventing unnecessary slipping.
This model belongs to the middle price segment and is paired with an elastic sleeve for additional fixation.
Nike Mercurial Flylite
A model from practically the same price category with a low-profile frame and a sleeve with excellent ventilation. This model is distinguished by the anatomical structure of the frame for the left and right legs, a special tapered cut and an orientation towards freedom and naturalness of movement.
By composition. Flap frame: 65% polyamide + 35% TPE. Sleeves: 65% Polyester + 19% Rubber + 16% Spandex. Hand wash only!
Nike Mercurial Lite
For comparison, let’s take Nike shields of the lowest price category. Everything is extremely simple here, but the set still comes with an elastic sleeve. The model, despite its budget, is quite light, has an anatomical low-profile design, and foam plays the role of a shock absorber. No special technology for you here, but for the amateur level, this is a great option for protecting your legs.
Let’s go through the composition. Shields: 69% K-resin + 31% EVA. Sleeves: Dri-FIT 65% Polyester + 19% Rubber + 16% Spandex.
Nike Charge 2.0
And this is a budget option for those who are used to old-format shin guards with ankle fixation. Anatomically shaped, no back closures, low-profile polypropylene frame with external grooves and one-piece EVA cushioning. Basically, that’s all there is to know about this model. Cheap and cheerful!
Nike Protegga Carbonite
And these are Nike’s top shields and, accordingly, the most expensive in the collection. A great option for professional football players or for those who want to feel the lightest model on their feet. As you can imagine, everything here is perfect in terms of reliability, fit, shock absorption and wearing comfort. The anatomical design of each left and right leg guard, the lightest casing with excellent cushioning, breathable stretch sleeves and a low-profile construction are Nike Protegga Carbonite, where the construction is based on carbon fiber.
And now for the composition, which in our case is the most interesting against the background of other models. Let’s start with the wireframe:
- 37% carbon fiber;
- 36% polyester;
- 11% nylon;
- 9% EVA;
- 7% polyurethane.
Elastic sleeve composition:
- 58% nylon;
- 17% polyester;
- 14% spandex;
- 11% rubber.
As you can see, here you have top-end materials and the best technologies, which is why the price is so overpriced. Of course, these shields are not for everyone, but they definitely deserve the title of the best and most technologically advanced in our collection. Well, you already have to choose what is best for you and your goals. Keep in touch!