Our Choice for the Best Football Ankle Braces

By on October 5, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

From time to time, a player may need to protect themselves from injury. These injuries can manifest anywhere on the body. The ankles are perhaps one of the most important parts of the body if you are a football player looking to make an impact. For this list, we are going to look at football ankle braces that will help protect you from injury and help you recovers should you have an injury.

McDavid Classic Lightweight Ankle Brace
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Aircast A60 Ankle Support Brace
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McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace with Strap
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Shock Doctor Ultra Gel Lace Ankle Support
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the Active Ankle Volt Rigid Ankle Brace
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Aircast AirSport Ankle Support Brace
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The McDavid Ankle Support with Strap
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Adidas Adizero Ankle Brace
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he Active Ankle T1 Rigid Ankle Brace
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Mizuno DXS2Ankle Brace
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Pros
  • This ankle brace is a lightweight, flexible and breathable
  • Can be used on both the left and the right feet
  • Reduces chances of injuries
  • Very well ventilated
    Cons
    • Does not come with straps but laces that some people had a problem with finding the righr amount og compression and comfort
    Summary
    Number one on our list of the best football ankle braces and ankle supports is the McDavid Classic Lightweight Ankle Brace. This is a lightweight, flexible, breathable ankle support that has a lot of people wowing and celebrating. The first reason for this is that unlike most of the other braces on this list, the McDavid Classic Lightweight Ankle Brace can be used on both the left and the right feet. You will not have to get a specific ankle brace for the foot that you would like to support. The McDavid Classic Lightweight Ankle Brace is a laced-up ankle support. What this means is that this ankle support is able to offer much more support than most other ankle supports. In addition to that, the laces allow this ankle support to fit snugly on the ankle area boosting not only comfort but ensuring that you see reduced chances of injuries when you have the McDavid Classic Lightweight Ankle Brace on. I guess I forgot to mention that the McDavid Classic Lightweight Ankle Brace does not have to be worn only when you are injured. It can also be used during normal play to help you keep away from injuries and sprains that are often associated with games and training. The McDavid Classic Lightweight Ankle Brace is also very light weight to ensure that it does not hold you back when you have it on. Apart from that, the tongue is made out of mesh to further ensure that it provides all the ventilation that you need during training and during games.
    Price10
    Ankle Support9.5
    Comfort9.5
    Durability9.5
    Injury Recovery9.5
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    Pros
    • This ankle brace can help reduce the chances of injury
    • It also facilitates healing
    • This ankle brace absorbs impact and functions as protective gear
    • This fabric provides amazing breathability
    • This ankle brace affords you adequate mobility
    Cons
  • If you are looking for ankle brace that offers heat retention to help with healing, this is not it
  • Summary
    At number two we have a very impressive ankle brace and support, the Aircast A60 Ankle Support Brace. This is an ankle brace that you can use to support the ankle during play to reduce the chances of injury as well as during the healing period to facilitate healing. It does a really good job of proving all the comfort that you need on and off the field. The one very impressive thing that we loved about the Aircast A60 Ankle Support Brace is that it is made out of material that is able to absorb impact. This means that when work during high impact games, it can function as one of the protective gears that you may have on. Moving right along, you will find that the Aircast A60 Ankle Support Brace is made pout of molded stabilizer guards. There are the parts that are responsible from protecting you from both ankle sprains and rollovers. One of the most important things that you ought to look at when getting an ankle brace is the amount of ventilation that you get with the ankle brace. The Aircast A60 Ankle Support Brace is made using Breathe-O-Prene fabric. This fabric provides amazing breathability to keep the foot as well as the ankle dry and cool even during long games and hot weather conditions. The breathability of the material also ensures that sweat is able to escape further enhancing the comfort that this ankle brace provides. While the Aircast A60 Ankle Support Brace does a really good job of ensuring that you are not injured during play, it does so without compromising your movement. This ankle brace affords you enough mobility to ensure that you are able to run, stop, play and accelerate as you need during games.
    Price9.5
    Ankle Support9.5
    Comfort9
    Durability9.5
    Injury Recovery9.5
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    Pros
    • The McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace comes with laced straps that ensures that the ankle brace offers all the support
    • The McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace is made out of durable and breathable nylon fabric
    • The McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace does not hinder mobility
    • The McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace fits on both right and left ankles
    • can be adjusted without removing the shoe
    Cons
    • The straps might be a bit tight if you do not take care to adjust them properly. this is especially true if you wear this ankle brace with a shoe
    Summary
    At number three, we have our second offering from McDavid, the McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace with Strap. This is an ankle brace that comes with laced straps that ensures that the ankle brace offers all the support that you need while fitting snugly and holding on even during intense games. The McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace with Strap is special in that is simulates the support that you would normally get from an athletic tape. The McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace with Strap is made out of durable and breathable nylon fabric. This fabric ensures that you stay cool during games while helping sweat escape. This not only keeps you cool and dry during games, it ensures that the McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace with Strap remain comfortable even during long games. The McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace with Strap also features a padded lining, sewn-in arch support as well as an elastic heel. All of these features provide comfort while ensuring mobility and the ability to play without being held back in any way whatsoever. The straps that come with the McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace with Strap do not only provide support, they also offer protection. This is because they are made using material that absorbs shock, and so is the rest of the ankle brace. The McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace with Strap fits on both right and left ankles just like the ankle brace that we have as the editor’s choice ankle brace. The “six-figure” straps that come with the McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace with Strap can be adjusted without removing the shoe. This offers a convenience that you will not find on a lot of ankle braces.
    Price9.5
    Ankle Support9
    Comfort9
    Durability9.5
    Injury Recovery9
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    Pros
    • The Shock Doctor Ultra Gel Lace Ankle Support Offers awesome support
    • The Shock Doctor Ultra Gel Lace Ankle Support is super comfortable
    • flexible enough to provide you with all the mobility that you need on and off the field
    • The Shock Doctor Ultra Gel Lace Ankle Support is very durable
    • The Shock Doctor Ultra Gel Lace Ankle Support can be used to prevent injury
    Cons
    • You have to be really comfortable with the sizing especially if you are looking for an ankle brace to help with healing
    Summary
    At number four, we have the Shock Doctor Ultra Gel Lace Ankle Support. This ankle brace from shock doctor offers a compression lacing system that works really well especially if you have compression socks on. This system also has a comfort gel support to ensure that the brace is as comfortable as you may need it to be. The compression wrap lacing loop system that is built into the Shock Doctor Ultra Gel Lace Ankle Support offers additional support. As with most of the other ankle braces on this list, the Shock Doctor Ultra Gel Lace Ankle Support is made out of a combination of latex, polyester and nylon. The combination of these materials ensures that this ankle brace is not only flexible enough to provide you with all the mobility that you need on and off the field, it also ensures that the Shock Doctor Ultra Gel Lace Ankle Support is very durable. This ankle support is also small enough so as to fit inside your shoes or cleats. The only advantage is that the lacing system does not allow for you to adjust the ankle brace as easily as you can in the ankle brace that we have at number four above. Although the Shock Doctor Ultra Gel Lace Ankle Support can be used to prevent injury as well as provide the support that you may need when healing, it is not a replacement for medication or therapy. It is always a good idea to talk to a health care professional about any injuries that you have and let them decide if you need a brace or a cast.
    Price9
    Ankle Support9
    Comfort8.5
    Durability9
    Injury Recovery8.5
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    Pros
    • Provides the support that your ankle needs after injury
    • The Active Ankle Volt, Rigid Ankle Brace is Small and light enough to fit into most shoes
    • The Active Ankle Volt, Rigid Ankle Brace does come in a variety of sizes
    • The straps come with dual fastening that secures the ankle for a customized and snug fit.
    Cons
    • The hinge might reduce your mobility in certain cases
    Summary
    Next up, we have the the Active Ankle Volt, Rigid Ankle Brace. Right off the bat you have to know that this is an ankle support system. It will provide the support that your ankle needs after injury and offer support in case of sprains. This ankle support comes with a reinforced plate for total ankle sprain support. Despite this, the Active Ankle Volt, Rigid Ankle Brace manages to remain relatively lightweight so as to not bog you down when you have it on. The Active Ankle Volt, Rigid Ankle Brace also comes with a hinged molded design that allows for a wide range of motions if the physical therapy demands it. The strengthening ribs that come with this ankle support do not only help improve support that this ankle support offers but ensure that the Active Ankle Volt, Rigid Ankle Brace is Small and light enough to fit into most shoes. If you need to use this ankle support during games, you will find that the strap that it comes with allows for dual fastening that secures the ankle for a customized and snug fit. The plate where you rest your feet is made out of carbon fiber. The carbon fiber offers the strength and support that you need without increasing the weight of the ankle brace. The Active Ankle Volt, Rigid Ankle Brace does come in a variety of sizes as well as different colors for the plates which makes it very easy to find a brace that matches your team colors. There is a sizing chart available on the company’s website so that you able to much more easily find the size that you need for your legs..
    Price9
    Ankle Support8.5
    Comfort8.5
    Durability8.5
    Injury Recovery8.5
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    Pros
    • The Aircast AirSport Ankle Support Brace has a semi-rigid encased shell to provide enough ventilation
    • The compression utilizes Aircel technology so that it is just enough and not too much or too little
    • it also does really well to prevent these injuries
    • The Aircast AirSport Ankle Support Brace is also very easy to put on
    • The straps that are on this ankle support also ensure that it fits snugly while offering additional support
    Cons
    • Can feel a bit bulky when worn for long
    Summary
    Staring off our second half of this list of the best football ankle supports and ankle braces is another accessory from McDavid, the Aircast AirSport Ankle Support Brace. If you have injuries on your ankles that are chronic and that need support throughout, this is the ankle support to get. The Aircast AirSport Ankle Support Brace has a semi-rigid encased shell to provide the ventilation that you need while managing to remain very comfortable. In addition to this, the Aircast AirSport Ankle Support Brace is able to provide a moderate amount of compression to keep blood around the muscles flowing and the muscles around the ankle and maybe the sprain supported. The compression utilizes Aircel technology so that it is just enough and not too much or too little. Although the Aircast AirSport Ankle Support Brace offers awesome support for those who are looking for support for extended periods of time, it also does really well to prevent these injuries. If you are a very active football player or even athlete, you will be glad to know that the Aircast AirSport Ankle Support Brace will be able to protect you from both sprains and roll over injuries. The Aircast AirSport Ankle Support Brace is also very easy to put on. This is facilitated by the unique step-in design that will let you slip the Aircast AirSport Ankle Support Brace on in one sweep. The straps that are on this ankle support also ensure that it fits snugly while offering additional support.
    Price9
    Ankle Support8.5
    Comfort8
    Durability8.5
    Injury Recovery8
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    Pros
    • The McDavid Ankle Support is lightweight, comfortable
    • The McDavid Ankle Support can prevent injury
    • The McDavid Ankle Support offers enough support for you if you have any sprains or injuries
    Cons
    • The McDavid Ankle Support does come with a strap
    • The McDavid Ankle Support can feel a bit bulky
    Summary
    At number seven, we have the last item from McDavid that we have on this list of the best ankle support and ankle braces. The McDavid Ankle Support with Strap is a lightweight, comfortable ankle brace that has the ability to prevent injury while on the field. That said, it is not meant to offer enough support for you if you have any sprains or injuries. For those, you will have to rely on kinesthetic tape or some of the other braces that we have talked about on this list. One of the first things that you will notice about the McDavid Ankle Support with Strap is that it does come with a strap. This enables you to secure the able brace in place and the strap does a good job of offering the extra support that you need during play. You will find the strap comfortable and the compression that it offers is enough to hold the brace in place without any strain on the foot and the ankles. The McDavid Ankle Support with Strap is made of material that breaths really well. This helps to keep you both cool and dry out on the field. Apart from that, the material is light enough, durable enough and just thin enough so that you are able to fit your foot inside a cleat or shoe even when wearing the McDavid Ankle Support with Strap. If you are looking for a strapped ankle brace and support that will protect you from sprains and injures while allowing you all the mobility that you need on the field, the McDavid Ankle Support with Strap is the brace to get.
    Price8.5
    Ankle Support8
    Comfort8
    Durability8
    Injury Recovery8
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    Pros
    • Works really well to prevent injury
    • Does a really good job of supporting the ankles should you have any injuries or have sprains
    • The material that the Adidas Adizero Ankle Brace is made out of being lightweight
    • It is also very breathable
    Cons
    • The strap does not do proper job of holding the brace in place
    Summary
    The Adidas Adizero Ankle Brace is the only Adidas ankle brace to make it on this list and with the quality of the products that Adidas does produce, I expected to see better Adidas ankle braces than the Adidas Adizero Ankle Brace. This is not to say that the Adidas Adizero Ankle Brace is not a good ankle brace, nothing like that. The Adidas Adizero Ankle Brace is specially made for athletes who are looking to ensure that they do not have sprains on their ankles: this ankle brace does a really job of that. The second reason why you ought to get this ankle brace is because it does a really good job of supporting the ankles should you have any injuries or have sprains. The Adidas Adizero Ankle Brace features a lateral spare that is credited with ensuring that your ankle has enough support to prevent again rollover injuries. The Adidas Adizero Ankle Brace is made with weight in mind meaning that Adidas were able to make this ankle brace as light as possible. In addition to that the Adidas Adizero Ankle Brace incorporates some anti-slip zones inside this ankle brace. These zones help to ensure that your foot remains locked down and in this way adds an extra layer of protection against the injuries we have mentioned above. Apart from the material that the Adidas Adizero Ankle Brace is made out of being lightweight, it is also very breathable. This is very important if you are going to be wearing this ankle brace with your shoes. If this is your plan, then you need to remain cool and dry, something that the Adidas Adizero Ankle Brace does really well.
    Price7.5
    Ankle Support7
    Comfort6.5
    Durability7.5
    Injury Recovery8
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    Pros
    • It does a really good job of preventing sprains
    • This ankle brace offers amazing support
    • It has a neoprene padding. that offers all the comfort that you need
    Cons
  • Cannot be a bit difficult to play in during games as it can be quite rigid
  • Summary
    At number nine we have another ankle brace that does a really good job of preventing sprains and helping prevent against these sprains and other types of ankle injuries. The Active Ankle T1 Rigid Ankle Brace comes with a rigid brace that offers amazing support and protection. Apart from that, it does come with a high quality strapping system. This will keep the foot in place while ensuring that the Active Ankle T1 Rigid Ankle Brace does not only fit as it is supposed to but that it stays in place and offers the support it needs to. The Active Ankle T1 Rigid Ankle Brace can be used for a whole lot of games and not just football. In addition, it does fit both the right or left legs. This is a huge advantage as it means that one, you will not have to go out to find a brace for a specific foot and two, you only need one brace provided that you do not injure all your ankles at the same time. The Active Ankle T1 Rigid Ankle Brace also comes with a hinge that allows for maximum movement, another important feature for those with sprains or strains. The up and down movement facilitated by this hinge goes a long way in helping recovery. If you look at the inner part of the Active Ankle T1 Rigid Ankle Brace, you will discover that there is a neoprene padding. This ensures all the comfort that you need during training and even after if you are going to be wearing the brace off the field.
    Price6.5
    Ankle Support7
    Comfort6.5
    Durability7
    Injury Recovery7.5
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    Pros
    • The Mizuno DXS2 Ankle Brace offers lateral support
    • The Mizuno DXS2 Ankle Brace absorb impact during those tough games
    • The Mizuno DXS2 Ankle Brace does come in a variety of sizes
    • it does offer excellent breathability
    Cons
  • Its ventilation is not as good as that offered by most other ankle braces on this list
  • Summary
    At number ten we have the Mizuno DXS2 Ankle Brace. This is a pretty sturdy ankle brace as it offers lateral support which you need if you are looking to keep sprains and strains away. The one thing that you will notice is that the Mizuno DXS2 Ankle Brace comes with a lot of padding. All of this padding is to make the ankle brace that much more comfortable while helping absorb impact during those tough games. The Mizuno DXS2 Ankle Brace features a D.F cut that gives the ankle brace great mobility. This is important for ensuring that you feet can move as they ought to both on and off the field. The Mizuno DXS2 Ankle Brace does offer a lot of support for your feet. This is facilitated by 3 different belts. On this ankle brace, you will find anchor wrap, that holds the whole brace in place, an under heel strap, important if you are using this ankle brace to support your ankle in case of sprains and a v shaped strap. The Mizuno DXS2 Ankle Brace does come in a variety of sizes so be sure to get the size that is just right for you if you are looking for the best protection out there. The Mizuno DXS2 Ankle Brace is also very light meaning that you ill not have any problem we wearing it and playing in it for long periods of time. To top it all off, it does offer excellent breathability, though not as good as some of the other ankle braces on this list.
    Price6
    Ankle Support6.5
    Comfort6.5
    Durability6
    Injury Recovery6.5
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    About the Author

    About the Author: My name is Nicholas Young. I am a twenty-five year old freelancer living in Johnson City of Tennessee. As you might have guessed by now, I find meaning to my life from American football. .

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