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McDavid Ankle with Strap

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  • Laced ankle brace with adjustable "figure six" straps
  • Simulates support provided by athletic tape and steel stays
  • Durable, lightweight nylon and vinyl fabric shell; padded lining, elastic heel, and sewn-in arch support
  • Straps simulate professional taping, lending additional support and protection; ventilated tongue
  • Fits left or right ankle; two "figure six" stirrup straps may be adjusted at any time without removing shoe


Product Description

Product Description

Laced ankle brace with adjustable figure 6 straps to simulate athletic tape and steel stays, fits right or left ankle, maximum protection (Level 3)

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This laced ankle brace with adjustable "figure six" straps simulates the support provided by athletic tape and steel stays, and fits either the left or right ankle. One of the most popular ankle braces on the sports medicine market, it's meant to replace the cost and hassle of ankle taping.

Features

  • Durable, lightweight nylon and vinyl fabric shell
  • Padded lining, elastic heel, and sewn-in arch support
  • Two "figure six" stirrup straps may be adjusted at any time without removing shoe
  • Straps simulate professional taping, lending additional support and protection
  • Ventilated tongue
  • Protection Level III

Protection Levels
McDavid offers a range of sports medicine products based on protection and support levels. Each level provides soft tissue support through compression, and may promote healing through therapeutic heat.

Protection Level I, Primary:

  • General purpose protection
  • Minor pain, sprains, and instability
  • Relief from arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis

Protection Level II, Advanced:

  • Minor to moderate protection
  • Slight ligament instabilities or pain
  • Offers more protection than simple sleeves

Protection Level III, Maximum:

  • Ultimate in protection
  • Moderate to major instabilities and pain
  • Provides the maximum level of support

Sizing

  • XS: Men's size 6-7, women's size 7-8
  • S: Men's size 8-9, women's size 9-10
  • M: Men's size 9-11, women's size 10-12
  • L: Men's size 11-13, women's size 12-14
  • XL: Men's size 14+, women's size 15+

About McDavid
In 1969, Dr. Robert F. McDavid, operating out of a basement in Bellwood, Illinois, developed what became the first widely used lateral protective knee brace in football. Today, the company manufactures more than 400 products for athletes and active people of all ages, designed to help prevent injury while enhancing performance. The company is the most recommended brand of braces among sports medical professionals, and an industry leader in sports medical products and technical performance athletic wear.


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000UVZWES
  • Item model number: 195R
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (287 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,612 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Provides great support.
Rudin
I actually like this so much that i am buying a second one for my other ankle so i dont roll it.
Albert
I highly recommend it if you have a weak or healing ankle and play sports.
Marcus Pena

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

99 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Geno Gaxi on June 19, 2011
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I bought this product after twisting my ankle one week before Tough Mudder SOcal. During my event, this brace worked flawlessly, and comes highly recommended.

I do a lot of hiking on uneven terrain, and came close to twisting my other ankle. So I decided to buy the other highly reviewed ankle brace, ASO Ankle Stabilizing Orthosis.

The good points:
They both work on the same principle, and are both effective at their purpose. A tight fitting, but still flexible foot brace, with two cross straps, and one around the lower shin/upper ankle strap.

They both get a 5 star rating from me, there are minor differences between the two, with which I will list here:

The McDavid is tighter on the top of the foot, and is harder to remove. Tends to be slightly uncomfortable if overtightened. You have to untie multiple laces to be able to remove it. It feels more snug than the ASO. I would say this one offers slightly better support around the ankles, at cost of more discomfort. Good if you have more of a severe sprain.

The ASO gives you more mobility, still with great support on the ankle. Easier to remove.

I wear 9.5 shoes, so I have medium for both.

Overall, they are both good, but the McDavid feels slightly tighter on the foot. I still give both 5 stars, since they both perform as designed.
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By critical professor on October 9, 2009
Color Name: WhiteSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
This is a well-made product. I wear men's shoe size 10.5M and ordered a medium, as I had previously from another maker. It is definitely too small. The company was very responsive and have said that they will replace it with a large. It would help to provide a size comparison chart for this product on Amazon.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Nathaniel Weiss on October 22, 2009
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I am 42 and sprained my ankle badly playing tennis about three months ago. I have done physical therapy and have started to get back into playing, but still have some pain.
This brace is fantastic. I was able to start playing again and have full support. The best thing is if you have plantar fasciitis - the straps underneath give you a great deal of support.
The other half of the solution, though, is an Aircast A60. This is great for walking around - but doesn't offer the requisite support that the McDavid brace does for playing. The problem with the McDavid is that it's a bit much for non-sports use. I now have both the McDavid and Aircast and am very happy.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Ray G. on January 27, 2008
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
I rolled my left ankle pretty badly in the summer while playing basketball. I gave it some time to heal but I kept hurting the same ankle over and over, so I asked my friend if I could try his Ace ankle wrap. I used it a few times and I found that it really hurt my foot after around 10 min of use, even when I'm just walking around. So I bought the McDavid ultralight ankle brace. The name says it all- it IS amazingly lightweight and provides very good support and have saved my ankle more than once so far. The two straps that go under and around the arc of the foot feel slightly flimsy because the fabric used for the straps is so thin. The brace is easy to put on, but taking it off can be a hassle because you have to loosen everything again, and it gets annoying sometimes. If you don't use it with long socks, the brace can scrape some of the skin off your ankle or cause blisters to form during heavy and extended use. Other than that, it's a great ankle brace that will fit almost all shoes.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By drew on October 21, 2010
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
I have probably bought 6 different ankle braces in a never-ending quest to find the perfect one. My wife makes fun of me about this every time I bring a new one home. I used an uncomfortable ankle brace with stiff plastic rods in it for a long time, before I finally bought the McDavid based on a recommendation from a basketball buddy. Then I decided to buy the ASO for comparison. They have exactly the same design with a few minor differences, and both work extremely well to stabilize the ankle without being uncomfortable. The McDavid is a bit more bulky, and has something like 9 sets of eyelets to lace up, which takes a while to tighten/loosen. It also felt a bit tight in the forefoot initially, although that has improved with breaking in, to the point where it no longer bothers me. The ASO has a smaller profile and only has 6 sets of eyelets to tighten/loosen, which makes it easier to use. I like them both, and now use one on each ankle. I prefer the ASO for ease of use, but the difference between the two is minor.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mike T on July 21, 2011
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
I've used the McDavid ankle brace with strap for 2.5 weeks now, and I love it.

1) Time to put on / take off: it takes me a minute or so to put it on, and much faster to take off. Once I've threaded the laces that cover the top of my foot, I never undo them anymore. When taking off, I only need to undo the laces that go across my ankle/lower shin, while simply loosening the laces that cover the foot. When putting on, I only have to pull the laces tight, lace the ankle area, and strap the velcro. Pretty fast. Maybe I'll do a video "review" to show what I mean.

2) Support: like others say, there is a short break-in period in which the brace feels stiff. After that, it feels really nice. It gives plenty of support while still allowing me to play tennis (about 1.5-2.5 hours each session).

3) Materials: well, one complaint would be the logo on the velcro strap that you put on last. It started coming off because the logo is stiff rubber while the strap is elastic. As the strap stretches, it inevitably breaks contact with the rubber logo. I don't really care though. Maybe McDavid should've just left it off.

4) Issues: regarding the two velcro straps that go underneath the foot and up the sides, people have said that they scratch at the skin. This included my brother and his friend. I haven't had the issue because I wear long socks. Regardless, the McDavid company does write in its directions that you can trim the excess velcro part with scissors, which should eliminate the abrasion issue.

5) Size: I wear size 8.5 running shoes, size 9 tennis shoes (for actual tennis playing, not to be confused with casual sneakers), and the medium size McDavid fits me well. I was worried that it would be too big, but that was not the case.
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