McDavid 199 Lace-up Ankle Brace with Support Stays
|Price:||$16.95 - $54.10|
- One of McDavid's top-selling laced ankle braces
- Spring steel medical grade stays for solid and reliable support
- Built of highly breathable two-layer polyester/vinyl mesh
- Reduced weight allows improves mobility
- Used by athletes, trainers and coaches to replace tape: Prevent common injuries, support your return to activity and enhance performance
- Ventilated tongue and sewn in arch support for added comfort
- LEVEL 3: Maximum Protection
- Fits left or right ankle
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Quality products featuring the original, classic McDavid brand logo. Similar models featuring new McDavid branding may also include technical enhancements and/or improvements. 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.
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.
- 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
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
- 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+
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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+
My foot falls right between medium and large, so the medium was a little on the tight side. Especially with a swollen ankle/foot! The large size fit a LOT more comfortably.
One big suggestion due to the above would be to anyone that falls right between medium/large to end up getting the larger size as it should suit your needs better. Its just a suggestion though! Don't kill the messenger (:
Okay, onwards and forwards - to the meat and potatoes of the review.
I've worn this thing literally dozens of times over the last 9 months or so, and its performed flawlessly. Its very comfortable, and I can fit it just fine in my shoes [K-Swiss, Etnies, DCs] and it fits a little tight in some Danner boots, but it is what it is.
The shoe lace is plenty long, and what I do is after getting everything nice and tight before finally tying the laces, I wrap them once around on the top, and then tie 'em and voila, done. Its better than having loose lases roaming around your shoe and whatnot.
For the price, its hard to beat it. Its a quality product as most [if not all] of McDavid's products are. Have only used a few [including knee braces] and they have all worked wonderfully. They do what they say they do, at a reasonable price. What's more to ask for?
This ankle brace also helps prevent my foot from swelling [before taking it off and raising my ankle] when I am having certain issues, so there is a preventative aspect of it as well.
We definitely recommend this for anyone needing an ankle brace. You will not be disappointed.
If you have weak ankles or ever have turned your ankle landing on another players foot when getting a rebound these are for you. These are much stronger than the foam or Velcro type wraps, and I find them close to the support I used to get when my ankles were taped in high school. I have turned my ankles wearing these quite severely and without them it would have been two weeks before I could play. With these on I am ready in a day or two.
I prefer the black color over the white as they look better longer. Usually last about 10-12 months being washed 3 times a week. I would not recommend a hot dryer as they have a vinyl component to them and the dryer temperatures will break the material down quicker, as well as melt the plastic ends on the laces. When you do put them in the washer or dryer be sure to tie and double knot the laces, otherwise the laces will get tangled in everything. No need to ask me how I know this! If you need them right after the wash be sure to put the dryer on a delicate cycle.
I usually lay them out overnight and they are dry by the next day.
Be sure to using the McDavid Sizing chart for proper fit. Yes the first few times you wear them the vinyl will be quite stiff, but you will not even know you are wearing them after 2 or 3 workouts.
Amazon pricing is excellent and includes N/C shipping! One thing, I usually increase my sneaker size by a half size to allow for the room of the brace. Some guys I play with do, others use their regular sneaker size. If your sneakers are on the snug side now you may need to increase the size. I wear thicker cushion type socks when I wear these.
Bottom line, if you need ankle support these work very well.
Over all it seems these lace up braces appear to all be quite similar.