This was the most comfortable pair of shins I tried on. Now, the Nexus 1000 has an upper and lower adjustable velcro strap with 2 sections for each strap that you can "adjust" a bit. Then there is the main large calf strap. I have removed the 2 upper and lower straps in favor of using tape instead. That's what works for me, but even with the 2 straps on, they were pretty comfortable.
I have taken a couple shots to the shin as well as the occasional trip up or slash and these have held up well and keep me from limping off the ice.
I'm 6'4 and I bought the 17" shins. The main calf strap is still a little loose after attaching but I'm using the sock tape anyway so that's why I stated these run a "little big"