Aircast AirSelect Walker Boots: Which Is Right for Me?
Friday, 22 March 2019 | Paul
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:
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.
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
Aircast AirSelect Standard Walker Boot
Aircast AirSelect Elite Walker Boot