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Sparring Gear > Foot And Shin Protection > Pro-Style Shin-Instep Guard

Pro-Style Shin-Instep Guard by Top Contender

Pro-Style Shin-Instep Guard

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Double layer of shock absorbing foam
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Product Description
    • Durable synthetic leather.
    • Double layer shock absorbing system.
    • 2 hook & loop straps over shin and elastic instep strap.
    • Sizes: Regular (up to 165 lbs.), Large (165-200 lbs), and X-Large (over 200 lbs.).

    For a cost efficient and effective piece of gear, the Pro-Style Shin-Instep Guard by Top Contender provides you with the ultimate protection you need for grappling. These shin and instep guards are built with a double layer of protection that will absorb hash impacts and protect from any injuries. The constructions consist of an elastic foot strap and two hook and loop closures that can be adjusted over the shin for a comfortable and controlled fit. It is made of quality synthetic leather that will last through many harsh training sessions. The Pro- Style Shin-Instep Guards come in three convenient sizes: Regular (up to 165 lbs.), Large (165-200 lbs), and X-Large (over 200 lbs.).

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does the pro-style shin instep last a long time
by: dj   
3/13/2011 1:35:55 AM
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That will really depend on how hard you beat them dj. They aren't the most durable of all the brands, but in exchange you get a very affordable price.

For higher durability, consider these: pr-sh-40.
by: okiken108    
3/14/2011 12:33:45 PM
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Good for the money

OK, not great. They're good for the money. They protect your shin, and they're not uncomfortable. However, they have a tendency to rotate around my leg, which isn't ideal when using these for partner drills and roundhouse kicks since the shin protrusion is there for a reason.

For those into visual aesthetics, the guards I received do not look like the picture. There's a white outline around the guard, the material is not as shiny, the shin protrusion is more pronounced, and there's an added (prominent) "MMA" in the space where the stars are in the picture.  
by: divisadisc   
3/3/2011 3:03:45 AM
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I recieved mine 2 weeks ago, started using it for sparring last monday. Tonights Wednesday,the 2nd time I use it and the strap under my foot breaks. I actually bought these because the other top contender mma shin guards i had, same issue, the strap on both feet were coming off. I can fix these by getting them stitched but, I wish these problems showed up after a good amount of time training. not on the 2nd 3rd or 4th training session.  
by: IJ   
3/3/2011 1:52:52 AM
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I should have just spent the 19.99 and 24.99 i did on higher quality shin guards
by: IJ  
3/3/2011 1:54:34 AM
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i am 5'10 and 190 pounds what size should i get ? and im look for more of a stand up kind of shin protectors and not grapling ones , would these still work?  
by: radmehr   
1/30/2011 3:03:37 PM
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Yes these would work for standup sparring. I think regular size would work fine for you.
by: okiken108    
2/2/2011 3:27:13 PM
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Hook and loop question

Are these actuall hook and loop closures or are they the ones with velcro on each side that you have to fasten together which almost never gives a tight secure fit so they won't move???????? Thanks.  
by: AHamm   
1/12/2011 5:51:13 PM
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It's essentially velcro, but since velcro is a brand name we have to use the more generic 'hook and loop' label.
by: okiken108    
1/13/2011 10:31:45 AM
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Would these work for a short person?

I want to buy my sister some shin guards, but I'm not sure if these would fit her as she is only about 5ft tall. She measured from her instep to her knee and that was 13 inches. Would I need to get a smaller size, or would regular work in this case?  
by: Emmy   
12/17/2010 1:06:18 PM
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She should be ok with a regular. If it isn't comfortable for her just let us know, we'll arrange a refund or exchange.
by: okiken108    
12/21/2010 4:06:14 PM
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Their sizing criteria is a little off

I am a large man, in the 275 category. They recommended I use/purchase the XL for "over 200 lbs". I can tell you that I should have picked up 1 size down from that because it's a little on the long side, and needs to be shorter for my large legs.   
by: Remotecoder   
11/5/2010 9:51:19 AM
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Use with shoes?

As of right now I just get trained in a place without mats, so we use shoes while training. I wanted to know if the bottom strap would be able to fit over shoes or if I should look into another design. Thanks.  
by: Mark   
10/25/2010 2:12:48 AM
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Hi Mark. The elastic is pretty accommodating so I think you could get it around your shoe. Unfortunately I can't say for certain as I have not tried this myself.
by: okiken108    
10/25/2010 3:27:17 PM
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better than expected!!

These guards are way better material than i expected, they feel durable and comfortable. great for the price.  
by: dguevara500   
10/22/2010 9:12:55 PM
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Size Question

I'm 5ft 4in tall but I weigh in at 210 pounds, what size do you think I need??  
by: AHamm   
10/4/2010 10:38:34 PM
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Hmm, length-wise you are a regular AHamm, though you might find them a little tight. Large would be more suited to your body weight. My recommendation is go with the large, and if it doesn't fit quite right just let us know and we can work out an exchange no problem.
by: okiken108    
10/5/2010 10:50:05 AM
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Size Question

I'm 5'10 about 187 ,foot size is 11'1/2 should i should get a large size then right?  
by: Eman3k3   
10/4/2010 12:45:55 PM
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Yes a size large would probably be the best fit for you. A medium would work but the instep covering might feel a little short.
by: okiken108    
10/4/2010 1:35:01 PM
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i love this product

My only regret is that I should have gone to a size large. I weigh in at 223. But they are great. Very comfortable . Would highly recommend. Superior product.  
by: alfo3569   
8/9/2010 10:42:44 PM
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Great for the price

I sent these on their maiden voyage about 6 months ago. They're not bad for the price. The straps make it a little tricky to get a snug fit. The padding is sufficent, not too bulky. While they're not Faitex or Windy (I CHERISH my Windy pro-style shins), they do their job while being lighter than some others with a slightly higher pricetag.  
by: Will   
6/19/2010 12:21:36 AM
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Very Durable!

I bought some of these for club use in our MMA and Kickboxing classes.... they are VERY Durable!! We usually go through instep and shin guards pretty fast because of all the use from so many students, but these are holding up GREAT! The padding is just right and they fit comfortable without sliding all round. Very pleased with this product!   
by: Ronda Russell   
5/19/2010 10:57:27 AM
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single or pair

Are these sold singulairly or in pairs?  
by: nick   
3/3/2010 3:38:35 AM
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You get a pair.
by: topout  
3/3/2010 10:12:01 AM
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