The 10 Best Ankle Braces For Running

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Running is a demanding, high-impact activity that can be hard on the joints, which is why it’s critical to protect them. These ankle braces offer the support and control athletes need to prevent or alleviate injuries or to continue training while they recover. We’ve included everything from lightweight compression sleeves to sophisticated, adjustable models that cater to a litany of needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Bauerfeind Maximum Freedom

2. Gonicc Professional Soothe

3. Active T2 Rigid

Editor's Notes

January 07, 2019:

Runners suffer from a relentless array of injuries, from light strains and weakness to more serious issues, so we prioritized diversity with this list. Ensured that ranked options offered compression, support, multiple closure methods, and adjustability. Included slim models to go under socks and shoes, and rigid units that limit motion for recovery. After that, we weighed durability, value for money, and fit.

4. Venom Elastic Sleeve

5. Vive Sprained Protector

6. Senteq Torn Relief

7. Ace Deluxe Stabilizer

8. Med Spec ASO

9. Shock Doctor 849 Ultra

10. McDavid Single

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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