I broke my ankle in May 2010, having gone through the long process of recovery I am now rather fond of my newly healed ankle which despite being quite strong now is still painful and stiff at times. Hence my requirements for ankle support to go about my sporting activities again with confidence. Having seen a few reviews on the internet about this support it was described as comfortable, robust and slimline - good for sporting activities including running. It was a good price so I thought givie it a bash for my next five aside match.
I have nothing good to say about this support I'm afraid. The size was right (I'm size 13) and therefore getting it on and tied up was fine. It was starting to get uncomfortable as soon as I got to the football. By the end of an hour my ankle was agony to the point where I was wondering if there was something wrong with it again! Turns out there is a small concave circular plastic section in the support that presumably is meant to cup your ankle bone. Now either my ankles are misshapen or this piece of plastic is woefully misplaced as the lower edge of it was positioned right across the centre line ok my ankle and the pressure from the support and sports shoes were making it dig in. This was to the extent that when I got it off I had a deep red line across my ankle, the source of all the discomfort! IfI'm honest the support really isn't that robust either, you can quite easily bend the lateral plastic supports with no effort at all.
Long story short this certainly wasn't fit for purpose for me and I can't really believe that my ankles are that strangely shaped or positioned on my leg! One good point was the refund process with amazon was perfect, very easy and fast.