Shin Sleeve recommendation?

sistrsprkl Posts: 1,013 Member
I found out today why people wear protection on their shins for dead lifts. ouch.
Any recommendations? I'd prefer the sleeves to socks or pants so I can minimize laundry :/


  • ndj1979
    ndj1979 Posts: 29,139 Member
    I just wear long pants like addidas basketball style ones...
  • sistrsprkl
    sistrsprkl Posts: 1,013 Member
    Thanks, guys. Those Rogue skins look cool but pricey :#
  • SonyaCele
    SonyaCele Posts: 2,841 Member
    I just wear socks, and love my banged up shins.
  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,261 Member
    I wear long pants but still end up bruised and banged up. Not a great look when wearing skirts/dresses. Those sleeves look interesting.
  • sistrsprkl
    sistrsprkl Posts: 1,013 Member
    SonyaCele wrote: »
    I just wear socks, and love my banged up shins.

    Lol, I thought that's how I'd be. I don't mind bruises but I was bleeding in like 3 places. I'm a bleeder, lol. Not cool.
  • DopeItUp
    DopeItUp Posts: 18,771 Member

    Great choice. I used those shin skins for a couple years. They are great and held up to the deadlifts just fine. I've already destroyed a pair of deadlift socks in just a couple months in comparison.

    But umm, you'll want to wash them anyway. Like any other gym wear they will get grody fast.

    And really, how much extra laundry is a pair of socks?
  • therustylink
    therustylink Posts: 3 Member
    I use soccer socks. They go high enough to protect the shins
  • shor0814
    shor0814 Posts: 559 Member
    McDavid brand about $18/sleeve. I don't mind bleeding but doubt others in the gym appreciate it.
  • Willbenchforcupcakes
    Willbenchforcupcakes Posts: 4,955 Member
    I just use cheap knee high socks. That way I'm not crying when I shred a pair a month.
  • sistrsprkl
    sistrsprkl Posts: 1,013 Member
    Thanks for the suggestions. Got these at Kmart today for 3 pairs for $4. I'll get something better if these don't hold up. I may have to double them up, not sure if they'll be thick enough.