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Discussion: Ankle brace

in: AliC; AliC > 2012-03-31

Apr 1, 2012 6:20 PM # 
Hi Ali--can you remind me what ankle brace you're using so I don't have to scour the AP discussions. I had an inquiry about one and wanted to recommend something in addition to Active Ankle and I think yours is different. Thanks.
Apr 1, 2012 6:24 PM # 
Apr 1, 2012 8:06 PM # 
All the cool kids have one! ;)
Apr 2, 2012 2:24 AM # 
Woo, indeedy, that's the one!
Apr 9, 2012 5:09 AM # 
I hope I remember to ask you about this at the US Champs - the amount of time I've spent taping my ankle recently begs a solution like this, if it's sturdy, yet flexible enough...
Apr 9, 2012 12:02 PM # 
So I really like this brace, my issues with it on Sat were because I've used it so much, the plastic stay of the brace was able to migrate to a position that wasn't actually helpful. I need to sew a bit back in so the stay can remain in place, or get a new one, this one has lasted > 1 yr with me basically orienteering it every single time I've gone out!

But in general, I don't mind running in these braces at all, and they definitely help ankles from the normal sprain, i.e. turning outwards. I much prefer to tape!
Apr 10, 2012 11:20 AM # 
I also found this brace to offer the right amount of support without limiting my foot movement too much. I hate when they feel tight and I don't feel like I can stride out all the way. I also wore it every day when running (of all kinds, trail, road, orienteering) for about a month. It was always comfortable, although I did develop a bit of a callus where it hit the arch of my foot, but it wasn't painful.
Sep 5, 2012 2:44 PM # 
Updating the link (store seems to have broken the old one), in case I need this :)
Oct 16, 2016 6:27 PM # 
The links are broken again. Which product is the right one?
Oct 17, 2016 2:26 PM # 
Think it's this one: ORTHO Ankle Brace Aequi by the description, but they changed the colors so it looks unfamiliar!
Oct 19, 2016 3:33 PM # 
The design seems to have changed as well as the color. The 2012-ish versions had blue sticks on the instep side that slipped into a pocket near the sole below the malleous. The new version looks like the stiffness is part of the "sock" design.

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