Invictus is a revolutionary football shin pad which breaks convention and boasts superior protection, comfort and fit. Aimed at grass roots footballers, it also contains a player tracking system which enables players and teams to revolutionise their training and tactical systems in a way which is unprecedented at this level. Form and function are united in a way which instils confidence in the wearer and allows them to play with freedom Initial research indicated that players feel they aren’t sufficiently protected by current shin pads, it was also found that it’s commonplace for pads to slip out of place during play with some designs being uncomfortable and requiring DIY methods keep them secure. To eliminate these problems, Invictus is built from the leg up. The design starts with a compression sock which conforms to the shape of leg, helps wick away sweat and aids with blood circulation. Shock-absorbing foam is then mounted to the sock which is perforated for ventilation. Mounted to the foam is a two-part protective system; the shin is protected by a dynamic, three-piece shell which pivots and conforms to the shape of the leg and helps spread the force of impacts across the foam and away from the tibia. The rear of the leg is protected by an armadillo-inspired shell which pivots and flexes with the movement of the leg. All these design features are embodied in a form which looks tough but not cumbersome, is inspired by armour and based on the dynamic nature of the leg.