This is a really good shin guard with some great features that I have found very useful when getting my son ready for his U8 practices and games. First, the main calf strap solidly holds the pad in place. The upper and lower straps reinforce this stability not only by providing additional anchor points, but by being completely customizable as far as the positioning goes (higher or lower on the calf). This creates a very secure fit. There is plenty of volume and the inner pad is detachable and washable. I'd buy these again and when the time comes I'd buy the newer line.