- Product Dimensions: 5 x 10 x 12 inches ; 8 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- ASIN: B01ITAPWQO
- Average Customer Review: 649 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,000 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
McDavid 195 Ankle Brace with Stabilizer Straps
|Price:||$19.99 - $111.80|
- Athletes participating in an independent study at a major research university had 3x fewer injuries when wearing the 195 ankle brace
- Constructed of a single-layer polyester fabric for full support and minimal weight
- Design simulates athletic tape with figure-6 strapping pattern
- Compression-comfort top strap for comfort fit
- Fully adjustable without unlacing or removing shoe
- Ventilated tongue breathes with you
- Padded lining and reinforced closures
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McDavid Ultralight Laced Ankle Brace with Strap
Ventilated tongue for enhanced breathability. Straps can be tightened at anytime without relacing. Simulates athletic tape with fully adjustable straps. High-quality inner lining for maximum comfort. Fits right or left ankle.
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I was looking for ankle brace the would give the most lateral support.
I've injured both my ankles while playing ultimate Frisbee. I love the game and will continue playing no matter what.
So wearing support is now a must for me otherwise I easily roll my ankle on a sharp turn or a stop during the game.
So again, my intent is to use ankle support for already injured ankle while playing active sports.
Brace that only helps "prevent" injury is useless, I'm already injured.
For Ultimate Frisbee I need "ultimate" ankle support.
So here is my list.
1. Best support and price
#1 Laced Ankle Brace With Stabilizing Strap For Flexible Support. Breathable Neoprene Braces Made By Product Stop. (Large)
Plastic on both sides makes all the difference. I can tighten it with the straps as tight as I want. Foot stays flexible. I've played Frisbee at full strength and didn't have any pain from my injured right ankle.
2. Best support as well, but expensive
Zamst A2-DX Left Ankle Brace, Black, Large
When I read in one of negative reviews for this product that it is too complicated to put on, that was a selling point for me.
Brace that is easy to put on cannot give good support. A good brace would mold into your foot, it shouldn't be easy to put it on.
So I got it, played at full speed and it was most of the time very safe.
The only thing I didn't like is that material of the boot and the straps can stretch a little, so it make it quite flexible, but would let the ankle roll in some really extreme twist. I would sacrifice some of flexibility for a guarantee that it wouldn't let the ankle roll no matter what.
3. These 3 braces have the same design, good basic support, but not good for ultimate game
ASO Ankle Stabilizer, Black, X-Large
Best price, design and durability
McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace with Strap (Black, Large)
More expensive than ASO, nicer look, good durability, but I don't like design of the straps (crossing straps should start from the back of the foot)
Shock Doctor Ultra Wrap Lace Ankle Support (Black, Large,9-9.5)
Price is OK, but not very durable. 7-10 games destroyed it quickly.
I've had bad ankles from playing offensive line in high school and having level 1-3 tendon tears in my ankles from those years past, I used to have two of these back then but lost them when I moved out of my parents house way back when. I can say that this is by far a great brace because the fit is snug and during my most recent injury my ankle has pain in the front that gives me pain when I'm on my feet for too long or walking a lot (live in a metropolitan city so I do a lot of walking). Since using this brace it has mitigated that pain because it is snug enough that it isolates where my pain is and allows me to walk normally and without a limp.
Comfort wise the brace is snug. I usually run a 9.5-10 shoe and in my walking shoes it fits fairly well an 8/10 fit, in my dress shoes for work it fits very good 10/10 but I do need to use a shoe horn to slip into my shoes. I ordered a medium in this case.
Practical usage of the brace when I'm walking home or to work it gives me maximum comfort and helps me forget that my ankle even hurts. When I'm training I don't feel any pain either but I'm not lifting with as heavy weights until I heal up. The support given in my opinion is around the 9-10/10 mark just because of the isolation during walking motions and the stability offered on the sides. When I'm on the bus standing up I can balance myself if there's weird motions as opposed to hopping about looking to grab onto something for support, and I can also jump 2 stairs at a time without worrying about pain from stressing it in different motions.
As far as putting the brace on or taking it off it is fairly straight forward. The side bands that form a figure 6 (I think it's mentioned in the description) help to provide that motion stability I mentioned previously, and the top bands that secure around the laces are all straightforward in attaching and removing. The laces and brace itself does run slightly tighter and more snug than any other brace, so you'll need to spend some additional time with that portion of it. If you have swelling then this could be good for mitigating the swelling (not a doctor or health professional) but if you're pain adverse then I'd exercise caution just because of how snug the brace can be.
Overall 5 stars because I'm familiar with the product and it does as advertised and it is not a cheaply built neoprene sleeve.
The Air Cast provides better support for tendonosis/tendonitis. I do sports with the Air Cast Airheel Aircast airheel foot and ankle brace for men: 12 inch and women: 13.5 inch, large - 1 ea, and it has held up well and provides moderate overall ankle support. Yet, the McDavid appears much more durable.
I guess which ankle strap you want really depends on what you want to do, but I don't think you can go wrong with either.