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McDavid Lightweight Ankle Brace

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  • One of McDavid's bestselling laced ankle braces
  • Used by athletes, trainers, and coaches to replace tape and prevent common injuries
  • Reduced weight allows improved mobility; proprietary padded HydraVent hDc Moisture Management material vents moisture while helping keep you cool
  • Spring steel stays, ventilated tongue, and sewn-in arch support
  • Fits left or right ankle; Protection Level III

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Product Description

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The 199 Lightweight Ankle Brace is one of McDavid's bestselling laced ankle braces, and is a favorite of athletes, trainers, and coaches to replace tape and help prevent common injuries. Reduced weight allows improved mobility, while proprietary padded HydraVent hDc Moisture Management material vents moisture while helping to keep you cool.

Features

  • Two layers of nylon and vinyl mesh fabric
  • Spring steel stays
  • Padded HydraVent hDc Moisture Management Technology in the lining
  • Ventilated tongue
  • Sewn-in arch support
  • Fits left or right ankle
  • 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

McDavid
  • 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 Description

The #199 Lightweight Ankle Brace is one of our most popular laced ankle braces. It's the favorite of athletes, trainers and coaches to replace tape and help prevent common injuries. This reduced-weight breakthrough actually breathes for cooler comfort. Features 2 layers of nylon/vinyl mesh fabric, spring steel stays, padded hDc moisture management lining, notched front, elastic heel, elastic tongue and sewn-in arch support. Extremely durable and comfortable. Fits left or right ankle and any style shoe.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 3 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000UVVZTO
  • Item model number: 199R
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,039 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Have been using this for about a month now and I wear them everyday.
Bharathi Masilamani
I can just fit my foot in the bottom opening but when i lace up the top even when all the way tight they are not tight enough.
Nathan Howard
The ankle brace is lightweight and provides great support of my broken bone above the ankle.
Keith Capehart

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

223 of 228 people found the following review helpful By J. Hyre on May 21, 2011
Color Name: WhiteSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
I hope the following chart helps determine your size. I could not find it on the Amazon website so I guessed what size I needed and was wrong. They did take the return and I re-ordered the right size off the chart below. The brace is a great product and look forward to getting a chance to start using it.

X Small - Mens 6-7 or Womens 7-8
Small - Mens 8-9 or Womens 9-10
Medium - Mens 9-11 or Womens 10-12
Large - Mens 11-13 or Womens 12-14
X Large Mens - 14+ or Womens 15+
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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Nathan Payne on March 24, 2008
Color Name: WhiteSize Name: Large Verified Purchase
I sprained my ankle playing basketball about 8 months ago. It healed pretty quickly and I started using an old ankle brace that I have. Then I had a doozy of a sprain on the same ankle about a month ago... WITH THE OLD BRACE ON. I didn't think that could happen. Somehow I hurt ligaments and tendons on both sides of the ankle, high and low. X-rays showed no breaks though. I'm just now starting to play again. I bought this McDavid Lightweight model and have been very impressed with it. It's a sturdy material that gives a lot more support than my old brace. And it has the steel stays for even more support. It doesn't feel like it hurts my "quickness" any more than the old brace did. It pretty much keeps the ankle from turning but allows you to extend it without too much resistance. It's a quality brace.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Thlete on January 18, 2009
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
Only 6 weeks after severely spraining my ankle and being told that I was out for the soccer season, I was on the field again. I have been able to cut, stop, and control the ball without pain. I strongly reccommend this item for anyone with a weak ankle after injury.
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful By R. Taylor on June 16, 2009
Color Name: WhiteSize Name: X-Large Verified Purchase
From one who is 55. I have tried many elastic ankle supports, but this non-elastic laced support is the only one that does the job and does not cut off my circulation or make my skin sore rubbing. It does take more time to put it on and off, but it is well worth it. It fits well into an atheletic shoe. I have not tried it in a dress shoe, but think it would be a crowded fit. I typically wear custom orthodic arch supports, but I do not use them with the ankle support. The support tucks my arch up enough that my foot is fine without the arch support. It does not make my foot hot and the exterior does not soil easily and wipes clean. I liked it enough that I own both a white and black one. I have worn the ankle support doing ladder work for hours like cleaning the gutters and also while downing a large tree and hauling it off. It allows me to do things that would otherwise be painful or undoable.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By mhnstr VINE VOICE on May 31, 2009
I purchased this brace after badly turning my ankle while hiking. The purpose of the brace was to protect my ankle while running once I was off my crutches and to this end, the brace has done a great job. More importantly, it has given me the confidence to get right back into running and hiking whereas I would have been a lot more apprehensive without the brace.

The second day running after I got off my crutches, I stepped wrong and I truly believe would have rolled my ankle again if the brace had not stopped it from happening. I have not stumbled again since then to test the brace, but I do believe it works.

The instructions for the brace indicate that chaffing can be expected for the first few days of wearing the brace. I found the first day a little uncomfortable, but now I don't notice it at all. One trick that I learned is to lace up the brace while standing up. If you lace it up while sitting, the brace does tend to bind a bit under your foot.

Overall, a good investment if you have weak ankles, not only to protect your ankles, but also to give you confidence to be active.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Timothy J. Ash on September 2, 2010
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I have been playing basketball all my life and have chronically bad ankles from various injuries I have suffered over the years. I have been through many kinds of ankle braces in an effort to ward off new injuries, but these ones seem to give the best support for me. I've bought at least half a dozen pairs of these over the last 2-3 years.

With ankles as damaged as mine, I'm bound to injure them even with braces on once in a while, and it has happened even while wearing these. However, I am sure they saved me from even worse injury. The price is much lower than some of the other brands like Aircast, etc. They do take some time to put on, but you get good at this quick.

After playing in them 2-3 times a week for about 6 months, they get stretch and get 'soft' and are not as good a support as when they were new, so I buy several pairs a year. After a while the laces wear out from friction on the eyelets and may snap, but you can replace these fairly easily.

All in all, a very good brace for the price, and I would recommend them.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By sctrojan on July 20, 2010
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I had ankle problems for most of my high school and college years from playing soccer, basketball, and football. I twisted and turned my ankle so many times and just wait for it to get better before playing again. Shortly after college, I was playing basketball and landed on someones foot and ended up tearing ligaments. I got these braces soon after healing up (4-5 months later) and have been using them with all my sports activities for the past 10 years. I can honestly say that I have never had another twisted or turned ankle and my ankles feels better than I can ever remember. I have one for each ankle and always use the right one on my right foot and left with left. They break in very well over time and last forever. I've tried the ones with straps and the others with the hard plastic under the heel, but those have been too restrictive while playing sports - for me. I'm just now looking to replace them after almost 10 years of using them (average twice a week). By the way, those who said their arches hurt after first using, they're correct. They just need to be "broken in" and the arch pains go away. Hope this helps.
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