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Natural Human Motion® Ankle Support

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Regular Price: $62.99

Special Price $44.00


POD® products are engineered for an athlete's natural range of motion while providing exceptional support. "Protection on Demand™" technology proactively protects against injuries and gives athletes the confidence to make aggressive athletic movements without hesitation.

The POD® Ankle Brace's patent-pending technology provides ankle bracing, eliminating the need for ankle tape. The unique design maintains natural motion and freedom of movement during activity, while helping prevent against ankle roll and other common ankle injuries. Combining this with lightweight construction and comfort gives athletes of all levels confidence in prevention and performance.

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Size Chart & Fit Guide

Product Questions

  • Sharon Savage at 9/12/2016 8:31 PM
    • My son wears a size 16 shoe. Would the large work? I am concerned it would be too small. He plays college basketball.
    • A size 16 shoe size may work with the POD ankle brace, as the Large goes to a size 15, you may try it and our return policy allows up to 60 days for a full refund if it does not fit.
  • Armando at 9/11/2016 6:48 PM
    • I play college soccer and in always dealing with sprain ankle injuries witch brace gives me the most protection and fits in my cleat better the pod brace or the bionic ankle brace I normally wear nike magista orba
    • The POD Ankle is a lightweight, low profile brace that would give you excellent support and will fit well in your soccer cleats.
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  • James at 9/8/2016 6:20 PM
    • My son suffered a high ankle sprain playing soccer. He has recovered from the injury and is back to playing. Will the POD Ankle provide protection against high ankle sprains?
    • The POD Ankle Brace is one of two braces we carry that is considered to be maximum support against rolling of the ankle joint.
  • Alaina at 9/8/2016 12:13 PM
    • Would it fit with field hockey shin gaurds?
    • The fit of the POD with field hockey shin guards is dependent upon the rigidity of the shin guards. If they are pliable at the ankle, the braces should fit underneath. If the shin guards are rigid plastic at the ankle, the brace may not fit comfortably underneath.
  • Michaek at 9/8/2016 8:00 AM
    • Can you wear with work boots
    • The POD Ankle Brace is the most low profile brace we carry. It is designed to fit in cleats and athletic shoes. It will most likely fit in work boots as long as they aren't exceptionally tight.
  • Tom Gordon at 9/4/2016 9:27 AM
    • Will this brace fit inside Under Armour Highlight MC cleats?
    • Yes, you should not have any issues wearing the POD Ankle with cleats
  • Rachel Williams at 8/30/2016 4:03 PM
    • i am a mens 7.5 and a womens 8 what size brace would i be?
    • You would be a size XS
  • Mary at 8/27/2016 7:52 AM
    • If I wear a woman's size 11, would I order a medium? Stability and roll support for basketball and softball.
    • A woman's size 11 is a Medium in the POD Ankle Brace.
  • Robert Yates at 8/24/2016 5:16 PM
    • Size 9 shoe, what ankle brace size do you recommend?
    • For the POD Ankle Brace a men's 9 is medium
  • Ramon at 8/23/2016 9:18 AM
    • I am a size 9.5 in shoes. Would you recommend a size small or medium POD ankle brace for soccer?
    • For the POD ankle brace you are a size Medium.

  • Ali at 8/21/2016 12:10 AM
    • I'm also an ATC and would like to see the evidence for the POD brace, and additionally would like to know if it is likely to be comfortable and appropriate for a distance runner or if you recommend a different style. I have an ultra trail runner with severely compromised ankle stability who is interested in these. Thanks!
    • Yes, the POD Ankle would work well for a distance runner. Its low profile, light weight and will fit comfortably into the shoe and not hinder range of motion.
  • Colby at 8/20/2016 4:38 AM
    • Will I be able to use this product in my soccer clear, when I play soccer, or will it interfere with my kick?
    • Yes you can wear the POD ankle brace during soccer and will not interfere with your kick.
  • Tc at 8/17/2016 8:27 AM
    • My son wears mid to high top football cleats size 12. Would this have fit into mid or high top shoes? To
    • Yes, the POD Ankle brace is designed to fit inside high top athletic shoes.
  • Lizzy at 8/16/2016 12:29 PM
    • As an athletic trainer, my coaches have requested use of the Don Joy Performance POD Ankle Braces in substitution of an ankle taping. Do you have any supporting evidence, such as a research study, that you could provide on the stability and efficacy of the ankle brace?
    • This product was tested, and we're gathering information for you that we can email you once we get it put together for you.
  • Ken at 8/13/2016 12:02 PM
    • I wear men's size 12US -

      Should I order Medium (9 - 12.5) or Large (12 - 15) POD?
    • We would recommend you go with a medium, you want the brace to be snug and not too loose on the ankle.
  • Jordan at 8/13/2016 10:33 AM
    • I wear nike size 13 and have worn 12.5's in other brands, which size, as I am kind of on the edge. I am 6'2" 190 lb and have wide tall feet and thicker ankles. Also, If it was to not fit, what is return policy? Shipping return policy?
      Thank You
    • Based on your shoe size we suggest an XL. The 60-Day Money Back Guarantee allows you time to see if the product is going to work for you or not. If, after trying the product, you are not completely satisfied, you may exchange the item or return the product for a refund of the full purchase price (minus shipping & handling) within 60 days of the purchase. Be advised the return must be received in our warehouse prior to the end of the 60 days for your refund to be processed.
  • Russ Guerrier at 8/12/2016 8:17 PM
    • Does brace help stabilize the achillea tendon?
    • The POD is not designed for Achilles support. The POD is an ankle stabilizer to prevent ankle sprains and strains.
  • Blake at 8/11/2016 2:05 AM
    • I play basketball and I have rolled my ankles plenty of times!! Is weight a factor when wearing them?? Does it provide the same protection as an ASO ankle brace? because im looking for something less bulky
    • The POD is a mid-level support, so yes its less bulky than an ASO and provides about the same support.
  • Angel at 8/10/2016 5:28 PM
    • What size is suitable for a 10.5?
    • A 10.5 would be a medium for both men's and women's shoe size.
  • Alfredo at 8/9/2016 6:45 PM
    • I played tennis all my life, rolling my ankles many times in college. I have a small tear of the brevis longus tendon on my right ankle. Would this brace prevent me from rolling my ankle outwards? Also I am a 10 1/2 shoe size but I normally use Wide shoes, should I stick with the Medium size?

    • Yes, the POD Ankle Brace will prevent you rolling the ankle in or out. You will most likely need a medium size. If you have trouble with the length of the strap at the ankle please call us at 800-553-6019. We will be able to advise you how to lengthen it.
  • Bob at 8/5/2016 10:22 AM
    • Can this be worn with mid or hi-top athletic shoes, such as baseball or basketball shoes? It looks like it may be uncomfortable.
    • We suggest the POD be worn with low top athletic shoes for best fit and comfort, however it is possible to wear them with high top shoes as well.
  • Clint at 8/1/2016 9:29 AM
    • With normal wear an tear on these. How long will they last an athlete? Will any parts wear out and have to be replaced like velcro or maybe the sleeve? If they do wear out. Do you offer replacement parts?
    • The DonJoyPerformance Pod Ankle Brace has a 6 month warranty, made with a tough anatomically molded TPU shell. At this time, there are no replacement parts.
  • Paul at 8/1/2016 7:26 AM
    • My 15 yr old soccer playing daughter wears size 6.5 men's cleats and size 7.5 women's sneakers. Both sizes fall in the X-Small and Small sizes of your brace. Which size brace should I get for her?
    • A size Small would be appropriate for her with the DonJoy Performance Pod Ankle Brace
  • Guy at 7/30/2016 4:41 PM
    • I'm a 9-9.5 depending on shoe brand should i still with the small or go the extra bit with the medium?
    • For your shoe size of 9-9.5, we would suggest the medium size.
  • Carlos at 7/30/2016 8:24 AM
    • I would like to buy these for my son in high school football. He wears Under Armor Highlights which sit pretty high. Can these be used and fit under the Highlights??
    • Yes, the POD brace is made to be worn with all types of athletic shoes.
  • Jay at 7/28/2016 8:57 PM
    • Is betterbraces an authorized dealer? Their discount and free shipping makes want to try the POD!
    • Yes, Better Braces is an authorized dealer for the Pod Ankle Brace.
  • Taylor at 7/25/2016 8:22 PM
    • For a mens size 12 would you go with Medium or Large i will be wearing them under basketball shoes
    • Based on your shoe size we recommend a size Medium Pod Ankle Brace.
  • T at 7/25/2016 12:24 PM
    • How much support does the POD ankle brace provide compared to your ES Velocity ankle brace with the extra support speed lace at the bottom of the ankle? Does the POD ankle brace provide a lot less support than the velocity brace or only marginally less support?
    • Our DonJoy Performance Pod Ankle brace is considered to be a maximum support to the ankle, it's not a rigid brace which isn't compared to the braces mentioned, but would provide the same support. The pod will also allow for more mobility than our velocity ankle brace , as the velocity may be a slight bulkier and restrict the mobility to the ankle when used in a shoe.
  • David at 7/24/2016 6:33 PM
    • Is this product FSA election eligible?
    • Being a new product, it may be best to check with your FSA to see if this is an eligible item
  • Matt at 7/24/2016 10:54 AM
    • How suitable is this brace for post surgery support during athletics after a lateral ankle ligament reconstruction?
    • The DonJoy Performance Pod Ankle Brace, is not a post-op brace to wear immediately following a surgery, but it is great to wear once you are ready to go back to sports
  • Charlie at 7/23/2016 9:25 AM
    • Will these help with over-pronation issues?
    • Yes the DONJOY PERFORMANCE POD ANKLE BRACE will help with controlling pronation.
  • Ron at 7/22/2016 9:04 PM
    • Can this be use for running comfortably?. I run trails and marathons.
    • Yes, the POD ANKLE brace can be used for any type of sports, activity or every day use.
  • Brian at 7/20/2016 6:01 PM
    • Will kid/youth sizes be available?
    • Unfortunately no, we will not be offering youth/kid sizes.
  • Vince at 7/20/2016 12:48 PM
    • Are they suitable for individuals with Plantar Fasciitis? Do they help with hill pain and flat feet?
    • The Aircast Airheel, https://www.betterbraces.com/aircast-airheel-ankle-brace would be a better option for Plantar Fasciitis and heel pain. The DonJoy Performance Pod Ankle Support is designed more to prevent rolls and general stability.
  • Michaela M at 7/19/2016 3:01 PM
    • I play fielderly hockey. Would this brace fit comfortably under a field hockey shin guard?
    • The DonJoy Performance Pod ankle brace is designed to fit comfortably in an athletic shoe so it should fit under a shin guard as well.
  • Andy Potts at 7/16/2016 2:54 AM
    • Can this ankle brace be worn with Curry 2 high top shoes? It concerns me when all your photos are with low tops. Thanks.
    • Yes, you may wear high top shoes with this brace.
  • Jason at 7/14/2016 11:44 PM
    • I usually wear no show or ankle socks only do I have to wear crew or higher socks as shown in your video?
    • While wearing the POD Ankle Brace you have the option to wear a sock. For comfort sake we'd recommend wearing a sock even if it is ankle length.
  • Kim from Cali at 7/14/2016 11:58 AM
    • Can these be worn in a soccer game legally due to the hard outer shell?
    • Yes you can wear the DONJOY PERFORMANCE POD ANKLE BRACE during a game.
  • michael at 7/14/2016 8:30 AM
    • will this fit under high top cleats ?
    • Yes, the DONJOY PERFORMANCE POD ANKLE BRACE will fit in high top cleats
  • Tylerneff at 7/13/2016 8:45 AM
    • When you wear the brace with the shoes, does it rub any areas of the foot? Just trying to minimize blisters?
    • No, his should rub in any area of the foot. We do recommend you wear a sock under the brace for comfort.
  • Loren at 7/12/2016 7:43 PM
    • I am an mma fighter. I am barefoot 90% of the time when I train. Does this still work well if you are barefoot?
    • Yes, this works well barefoot. It still provides great support that will help prevent you from rolling you ankle .
  • Sarah at 7/11/2016 10:11 AM
    • Are these waterproof?
    • Yes you can wear the POD Ankle Brace in the water.
  • Kalen at 7/10/2016 5:47 PM
    • How does it prevent rolls? It seems to sit low on the outside of the foot.
    • The POD ankle brace prevents rolls using the "Protection On Demand" technology, which provides compression like taping. The anatomical TPU shell molds to fit your foot shape, allowing the lower profile to fit any shoe.



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    Great, comfortable support for heavy daily use

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    I'm ex military with the standard terrible joints, and am now a nurse that averages 10k+ steps daily.

    This brace is the only one that I've felt provides firm support for lateral rolling of my ankle- while also fitting nicely in my shoe.

    Other braces become incredibly uncomfortable throughout the day, with some even cutting into my leg.

    The only con is that the Velcro seems like it may wear quickly, as it doesn't appear to be a "heavy duty" version, but that remains to be seen.
    Pros: Lightweight, firm support, low profile
    Cons:  Velcro?
    Posted on January 3, 2020

    Protective without limiting function

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    As a healthcare provider it is critical to me that the brace I recommend to my athletic patients is one that provides stability without limiting function. After three consecutive years of recommending this product to my patients I have heard only positive feedback. These braces are protective but do not limit functional movements like traditional laces-ups. Additionally, I feel more confident allowing my patients to wear long-term as the risk of muscle proprioceptive losses is so limited considering the functionality and natural feel.
    Pros: Functional, lightweight, comfortable.
    Cons: Brief, very mild skin irritation may occur when newer.
    Posted on December 10, 2019

    Great product that has got me back into hiking

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    After a old injury from hiking the Appalachian trail flaired up, I was left on crutches and in pt....

    Fats forward 4 months, after finding this brace randomly searching on the internet.

    I have completed 4 major hikes from the point that my injury has happened and couldn't be more happy with the brace, it basicly stops all side to side movement, and limited the front back movement of my foot to 60 or 70 degrees, which for me is good. Have not had a problem since I started using this brace.

    Things to consider
    Brace does seem to fit in any shoe I have, but can be slightly itchy when directly on skin if you sweat alot, a sock solves this
    Over time the ankle strap will loosen a bit, so bu mindful to check it to keep the best surport
    I ordered the large but could have used a medium easy..... take the measurements and dont go by shoe size (seems even more important for the bottom strap, I've taped mine into place once I got the right fit, that one dont move)

    All in all a great product........ highly recomend this over the cheaper braces..... it has held up to the mountians of New York
    Pros: Limits 90 percent of side to side movement (the real bad stuff), limits front to back movement to about 60-70 degrees (great for me), fits great under shoes, socks fit under it, easy to forget it's on when over a sock
    Cons: Ankle strap will loosen over time (its adjustable and you have to simply reajust), if on skin it can get itchy when you sweat (sock solves this),
    Posted on June 4, 2019

    Has made my life better!

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    Verified Purchase
    I have had flat feet all my life and since I'm 72 they are really broken down now. I have talked to so many doctors and no one can really help me. I have used Don Joy products before, had a lace up brace and it was just ok. Was getting to the place walking was a real problem, the pain was incredible and I was worrying about being able to continue to walk. I bought one of these and it helped a lot, over time I have days now that the foot doesn't hurt at all. I even go to the fitness center and walk and use the exercise bike but I'm still careful. I bought 2 more sets of them to put back.
    Pros: It's lightweight Fits in my shoe better, none are perfect but its better, not so bulky. I even wear it at night as my ankle is very loose and it doesn't get to hot.
    Cons: The Velcro on the bottom needs to be over more so that all of it makes contact, it tends to be loose on the side. I can tuck it over when I put my foot in the shoe though so its ok.
    Posted on April 22, 2018

    Great support-- light weight

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    Wasn't sure if it would do the trick because it is so light weight and doesn't impede my ankle at all, but when I play soccer or racquetball I have not had any problems after 3 high impact sessions. (Had 2 consecutive sprains prior to getting the brace).
    Pros: Lightweight and leaves ankle fully mobile
    Cons: None so far
    Share Your Usage: Recently Injured, Sports, Preventing Injury, Recovering from Injury
    Posted on January 9, 2018
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    Though I wear a 9.5 woman's shoe, I have a slender foot and ankle. I tried the small and it was huge (even over a sock). Created more discomfort than my post-recovery aching ankle as it hit too high on my leg and didn't support the foot and ankle. So, I tried the XS size. The straps weren't quite long enough though the brace itself came close to fitting. Still, a bit off. The brace had to positioned very carefully to feel comfortable. I'll keep playing with it... I'd give it a higher rating if the velcro straps allowed for greater adjustment.
    Pros: Nice concept
    Cons: So "pre-formed" that it seemed to be lacking ability to adjust to properly fit.
    Share Your Usage: Occasional Use
    Posted on January 3, 2018

    Best support ever

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    Over the last few years my son has rolled both of his ankles several times where he has to be in a walking boot. Since he has been wearing these braces while playing sports (basketball & soccer) he has not rolled them since.
    Pros: easy to put on and great support
    Cons: little bulky
    Share Your Usage: Preventing Injury, Sports, Recently Injured
    Posted on December 18, 2017

    Awesome Brace great support.

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    The support that these braces offer are amazing.
    Pros: flexible and easy to clean. Molds to your feet.
    Cons: have to learn to jump with the braces on. My son is a basketball player and so jumping for the rebounds is part of his job.
    Share Your Usage: Recently Injured, Preventing Injury, Sports
    Posted on December 18, 2017

    Revolutionary Brace!!!

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    My daughter plays Club Volleyball and many girls wear these large, cumbersome braces which you would think reduce their jumping ability considerably. I got her these braces and she loves them. She feels they are more stable than the old lace ups she previously used and so much easier to get on and off.
    I recently contacted the company about some faulty Velcro on the bottom so I hope that they will stand behind the product and replace them but we will see. I want to give it 5 STARS but we just need this Velcro issue figured out.
    FYI: in our case, one size smaller than the size chart indicates have a better fitting support.
    Pros: Great support. Easy to put on and take off. Not cumbersome and too confining like other braces.
    Cons: Velcro on bottom is curling. White color slight yellowing.
    Share Your Usage: Sports
    Posted on December 8, 2017

    Best ankle brace I’ve ever tried

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    This brace is amazing, lightweight, flexible in the direction I need it to be and stiffer laterally... I had ankle reconstruction in the late '90's and have tried every brace I could find from molded to lace up....they are either to stiff or not supportive enough... I still play softball 4 or more days a week at my age (47) and this thing has been working perfectly with no discomfort at all... I love both the fit and design of the "Pod" Donjoy hit a GRAND SLAM with this product...it may extend my playing career 10 more years
    Pros: Fit, functionality, lightweight, flexibility heel to toe, rigid laterally ... Just perfect for me
    Cons: None that I can find after a solid month of use playing ball 4-6 days a week at age 47...
    Share Your Usage: Chronic Instability, Preventing Injury, Recovering from Injury, Sports, Recently Injured
    Posted on October 6, 2017