SAK Project is quickly becoming the VIP's choice of shin guards. Hidden underneath the socks of some of the world's best players we've taken a closer look at the customised elite level shin pads that the pros can't get enough of.

Boasting player support from the entire Portuguese 2014 World Cup squad, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Wayne Rooney & Paul Pogba to name a few, SAK are making huge waves on the pro scene by offering a unique and premium service of alternative customisation. SAK Shin Guards, which stands for Safety Against Kicking (makes sense) are the result of several years of research and development that includes feedback from some of the world's top players in which the brand has built strong relationships with.

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SAK Project works closely with European Universities and top sporting doctors including the Portuguese and Spanish National Team doctors to build state-of-the-art materials for shin-pad perfection. Whereas other brands boast about the use of Carbon Fibres on their shin pads SAK straight up argue that Carbon Fibres are the wrong materials for shin pads, claiming such materials are stiff and uncomfortable, breakable and potentially dangerous.

Instead of Carbon Fibre SAK use military-grade materials that are unbreakable, flexible and lightweight. The interesting part is that each pair are made to fit the exact measurements of the player's leg and you don't have to be a pro to bag a pair of SAK Project pads. SAK Project shin guards are much thinner but considerably stronger than normal shin guards, they follow the shape of your leg excluding any hangover left on standard pads.

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So how do I get a pair? You can complete the whole process online in under 5 minutes. Select between 2 models, the cheaper one being 'Kick-off' at £90 and the more expensive option 'Elite' at £135. You enter your leg measurements and send images of your legs from different angles via smartphone or email. You can then add custom graphics, choosing base colours, adding your name, number and photos to your shin guards with the assistance of a graphic designer. They come presented in a luxury bag with accompanying pad sleeves.

Visit for more info and use voucher code "SAK_SB" for 10% off all orders, hope that softens the damage a little bit.