Soccer Shin Guards Market: Introduction
- A shin guard, sometimes known as a shin pad, is a protective equipment placed on the front of an athlete's shin to prevent injury. Sports such as association soccer, baseball, ice hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, cricket, and mountain bike trials use these guards.
- Soccer shin guards are shin guards specifically developed for soccer players. The primary purpose of shin guards in soccer is to protect the soft tissues and bones of the lower extremities from external impact. Furthermore, soccer shin guards absorb shock and facilitate energy dissipation, lowering the risk of serious injuries. The market for soccer shin guards is estimated to expand significantly during the forecast period.
Key Drivers and Opportunities of the Global Soccer Shin Guards Market
- Demand for soccer shin guards is being driven by an increase in awareness among soccer players and sportspeople about the need for protection. Furthermore, several sports organizations have made the wearing of shin guards mandatory in order to protect athletes from injury. The need for shin guards has increased due to a rise in the number of sports events and leagues being held across the globe. All these factors are expected to drive the market for soccer shin guards during the forecast period.
- Several countries' governments have made significant investments in sports infrastructure in order to promote participation in sports. Furthermore, governments have made sports mandatory in school curriculums. Soccer is more widely accepted in countries in Europe and South America, and a majority of schoolchildren indulge in it. This is further expected to propel the soccer shin guards market during the forecast period.
- Manufacturers are focused on the development of new advancements in soccer shin guards to make them more appealing and lightweight. Shin guards that are light in weight not only provide support but also aid in performance. This is likely to drive the soccer shin guards market during the forecast period. Moreover, manufacturers are likely to cater to regions or countries where soccer is gaining popularity, as these regions are expected to be emerging market for soccer shin guards.
- Soccer shin guards, on the other hand, have several drawbacks that are expected to hamper the market during the forecast period. Long-term usage of soccer shin protectors can cause dermatitis and skin irritation. Players can develop irritant contact dermatitis, which is caused by sweating and friction. Soccer shin guards must be cleaned properly to avoid causing rashes or skin problems. Soccer players avoid using shin protection for the reasons stated above, which also restrains the market.
Europe and North America to Hold Major Share of Global Soccer Shin Guards Market
- In terms of geography, the global soccer shin guards market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America
- Europe and North America are expected to hold majority share of the global soccer shin guards market during the forecast period, as soccer is popular among teens and youngsters in the region and soccer is widely played in these regions and hence, a majority of soccer players prefer to purchase accessories and protection gear in order to get active support and protection while playing soccer. Thus, these regions are estimated to offer lucrative opportunities for manufacturers of shin guards during the forecast period.
Key Players Operating in Global Soccer Shin Guards Market
- Adidas AG
- Champro Sports Company
- Franklin Sports Inc.
- Macron E-Commerce & Retail SRL
- Nike Inc.
- Puma SE
- Select Sport A.S.
- Uhlsport GmbH
- Under Armour, Inc.
- Vizari Sports Company
Global Soccer Shin Guards Market: Research Scope
Global Soccer Shin Guards Market, by Type
- Slip-In Shin Guards
- Ankle Shin Guards
- Shin Socks
Global Soccer Shin Guards Market, by Material
- Foam Rubber
- Carbon Fiber
- Others (Plastic, Metal, etc.)
Global Soccer Shin Guards Market, by End-user
Global Soccer Shin Guards Market, by Application
Global Soccer Shin Guards Market, by Price
Global Soccer Shin Guards Market, by Distribution Channel
- E-commerce Websites
- Company Owned Websites
- Hypermarkets and Supermarkets
- Factory Outlets
- Sports Stores
- Other Retail Based Stores
Global Soccer Shin Guards Market, by Region
- North America
- Rest of North America
- Russia & CIS
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- South America
- Rest of South America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
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