Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 462,655 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,243 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,976 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,243 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,976 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,215 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 462,655 cutting edge ideas.

Impact-Absorbing Shin Pads

The KPS600 Hockey Socks Provide Next-Generation Protection

— March 30, 2016 — Unique
Endorsed and used by various NHL teams and players, the KPS600 shin pads are a dream come true. Everyone knows how dangerous hockey is, that’s why the equipment used must be spectacular. What isn’t known about hockey are the vulnerable spots on a player's body that equipment can’t cover. This includes the clave muscle, lower leg and Achilles tendon, which are exposed to skate blades and sticks.

The KPS600 incorporates a full strip of ballistics-grade Kevlar with dense, impact-absorbing foam to achieve unrivaled protection. This innovative technology gives players full mobility and protection, with complete safety standards that competitors can’t keep up to. The KPS600 can be customized to any preference of color or pattern online, making it appealing to all athletes. Players are now able to perform at higher levels and mothers can sleep again at night.
Trend Themes
1. Impact-protective Gear - Innovations in impact-protective gear can provide athletes with unrivaled protection without sacrificing mobility and performance.
2. Customization in Sports Equipment - Sports equipment manufacturers can capitalize on the trend of customization by offering athletes the ability to personalize their gear.
3. Incorporating Kevlar in Sports Gear - Incorporating Kevlar in sports gear can provide superior protection to vulnerable areas of the body, opening up opportunities for innovation in various sports.
Industry Implications
1. Sports Equipment Manufacturing - Sports equipment manufacturers can incorporate impact-protective technology to create safer and more effective equipment for athletes.
2. Professional Sports Teams - With the endorsement of NHL teams and players, the KPS600 shin pads open up opportunities for professional sports teams to explore innovative gear to keep their athletes safe.
3. Recreational Sports Leagues - Recreational sports leagues can offer customizable protective gear to athletes as a way to enhance their experience and safety while playing.
4.9
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness