Lets get straight to the point, when it comes to your health then you can’t take any risks, and it is definitely worth going the extra mile to make sure you have the best products available. The best ankle braces in the world have been reviewed here on the site, and you can feel free to go through and look for more detail, but for those looking for the very best, we’ve packed them into this post to (hopefully) make your decision easy.
First recommended model: Active Ankle T2 - The average rating of 4.3/5 stars on amazon says it all.
Active Ankle Review
You can read our full review of the T2 on our site, but the gist is that it is one of the best braces you’re likely to find, with sports coaches and physios all around the world recommending them for use in sports and exercise. The rigid part of the brace offers a lot of support and though it is maybe not the most ‘comfortable’, that’s not what we need it for, and it does a great job of avoiding both types of sprains, and it is barely noticeable and certainly doesn’t cause any extra pain to wear it. Some have described it as ‘almost impossible’ to roll your ankle whilst wearing this, making it amazing for prevention of injury as well as recovering from longer term issues. Over 60% of people have given this a five star review on Amazon, telling you all you need to know about this incredible product.
McDavid 195 Deluxe Ankle Brace with Strap – Next Recommendation
The McDavid 195 is another best seller, and there’s a reason for that, it is exceptional quality and even verges on comfortable, with more material than the T2 and a wrap around, lace up design, and ‘figure six’ straps to help with support. It is less rigid in terms of material than the above, but that doesn’t mean it lacks in support and is great for avoiding injury and supporting the recovery from sprains or other ailments. The McDavid 195 fits either left or right ankle, so no need to worry about buying a unique model for each ankle, it’ll fit either with ease
Available in sizes from X Small to X Large, the McDavid has a 4.5 star average on reviews on amazon, which are extremely complimentary, with everyone from hikers to soccer players recommending this product for weak or recovering ankles.
Some other models are great for specific needs, and you may be able to find one slightly more suited to your needs, if you have specialist problems such as PTTD or the recovery from torn ligaments. Models such as the specialized PTTD ankle support are great if that is your particular issue, but both the McDavid and the Cramer are so versatile that they come with my recommendation for almost every circumstance, and are very unlikely to let you down.