I’m watching the strongman competition on vs. right now, and I noticed some of the guys wearing knee sleeves, but other guys had some kinds of shin sleeves. I was wondering if these were padded for deadlifting odd objects or even the bar.
The “shin sleeves” or calf sleeves you probably saw were most likely for adding support to the lower leg and keeping the calf muscles warm. They are heavy neoprene and they are made by rehband. (If I am talking about what you were talking about)
Hope this helps.