The Aircast A60 Ankle Brace is lighter than the Airsport and fits in with virtually any sport and street shoe. Gives good protection after rehab.
Created with the athlete in mind, the Aircast A60 provides a winning combination of simplified application, effective support, protection and comfort during sports.
- A60 stabiliser guards against rollover and helps prevent sprains.
- Breath-O-Prene fabric keeps wearer cool and dry.
- Sleek, anatomic design for a comfortable bulk free fit.
- Simple single strap application and adjustment.
- Worn by Andy Murray.
- For prophylactic protection and support.
The patent pending design incorporates a sleek stabiliser located on either side of the ankle. This stabiliser is molded at a 60 degree angle to help guard against ankle sprains and prevent rollover. Manufactured from breathable material, the A60 Ankle Brace ensures that the wearer stays comfortably cool and dry, while the light-weight anatomic design easily fits in athletic footwear without creating additional bulk. The Aircast A60 is applied and adjusted with a single strap that securely holds it in place; replacing time-consuming lacing.
The Aircast A60 Ankle Brace is available in three sizes: small, medium, and large, with left and right models.
|Size||UK||Europe||US Women||US Men||Ankle Circumference|
|Aircast A60 Ankle Brace Shoe Sizing|
|Small||Up to 6.5||Up to 40||Up to 8.5||Up to 7||25 - 32 cm (10 - 12.5")|
|Medium||7 - 10.5||40.5 - 45||9 - 13||7.5 - 11.5||30 - 36 cm (12 - 14")|
|Large||11+||46+||13.5+||12+||34 - 41 cm (13.5 - 16")|
If you are on the borderline with a size, we highly recommend you opt for the larger of the two sizes.
Posted by Gavin on 23rd Dec 2014
I tore my ATFL in 2011 and have subsequently sprained my ankle (at least the ligaments that are still intact) twice more, though not as severely. I saw a specialist who advised considering surgery for an ATFL repair but I wasn't keen on this as no guarantees it will help and has a considerable recovery time. I also saw Andy Murray wearing the Aircast A60 for a few years and thought maybe I should give it a go.
Racquet Depot UK helpfully allowed me to try both this Aircast A60 and the Airsport brace in medium and large, as I was between sizes (size 10 feet but relatively small ankles) and then return the ones I didn't want.
For me, the Airsport is a better brace than the A60. The Airsport is bulkier than the A60 but still fits fine in running / squash shoes and probably would be okay in football boots laced lightly. After 1-2 minutes of running around with the Airsport on, you forget it's there. The Airsport is also cushioned and more comfortable than the A60 which has a lot more edges which I found rubbed.
I feel the Airsport offers so much more support than the A60 that a little extra bulk is worth it. With the A60, you can feel it doing something but can still rather easily turn your ankle. With the Airsport, I can't turn my ankle at all by consciously trying. I imagine if you were in full flight and went over on your ankle, no brace would be able to stop you spraining it 100% of the time it but I've felt myself starting to go over a few times playing squash and the Airsport has saved the day.
Which you choose probably depends on your ankle size and shape, as well as the level of support needed and the sport being played but I would recommend the Aircast Airsport 100%. Massive support, very comfy and not at all restrictive!
I feel the A60 has been designed for people who need less support of something at a lower profile.
Posted by Moni on 6th Sep 2011
Really great product and I want to recommend to everybody with ankle problems.
Posted by Samantha on 25th Jul 2011
I tore all the ligaments in my ankle about two years ago and being a recurrent injury, it hasn't healed that well this time, so I'm left with an unstable ankle and using a walking stick. Surgery was an option, but I'm a total wimp, so opted out.
The A60 supports my ankle well, although I do prefer to wear a basic elasticated support underneath too, to prevent any chafing from the plastic support and to keep the ankle warm. The A60 prevents the ankle from rolling, although it is still possible to roll slightly if enough force is applied. Overall, a good supportive brace, especially when worn with Muck Boot wellies, which I use for work.
The only issue I have with this brace is its longevity. It started splitting at the seams holding the plastic support in place within 2 months, and has looked worse-for-wear since then, with holes wearing through on the grey fabric and splits in the stitching. The Velcro is well made and very sticky, but the loops which it threads through have also split on the seams.
Now, 14 months after I purchased the A60, it is worn out - the plastic support has completely gone through the top of its fabric casing, and the Velcro loops have almost completely come away from the brace. So the brace is pretty much ready for the bin now.
Looking to purchase another brace now as this has provided good support, but unsure if I want to spend this much money for something which is going to last about a year again.
So, my advice is: when purchasing the A60, please bear in mind that if you use the brace a lot (at least every other day for several hours at a time), it won't last that long.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Apr 2011
I struggle with severe ankle injuries while playing football and was recommended this brace by my podiatrist. The brace gives the ankle great stability whilst also providing the full range of motion required to play football. Highly recommended
Posted by Coxy on 9th Sep 2010
Like i said it's a simple, uncomplicated support that does a great job of supporting the ankle from running to playing badminton. One simple strap, unlike many others out there.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Aug 2010
I looked around for ages for a brace as i fractured my ankle and snapped all the ligaments. I wanted a brace that meant that i could play any sport and not have to worry about ankle roll. This brace does exactly what it sets out to do. It is easy to use and you don't even notice it while you're playing. My ankle already feels more stable when it's off but I would advise that you wear it for your own peace of mind.
Posted by Ac Elee on 25th Aug 2010
I had a severe grade 3 sprain of my right ankle and after 4 long weeks in plaster i bought the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace because i needed a lot of support in my ankle as it was very weak and unstable. Also to help with stability when I run which it does brilliantly. I would definitely recommend using one, especially if you have a similar injury.
Posted by LB on 18th Aug 2010
An excellent buy for my ankle injury. After having surgery for a ruptured ligament I went over on ankle again and was put in an Aircast boot which was too heavy. I needed something lightweight which this product is. I feel confident when wearing it as the ankle is supported and it stops you going over on your ankle.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Jul 2010
Bought this after damaging ligaments in my right ankle (going over on it). Six weeks after the accident, I was going on a golfing holiday and I was barely off crutches. I bought the A60 and wore it for 4 rounds of golf. It saved me from going over on my ankle several times and I am still using it now 3 months on with total confidence. Highly recommended.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Jul 2010
Fractured ankle/rehab. Thanks to my consultant who referred me to the physio department. An amazing experience, lots of hard work and regular daily tailored exercises but not for the faint hearted.
I was advised to purchase your A60 Aircast ankle support during my one to one sessions. A well spent £50. Followed by a specialist referral, to join the lower limb exercise class, 6 in all.
My weekly supervised gym session and my daily homework has really benefitted from the ankle support which will be used regularly for at least six months. My reward - a walking holiday in Portugal, next year. I love walking and enjoy five miles a day. Next a marathon!!!!
However, the brace is showing signs of wear on the stockinet/netting material at the ankle strap pressure points. Please do not allow this to deter you from making this valuable purchase as it comes with a six month warranty provided you have adhered to the application and cleaning instructions.
Posted by Tom Russell on 15th Jul 2010
I bought this product after having broken my fibula and damaged the ligaments in my ankle, after the period of having had my leg in a cast and then the subsequent 'walking boot'. I used this brace for extra support whilst regaining my strength/confidence and I found it very useful.
It is toughly constructed and will last for many months, or more, of constant, use. I would not like to have been without it. 'Breaths' well and so does not get stinky!
Posted by Bob Jamison on 15th Jul 2010
I had an eversion injury to my left ankle four months ago.
X-ray Normal so diagnosed as Lateral collateral ligament injury. Causes pain and instability especially on uneven ground. It effectively stopped me from playing golf.
The brace has two rigid strips (grey areas on picture) and will protect the ankle from both inversion and eversion forces. It is fairly easy to fit and allows the user to then wear normal footwear.
The only slight modifications I would suggest are:
1. I would prefer the brace to hold the ankle in a slightly more valgus position.
2 The angle the strap leaves the outside brace is a little to horizontal for my liking.
Bear in mind I would not be playing golf again without it so overall I am happy with the purchase.
Posted by TT on 17th Jun 2010
After years of playing squash with no problems I suddenly began to experience a pain in the lower back which then travelled down the back of my leg. After 2 years an Osteopath diagnosed the problem as a slightly shorter right leg. The resultant heal lift worked the magic and the pain disappeared. However after a few weeks I went over my left ankle very painfully playing squash. After a few weeks recovery I went over again! The heal lift was moving my weight to the left and the ankle was not used to that. Decided to get an ankle support and this site did a good job in getting it to me quickly (next day) and the product is a very good support. Takes a little getting used to but then everything does.
Posted by Van on 2nd Jun 2010
After reading all the reviews I decided to buy this brace and am not disappointed!
Posted by Costas Papanikolaou on 14th May 2010
Brilliant customer service although I got it after 3 weeks (I live in Greece). The product just excellent, great support, easy to use. A must buy.
(Admin response: Apologies, the delay was within the postal carrier in Greece as the item was passed to Greece within 4 days of you ordering the product.)
Posted by Kathryn on 20th Apr 2010
Over the years, whilst playing netball, I have gone over on my ankle several times causing ligament damage. Therefore I really needed an ankle support that would give me the confidence to play without the worry of doing it again. I tried on a few supports in sports shops, and they were either too lightweight giving little support or too restrictive and bulky that I couldn’t even get a trainer on. The Aircast A60 whilst a little more than I was originally planning to spend is fantastic. It is supportive and lightweight. I can play netball with confidence, and it was so worth the money. Would definitely recommend.
Posted by PP on 20th Apr 2010
Very impressed with the support provided. Still allows you to play sport without being hindered. Noticed that the stitching came away a day after I first used it and would not expect this for the price paid.
(Admin response: please contact us for this rare problem. We can get the item replaced if there are problems as Aircast do provide a 6 month warranty)
Posted by Paul, Buxton on 16th Apr 2010
It is a great support and stops your ankle from rolling inwards after an injury such as mine. It feels a little strange having a piece of plastic under the arch of your foot but you get no blisters or chaffing from a high foot impact game such as hockey. It is very comfortable
and you feel confident when wearing it.
Posted by Maria K. on 24th Mar 2010
Great support and not 'too much' for everyday training and VB games. Feel the support but also lets your ankle to perform well (compared to a strapped ankle).
Posted by Sarah B on 5th Mar 2010
Brilliant customer service. I opted for collection as I work in Guildford and it went very smoothly and I was impressed with the level of service, great ankle support too - no problems at all :))
Posted by Stephen Kidd on 11th Feb 2010
I bought this as recommended by my consultant. Although a little expensive I thought I'd give it a whirl as I have poor ankle stability due to playing a lot of football, playing time reducing, recovery time following injury increasing. This product has given me added confidence and feels extremely comfortable to wear. I have not had a problem since I started wearing the brace. A great buy to date.
Posted by Chris frost on 26th Jan 2010
I bought this support as i twisted my ankle whist playing in an international volleyball match. I have worn it to train and play ever since. My ankle is recovering yet is still weak but it is well worth buying.
Posted by Laura on 7th Jan 2010
It is a good support, I use it in my work boots that have a high ankle on them and it is brilliant. It holds the foot to run over uneven ground, really good... however, being female and having small ankles, it doesn't hold my ankle as much as I would like to in trainers, even with the smallest brace. I have had to make some modifications to get the brace tighter around the ankle bones, however, this is a foot fault and not the product!! The product is good and Racquet Depot have been really helpful trying to sort out the best fitting brace.... I have others friends who use this brace and swear by it....
Posted by Tim Hawes on 7th Jan 2010
I purchased two of these ankle supports (one for each ankle) as whilst playing badminton, I have managed to cause damage and tear to the tissue around my ankle several times that caused a lot of pain, resulting in 6 months of healing time before being able to play again. As a torn tissue is never the same, this support does assist my now "weak" ankles and does stop them twisting the ways they shouldn’t do. It has a fairly solid strip down both sides that keeps your foot in place but still allows enough movement for sports.
The only bad thing I can say is, they are not the most comfortable, but a choice of that or 6 months repair time and potentially not being able to walk properly again, then it is certainly worth investing the small amount to protect your ankles. Do read the instructions to ensure you use the right one on the right foot and remember the support un-does with Velcro so you can slide your foot in without stretching it unnecessarily. By the way, I looked everywhere for a cheaper one of these and Racquet Depot are the cheapest by far.
Posted by Wayne - suffolk on 6th Jan 2010
This brace is pretty good - after a very bad ankle injury, I can play near normal badminton without the fear of rolling my ankle. It's not cheap but it does the job - buy it and start running on the court!
Posted by Niell brogan on 6th Jan 2010
I play five and seven a side football and kept going over on my weak ankle. The support has stopped that happening and now I can play with freedom and confidence!
Posted by Steven Polinski on 6th Jan 2010
I have used the ankle guard for squash and tennis and it is very comfortable for both sports.
Since I have almost recovered from my pulled ligaments 6 months ago from a squash injury this has assisted me to get back into my squash and tennis with confidence of the support that it offers.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Jan 2010
I bought this for my husband who has suffered with his ankle for some time now. It's something that comes and goes but is made worse by exercising, so when he got this support and found out how much it helped he was over the moon. A bit expensive I know, but well worth every penny.
Posted by Rob on 4th Jan 2010
I am an orthotic clinician and ordered one of these for a patient. I then subsequently ordered one for myself as I am a sufferer of ankle inversion injuries. It is as controlling as the Exoform from Ossur, the Trilock from Ossur or the Swede O Lock ankle braces which are far more bulky. Excellent brace and the price on this website is the same as I can get it at trade prices from the supplier. The supplier didn't do next day free delivery though!