Adidas Youth Messi 10 Soccer Shin guard

Last updated: June 1, 2023

These youth shin guards use EVA foam and shielding shells to absorb shock and keep your younger players safe. The single-strap front closure is geared toward making it easy for younger players to put them on and remove them on their own. The build of the shin guard protects the ankle while also preventing it from moving around while a player is bending and straightening the leg.

Adidas Youth Messi 10 Soccer Shin guard

We looked at the top Soccer Shin Guards and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Soccer Shin Guard you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: These shin guards are for youth up to 10 years of age, so you'll find this is best for the younger players in your family.

In our analysis of 54 expert reviews, the Adidas Youth Messi 10 Soccer Shin guard placed 16th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Stay in the game and on the move. The tough shields on these juniors’ soccer shin guards curve around you to absorb impacts. The EVA backing adds cushioned comfort. Straps at the top help adjust the width of the shields for a better fit while ankle guards provide coverage further down. Shell: polypropylene / thermoplastic gum injection-molded. Adjustable single-strap front closure for easy on and off.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Besides the shielding shells, EVA foam padding enhances comfort and crash shock absorption.
There is an adjustable single strap front closure system so children can easily take the guard on and off.
Simple things like placing the velcro strap closing on the front instead of the back immediately solved the problem of discomfort caused by the velcro to the calf.
We like the way that these shin guards fasten at the front so that they're easy to put on and take off, but because of the ankle strap design, you do still have to remove your socks first.
The ankle supports form part of the underfoot strap which keeps the base of the shin guards secure and Velcro strapping in the calf area keep the top of the shin guards secure also.

What reviewers didn't like

Only suitable for shorter children
Sizing only for kids aged 10+
The thin shin plate design isn’t suitable for kids with slightly wider legs so you’ll have to buy a size up and hope that the guard isn’t then too tall for their shin length!
Sizes are very small compared to size chart
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