Top 8 Shoes For Ankle Support
Don and Sammy both wear ankle braces due to the wear and tear of playing basketball every day. So today, the Sole Brothers are going to discuss our Top 8 Shoes For Ankle Support. The shoes under consideration will be shoes that provide the best ankle support without an ankle brace. In other words, these shoes are the best for ankle support by themselves. No shoe on its own or paired with an ankle brace will completely prevent an injury, but the additional support does help reduce the stress on your ankle, reducing the amount of wear on the joint and reducing the risk of injury. Having good ankle support helps to reduce the movement of your ankle in order to hopefully prevent the type of movement that will cause an injury. It must be said that even with an ankle brace and a supportive shoe if enough force is exerted on your ankle, there is nothing that will absolutely prevent an injury, so even if you take precautions to minimize your risk, you should always be careful. Don and Sammy both use ASO ankle braces, which they claim are the best braces you can buy. Here are the Sole Brothers’ Top 8 Shoes For Ankle Support!
8. Nike Kyrie 2
The Kyrie 2 feels pretty supportive, especially at first, due to the strength and rigidity of its materials. If you do play a lot in these, the material will break in and lose some of its supportiveness, but even then it is still a decently supportive shoe. You can purchase the Kyrie 2 here.
7. Under Armour Curry 2
Without an ankle brace, the Speedform upper is very thin and flexible. After the material breaks in, it becomes even less supportive. If you wear a brace with the Curry 2, it is one of the most supportive shoes you can buy, and that is no accident as Stephen Curry wears braces on both ankles and the shoe was designed to work with a brace. You can purchase the Curry 2 here.
6. Nike Hyperdunk 2016
The Hyperdunk 2016 is a mid to high cut shoe that provides good lockdown and it feels pretty supportive. The Flyknit version does not provide very much support but it does provide compression. Don and Sammy report that with a brace, the Hyperdunk 2016 is very supportive and strong.
5. Jordan XXX
The Jordan XXX is a mid/high top that feels very comfortable and gives you insane lockdown which is a big part of providing ankle support. It is one of those shoes that you don’t really need to use a brace since it feels nice on its own.
4. Adidas D Rose 6
Since the D Rose 7 is not out at the time this article is being written, we decided to include the D Rose 6 since it is a very supportive shoe and is readily available. The D Rose 6 provides incredible ankle support by means of a strap system that straps in your foot from ankle to heel as well as a massive amount of padding to help hold your ankle and take some of the stress. If the D Rose 6 is still available, you can purchase it here.
3. Nike Lebron 13
The sides of the Lebron 13‘s upper are pretty highly cut, but not very restrictive. The insanely strong upper and Hyperposite pieces hold your foot hostage without moving, and it feels supportive even without a brace. You can purchase the Lebron 13 here.
2. Under Armour Clutchfit Drive Highlight 2
This is a skyscraper of a shoe that uses Under Armour’s Clutchfit material. Clutchfit is a very thin, yet strong, material that feels supportive while still allowing the foot to move easily.
1. Nike Lebron Soldier 10
This shoe’s greatest strength is the ankle support that it provides. The shoe looks and practically is an ankle brace. If you take the strap system and combine it with the tight fit of the Lebron Soldier 10, you get the best ankle protection currently available in a basketball shoe. You can purchase the Lebron Soldier 10 here.
Let us know what you think about these shoes if you have played in them, are they as supportive for you as they have been for us? Also, check out Don and Sammy’s breakdown of the Top 8 Shoes For Ankle Support below.