Anyone who has played volleyball knows knee pads are an absolutely essential piece of equipment. Indoor volleyball in particular requires consistent diving on a hard wooden surface, and you simply cannot play the sport without knee pads. There are all types of knee pads out there. The best pair of knee pads for you is the one which best combines your needs and budget. Luckily, most knee pads come relatively cheap. Read below for information on 3 of the best pairs of knee pads for volleyball.
Perfect for the ultimate shock absorption, the Asics ZD0500 Competition 3.0 Knee Pads will keep your knees safe on the hardest of surfaces. For moisture and odor control, the pads have Ortholite and Aeroskin Dry technology. The unique foam allows for a comfortable fit around your knee, while the 7.5 inch sleeve has a very low profile. The knee pads are great for the volleyball player who needs protection, but does not want a bulky pad that is restrictive. They retail for $24.
The Mizuno LR6 Knee Pads are very small at just six inches, allowing for perfect maneuverability and zero restriction. Running for $25, the pads are made from a polyester/cotton/spandex blend that gives a good fit. The padding on the pads is minimal, located in just the essential areas where impact is highest. They provide patella, lateral and medial protection.
If you want total knee protection, try the Mizuno VS1 Knee Pads. At nine inches, they provide the utmost in shock absorption. The VS1 padding system provides protection in the most important areas of the knee, and it is set up to last a long time. The Mizuno VS1 Knee Pads, which retail for just $20, are equipped with an Intercool ventilation system to expel hot air.