These pants are recommended for games in order to prevent injury. They have foam padding on the hips. The protection is less compared to our Compression pants but since they are recommended for games a lot less diving will happen. They should be worn true to size and not too tight for maximum performance. If they are too tight they might reduce movement because the fabric is a little less flexible. The Kevlar on the Knees and shins is the same material used by Military in their gear. It is basically indestructible. Your knees and shins, along with your hips, are usually the body parts more injury prone. With These pants you will reduce highly the bruising and the scrapes on your knees and shins. With these pants you can add an underlayer of standard shorts or compression shorts. If you wish to use our compression pants under our goalkeeper pants please note it may cause discomfort due to extra heat or can become too heavy on rainy days.