Midtops or lowtops with brace?

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by mmk, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. mmk

    mmk Hall of Fame

    Sep 20, 2011
    1 AU from the Sun
    After tearing up an ankle years ago I started wearing mid-tops at the suggestion of my ortho. Given the extremely limited choices in mids, I'm thinking about going with standard shoes and an ASO (or similar) brace. Anyone with similar experience who has done this?
  2. vsdtrek

    vsdtrek Semi-Pro

    Apr 2, 2005
    It is hard to find a good mid and I remember when they were supposed to become the big thing in tennis. I like to use braces. Mine use elastic straps that simulate taping. I've used this model since the 80s (I do buy new ones:)) as it keeps my ankles nice and stable but also doesn't add bulk. A good shoe is still important but I have more choices and can focus on fit (which is the bigger issue since my foot is kind of an in-between size). Right now, I use the KSwiss Defier RS which is never going to go down in history as a ultra-supportive shoe but fits and is ok with my braces.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012
  3. rafafan20

    rafafan20 Professional

    Jan 28, 2012
    I have used the cb 4.3's with a brace and because of the lacing system it works quite well. It was a very bulky brace too.

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