When Reebok built the 18K shin guards, they engineered them to deviate pucks and deliver the highest level of protection. This shin guard offers removable full segmentation plus lower shelf design for excellent fit over the skates. The shin guards are held securely in place with the use of removable quick Y straps connection along with lock straps. 90+ percent of the NHL uses Reebok protection and find it provides superior protection. Play like a pro with the Reebok 18K shin guards.