bought this based on decent reviews in a lot of places. similar to someone elses review on here, it was good at the start... got it nice and tight and once you put your foot in the shoe it made a nice tight and (psychologically?) comforting grip. my only problem was that it doesnt grip the foot far forward enough, so you foot isnt stopped from flopping down which is one of the ways you roll your ankle running on a field or strain your foot kicking a ball. but i added some ankle tapeing underneath to add some more support.
but ive used it maybe 5-10 times and the plastic sticks that give it shape have made holes in the fabric and now poke out halfway whenever i use it, thus losing the strength. also the laces have started to tear the fabric as well along the holes.
basically, im pretty annoyed that i spent 29 pounds for something that has no durability at all. im now going to have to fork out another 30+ to buy a new one. will be looking for a sturdier product.
in conclusion, not recommended if you have genuine ankle problems and will be relying on this for ongoing support. i had a sprain that took me 9 months to get over, and while i can play football again this product cannot handle the impact and give me to support i need.