Cramer’s Active Ankle models are some of the most famous ankle braces on the market. Renowned for being very sturdy and helpful for sports men and women from all sorts of backgrounds, these show a lot of promise for those looking for a new ankle brace, but do they live up to the hype? Are they the brace you’ve been waiting for?
- Excellent for all sports, particularly those involving jumping, volleyball and netball as well as basketball and many others.
- Adjustable with a single strap design, no awkward tying up, just strap up and you’re good to go.
- EVA padding which keeps comfort to a maximum.
- Bilateral hinge design which lets you move freely with no pain or awkwardness.
- U Shape design ensuring pressure doesn’t apply to the ankle brace.
The active ankle T2 is a step up from its predecessor, the T1. It manages to be both more lightweight and more sturdy, which is no mean feat. As already mentioned, these are hugely popular with any jumping sports or court sports with a hard surface to play on, with volleyball and basketball players swearing by them for support. The discomfort cause by the braces when they re brand new is inevitable, but given a wear or two they will adjust and start to feel a lot more natural when you wear them.
A quick glance at Amazon reviews shows us a wide variety of stories from a lot of different users, with almost all of them leaving a five star review for this product. It appears to have an excellent track record for both preventing injuries and aiding the recovery and rehabilitation from ankle troubles in sports. One user even commenting that she “can’t bare to play any sports without a T2 ankle brace” – some testimonial for a very good product.
The one criticism I have seen (and it isn’t a huge one) is the size of the Cramer T2. They’re not renowned for being particularly generous in sizing, which isn’t a huge issue, but does mean that buying a size up from the usual is probably a wise move, don’t forget it is adjustable so you can make sure it is comfortable for you.
I consider myself a connoisseur of ankle braces and related products, and the T2 is an exceptional specimen! It allows free movement, it is excellently padded and comfortable after it has been broken in and it has such a great track record of helping people in their sporting endeavors. The price tag is certainly not unreasonable, and while I am not saying it is a fix all solution for anyone with ankle problems, it certainly would be one of the first products I tried if experiencing any sort of issues.
The Active Ankle T2 is sold singularly in most cases, so if you plan to use two don’t forget to order multiples.