I have had various pads and these are the best yet. I like the side and shin protection. The straps are convenient for getting them on and off with shoes. The strap on one had a couple stiff fibers from the Velcro sticking through that annoyed the back of my knee and I trimmed them off and covered it with a dab of glue and it was fine. The great coverage can also be warm, but the protection of my knees and shins is worth it.