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Swede-O Ankle Lok Ankle Brace

4.3 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
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Price: $15.98 - $52.99
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  • 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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The Original and Still #1... North America's most popular lace-up brace. The exclusive 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. Triple layer vinyl laminate provides durability and comfort. Great brace for football, basketball, baseball and other sports. *XXS available for white Ankle Lok only.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00600R7ZU
  • Item model number: ANKLELOK-1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,743 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)

Important Information

Indications
ankle sprain, ankle injury, twisted ankle, weak ankle, injured ankle, ankle strain, injury prevention

Directions
Pull on ankle brace like a sock, tighten laces at each set of eyelets, tie at top.

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Customer Reviews

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Size: LargeColor: White
I can't praise this brace enough. I've sprained my left ankle a couple of times pretty badly playing B-ball and nothing has given me a faster recovery. A little Icy hot, tie this brace up tight... and I'm back in no time. This brace gives me great support. It is the BEST $26 I've ever spent. 12 years later I finally had to break down and buy another one. I still use the original one when I play, and I keep the new one in the bag for other people. You know, for when I break their ankles.. :) AWESOME PRODUCT!!!
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Size: SmallColor: White Verified Purchase
Provides excellent stability during workouts. My ankle was killing me after jumping rope, but I'm pain free when I wear this. However, the sizing is not for people with cankles. The top elastic bites painfully into my calf. Since the foot fits well, I think I will just cut the elastic rather than return. I'm not sure if sizing up would make it too loose in the foot.

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.
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Size: SmallColor: Black Verified Purchase
I ordered this brace on recommendation from my Doctor. I already had sprained my right ankle slightly last november, and have problems with my right/both knees. I rolled my left ankle after a Physical Therapy session a few months ago, it hit the floor, popped so loud I thought I broke it! A few weeks later, I slowly was getting in my Jeep, not used to it yet as it was a new vehicle and I was driving a truck before, pulled the door shut on the left ankle before I got it in the car door. Needless to say its in bad shape! I alread had a Cam walker boot for my right leg, they put me in another one for my left, and its awful! They wont listen when I say its too big, no support around my ankle/under the ankle bone at all. He wanted me in the boot for another 2 weeks, while this was on order. This brace came in 2-3 days, fast shipping, I put it on, laced it up, and took a few steps and almost cried because I finally had the support I needed! It fits even in my pair of TOMS shoes, which were already a little stretched out from wearing them with the wrap on after it happened and I was swollen. I did put it on with my Nikes last night, that have an arch support in them as well, so it cuts down on room to begin with. It fit GREAT! I went out in my yard and did my gardening last night, which is really uneven ground with holes here and there ( I seem to find and step in every ONE) and it was just great! I am to wear it for my every day use, and I WILL BE! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL PRODUCT! I also found the company that shipped it to be one of the more reasonable prices for it. They didnt charge any shipping. There were cheaper priced ones, that charged so much for shipping, these guys didnt. Will order with them again if I need to!
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Size: SmallColor: Black Verified Purchase
I have super weak ankles after many, many twists and sprains playing all sorts of different sports. Without this Swede-o brace, I wouldn't be able to play sports at all any more. I love this particular variety because there are removable plastic inserts for both the inside and outside of the ankle. I only need support on the outside, so I remove the interior insert and hang onto it -- after several months of use, the insert usually breaks, and I replace it with the one I'd removed earlier. Or, if I was relatively fresh off an ankle injury, I'd double up the exterior inserts for added support.

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.
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Size: MediumColor: Black Verified Purchase
This brace is the best I have ever had and, to date, I have purcased three. It provides excellent support for my arthritic ankle and allows me to walk and even hike. It is an excellent option to having my ankle "fused"--which has been recommended to me by 4 separate orthopedists. The stabilizer inserts, together with the friction lacing mechanism are key to its effectivness. Lace it up and it stays laced. It is also comfortable and fits my shoes. It washes well too!
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Size: SmallColor: Black Verified Purchase
The Swede-O Ankle Lok Brace is very helpful for my healing sprained ankle. I only wear it when I'm wearing shoes. Wearing it without shoes feels weird and strangely, less beneficial for the healing of my ankle.

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.
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