Light and easy to use it
“high quality spport”
This was recommended by my physio and what a great result.
excellent support - perfect
“Comfy yet supportive”
A great product- I would recommend it. I bought two - one for my normal ankle and one for my recently broken ankle which now has pins and plates in. The hard plastic on the support was REALLY painful against my protruding pins so I have had to return that one. Best to avoid if you're in the same situation. They fit brilliantly under roller skates.
“It works fine”
It works fine
“Excellent, High Quality Product”
This is very light weight but offers superb support. I use this when jogging and am not at all aware of wearing it once it is on. The materials used and general quality of the brace is a very high standard. I cannot recommend this ankle brace highly enough.
On first examination of this product I noticed what appeared to be a tear in the material where it fits under the arch of the foot, I though it was damaged and contacted the supplier who assured me that it is supposed to be there. I was still not convinced as there is no stitching around this tear and so nothing to stop it tearing further, however I have started to wear it and so far so good. The support it gives is very good without being restrictive and has helped stabilise my ankle which is giving me more confidence. I have only been using it for a week so its still early days but have to say so far that I am very pleased.
“Not suitable for fallen arches.”
I got this brace as a lightweight replacement for my usual air cast brace. As, due to an incorrect operation, I have no arch on my left foot and I thought that this would be less obtrusive than my usual brace. After all if it's good enough for Andy Murray, it's good enough for me! Unfortunately, it isn't strong enough to support a foot with no arch. It might, however, be fine for people with a less serious foot injury. It is easy to put on and less noticeable than the air cast foot support, and could be decent support for minor injuries such as foot sprains.
For me though, it's back to the more solid and reliable air cast foot brace, with the inflatable air cells, to support my none existent arch.
Sorry Andy. You're a great tennis player but your brace ain't for me!
Excellent light weight brace. Ideal for raquet sports.
“A60 Ankle Brace”
Since buying the ankle brace for my 16 year old son the rotten weather has led to all his training and football matches cancelled - including his training and match this weekend. I hope he will have the opportunity to try it out soon.
i'm very happy with this product.
/5 for an ankle support/protection brace”
I brought this after a badly sprained ankle playing football. I wore this for 5 weeks after the sprain when i returned to work to help prevent and protect the ankle from over turning and further damage. Felt strange wearing it to begin with but you soon get use to the feeling and even forget your even wearing it at times. Quick and easy to slip it on and off and does protect the ankle for 'light' use like walking, driving etc. I've only given this a good rating for 2 reasons. firstly, the side webbing does begin to wear after a while if it's rubbing agaisn't your foot wear for long periods. Secondly, as mentioned it only protects the ankle for light use and I wouldn't recommend it for protection in sports like football or running as it doesnt fit so well in a boot or running trainer.
After an Achilles' tendon rupture and multiple ankle sprains this ankle brace allows me to exercise without worry.
After an Achilles' tendon rupture and multiple ankle sprains this ankle brace allows me to exercise without worry
Having only one working hand this is nice & easy to put on
“Does what it says it will”
Very easy to put on and wear in your normal running shoe. Has given me confidence to run again. Ive had a couple of cross country moments when my ankle wanted to roll but the brace limited the lateral movement and I was able to recover the step without any damage occurring. Only criticism is that you need to wear a high sock to prevent discomfort. Otherwise, I am very happy with it.
“W G Fox”
My Aircast A60 Ankle Brace is comfortable and very effective.
“Recovering from a Broken Ankle”
I bought this following a trimalleolar ankle fracture, 15 weeks in a cast, and then being allowed to walk with a boot. I found this beneficial in supporting my ankle after all that ( although not recommended by my physio), as I got use to walking again and I felt safe and secure from my ankle rolling or any other mishap. It really helped my confidence. The only problem was how quickly the fabric frayed and eventually got shredded on the sides by the top of my shoes exposing the plastic. It lasted about 3 months; just barely. I felt it should have lasted longer for the price.
The brace is providing brilliant support without restricting movement. I feel so much more confident in playing wearing my support.
“Fantastic ankle support”
Bought the A60 to replace my tattered and slightly disintegrated Mueller lace up support (which did a great job for a good few years). I read reviews for loads of different supports and decided that even though this was about the same price as 2 of the Mueller supports (both of my ankles are kitten like after 25 years of rugby, football and twice weekly five a side for the last 17 years). The extra cost has been well worth the price. I've had no pain or turns in my left ankle since wearing this, which wasn't always the case with the Mueller, even when new. It fits seamlessly into my astro footy boots and the best bit is the fact that there's no laces!!! It's ridiculously easy to put on and is all velcroed up and ready to go in seconds. Highly recommended and will now be getting one for my right ankle too.
“Clever design but tricky with orthotics & not well made.”
Very clever design and easy to wear with normal trainers or lace-ups. I would have liked a bit more padding round my ankle but then that would have made the brace bulkier. I found it fairly easy to get used to the quite hard supports once I found the right position for my feet/ankles, though when I took the brace off I found the plastic had left a bit of a dent on each side of my leg (which is still a bit swollen as I'm recovering from a broken ankle). The dents did go away after a short time, though.
I did not expect the plastic to continue under the arch of the foot and found this a bit awkward as I wear othortics.
Choosing the right size isn't easy if you're a woman with typical UK size 6 feet - I found the medium worked better for me - but NB I take an EE shoe fitting.
I agree with other reviewers that though the design is good, the brace isn't very well made given the price. Some of the stitching came undone after I'd worn it half a dozen times and I had to repair it. I'd have sent it back but can't do without it at the moment.
“Forget Andy Murray, buy one because it works!”
Dave 'Fell' no more
I've been fell running for about 6 months and been over on my ankle twice.
I went over badly on my ankle one week ago and decided that I needed some form of support,
I did some research and the Aircast A60 seemed to be the way to go but another fell runner said it was uncomfortable, but forget that it's not it just takes 10 mins to get used to.
I am a size 11 and reading other reviews I decided to go for the medium 7-11 and must say I agree it fits perfectly, so if you are a size 11 and haven't got a foot like an elephant go for the medium, if you have a wide foot and ankle it may be the large you require.
I have been for a run one week after the bad turn with the brace on and was extremely impressed, I can't fault it.
“Great ankle brace.”
An easy and quick to use ankle brace. I used this 6 weeks after breaking my fibula to enable me to play golf. Felt that the support the brace gave was great.
The parcel has arrived in 2 days, and I am in Rome, Italy!! The aircast ankle brace works perfectly and is very useful and comfortable. I have recommended it already too other Olympic athletes. Thank you so much for your wonderful website. I am a therapist and my son is an Olympic athlete for the Italian fencing team. Giulia Monteforte.
Dose what it says on the tin. Very good product well made supports my ankle very well.
Bought this for my son he is a keen rugby player but turned his ankle playing football I bought him a standard ankle strap but after 20 minutes turned it again. So bought this one for him he has now used it many times and it has helped him gain his confidence back and is back playing with no problems a great product well worth paying the extra for it.
Well, I ordered a pair of aircast A60s. After a slight issue with delivery they arrived. Tried them on at home and the felt very strange. Played badminton in them for the first time last night. Felt a bit robocop like but for the first time in 18 months I finished playing with no ankle pain, and woke up this morning with none either. 10/10 I wish I had bought a pair a couple of years ago.
After wearing the mueller malleoloc braces for around 18 months, they finally give way! A lady on my netball team reccomended the aircast A60 and I was happy to snap them up at half the price of my previous pair! They are much simpler to put on, lighweight and less bulky in my shoe! However, the first few times I wore them my ankle bones were in agony and so tender to touch where the plastic parts held them in place! I was really worried that this would not go away...however I persevered and I am so glad I did! I would not be without them now! After the inital week or so of wearing them (4/5 times) they seemed to ease up and have moulded to the shape of my ankle now which is fab! I feel very secure and do not even have to do them up that tight! I don't even notice them whilst playing!
One thing I would say is that I am not sure sure how long they will last me... I do play on average 4 times a week and after having them only 3 weeks have already noticed some tears in the mesh that holds the plastic sides in! This is not a problem, I just hope they don't get bigger...there isn't much need for the mesh really maybe this material could be improved upon?!
Overall best product I have used to date and would definately buy again!! :)
I have suffered a number of ankle injuries playing netball over the years and have tried lots of different supports. Unfortunately, I have always gone on to injure my ankle again... until now. I bought a brace for each ankle and they have been excellent. Although i'm a size 7 I bought a small as my ankles are quite thin. They are quick and easy to put on and provide fantastic support whilst playing netball and tennis. Would thoroughly recommend.
This product really helps with my reoccuring ankle ligament injury. Provides amazing support and protection.
The ankle brace was promptly dispatched, the instructions clear but would have wanted more guidance on how often it can be worn, for how long and with what footwear it was easy to fit and comfortable. This brace was the only one my podiatrist would advise me to use.
Used this after a broken ankle to help support me going back to playing netball. I am very pleased and considering buying another to support the other ankle. Wish I'd considered using it before the injury. I think this is more useful for sports that stop you rolling over on your ankle. I was also impressed with the delivery. It arrived very quickly.
“Light, supportive and versatile”
I initially bought this to support an ankle I had badly sprained playing tennis and wore it continuously during the healing process and subsequently when I returned to the tennis court. The light design made it extremely comfortable. But I have subsequently used it to support my damaged ankle while windsurfing last summer when water starting in high winds carried a great risk of repeat injury. Bit worn now but a brilliant product all the same and still going strong on the tennis court.
I’m satisfied. Finally I’m confident when I’m sliding and running during tennis activities. Unfortunately on the inside of the brace, fabric was torn because of friction with tennis shoes.
“Less bulky than the Airsport”
Returning to 5 a side after a bad sprain I was very cautious - specialist recommended one of these 'just in case' - cannot imagine playing without it now - tried the Airsport which was v. comfortable but hard to fit into any sports shoes and very obvious. A60 feels less comfortable (because of a reduced level of padding) to start with but as soon as you are playing you forget it. I have been taking knocks without problems that would have sent me hobbling off without it!
“painful to wear - caused longterm problems”
I got this as support for recovery after a serious ankle injury - as a replacement for a mueller brace that I had liked, but thought was a little difficult to fit into my shoe.
I found it ok to wear at first, good fit, fits well into running shoe and is light. But during running it cuts into the inside of the ankle (which is not cushioned all the way down so you will have the edge of the plastic brace cutting into the ankle). Also the plastic braces sit loosely within their webbing so will shift around while running, again creating friction and discomfort.
I thought at first it was a matter of getting used to the brace and left it on for too long - ended up with quite a painful ankle - it got better immediately after taking it off, but I felt it set recovery back by about 3 weeks as I needed to rest the ankle after this trial (note: this was more than 8 weeks after the initial injury, so there is no swelling anymore or alike - also I had taken the recommended steps for early rehab before starting to run again - and I had done successful runs before that...). Also: the size is accurate, which is a shame as it is well made overall and nice and thin.
This might be a good brace if you just want reassurance and have no pre-existing problems -- and possibly it is more suited for playing sports than fell running - so I appreciate others really like it - but I won't wear this again! Back to the Mueller.
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Having had very weak ankles and always spraining them playing rugby, I have yet to go over on it since buying this last year. The one and only time I have played without it I went over on it and tore a ligament. Can be a little uncomfortable but well worth it.
Sprained my ankle quite badly whilst training for first triathlon and it didn't get better after a couple of weeks rest so bought this brace and it's been fantastic. Ankle still not fully better but I can run in this brace with no pain at all. I love it. Would highly recommend to anyone who may have a weak-feeling ankle.
“Fantastic product - Now running 40+miles no worries!”
Brilliant product - gives you fantastic support so that you can run without worries. I now run 40 miles plus per week knowing that I cannot go over with this total support. Fits in shoe perfectly but sometimes you may need a thicker sock underneath to stop the rubbing when doing long distance. The only downside is the price - as the product deteriorates with lots of wear - but overall a great product.
“Tried but not fully tested”
Having bought it to support a very weak ankle whilst walking in rough or unstable countryside I have only used it for a total distance so far of about 30 miles. It has supported me well and much to my surprise has not rubbed blisters within my boots. The real test will be in a few weeks time when used for the next 50 miles of the Coast to Coast walk over 4 days.
It is easy to fit and the side supports appear strong.
“Excellent ! Worn for 6 weeks-feels brilliant !!”
Very stable - I feel
Very comfortable - excellent support
it works, I can now particapte in leisure & sport activities with confidence with the support of the ankle brace.
I am recovering from a severely broken ankle. After the boot was removed, I felt very unstable and feared my ankle rolling when walking. The A60 BRACE is an excellent bridge between the boot, walking with crutches then progressing to walking independently. It is lightweight, rigid and increases confidence in walking. I am not a young athlete but an active 'oldie'. I rely on the brace to give me back my walking freedom.
“Superb all round support”
I have one for each ankle now. They offer superb support, are easy to fasten and comfortable to wear after the initial weird feeling of there being something in your shoe.
After a while you tend not to notice you have it on.
My ankle feels so much stronger since I started wearing the ankle brace. very happy with it.
“Good Support - Being in between sizes hmmm”
I purchased this support after tearing the ligaments in my ankle playing Netball. I found the brace to be of good quality, lightweight and offers excellent support. I can put it on quickly before games without any hassle. It is not bulky in anyway.
The only problem I have is that I am a UK11 the smallest size for the large brace and after a few weeks wearing the brace I feel it may have stretched a little and now is slightly too big and I cannot get it as tight as I would like. I probably should have gone for the smaller size (But then that might have been too tight). I have solved this problem by either a wearing thick sock or 2 socks on the require ankle.
Great brace, may even get one for my other ankle (still undecided as to which size !!)
“Good support but is very difficult to fasten”
it is a brilliant support that helps alot however the straps on the support are so short it would make it impossible to fasten for anyone with slightly large legs
“good support, wear with confidence”
badley sprained ankle 3 months ago playing netball and it is now very weak and keeps 'giving way' on me. have not returned to netball as i'm so scared of turning my ankles again. Brought 2 Aircast A60 supports and wore them to netball tonight and palyed a game in the train ing session. They were a bit uncomfortable to begin with due to the support going under the foot as well but soon didn't notice it. I feel that there is no way my ankles would turn while wearing theses as the the support stays up the sides are really good. worth buying.
“a bit disappointed”
Good, strong supports on each side of ankle. My disappointment stems from the fact that, from first putting brace on, I could not align the two, velcro connected, material 'flaps' to join together without a fold in the material of one flap. This produces a ridge which can chafe in taller boots than tennis shoes, and just looks untidy. other braces I've used do have not had this, admittedly small, problem
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Please double check the sizing as the brace normally produces a tidy, snug fit.
The Aircast A60 is light and comfortable and give grewt support but i think it's more suitable for running shoes or tennis shoes. It's not very comfortable with football boots.
“Good but not for heavy usage.”
I bought this splint about 6 months ago and although it has served me well it isn't built for heavy use as it is already very worn on the sole, around the ankle and near the velcro. I use my splint every day walking on average 5-10 miles in hiking boots. It is now getting to the point where I am going to have to purchase yet another splint probably the sister product, Aircast AirSport Ankle Brace because it looks to be more sturdy. They are both very expensive items so I'm hoping my next purchase will last longer.
These ankle braces really do protect you from turning your ankle. i play netball and have sprained both ankles a number of times and quite badly. the last time this happened i bought these ankle braces and i am so glad that i did. i have had no problems since wearing them (i wear them every time i play netball) - have had them for about 9 months. Dont believe the people that tell you that wearing ankle braces weaken your ankles - if your prone to spraining them then wear a brace when playing competitive sport. i run as well and dont wear braces then and my ankles are fine.
“Amazing Product, worth every penny!”
Having had chronically unstable ankles since my mid twenties, I had resigned myself to occasional periods off sport with sprains. Willing to try anything I saw Andy Murray (in his 7stone weakling days) playing with these braces, and decided to invest. Not cheap, but the best £100 I ever spent, I've been wearing them now for over three years and haven't had a single turned ankle, playing football, rugby, tennis and badminton.
They're a brace, and as such can feel a little restrictive, but the benefits hugely outweigh the disadvantages, I can't recommend them highly enough.
Recurring ankle sprain from netball so needed something to protect me during matches. Although it's expensive, I haven't had a single problem strain since I bought it. It doesn't feel like there's much compression but the support system is excellent - there's no way your ankle will roll either way and it's also extremely comfortable. I don't even notice it when I'm running around - highly recommended.