I am considering the Hayabusa "pro striking shin guards" or a pair by Reign Full Contact, shin/instep guards. I was kind of surprised to see the Hayabusa "pro shin/instep guards" weren't leather. I am pretty sure I don't want a sleeve design (another reason nto to get the Haya pro shin/instep guards). They were tough enough to get on or off while my legs were non sweaty.
The padding on the Reign guards seemed thicker than the Hayabusa, and apparently is triple stitched rather than double. The only problem is the neoprene straps. On the Medium size, the straps fit well enough around my lanky shins, but they didn't come up that high. Maybe 4 inches below that soft spot, just below the knee cap, where Docs tap your knee for a reflex. The Large came up higher, but the straps just barely caught 3/4" on the top one. While the Hayabusa guards straps are pretty much all velcro so having enough space to have them catch isn't an issue.
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