Drako Impact Sports are constantly researching and exploring ways to better their products, and the new Drako 2KO Elite Leather Instep R2 is no exception to this philosophy. After strenuous field testing with athletes of all levels, this shin guard will go above and beyond the athlete’s expectation.
- Handcrafted with genuine leather
- Sleek fit and profile
- No slip technology
- Gel layered core for shock absorption
- Padded instep
- Additional tibia padding for safety
- Colours available: Black
- Sizes available: XS-XL
Drako ensures that all factories that manufacture their products are ISO approved. This means that the factories meet acceptable, safe, and humane working conditions for labourers.
Drako 2KO Elite Leather Instep R2
The Drako R2’s sleek fit contours wonderfully around the user’s shins and calves, giving them a protector that feels light and balanced. These particular shins come with a simple classic black option, added with a gunmetal grey IIKO logo down the shin. The cut and curvature are fairly common, but with a few design tweaks here and there, we really think they have an updated modern stylish feel.
The Drako R2 shins consist of high quality 100% cowhide leather that is extremely durable and breathable. The R2 Shin guard incorporates a “no slip” fabric on the inside of every protector. This material helps prevent the twisting and turning of the shin guard during training and after impact. The concept of this material is to essentially grab hold, or stick to the athlete’s shin. This gives the user more time to train & less time adjusting their shin guards.
The craftsmanship of all Drako R2 shin guards is very evident when closely looked at. High-quality thread and stitching are applied to all stress areas to ensure maximum life and durability. The Velcro closure system has a fantastic grab to it and latches together with ease firmly and securely. The dense inner foam core is absorbent to high levels of contact and assists in dispersing the force upon impact.
PROTECTIVE GEAR CHECKLIST:
Wearing protective gear during intense training sessions is of utmost importance, as we have accepted after years of suffering preventable injuries. However, knowing what to look for in your equipment is essential in efforts to protect yourself and find longevity in your equipment. Here are some helpful points to consider when deciding which gear is right for you:
1) What material is used in construction?
2) What protective qualities are unique to the model?
3) How easy is it to clean the product?
4) Tight, yet comfortable fit for mobility?
5) Is cheaper necessarily better? What aspects are you sacrificing for the price?
6) Are you paying more for the brand or the functionality?
To feel confident in yourself, you must first feel confident in your equipment. We at Bushido recommend you make your own short list of questions, and be sure to feel confident in answering all of them before committing to bringing something new into your training regime!