Mueller are a top brand in the world of sports and medicine, and can be seen used all over the world in a huge amount of sports, they have a range of ankle support products, but this is one of their most popular braces, and top selling on Amazon. It is a one size fits all design, so no messing around trying to find your size with this, and it fits easily into your shoe, but does it live up to expectations? We give it the once over…
This can be daunting at first, when people look at an ankle brace they want something comfortable, and at first glance this doesn’t necessarily look it. It has a semi rigid hinged design, which moves naturally up and down with the ankle as it flexes and moves, protecting very well against inversion and eversion type sprains.
In spite of being rigid and strong, it is surprisingly lightweight (actually maybe it isn’t that much of a surprise considering the name including the word lite’. It fits easily within your shoe and does well to avoid discomfort, in fact very few of the braces on the market are this subtle whilst remaining effective.
No laces required here, the one simple and large strap make this easy to put on, simply slide your foot in, pull the strap to the desired tightness and let the velcro do the rest. A word of warning from many of the reviews on amazon and elsewhere, try putting the strap on the higher end of the brace as if it is on the bottom it can rub on your heel, causing nasty blisters.
What to use this brace for?
This is one of the more versatile ankle braces you can buy, and does a great job in a huge amount of scenarios. Being so light and subtle it is perfect for using in your everyday life, and those with weak ankles who need it for things like walking often swear by this. Many use it for sports that require jumping to avoid rolling the ankle, so basketball and volleyball players are familiar with the work of Mueller…
Mueller the Brand
A little bit on the brand, Mueller, who unlike a lot of the other brands making similar products have a background in sports medicine rather than simply sports products. They’re a brand who aren’t just looking to cash in on those looking for ankle support, and they really care about peoples’ health, and have made a name for themselves helping people with their injuries.
The Mueller Lite is a great option for those looking for an everyday use or a sports related product to help with rehabilitation from injury or preventing problems in the first place. The pricing point is very reasonable, and at under $20 a piece they represent amazing value for money. Very few people have negative comments to say about the product, and though you may get more features for two or three times the price, compared to the other lower priced braces this is among the best.