I have some bmx shinpads - from here:http://www.winstanleysbmx.com/category/ ... _Shin_Pads
I have the King Kong ones. I have the adult size as I'm long, but they also do a junior version.
They have a removable plastic protector in the front (I took it out) and they're shaped to dip down over your ankle bone. They fit fine with my 495's.
Yes they are hotter than not wearing any, but I like that they go all the way around my leg - I was finding that I was not only getting bruised shins, but bruised calves too. No more! I had Kookie kick me in the leg (on purpose) when I first had them and I couldn't feel it at all
And because they're neoprene, you can wash them too.