Nike’s newest Huarache Shoulder Pad features some interesting design points. Rather than using a velcro strap on the arm pad portion, it’s strictly an elastic band that you slide your arms into. A more important advent is the chest protector. On the interior of the pad, there’s a removable cushion to protect from taking a direct shot to the chest. This should prove to be an integral part of all shoulder pads moving forward. Safety first. More pictures are available if you keep reading including the interior pad.
*Notice the rectangular shape on the left that looks like it can be removed (it can be). That’s the added chest protection.