A pad worn to protect the shins when playing soccer, hockey, and other sports.
- The shot, literally, went through the shin pad.
- No caring or sensible parent would send their child to play football without shin pads, hockey without a gum shield or the non-swimmer without armbands.
- Anyone who was kicked with an old fashioned boot knew that they had been kicked and because of this thick shin pads were worn to protect the shins.
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