What are the best shoes to wear with an Ankle Brace

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  1. heftylefty

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    I sprained my right ankle about 3 weeks and ready to get back on the court but not without solid ankle brace. I was wearing the Nike Air Cage II but the run a little snug and I can't imagine wearing that shoe with a brace. The brace I am looking in to is the McDavid Ankle X.

    I am open to suggestions.
     
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  2. Topaz

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    Have you actually tried it with your Nikes? I use an ASO brace, and I was pleasantly surprised that it fit in my shoe with no problem. The bulk of the brace (at least, the ASO brace, but I believe the McDavid is similar) is above the shoe, with only a thin nylon part that goes in the shoe, around your heel and arch.

    If it is too snug, do you think just a half size up in your regular shoe will work, or will that end up being too big overall?
     
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    I have not tried it with the Nike, I think I will be it a shot. But the Cage already fits like a glove. Are you wearing Nike with your brace?
     
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    No, I wear Adidas a3 prevails, which to be honest, had a bit of extra room to begin with. Why not try it and see...it won't hurt the shoe just to try it on, walk around, see if it is comfortable. My brace got comfy enough that I wouldn't even think about it while it was on.

    I'm thinking if you do go up a half size, then the toebox of the shoe may end up too big for you.
     
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    Thanks, I may go back to the barricades and bump up a 1/2 size. Thanks again!
     
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    I've had no issues with Breathe Cage II's wearing ASO's. They will eventually stretch to accommodate the brace. Takes a little more effort getting the shoes on and off, but that's the cost of injury prevention.

    I've also worn ASOs with Barricades and had no problems. The Barricades are a little easier to get into/out of than the BCIIs.
     
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    How is the ASO working for you and do you use them for both ankles?
     
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    aso's the way to go. used them for 4 years straight. never played without them for those 4 years, then i became more fit, strengthened my ankles, and now my ankle problems are solved. I've sprained each ankle probably 100 times each, roll all the time.
     
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    Thanks Benne!
     
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    I've been wearing ASOs on both ankles going on one year now. They work great for ankle support. The first few times I wore them, I felt like they slowed me down a little, but over time, I got used to them (and they broke in) and I don't even notice them any more - I don't feel like they slow me down at all any more. The quality is top notch - I play 3 - 4 times a week and the braces look like they could keep on going for at least another year. I recommend the black ones - the white ones get dirty pretty fast.
     
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    Seriouly...thanks for all input. This is my first major sprain and being over 40, recovery is taking long than I imagined. It been hard not playing, but I just dont want to do more damage.

    btw where in socal are you from?
     
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    I had my first major ankle sprain around this time last year, which prompted me to get the braces - no issues since (but a few close calls, which the braces prevented from being sprains). the ankle sprain actually kept me out about as long as shoulder surgery (8 weeks), if you can believe it.

    I live in southwest Riverside county.
     
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    which ASO braces are the best?
     
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