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Natural Human Motion® Ankle Support

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POD® products are engineered to maximize 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 is a breakthrough in 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 unmatched 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 ankle brace idea

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    I bought this brace hoping it would relieve the pain I have had for over two years after an ankle evulsion fracture. I was told the only fix was an ankle fusion or replacement. I could barely walk. I have spent tons of money on braces. This by far is the best. My gait is almost normal with it on. I am so grateful for this brace.
    Pros: It gives great anterior ankle support
    Cons: You do have to break it in but that only takes a few days. And being a woman I wish it came in my brown skin town.
    Posted on April 14, 2017

    Great Brace but needs a little longer velcro

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    The brace performs just as described. I really like that aspect. However, the sizing is difficult. Based on shoe size I am a small but based on ankle circumference I am a x-small. I tried both. The small felt a big with a lot of extra velcro. So I tried an x-small. The fit was perfect around the ankle, but under the foot a little more velcro would be helpful. Obviously this is a genetic issue regarding my small ankles (I feel I have avg to narrow feet) and in no way takes away from the brace.
    Pros: Minimal, Feels like taping, repeated use unlike taping, I felt it did not affect my shoe fitting.
    Cons: Non-issue with a little more velcro.
    Posted on March 10, 2017

    Almost the perfect brace

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    Really great aesthetics's looks well designed. Slightly uncomfortable at first but loosens up with wear. Seems to give very good lateral support.
    Would purchase another for my left foot if some design issues were addressed.
    Pros: Sleek design allows use with many types of shoes. Good lateral support
    Cons: Rubs slightly against the inside talus Discomfort on the top of the foot from the front of the brace. For these reasons I cannot wear it every day.
    Share Your Usage: Preventing Injury, Recently Injured, Recovering from Injury, Chronic Instability, Daily Use
    Posted on March 7, 2017

    Top Notch

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    After several lateral tears in my ankle playing indoor soccer I purchased this ankle brace.
    When I first put the brace on, I thought it was going to be stiff and limit my movement/mobility. But with several games played with this brace, I can say it is extremely supportive and doesn't limit my movement/mobility at all.
    I am almost tempted to buy one for my other ankle! I wear indoor Nike Macistax and the brace only increased the tongue of the shoe slightly. Comfortable wear and excellent support all around!
    Pros: Flexible for full range of movement Good fit for indoor soccer shoe Full ankle support during play
    Cons: None
    Posted on February 3, 2017

    Super excited...until I wasn't, small ankles

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    I ordered a medium because it would fit my shoe size (11-11.5). When I tried it on it was too big around my ankle. The cushioned portion was overlapping. I sent it back and got the small instead. The height difference between the small and the medium was larger than expected. The small brace rubbed my inner and outer ankle bones because it sat lower on my ankles. I need a brace with medium height but smaller circumference.
    Posted on January 31, 2017

    Looks well made but buckle is bulky and does NOT fit under shin guards

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    I bought this for my daughter who plays field hockey one a recommendation from one of the reviews that it fit just fine under shin guards. It definitely does not.FH shin guards cover the ankle more than the soccer ones do however the part where you feed the velcro strap protrudes and the SG has to be stretched too far for it to go over and then she cant get a shoe on. Its too bad because it looks like a real nice product but not for playing FH.

    Arrived promptly.
    Pros: Light, looks durable, feels good on foot
    Cons: too bulky under a field hockey shin guard velcro strap too short
    Posted on January 20, 2017

    good brace

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    This brace provides excellent support. My ankles are terrible and roll them stepping on uneven ground or cutting too quickly. The beauty of this brace is that it provides excellent stability while maximizing mobility. I tried many different braces and this one provides the best of both worlds as far as that is concerned.

    A downside is that the brace straps over my ankle bone and the tension over my bone causes discomfort and brusing. It could be that my feet/ankles are longer than the brace was designed for and so the brace is not positioned on my foot as designed. But I purchased the appropriate brace size for my foot size.

    Because of this I had to go purchase wrist bands (like what tennis players wear) and wear those over my ankle bones and under the brace strap. This seems to have done the trick as I no longer have pain while wearing the braces.

    Pros: Excellent support - superior mobility
    Cons: Discomfort caused by brave strap putting too much tension on my ankle requiring me to improvising by adding cushion between brave and ankle.
    Posted on January 18, 2017

    Awesome !! Worth it

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    Hi my name is Stendjy Clerveau I'm a young basketball player From Brooklyn new York, when I first saw the Pod Ankle brace I immediately said won't it feel bulky and Uneven while in your shoe, but then when I got one and tried It on it easily fitted in with my Sneakers , Made my ankel feel Stronger and it boosted up my confidence knowing that I am safer on the court now and my performance was great , I wear it during practice and games , I always keep it in my bag , fits almost anywhere and also the padding in the inside is so smooth it fits in with the inside of the shoe, won't feel a hard bulky thing while performing. I really recommend it add it to ur game
    Posted on November 17, 2016

    Great buy

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    These work great. Very comfortable and works as advertised. I will definitely buy again.
    Posted on November 9, 2016

    Great Alternative to Taping

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    My daughter is a competitive soccer player and this works great as an alternative to taping. I know they market this as a taping alternative and I would have to agree. Not that being said, we still tape during game day and use the brace for practices. BUT, if taping isn't an option this is the best replacement we have experienced this far.
    Posted on October 25, 2016

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