Shin Guards for Larger People
Does anyone have any recommendations for shin guards for larger people? I'm 6'4" and 250 lbs with calves that are 18" around. I have a reasonably athletic build (not too "tubby") for an older guy. I train mostly kick boxing and Thai boxing.
I've tried a few shin guards and I cannot seem to get the velcro straps to close around my calves. Title ("Adult") and Everlast (Large) don't fit....not even close. RevGear ProSpar (Large) also not even close. I've tried a couple of other brands that I don't recall at the moment.
I've been using "Karate-Style" foam shin guards because the straps fit. I usually secure them even more with athletic/ankle tape because they tend to slide around. I really hate'em. My sparring partners don't really like me using them either. These shin guards don't provide much protection and over the years I've come to "accept" bruises and welts. But a week-and-a half ago I checked a couple of kicks and I hand one of mine checked by someone's knee (an accident) and the swelling looked like someone put half an orange on my shin. My shin is still sore to the touch today. Ibuprofen and ice are my friends but enough is enough!
I'm hoping a couple of you larger guys can give my a good shin guard recommendation and cut down on the order, try, and return process.