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Kit Review: Tried And Tested Aircast A60 Ankle Brace

August 21, 2014

As a seasoned netball player I know all too well about the stress and strain that the sport can put on your joints, and in particular your ankles.


With taping a time consuming job before matches and training, I’ve become a fan of ankle braces, which take away any concerns about rolling your ankle. However some I have tried in the past have been bulky and uncomfortable, so when I got the chance to test the new Aircast A60 ankle brace, the one worn by Andy Murray no less, I jumped at the chance.

 The Aircast A60 is incredibly lightweight and not at all bulky like other braces I have worn previously. Also the Breath-O-Prene fabric makes it very soft and comfortable to wear. I wore it for a full two-hour training session and suffered no rubbing or chafing. I felt confident about running, twisting and turning on my ankle and because it is so lightweight I didn’t even feel like I was wearing an ankle brace!

I was surprised at first to see that the stabiliser guards were not upright along the sides of the brace. Instead they are fitted at a 60-degree angle which, (unbeknown to me before testing the brace), is in fact the optimal position to support your ligaments and to prevent you rolling your ankle.


The single strap fastening is a big bonus, having worn braces before which were lace up, this is easy to put on and secure – ideal for if you’re rushing before a game or practice and don’t have the time to fiddle with laces and knots.

The brace is also machine washable which is a big plus, particularly because of the white colour that I tested, (it is also available in black which is probably more practical). My only concern would be that too frequent washing could weaken the Velcro strap.

The brace costs £46.99, which makes it one of the more expensive braces on the market, however it really is worth the money because of the support and comfort that it offers. It’s definitely a great investment if you are prone to problems with your ankles – I’ve already recommended it to all my teammates!

Price: £46.99

Size: small, medium or large (size guides are on the physioroom website)

Colours: white or black.

Buy: visit www.physioroom.com

Beth Shine, Sportsister
The Women’s Sport Magazine


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