The LARP shields are a faithful recreation of medieval shields, high medieval shields and ancient shields. Tower shields, round shields typical of the Viking culture where they used a defensive structure similar to the tortoise formation. Shields in vertex perfect for individual combat due to the distribution of its weight or the Norman shields in teardrop that were so popular along with the long spear. Shields in softcombat are an eminently parrying tool that tries to dispense with combat elements such as ramming or striking, but that remains equally effective in close combat. A LARP shield has the virtue of forcing the adversary to advance by blocking his projectile weapons. So it can be concluded that the shield in live role-playing is a useful tool and that apart from realistically complementing a costume, it is an effective element during simulated combat. Currently there are shields that realistically imitate wood, giving the shields a realistic finish.
Shields are mainly made of Foam, a special foam used to manufacture them, which is somewhat more compact. A grip that is usually firmly attached to the shield body, and many of them include straps to hold the forearm. The shields are coated with a patina to protect the paint.