Skin Protection Shorts for Kids with Epidermolysis Bullosa | GlideWear


  • Get lasting protection from blister-causing friction
  • Extra-long shorts come past the knees to protect the backs and fronts of knees
  • Breathable, comfortable material feels good against the skin
  • Flat, smooth seams are placed away from high-risk areas
  • Comfortable, elastic-free waistband stays in place
  • Stretchy, non-binding cuffs accommodate bandages
  • Can be worn alone or over wound dressings or underwear
  • Machine washable and easy to care for
  • Created especially for children with epidermolysis bullosa
  • Please allow 3-4 weeks to ship 
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GlideWear Skin Protection Capri Shorts were designed specifically for kids with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) with input from kids with EB, their parents, and healthcare providers. These shorts are mid-calf length and feature targeted low-friction zones on the backs and fronts of knees.

The GlideWear fabric is made from a combination of nylon and spandex that’s breathable, comfortable, and feels good against the skin. The pants feature stretchy, non-binding cuffs and flat seams placed away from high-risk areas. The pants also stretch to accommodate wound dressings.

If you have any questions about whether GlideWear Skin Protection Capri Shorts are right for your child, call our clinical team at 763-795-0057 or email

What Parents of Kids with Epidermolysis Bullosa Are Saying

“The GlideWear clothes are working great. My daughter won’t take them off.” – Father of a daughter with EB

“Our son has started scooting around on his knees, something he could never do before he had GlideWear in the knees of his pants!” – Nina Schuppler, mother of a son with EB

“Using GlideWear garments for my daughter reduced bandages by approximately half, saving about $5,000/month. And because fewer bandages are needed, GlideWear clothes make kids with EB more comfortable — they can move more freely and wear fewer layers in hot climate.” – Gabriella McCann, mother of a daughter with EB

“GlideWear clothing has made a huge difference in our life and has helped our son tremendously. We are very thankful for that!” – Mother of a son with EB

“Besides GlideWear there is nothing out there to effectively reduce friction. The garments we used before are okay for bandage retaining, but not for friction reduction in case of trauma. GlideWear clothing was so important for our daughter.” – Mother of a daughter with EB

The History of GlideWear & EB

GlideWear is a patented, low-friction fabric technology that protects the skin from blister-causing friction. It’s a two-layer fabric that protects skin by gliding smoothly against itself and absorbing the harmful friction and shear that can damage skin. GlideWear is widely used in medical applications where skin is at risk for injury caused by friction and shear forces.

The GlideWear team’s work with kids with epidermolysis bullosa started in 2015 with one 4-year-old girl in Minnesota. Our clinical team designed custom clothes for her to protect her armpits, knees, elbows, and back from the harmful friction that causes blistering. Since then, we’ve made custom garments and support surface prototypes for other children with EB.

In early 2017, our team started working with a nationally renowned hospital to design custom products for their patients with epidermolysis bullosa. In July 2018 at the debra Care Conference, GlideWear launched its standard line of skin protection products for children with EB.

Product Instructions

The low-friction areas on the garment protect the skin from friction and shear forces that contribute to blistering of EB skin. GlideWear is not indicated for application directly against open wounds. Consult your primary caregiver for wound treatment recommendations to accompany the use of this product.

The first time a child wears these garments, be aware of the slippery nature of the GlideWear low-friction zones. The low-friction zones may affect the way a child moves because the skin will not catch or pull.

Machine wash and dry. Avoid contact with chlorine bleach and hook & loop fastener.

Tech Specs

86% Nylon / 14% Spandex

Made in MN, USA

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