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One Size Fits NONE
on December 1, 2013
These ankle supports are NOT worth owning.
1. They do NOT fit properly, applied correctly, they slip around.
2. If applied tight enough not to slip about, they cut off blood circulation to the foot.
3. They truly do NOT offer "support' of the ankle. In order to offer true "SUPPORT", they would need to have some sort of support other than a piece of material, such as what the wrist braces have - hard plastic or metal, to support. There is No Way a 'one size fits all (or, most) Ankle Support system COULD, conceivably, have a proper SUPPORT system - if metal or hard plastic Were involved, it might hit the ankle bone on the side, or, across the top, etc.
I purchased TWO, one for each foot. When I FIRST put them on, my reaction was one of being pleased. After having worn it less than two hours, sitting down most all of that time, they began to slip. I read the instructions, again, and tried tightening them, even though I had them on properly to begin with. They then cut off circulation.
The two good things I felt while wearing them was WARMTH where the material was at, but if it were summer, and HOT outside, that wouldn't have been such a great thing, anyway. Secondly, they gave a pressure to the area where they were at, after tightening to the extreme, to keep them on/up. That felt good, up until I realized it had made my feet go numb.
I have an average to slim sized foot, can wear between a size 7 women's to an 8 in women's shoe, depending on the maker of the shoe. I can not imagine these fitting a person whose feet were any wider than mine, due to the way the velcro faster is sewed onto the material (there wouldn't be enough velcro to fit the material). Neither can I imagine these fitting a person with a slimmer foot than mine, as the velcro would have not worked properly, that way, either.
Thank Goodness for Amazon Return Policy. I called Amazon's 1 - 800 number, told of the problem (they don't fit properly), was sent (via email) a return label, and given a full refund once they received the item.