These are called combo pants because you can use them for both base and plate duty. You should be able to wear shin guards with these pants, however, if you use bulky shin guards, we recommend going with the widest cut plate pants. Features of this premium pant include a 100% polyester fabric in either heather (light), or charcoal (dark) gray. Expander waistband for a comfortable fit, wide belt loop, button loop on back left pocket, and heavy duty zipper. Available in waist sizes from 28" - 54" (even sizes only). Unhemmed length.