Alternatives to the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 | Eugene
The Aircast A60 Ankle Brace is one of our most popular ankle supports, but we know that your ankles are as unique as you are, and the A60 may not always be the right choice. If you've tried the Aircast A60 and have decided that it's not a good fit for your needs, then our list of alternative ankle braces may be able to help.
As the A60 support is designed to prevent rollover and ankle sprains, our product experts have sorted through our vast range to offer some other braces that provide similar support. As with the A60, the following braces can also be worn in almost any type of trainer or shoe, making them ideal for getting back on your feet after an injury.
Not Comfortable Enough?
Thuasne Malleo Dynastab Boa Ankle Brace
While our customers report that the Aircast A60 is the most comfortable ankle brace around, different foot and ankle shapes will mean that some opinions can differ. The Thuasne Dynastab Boa Ankle Brace provides incredible comfort with its lightweight micro-aerated 3D fabric and Boa Lacing System, making it a perfect A60 rival with the same great rollover protection.
Not the Right Size?
Donjoy Strapping Elastic Ankle Support
If you're keen to stick with the popular Donjoy brand, then the Donjoy Strapping Elastic Ankle Support is a good choice. Like the Aircast A60, the slim design ensures it can fit comfortably under shoes and socks for injury prevention during sport. With a sizing system based on ankle circumference and a versatile strapping system, this is a great option if you find the A60 sizing doesn't provide enough wiggle room.
Not Enough Stability?
BioSkin TriLok Ankle Ligaments Support
Stabilisation is key both during and after recovery of an ankle sprain, and the BioSkin TriLok Ankle Ligaments Support provides this without the more rigid stabiliser of the A60. If you find the plastic stabiliser in the Aircast A60 to be uncomfortable, then the strapping system of the BioSkin TriLok is worth a try. It controls the inversion and eversion of the ankle, helping to take the pressure off your ankle ligaments to reduce any ongoing pain.
Not Supportive Enough?
Aircast AirSport Ankle Brace
Featured as one step up in support from the A60 in our Three Stages of Recovery article, the Aircast AirSport Ankle Brace is an ideal option if you want a little bit more support for your ankle. With a similar feel and fit to the A60, the AirSport is our pick if you like the A60 but want some more protection and immobilisation.
Not Enough Compression?
MedSpec ASO Ankle Stabiliser Brace
Gentle compression helps to soothe pain and aid recovery, and the MedSpec ASO Ankle Stabiliser Brace features a lace structure designed to provide your ankle with adjustable compression. All you need to do is pull the laces with no knots or bows needed, then tighten at the designed level of compression. Like the A60, the discreet design of the MedSpec ASO is ideal for wearing during sports, and it is just as breathable to keep your ankle feeling fresh and comfortable.
Not the Right Injury?
Bauerfeind MalleoTrain Plus Ankle Support
The Bauerfeind MalleoTrain Plus Ankle Support is specifically designed to help prevent ankle twisting, unlike the rollover protection that the A60 focuses on. If you're prone to ankle injuries but find that you're more at risk of twisting your ankle rather than rolling over it, then the MalleoTrain Plus may provide you with more support than the A60 for this type of injury. Breathable, slim and secure, this Bauerfeind is another popular rival to the A60.
Still Haven't Decided?
If none of these options seem to be exactly what you're looking for, don't worry, there's plenty more to see. You can take a look at our comprehensive Ankle Supports category, where you'll find a wide range of trusted brands. You can also get in touch with us by leaving a comment below or findind us on Facebook and Twitter!