These shin guards are perfect for my 6 year old, but I had to return the first pair purchased because I unknowingly bought the wrong size. I initially bought a size small, but when the product arrived it was for a very tiny age 3-5. I should have bought a M for ages 6 to 9 which is not reflected on the size chart. (size chart is incorrect all over!) Anyway, Ages 6 to 9 is a wide age frame, so I'm glad I will not have to by a new pair for some time! So happy. 4 stars given only because I had to return and re-purchase.
These are the youth shin guards, the size chart in the link is not. As per the packaging, Small is age 3-5, 3'3"-3'10", Medium 6-9, 3'11"-4'6", Large 10-13, 4'7"-5'2", XL 14-17 5'3"-5'9". And even with that my 9 year old who is about 4'1" fits the Large.
Adidas states "while compression sleeves help keep everything in place". That statement couldn't be further from the truth. One move, one cut etc and the guards are twisted sideways. Therefore they offer no protection as they will never be on your shins. Do not buy this product unless you want to be consistently adjusting your shin guards / socks and require no real protection. Adidas, feel free to reach out to me and right this wrong. I am happy to send them back to you for a refund. My money was not well spent on your product.
My family and kids (soccer players) love Adidas products. Their club is Adidas so it is all we try to purchase and as mentioned, we love it. However, these new Ghost Pro shin guards, at least in the XS size are not right. The sleeves are extra small, but the pads are S, they don't even look like the guards would fit in the sleeve. I ordered a pair returned/exchanged them and the same thing on the second pair. An XS sleeve with what appears to be a S shin guard. Very disappointed as I wanted these for my little All-Star. See photos compared to standard Ghost XS shin guard
They are good at holding my socks and shin pads in place but I'm play CDM/CB. I do a lot of defensive work and most of the time when I go in for a slide tackle they come loose or move positions. I prefer the ankle tape because they hold and stay in place 100% for me.