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Aircast AirSelect Walker Boots: Which Is Right for Me?

Friday, 22 March 2019

The Aircast AirSelect Walker Boot is one of the most advanced walking boots on the market, engineered to provide the ultimate protection, comfort and support. It features technologies that ensure the boot is not only efficient in its function to support and immobilise, but highly comfortable to wear as well.

What's more, to provide you with the best possible wearing experience, the Aircast AirSelect Walker Boot is available in three different designs, so you can find your ideal fit. To help you learn more about the Aircast AirSelect Walker Boot and find the right model for your needs, we've created this short guide that includes everything you need to make an informed decision when purchasing your walker boot.

What Is the Aircast AirSelect Walker Boot?

What makes the Aircast AirSelect Walker Boot superior to most similar boots out there is the use of four very specific technologies. All three models feature these technologies that work together to deliver outstanding support, protection and comfort:

  • SoftStrike Technology features strike zones designed to absorb and dissipate energy away from the heel. Additional mid-foot support helps to minimise hip differential and knee flexion movement, while the skid-resistant low-profile rocker sole allows for normal gait with less forefoot angulation.
  • Integrated Inflation Technology equips the boot with aircells that provide pulsating compression with each step. This design is clinically proven to reduce oedema three times faster than other options available on the market.

  • Duplex Technology features multiple aircells that are layered to create an intermittent massaging effect with each step to help reduce swelling. Quick and easy inflation technology allows for simple and effective adjustment.
  • UltraLight Technology includes a moulded semi-rigid shell that can be trimmed for added comfort to create a tailored support. Moreover, the open design frame offers increased ventilation for maximum patient protection.

If you're certain the Aircast AirSelect Walker Boot is the right choice for you, but aren't entirely sure which model to pick, we've created this easy-to-understand breakdown of all the most important features of the three available boots. Consult the table below, and keep reading for a more thorough comparison.

 

Aircast AirSelect Short Walker Boot
Aircast AirSelect Short Walker Boot

Aircast AirSelect Standard Walker Boot
Aircast AirSelect Standard Walker Boot

Aircast AirSelect Elite Walker Boot
Aircast AirSelect Elite Walker Boot
Sizes Available Extra Small to Extra Large Extra Small to Extra Large Extra Small to Extra Large
Weight Light Ultra Light Light
Orientation Bilateral Bilateral Bilateral
Latex-Free Yes Yes Yes
Removable Liners Yes Yes Yes
Removable Insole Yes Yes Yes
Washable Hand-Washable Hand-Washable Hand-Washable
Height (cm) 23.1 - 30.7cm 34.5 - 46.3cm 34.5 - 46.3cm
Calf Width (cm) / 10.2 - 14cm 10.2 - 14cm
Cushioned Inner/Outer Sole Yes (Rubber/EVA) Yes (Rubber/EVA) Yes (Rubber/EVA)
Number of Aircells 2 2 4
Location of Aircells Left, Right Left, Right Left, Right, Back
Indications Bunionectomy, metatarsal fracture, ankle sprain, soft tissue injury, fracture of the foot Post-op immobilisation, severe ankle sprain, fracture of the foot or ankle Post-op immobilisation, reduction of oedema, severe ankle sprain, fracture of the foot or ankle

Short vs Standard Walker Boot

The Short and Standard version of the AirSelect Walker Boot are very similar, and differ only in the height of the brace. Both designs are available in five sizes, feature removable liners and insoles, can be hand-washed, and have two aircells on either side of the foot.

The exact height of the Short Boot depends on the size of the model, and ranges from 23.1cm (9.1") for Extra Small to 30.7cm (12.1") for Extra Large. The height of the Standard model ranges from 34.5cm (13.6") to 46.3cm (18.2"). This makes the two models suitable for different conditions, depending on whether your injury involves only your foot and ankle, or if you're looking to stabilise and support your lower leg as well.

Standard vs Elite Walker Boot

The Standard and Elite AirSelect Walker Boots both have the same height, but differ in the number of aircells and the cushioning they provide. Both models are available in five sizes, with height ranging from 34.5cm (13.6") to 46.3" (18.2"), and suitable for conditions that involve your foot, ankle and lower leg.

While the AirSelect Standard comes with two aircells, left and right, the AirSelect Elite has two additional posterior aircells. These run slightly behind the regular two ankle cells, and extend the full length of the brace to increase overall compression of the foot. This makes the AirSelect Elite the ideal choice if your injury is at the very back of your foot or ankle.

Short vs Elite Walker Boot

The AirSelect Short and AirSelect Elite are the two models that have the least in common, as they come in different heights and with a different number of aircells. The height of the Short Boot ranges from 23.1cm (9.1") to 30.7cm (12.1"), depending on the size, while the height of the Elite Boot ranges from 34.5cm (13.6") to 46.3cm (18.2"). The shorter model comes with two aicells, one on each side of the ankle, while the Elite Walker Boot has two additional posterior aircells.

This makes the two versions suitable for different conditions. The shorter boot is only suitable for injuries of the foot and ankle, while the Elite Walker Boot is ideal for injuries to your foot, ankle or lower leg, as well as for reducing swelling.

List of Indications to Help You Decide

If you're still not entirely sure which of the three Aircast AirSelect Walker Boot models would be best for your condition, we've put together this extensive list of conditions that can be aided with the Aircast AirSelect.

Aircast AirSelect Short Walker Boot

  • Acute Ankle Injury
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Bunionectomy
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Osteotomy
  • Post-Op Ankle Treatment
  • Post-Op Foot Treatment
  • Stable Fractures of the Foot
  • Stress Fractures of the Foot
  • Stress/Stable Foot Fractures

Aircast AirSelect Short Walker Boot

Aircast AirSelect Standard Walker Boot

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Ankle Injury
  • Bunionectomy
  • Ligament Tendon Repair
  • Osteotomy
  • Post-Op Ankle Treatment
  • Post-Op Foot Treatment
  • Severe Ankle Sprains
  • Stable Fractures Lower Leg, Foot and Ankle
  • Stress Fractures of the Lower Leg, Foot and Ankle
  • Stress/Stable Foot Fracture

Aircast AirSelect Standard Walker Boot

Aircast AirSelect Elite Walker Boot

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Ankle Injury
  • Bunionectomy
  • Ligament Tendon Repair
  • Oedema Decrease
  • Osteotomy
  • Post-Op Ankle Treatment
  • Post-Op Foot Treatment
  • Severe Ankle Sprains
  • Stable Fractures Lower Leg, Foot and Ankle
  • Stress Fractures of the Lower Leg, Foot and Ankle
  • Stress/Stable Foot Fracture

Aircast AirSelect Elite Walker Boot

Which AirSelect Walker Boot are you after? Let us know in the comments below, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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