Best Walker Boots and Accessories 2021
Wednesday, 8 July 2020 | Eugene
After a fracture or severe sprain of your foot or ankle, keeping pressure off the area is the most important key to recovery, but this is easier said than done if you'd like to get on with your daily routine. Walker boots (or fracture boots) have been the first recommendation from physicians for these injuries for decades, as they help to immobilise the area and reduce swelling better than traditional casts, without restricting you to bed rest.
Among fracture boots, few competitors have been able to keep up with the innovation of the Aircast range, to the extent that many people now refer to walker boots simply as 'Aircasts'.
Why Use a Fracture Boot?
Walker boots provide a number of advantages over traditional casts, and their versatility makes them indispensable in most cases. After a fracture or severe sprain, a walker boot will:
Best Walker Boot for Foot Injuries
Aircast AirSelect Short Walker Boot
With a low-cut design, the Aircast AirSelect Short Walker Boot is the clear choice for injuries affecting the foot alone. Popular after bunionectomies and metatarsal fractures, this boot uses a combination of shock-absorbing foams and air cells, helping to stabilise the area and keep pressure away. As with all AirSelect boots, it features a rocker sole with SoftStrike technology, allowing you to get around while avoiding impact-related stress.
Best Walker Boot for Most Ankle Injuries
Aircast AirSelect Standard Walker Boot
Extending protection further up the leg, the Aircast AirSelect Standard Walker Boot is the best choice for injuries to the front of side of the ankle, and will also provide equal protection to the foot as the short boot above. Designed with the same shock-absorbing materials and SoftStrike sole as the above boot, the AirSelect Standard uses the Integrated Inflation System to stabilise the ankle and calf, providing the compression needed to immobilise the area and reduce swelling.
Best Walker Boot for Severe Ankle Injuries
Aircast AirSelect Elite Walker Boot
The most advanced boot in the AirSelect range, the Aircast AirSelect Elite Walker Boot uses overlapping air cells and a 'total contact' fit to provide comfortable compression that provides 3x faster swelling reduction than similar boots. The additional air cells make this boot particularly ideal for injuries at the very back of the heel or ankle, in addition to the injuries supported by the boots above. The lightest and most comfortable in the range, the AirSelect Elite is certified by Aircast's medical experts as the ultimate in protection.
Best Sock to Improve Walker Boot Comfort
Aircast Walker Boot Replacement Sock
While these Aircast walker boots have been designed for comfort, any support thay you'll be wearing for a prolonged time can benefit from an undergarment to reduce friction and improve hygiene. The Aircast Walker Boot Replacement Sock will absorb sweat and reduce friction, helping to keep your leg more comfortable and your walker boot cleaner and more hygienic.
Even Up Your Leg Length
Evenup Shoe Balancer
At Health and Care, we've provided countless customers with walker boots for their injuries, and one of the most common complaints is pain resulting from leg length discrepancy due to wearing a walker boot. The simplest solution is the Evenup Shoe Balancer, which is worn on the foot opposite to your walker boot in order to even up your leg lengths. This will provide a more comfortable gait while wearing your boot, avoiding the joint and muscle pain that can otherwise occur.
Let Your Boot Do the Walking
Injuries to your feet and ankles can be some of the most disruptive to your daily life, so it's particularly important to get a brace that works with your injury, and your routine. Walker boots allow you to get on with your day with the knowledge that you're well protected and doing the most for your recovery. If you'd like to see our entire range of walker boots and fracture boots, feel free to browse our Walker Boot category.
For information on how to apply your walker boot, check out our How to Fit Your Walker Boot article.