Best Ankle Braces for Athletics


Track and field or athletics injuries are unfortunately very common as the body is often pushed its limits, often in short, sharp spurts. Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or ankle support can minimise your chances of injury through enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression. Some common forms of ankle injuries include ligament tears and sprains, stress fractures, Achilles tendonitis and heel pain.

Bauerfeind ankle braces, such as the MalleoTrain, are ideal for Athletics as it help to promote blood flow with the use of medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces. Protect your ankles with our supports so you can nail your high jump, long jump, sprints and hurdles.



We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common track and field injuries. They may recommend the following treatments.
  • Strains or Sprains. Many strains and sprains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery as well. If the strain is more severe it may require surgery.
  • Ligament Tearing. Ligament tears generally always require surgery. A torn ligament rebuild uses a graft of tissue, as the ligament will not typically heal properly otherwise. Surgery is minimally invasive, however it can take time for the tear to heal.
  • Achilles Tendonitis. Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis such as pain and swelling above the heel often occurs following prolonged periods due to constant loading on the ankle. Adequate rest and non-surgical treatments can usually relieve these symptoms.
    Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent tendonitis pain.

Sports Ankle Support

Unparalleled comfort, breathability and durability. Protect your ankle from sprains and twists while maintaining peak performance.


Improve your endurance and reduce the risk of sprains while running and playing sports with the stabilising Sports Ankle Support.

The extremely lightweight and hard-wearing Sports Ankle Support features an innovative taping strap, which supports the ligaments and protects your ankle against sprains, hyper-extension, and twisting.

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Active achilles ankle support with an integrated heel cushion to brace and provide pain relief of the Achilles tendon.


The ankle brace provides a threefold therapeutic effect: it relieves Achilles tendon pain, distributes pressure evenly to reduce impact, and produces a soothing massage effect that helps prevent fluid build-up.

  • Pressure-reduced edges – Ensures a comfortable fit without constricting movement, bunching or slipping. Improves circulation.
  • Three-dimensional Train active knit – For a perfect fit.
  • Contoured insert – Running along the Achilles tendon, the pad distributes the pressure uniformly.
  • Stretchy knit material – Breathable and comfortable fabric is machine-washable in the gentle cycle, which helps maintain its elasticity and original fit.
  • Heel wedge cushion - Sits under the heel for added pain relief.
  • Universal - Same version can be used for both the right and left foot.

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An active ankle support for greater stability and security during physical activity


Thanks to its individually adjustable strap system, the MalleoTrain S acts like a functional tape bandage. The strap is fastened around the foot in a figure-of-eight pattern, connecting the mid and hind foot with the lower leg to support your ankle in all directions.

  • 3D Airknit design for moisture-wicking, breathable comfort
  • Ideal to wear during sports
  • Gradient compression engineering for a faster healing process

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MalleoTrain Ankle Support

An ankle brace for treatment of a sore ankle following injury, surgery or due to arthritis.


The MalleoTrain ankle brace employs scientifically targeted support to reinforce the stability and strength of your ankle joint. It delivers medical grade compression to improve your circulation which fastens the healing process. Two soft pads are integrated on each side which become active as you move by massaging the ankle joint to reduce swelling.

  • 3D Airknit technology provides moisture-wicking, breathable comfort
  • Compression reduced edges divert pressure at ends
  • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement

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Should I see a doctor about ankle pain during athletics or sports?

If you have ankle pain that persists for a few weeks or more, then seek medical attention immediately to check for damage to surrounding muscles, ligaments and cartilage.