Originally Posted by Rise To The Top
I am planning on ordering Leki Shin Guards online and I'm not sure what size to get. Where should I measure from for sizing? from top of boot cuff to knee? or below boot cuff to knee? or something else? Thanks, Rise.
The trend is to get a longer guard as many racers are taking gates at the boot top or the hinge point- this tends to blow up the top two buckles causing them to open during the race. 13" is the minimum with 15-17" now preferred. If you tend to take gates on the shins the longer length is probably not needed. The trend is also to spray the guards with silicon to decrease friction. Good luck!