How To Put On Shin Guards With Socks? 5 Top Tips.

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If you’re a soccer player, then you know that putting on shin guards can be a bit of a struggle.

Not only do they feel bulky and uncomfortable, but they also require a delicate balance between the right fit and protection.

We know that getting kitted up for training can take time, so we are here to help you out.

Here are five easy steps that will have you joining in the game faster and more comfortably than ever before.

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How to put on shin guards with socks

Not only do shin guards protect your shins from the inevitable bumps and bruises of playing soccer, but they also help complete your game look.

But how do you put on shin guards with socks? Here are five top tips to help you get it right every time. 

#1. Start with the right gear

Before you even think of trying to style your shin guards, make sure you have the right equipment.

This means investing in high-quality soccer socks that are designed to fit comfortably over your shin guards.

Soccer socks and shin guards come in different sizes, so make sure to measure your feet and read up on the sizing charts before committing to a pair. 

#2. Give yourself some room

Once you’ve found the perfect pair of soccer socks, make sure there’s enough room for them to slide over your shin guards without being too tight.

If need be, buy one size larger so that when you put on the shin guards and then the socks, everything fits comfortably around your legs without feeling overly restrictive. 

#3. Get Your shin guards ready

Now it’s time to get your shin guards ready for their big debut!

Place them securely in position on each leg, making sure they cover all areas of your shins that need protection while also allowing easy movement during playtime.

Use straps or Velcro closures or mesh socks if needed for extra security and stability as well as comfortability during activity. 

#4. Slide on the socks

Once your shin guards are in place, it’s time to slide on those socks!

Make sure they fit snugly against both the inside and outside of each leg while still allowing free movement throughout playtime—it should feel like a second skin!

#5 Double check everything before you play!

Before hitting the field, double check that everything is secure – including all straps and elastic bands – so you don’t have any unpleasant surprises when game time rolls around! 

That’s it! Enjoy your play!                                           

Watch and learn: How to put on your shin guards step-by-step.

Here’s a great video that shows you exactly how to put on shin guards with ankle support in a simple to understand way.

The final score.

Putting on shin guards doesn’t have to be a chore!

By following these simple steps, you can easily learn how to put on shin guards with socks for maximum protection and comfort during any soccer game or practice session.

So go ahead – get out there, lace up those cleats, and show ‘em what you’re made of!

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  • Anna Adams, Creative Director & Content Lead

    Hi there! I'm Anna Adams, your go-to source for all things women's soccer. I've been crazy about soccer for over 20 years, ever since I was kicking a ball around with my brothers as a kid. I've turned my passion into a career where I get to share all the cool stuff about soccer with you. As a content lead, I've had the awesome opportunity to work with various sports brands and publications. Whether it's the latest gear, pro tips, or just some cool soccer trivia, I'm all about making soccer ac...