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Aircast Airselect SP Walker Short - Walking Brace for Ankle & Foot Injuries - Fracture Rehab

Product Code: 01ES

£89.99 inc VAT




What is the Aircast AirSelect Short?

The AirSelect Short boot is the new and improved offering from Aircast which is set to replace the best-selling SP Walker. With increased levels of support and protection for foot and ankle injuries the brace features customisable aircells to help create a closer more-tailored fit which has been proven to accelerate the healing process. Incorporating a number of unique changes, the AirSelect Short is now lighter with added comfort giving better treatment and enhanced protection. The Aircast is unparalleled in its delivery of top-quality care guaranteeing it will remain a firm and popular favourite with doctors, therapists and patients worldwide :

  • For moderate level of support for forefoot and mid-foot injuries
  • Mild to severe ankle sprains and soft-tissue injuries
  • Metatarsal fracture, post-operative, bunionectomy
  • Clinically proven to effectively heal fractures and manage swelling
  • Pre-inflated front panel aircell with two customisable distal aircells for improved recovery
  • The Short has a durable, semi-rigid shell that helps support the limb while providing protection


The Aircast AirSelect range represents a new generation of pneumatic walking boots, the most technologically advanced brace of its time. Following on from the hugely popular Aircast XP, FP and SP the AirSelect boot incorporates a variety of research upgrades to guarantee comfort and enhance treatment to help facilitate a return to full-fitness quicker than ever!

SoftStrike Technology

  • Strike zone designed to absorb and dissipate energy away from the heel
  • Additional mid-foot support to minimise hip differential and knee flexion movement
  • Skid-resistant low profile rocker sole to allow for normal gait with less forefoot angulation

Ultra-Light Technology

  • Moulded semi-rigid shell which can be trimmed for added comfort to create a tailored support
  • Open design frame for increased ventilation and maximum patient protection
  • Weighs less than 1kg

Duplex Technology

  • Multiple aircells are layered to create an intermittent massaging effect with each step to reduce swelling quicker
  • Quick and easy inflation technology allows for simple and effective adjustment

Which size do I need?

Shoe Size Conversion Chart

Based on a Men's UK shoe size.

  • X-Small : up to 3
  • Small : 3-6
  • Medium : 6-9
  • Large : 9-12

For A Lower Price High Quality Alternative Try Air Walker (Ankle and Foot)

Product Features

  • MEDICINAL USE: Class 1 medical device
  • FEATURE: Excellent rocker sole for easier mobilization
  • PROTECTION AND HYGIENE: Immobilises & protects like a plaster cast, but more comfortable & hygienic
  • COMFORTABLE: Pneumatic cushioning system gives compression
  • SIZE: Available in 3 sizes, based on UK shoe size

Product Spec

General Specs
ColourWhite / Grey
One SizeNo
Functional Type/CategoryFixed Shelf Design
Material CompositionPolypropylene / HD Polyethylene
Latex FreeYes
Indication (General)
Chronic Pain DecreaseYes
Impact PreventionYes
Soft Tissue Strains/RepairsYes
Pre & Post-Op ImmobilizationYes
General Specs (Braces & Support)
Brace LengthShort
Brace Version3 Panels
Frame Specification (General)
Soft MaterialsNylon/Polyurethane/Polyester (Outer/Foam Inner/Mesh)
Indication (Ankle)
Achilles TendinitisYes
Post-Op Ankle TreatmentYes
Acute Ankle InjuryYes
Post-Op Foot TreatmentYes
Functional Specs (Walking Brace/Splint)
Absorbing TechnologySoftStrike
Breakdown UprightsYes
Rocker Bottom FootNo
Non-Skid Rocker SoleYes
Removable InsoleYes
Wider FootplateNo
Cushioned Inner/Outer SoleYes (Rubber/EVA)
Protected Range of MotionNo
Indication (Walking Brace/Splint)
Plantar UlcerNo
Diabetic FootNo
Stability IncreaseYes
Oedema DecreaseYes
Ligament Tendon RepairNo
Stress FracturesYes
Stable FracturesYes
Stress/Stable Foot FractureYes
Frame Specification (Braces & Support)
Air-Filled ChambersYes (3 Aircells)
Removable LinersYes


Average Customer Rating Aircast Airselect SP Walker Short - Walking Brace for Ankle & Foot Injuries - Fracture Rehab has a rating of 5.0 stars5.0 stars (21 reviews)

“Recovered Quicker”

Reviewed by ChrisM29

I recently damaged my ankle ligaments for the 3rd time in the past 12 months. Last time i did it my physio told me that A&E should have put me in a plastic cast to aid quicker recovery and stop as much scar tissue, but they didn't. So this time i didn't go to A&E and instead i just bought this. I wore it for almost 2 weeks, apart from at night and i have to say that i seem to have recovered much quicker this time. I would say that i think its a little expensive and its disappointing you have to buy the Aircast Leg Sock separately, but its definitely worth having one to give you maximum comfort inside the cast.
All in all it is excellent for helping anyone with ankle ligament problems, fractures or a simple sprained ankle as it keeps the swelling down and aids recovery much quicker. Very Happy.

“Excellent product”

Reviewed by Anonymous

Three metatarsal breaks meant mobility was reduced to almost zero. This item has alleviated that instantly.

“Excellent product”

Reviewed by Anonymous

The boot arrived the next day and has made such a difference. I sprained my ankle badly and couldn't walk for the pain. I've worn it through the most accurate stages of the injury, and am gradually replacing it with supportive shoes. I also found the exercises on the Physioroom site very useful.


Reviewed by Anonymous

Provides excellent support for metatarsal fracture

“protective boot”

Reviewed by Anonymous

Perfect .

“Serves its purpose well”

Reviewed by Sue H

Comfortable to wear and gives effective control/relief for problem (tendonitis) whilst walking. I feel it is superior to the SP walker - which I purchased from you several years ago for a similar problem on the other ankle.

If there was some way of making it rain-proof, that would be great! Otherwise, good value for money.

“Great Product!”

Reviewed by Anonymous

Gives instant support and protection and compared to the NHS issue support shoe, it is far superior.. Worth every penny and hopefully will hasten my recovery period!

“Comprehensive and effective design ”

Reviewed by Anonymous

The shoter Aircast Boot is very comfortable for someone with large calfs while still providing adequate protection and support to the ankle

“Excellent ”

Reviewed by Anonymous

This boot is very supportive and fits well, enabling patient with multiple metatarsal fractures to walk more comfortably after cast was removed. Great product, not cheap but probably worth the cost.

“Signs of wear in under a week's use”

Reviewed by Jill Rowe

I ordered this Aircast boot and was initially very impressed with the service from Physioroom. The boot arrived less than 24 hours after placing the order. However, after wearing said boot for less than a week, one of the airbags had come loose, the inner lining was tearing at the toe and rubbing through just above the heel, and buckle on the top strap had rubbed away the surface of the plastic insert.

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“Cycling again”

Reviewed by Mikebike35

Broke my 5th metatarsal in a mx accident - break was well aligned so given a flat shoe from hospital. Ordered aircast sp walker and was mobile without crutches in days. Saw someone had used exercise bike with this cast so have been out cycling. Fantastic. I struggle to keep fit for racing so it is nice to be ble to keep my hand in whilst my break mends.


Reviewed by grapelove

The great thing about this brace is that you can take it off easily, in comparison to what the NHS supply, this is deluxe. One of the things about breaking one's leg or ankle is the feeling of vulnerability when one has to go out, this particular brace makes you feel like you are in an armored truck! You feel very safe and secure in it. Wonderfully cushioned too, the NHS ones are not sufficiently padded. I only wish I had been given the option to have this instead of the initial plaster cast, having one's leg in plaster for nine weeks which I had to have and not being able to wash the leg all that time was disgusting. It will take a year for my particular injury to heal, this brace is light and wonderfully comfortable. Many thanks, beautifully designed!

“Excellent invention.”

Reviewed by Anonymous

I bought the Aircast after breaking the shaft of my 5th metatarsal and wasn't coping with crutches. This boot gives a great feeling of security. It is easy to wear and comfortable. It isn't as heavy as the CAM boots nor as high up the leg. The air cushion grips your heel gently to add to the feeling of security. An excellent invention.

“Excellent Purchase And A Great Help”

Reviewed by Anonymous

Our daughter was finding it very difficult to get around having suffered a break in her 5th metatarsal. The foot brace supplied by the NHS was not providing enough support to get around and remain mobile whilst recuperating.

The Aircast SP walker has helped her overcome her immobility and regain her confidence on her feet a lot quicker than expected. She has started her Physio and hopes to be back on her feet ( SP walker OFF ) as soon as possible.

I would recommend this product to anyone with a similar injury

“Amazing product!”

Reviewed by Mrs I Dennis

Just purchased (19th Dec 2011) and received, the next day, the aircast for my daughter who has a severe sprain 3 months on and in excruciating pain. All attempts at support have been to no avail. The aircast provides the support without aggravating the injured area. Worth every penny just to see her able to move about without wincing after each step.



Reviewed by old triathlete

I broke my 5th metatarsal and had a plaster fitted which was very uncomfortable and meant that I needed crutches to move at all. I rang the hospital to ask if I could wear the Aircast instead of the pot. Instantly I could move more freely. I could go swimming (I took it off for this) and use a stationary bike as well as doing some weights on a swiss ball. I used the crutches to go out but could move about in the house without them. I could also take it off to go to bed ,have a shower and do pilates and phisio. After 6 weeks I did not have as much muscle wastage as a much younger man at the same clinic who had endured the plaster cast for 6 weeks. Also protects your foot really well. An excellent product that does exactly what it says on the tin.

“Simply the Best”

Reviewed by Anonymous

I have I and III-IV metatarsal fracture and Lisfranc Joint injury. After six weeks plaster cast, this is heaven. Now, I can go to Sauna, and enjoy freshness;)

“Very good product!!! Brilliant !!”

Reviewed by Luda K

I broke my 5th metetarsal just 10 days before my wedding day and had a plaster cast for a week. I was able to walk same day. Finally, we had a wonderful wedding!! I just put my long dress on and some people even did not notice that the bride had a broken foot :) So, highly recommended!!!

“This helped me to be able to walk after my injury”

Reviewed by Amanda

I recently suffered from a severe broken ankle and ankle sprain.
After being in a cast for 7 weeks, then came time for my rehabilitation. I couldn't put any weight on the damaged ankle at first, but when l was able to finally put some weight through l found the aircast SP Walker invaluable. It allowed me to walk much more than l would have been able to without it. This, in turn has sped up my recovery.

I wish l had known that the SP walker could have been used much earlier, to help with speeding up my recovery. I would have asked the hospital to remove my cast earlier had l known about it.

I cannot highly recommend this enough for people to use if they suffer an ankle break or very bad ankle sprain.

“So much better than plaster cast”

Reviewed by Anonymous

After 3 changes of plaster cast in first 10 days for metatarsal fractures, my left lower leg had shrunk even more.
Hot, uncomfortable, loss of sleep, considering hypnotherapy for my increasing plaster psychosis, it was now appearing only to fuse my ankle joint, no way I was going to have another. Only then remembered Wayne Rooney having a boot, and I'm a health care professional and football fan! Researched it and persuaded a colleague to remove plaster cast and spent the next 4 1/2 weeks in the Aircast SP.
BRILLIANT!!!!. Almost the best money I have ever spent. Weirdly no-one in the orthopaedic out patients said a thing.
Comfortable, supportive, protective and you can take front off to ventilate when resting. Wish i had thought of it sooner.

“Very protective and comfortable, an excellent choice.”

Reviewed by Anonymous

I have a fifth metetarsal stress fracture, but it's essential I keep at work. The high level of swelling meant I was offered a walking cast rather than a plaster cast by the hospital so I came home with a Darco brace which was initially comfortable but didn't seem to keep the foot in one place - a bit too much room to move around. This meant the foot became increasingly painful as the day progressed. I bought the Aircast from physioroom with confidence as I had the return guarantee if it was not suitable. This boot is FAR superior to the Darco. Firstly the Aircast cushions the base of the foot far more efficiently than the Darco, the rest of the padding is also far more comfortable. Once the top plate is in place the foot feels well protected from knocks and the foot is secure, not sliding around the boot. The air cushions inflate to keep the ankle immobile which (while not necessary from my point of view with no ankle injury) helps to keep the whole foot securely in place in the boot. The SP Walker has a better base shape, and feels more solid when walking. As I'm trying to keep my weight off the outside of the foot the rest of the foot was taking more strain, this boot seems to prevent the problems caused by this to a greater extent.

It's not a cheap option, but if like me you want the added security, comfort and protection I have no hesitation in recommending it.

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