Some of us are going to try out these Shin Pad Sleeves. I've read a lot of good reviews on it from other hockey forums. A little expensive but if it cuts the need for tape, I'm up for it.
With the cost of shipping to Japan factored in, if these hold up for 2 years then the cost of tape will be the same. Other than the price, a positive aspect of these is that there won't be anymore sock tape fights in the locker room!
We picked them up from the awesome guys at Ice Warehouse