Upon my initial inspection, I did not feel as if this type of brace would allow me to play… my ankle is still not 100% right now. However, after trying it on I am confident that these will be able to do what the McDavid Ankle X Ankle Brace has done but better.
Super lightweight ankle protection… the adidas adiZero Speedwrap looks and feels just as it states.
After you get your foot inside all you have to do is adjust the TechFit strap to your liking and you are pretty much good to go.
The medial side doesn’t offer much of any support other than basic compression around the ankle. This is perfectly fine as it will allow for greater range of motion and you really don’t need to restrict movement in this location as most ankle sprains occur when you roll your ankle on the lateral side.
On the lateral side there is a support bar within the materials which is rigid and holds its shape perfectly. What I really like about the feeling this wrap gives is that it isolates the problem area and takes care of the one section of the ankle instead of attaching a giant plastic shell around your foot.
The best part about the Speedwrap is that while this in on your foot, you can literally wear any shoe without compromising the fit. There is no unnecessary bulk added to the accessory and this I love.
So far… I like what I feel with this on… and they are affordable as well.