I bought these at least a couple of years ago and they have worked excellet. Never I had such a great experience dealing with shinguards, I have played soccer since I can remember and will never buy any other sort of shin guards. Believe me, I've tried them all and these are the most comfortable, lightweight, easy to put on and most important, they do keep the shinguard in it's right place at all times, even after being hit on the shin!!! I have at least used them in 60 to 70 competitive games (plus countless of practice 6-6 games, both outdoors and indorrs) and there is no damage to them. I do wash them on a washer machine and I have tried to avoid putting them in the dryer machine (but have done so several times by mistake) and they're still in perfect condition after 2 years of use. Whenever they go, I will buy exactly the same set again, worth the money.