If you're looking for the ultimate ankle brace to protect your ankle while playing sports, the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace is the perfect solution for preventing ankle rollover or sprains, as it supports your ankle to help you perform your best. Worn by professional athletes and beginners alike, it's our top choice for any sportsplayer keen to continue playing at the top of their game.
Why Is the Aircast A60 Considered the Best Ankle Brace for Sports?
To help you decide if this is the right ankle brace for you, we’ve outlined our favourite things about the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace that we think puts it at the top of its game.
- High-quality ankle brace ideal for professional and amateur athletes alike
- Supports your ankle with plastic stabilisers to prevent sprains and ankle rollover
- Stabilising at 60° to provide your ankle with a more comfortable resting angle
- Comfortable to wear with a breathable Breath-O-Prene material
- Quick and easy to put on with a secure single fastening strap
- Fits into most trainers, boots, and shoes without being bulky
- Suitable for hand washing in lukewarm water with mild soap and then air dried
How Does the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace Prevent Sprains and Rollovers?
The Aircast A60 Ankle Brace features a plastic stabiliser that goes from one side of your ankle to the other, resting comfortably under the arch of your foot. The proprioceptive nature of the brace means you are more subconsciously aware of where you are placing your foot, reducing the risk of further injury.
Unlike traditional ankle supports, which are often designed with a 90° angle, the Aircast A60 Brace supports the ankle at 60°. This is akin to the angle of your foot during activities, making the Aircast A60 Brace ideal for preventing sprains and ankle rollover during sports.
Which Sports Is the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace Suitable For?
The Aircast A60 Ankle Brace is suitable for a wide range of sports and physical activities, and can prevent sprains while playing virtually any dry-land sport that requires turning or running. Suitable sports include, but are not limited to, the following:
…and many, many more!
What Size of Aircast A60 Ankle Brace Do I Need?
The Aircast A60 Ankle Brace is available for the left and the right foot in sizes Small, Medium, and Large. Please see the table below for details, then select your required size from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.
|Size ||Men's UK Shoe Size ||Women's UK Shoe Size ||EU Sizing |
|Small ||Up to Size 6.5 ||Up to Size 6 ||Up to Size 40 |
|Medium ||Size 7 to 10.5 ||Size 6.5 to 10.5 ||Size 40.5 - 45 |
|Large ||Size 11+ ||Size 11+ ||Size 46+ |
What Should I Do If I Fall Between Sizes?
If your shoe size falls between two sizing boundaries, we suggest selecting the larger of the two sizes for comfort. However, if you would prefer a snug fit, please select the lower of the two sizes.
If your ankle is swollen and you are close to a sizing boundary, we would advise choosing a larger size.
Can I Wear the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace with an Existing Sprain?
The Aircast A60 Brace is designed to provide prophylactic protection and support, preventing injuries before they occur. This preventative ankle brace is therefore not suitable for wearing while you are suffering from an existing sprain.
If you require a brace for functional recovery of an existing sprain, the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace will help to reduce swelling and pain. If you’re almost ready to begin physical activity again before a full recovery, we recommend the semi-rigid cushioning support of the Aircast Airsport Ankle Brace.
Can I Wear the Aircast A60 On Either Foot?
As the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace features an anatomical shape to fit with the curves of your ankle, it should be worn only on the specified foot. If you find that you have a particularly protruding ankle bone, we recommend that you boost the comfort of your A60 Ankle Brace with a gel sleeve.
Can I Wear an Aircast A60 Ankle Brace on Both Ankles?
Yes! If you have previously suffered sprains on both ankles and wish to protect against a similar injury in the future, then wearing an Aircast A60 Brace on each ankle is a good measure to prevent against sprains and ankle rollover.
Will the Aircast A60 Brace Fit Inside My Normal Shoes?
With a low-profile design that doesn’t bulk out your footwear, you can wear the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace inside virtually any trainer, football boot, or shoe. As you can see from the image below, the brace contours to your ankle shape without excessive bulk, making sure it won’t compromise your footwear and your comfort.
How Easy Is It to Put On the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace?
The Aircast A60 Ankle Brace is quick and easy to put on, allowing you to strap it on in a matter of seconds. All you need to do is secure the internal sleeve at the front of your ankle with the hook-and-loop fastener, and then bring the single strap around the back of your ankle and up through the plastic buckle on the outside of your ankle. This can then be adjusted to be as loose or as tight as you require.
Why not time yourself? See how long it takes you to read the above paragraph out loud, and then see if you can put on the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace in less time! Make sure you let us know how you did!
Click the PDF above for more
Aircast A60 Ankle Brace instructions
How Comfortable Is the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace?
The Aircast A60 Ankle Brace is lightweight and incredibly comfortable to wear! The stabiliser rests snugly under the arch of your foot without adding any bulk to your shoes, and the curved stabilisers conform to the natural shape of your foot for improved comfort.
Do I Wear Socks with the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace?
It’s best to wear the Aircast A60 brace on top of a sock. Not only will this make it more comfortable, but it will also prevent it from moving around while you’re active. There’s no need to compromise your warmth while playing sports outdoors!
What Is Anti-Migration and How Does the Aircast A60 Stay In Place?
If you’ve ever worn an ankle brace that has turned out to be anything other than supportive, you’ll know that it’s incredibly annoying and uncomfortable if it shifts around while you’re working out. This movement, or migration, is prevented by the anti-migration design of the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace.
As the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace wraps under the arch of the foot, anchoring the support in the correct position, the ankle brace is prevented from migrating up the leg during use. This means that the Aircast A60 reduces the risk of the brace moving out of its correct position and limits the time you need to spend repositioning the brace during sport or activity.
What Should I Do After I Take Off the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace?
After removing the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace, we recommend that you gently apply an ice pack to the area. Not only will this feel soothing after an intense workout, but it will also help to prevent any post-match discomfort from turning into something more nasty. The Ankle Ice Pack Wrap Saver Pack is a perfect solution!
How Often Will I Be Able to Wear the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace?
You can wear the Aircast A60 Brace whenever you feel the need to protect your ankle during physical activities. The mesh fabric construction surrounding the plastic stabilisers stands up to vigorous use whether outdoors on the pitch or inside the sports hall, ensuring it can provide you with vital support time and time again.
What’s the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace Made Of?
The Aircast A60 Ankle Brace is made from special Breathe-O-Prene fabric while the stabiliser inside the ankle brace is made from a moulded plastic to provide reliable support at a 60° angle. Although rigid enough to provide effective stability, the stabiliser is not uncomfortable and does not hinder your movement. A full list of materials include:
- Polypropylene Resin
- Polyethylene Foam
Is the Aircast A60 a Latex-Free Ankle Brace?
Yes! The Aircast A60 Ankle Brace is free from latex, making it a suitable option for you if you’re worried about latex allergies or often find latex-based products to be uncomfortable or irritating.
How Long Have Aircast Been Creating Quality Sports Supports?
We know how important it is for you to use products from trustworthy brands, and this is particularly true when considering your health and wellbeing. Aircast have been making technical breakthroughs and providing medical professionals worldwide with reliable products for more than 30 years. We consider the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace to be one of the most popular and trusted ankle braces we sell; take a look at our customers’ reviews at the bottom of this page to see why!
Can I Use the A60 in Water?
The A60 Ankle Brace is not designed for use in water, but may provide you with support even while wet. As salt water may damage the fibres of the brace, we recommend rinsing the brace with clean water after each exposure to salt water.
Did You Know Professional Athletes Have Been Spotted Wearing the Aircast A60?
That’s right! You may have even already spotted tennis pro Andy Murray wearing the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace while on the court! Next time you’re watching a match, why not see if you can spot the Aircast A60 on the ankles of the professionals?
Where Can I Learn More about the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace?
To help you find out even more about the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace we've created an informative blog. You can access our Aircast A60 Informative Blog here.