Swede-O Ankle Lok Ankle Brace
|Price:||$15.98 - $52.99|
- Exclusive patented ANKLE LOK offset panel traps the laces between the inner and outer flap to hold the laces tighter longer than any other brace
- Patented close spaced eyelets concentrate the holding power where it's needed most creating the most effective heel lock
- Full elastic back ensures complete unrestricted blood flow to the Achilles' tendon and virtually eliminates the chance for blistering
- Patented internal U-shaped spiral stays provide extra support and further minimize the chance for ankle injury
- Short curved heat sealed arch fits the contour of the foot and is seamless so it doesn't irritate the bottom of your foot
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ankle sprain, ankle injury, twisted ankle, weak ankle, injured ankle, ankle strain, injury prevention
Pull on ankle brace like a sock, tighten laces at each set of eyelets, tie at top.
Top Customer Reviews
Also, this is not for someone with an injury and swelling. It's designed for a healed ankle that is weak and prone to rolling.
They're NOT very pretty, but at least now I've discovered the black brace, which is a little cooler than the white one I used to wear.
I've tried other ankle support options over the years. Athletic tape can be great, or not, depending on how skilled your taper is. Even the best tape job is no better than this brace, I've found, and takes a lot more time and patience to apply. I notice many people wearing and loving Active Ankle braces, and they do look cooler than this model, but I found those held my ankles TOO rigid, and ended up causing me knee pain and misalignment issues. I've always gone back to the Swede-o, and I've never, ever once sprained my ankle while wearing it or felt let down by it.
One negative vs. other options like tape or the Active Ankle is that this brace WILL chafe your skin for the first several uses, especially right along the top edge of the brace. I wear my normal athletic socks, and put on top of those a thin-ish, mid-calf "dress" type sock, a cotton/polyester blend, and put my Swede-o on over that. If you play soccer and need to fit your long socks on top of all that, you might need to purchase larger cleats to accommodate.
All in all, an absolute life-saver of a product. I'm so grateful they're still in business after all these years.
I was expecting the brace to be uncomfortable, but it's actually almost unnoticeable... until after about 8 hours on campus- then I really want to take it off my foot- but then again I really want to take my shoe off on the other foot too so it's not just the brace.
My rehabilitation therapist told me, before I bought it, that these braces are a pain in the [rear] to use/remove, but I actually found that they're a breeze to get on and off. Of course, now that my ankle is a lot better than when I first bought these, I don't have any pain in removing these, but when I first got them, removing them put just a little bit of pain on my injury because I was pulling on the brace, and the brace was pulling my ankle- it sounds a lot worse than it really is: removing my sneaker was also painful at the time for the same reason, so, again, it's not just the brace that this particular pain happens with.
Anyway I would definitely recommend this product for the purpose of stabilization, and in particular- for preventing any twisting of the ankle from side to side.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sturdy support. Recommended by my physician after a nasty ankle sprain. I have worn mine everyday for that last 4 months and it is still going strong, the laces are a bit ratty now... Read morePublished 6 hours ago by Amazon Customer
It was not up to the quality of the one I got at the doctors officePublished 5 days ago by Tonja M.
2nd brace. First one lasted 2 months of soccer practices and games.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this for my mom since her old ankle braces were worn out and falling apart. Much cheaper here than buying in a store and same quality. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Audrey Bradley
These ankle braces don't come with the insert. No where on the page does it say you need to buy the insert separately. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Homer Griffin
This brace is fantastic! It's a replacement for the original one I purchased over 25 years ago. Excellent product that I highly recommend.Published 4 months ago by jenn
The first on I got worked great, I just got the second one and it did not come with the lock braces and the first ones do not fit the second one.Published 4 months ago by Howard G.