braces or tape on 02/11/2010 00:05:12 MST Reply Report Post Print View
> White paper medical research has shown in one study
> that lace-up braces with low-top shoes had the lowest
> number of ankle sprains...
I am not that fit and have glass ankles. I have always had a problem with rolling my ankles. After multiple sprains in trail runners, I went to ankle braces and they worked great, but were hot, uncomfortable and heavy.
I eventually changed to light mid-height trail shoes and found that, although I still do roll my ankles and fall on my face regularly, the addition support keeps me from spraining my ankles and I can get right back up and walk without much pain.
I'm hoping that if I continue this way, my ankles will eventually be strong enough that I can go back to low tops.
I don't recommend mid-height shoes for most people, but if your like me, give em a try.