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Because being hit on the shin by a ball or stick without them is extremely painful (and might give you a major injury as well).

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To protect your face.

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Q: Why do we wear shin pads in field hockey?
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in ice hockey you will need a helmet neck guard chest protecter/shoulder pads elbow pads, jack(M) or jill(F) hockey pants, hockey socks, shin pads and good skates.

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How do you properly wear shin pads?

Well,, lets just say that if you want to keep your shins in a good shape and not sore and red... Wear the shin pads. Some random guy can kick your shin or the ball could be kicked at a great force and you could be deaply hurt. So please use you shin pads. Hope this helps,, xx