Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lilrabbit Shoes for your knees
Here's the thing, if you work on flooring, or on roofs, you are going to be down on your knees and you are putting the same sorts of stresses on your knees as you would on your feet. The difference is, your feet are made to pound the ground. Your knees are not.
I hear complaints about knee pads that "fall off" or "wear out". But think about this please. You would not expect to buy a random pair of workboots and have them last forever. Put in some time to choose pads that fit you well and are well adapted to the kind of work you are going to do. You chose the right kind of footwear for your feet, depending on the job you are doing, and you need different knee pads for different jobs too. These particular ones are better for inside work on finished flooring because they are a bit cushiony to protect the floor.
I'm not naive about this. Knee pads are annoying, and while they have gotten much better in the past 10 years, there is still a long way to go. The fit and comfort is affected by the type of work you are doing, and even the pants you are wearing (your pants are acting like socks after all) have bearing on how well they fit.
At some point the people who make knee pads for hockey and football need to collaborate with the people who make them for the jobsite and develop a line of truly pro-quality kneepads that you can put on in the morning and wear all day like shoes.
But in the mean time, these are as good as you are going to get for the price. If you are a DIYer, doing a new bathroom floor, these will get you through. If you are a pro, visit your local sporting goods store and get a pair of knee sleeves to wear underneath to improve comfort. But really, take it from an old guy with screwed up knees, take care of yours so you are not hobbling around before you get old.
August 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by knees best on my knees
Wow these feel so comfy you could prob wear them for days, I know I could. The only down side is the weird knee sweat you get after wearing them for a while. But no really everyone needs some of these.
April 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HouDIYER Won't stay on
Bot these thinking the high dollar would be higher quality.
Didn't stay on my knees after walking about (20-30 feet).
Returned them after a couple of uses.
April 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Flooring Rated Do Not Buy
Purchased and used the same day to install 200 sf of wood flooring. After 6 hours on a concrete floor, the knees were so sore I decided to return them the next day. Straps are not as pictured with the lower strap matching the narrow upper strap. A wider lower strap would be improvement to hold the pad in the correct position over the knee. Pads kept slipping sideways and down the leg.
May 25, 2015