Neoprene Water-Resistant Ankle Brace Wrap for Swimming, Athletic Support and Sprains

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Why Do I Need This Neoprene Ankle Brace?

Designed to protect your foot from future injuries, alleviate your ankle pain, and provide comfortable support to your ankle, this neoprene ankle brace is one of BraceAbility’s most popular ankle supports.

This soft ankle wrap can help treat and prevent many causes of ankle pain and ankle conditions including:

  • Ankle sprains and strains

  • Ankle swelling

  • Ankle instability

  • Arthritis

  • Tendonitis

  • Post fracture (broken ankle) recovery

  • Postoperative use

Does This Ankle Wrap Help with Foot Drop?

Foot drop braces are designed to provide support for people with the inability to lift their foot up due to paralysis of their anterior leg muscle group.

While this ankle stabilizer might provide some support for foot drop, BraceAbility’s soft AFO for foot drop is best suited for this condition, as it was specially engineered for foot drop treatment.

Why People Love This Ankle Brace for Swimming and Other Water Sports

This innovative ankle brace has a variety of functional and comfortable features that help it stand out from other compression ankle braces on the market. Following we detail why it’s one of our top-sellers!

  1. Wrap-Around Design Is Easy to Apply and Adjust

    This hassle-free, wrap-around recovery ankle brace can be worn interchangeably on your right or left ankle.

    The medial and lateral straps are a breeze to apply, making application and removal process quick and simple. Plus, the figure-eight straps are flexible and highly adjustable to provide your ankle with optimal support.

    As an added benefit, it’s constructed out of medical-grade fasteners, making the closures 10 times stronger and longer-lasting than the retail-grade fastener ankle braces, you will find at your local drugstore.

  2. Finally, an Ankle Brace That Fits Inside Your Shoe

    This discreet black ankle wrap is low-profile, lightweight, and only 3/16” thick, making it not too flashy and flat enough to fit under your favorite shoes. However, it’s still thick enough to provide adequate compression and support.

    Plus, if you find athletic tape, solid ankle sleeves, or ACE bandages sweaty and/or uncomfortable, this brace is definitely a better fit for you. The relatively open design of this ankle wrap leaves your heel and forefoot open, making your foot less likely to overheat, while still giving your ankle the support it needs.

  3. Perfect for a Variety of Athletes and Sports 

    The extra support provided by this elastic ankle brace allows some athletes suffering from sports-related injuries to continue their normal fitness routine, rather their working out on land or in the water.

  4. Neoprene Ankle Brace Is Water Resistant

    Whether you are engaging in an activity that takes place primarily in the water (think water polo, swimming, scuba diving), spending time in and out of the water (surfing, wakeboarding, bodyboarding, wind boarding, skiing, diving), or could simply use the convenience of a water-compatible ankle support (sailing, rowing, etc.), this swimming ankle support is a great option.

  5. Reduces Swelling and Promotes Healing

    The premium-grade, neoprene material provides compression and targeted heat retention to improve circulation around your sore ankle, which reduces swelling and encourages blood flow to speed up your healing process.

What is the Difference Between a Twisted Ankle, a Rolled Ankle, and a Sprained Ankle?

The terms ‘twisted ankle’, ‘rolled ankle’, and ‘sprained ankle’ can all basically be used to describe the same thing. The outcome is the same, but the way you got the injury may differ. With a 'rolled' ankle, it is more likely that you will injure the lateral side of your ankle. If you 'twist' your ankle, the side of the ankle injured may differ, but it is still most common to injure the lateral side. If you still have more questions about the differences, we have a very detailed blog!


Click to read more about the difference between a sprained ankle and a rolled ankle


Is This Black Ankle Support Waterproof?

Similar to the wetsuits scuba divers wear, this open ankle wrap is unique because it’s made out of premium-grade 3/16” thick neoprene, which is water-resistant. Meaning, this ankle brace able to resist the penetration of water to some degree but not entirely.

If you do wear this ankle support when you are sweating profusely, showering, or for a swim, it’s important to lay this it flat to dry out completely before using it again for swimming, rowing, sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, or surfing, for example.

For more supports that can be worn safely in or out of the water, see BraceAbility’s full line of water-resistant braces.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Soft Ankle Brace

  • Who can wear it? With sizes fitting heel circumferences between 10 and 16 inches, a variety of women and men (petite, average, or plus size) can wear this ankle brace.

  • How do I know what size to get? BraceAbility’s water-resistant ankle wrap comes in two sizes based on the circumference of the base of your heel around your ankle:

    • Small/Medium: 10”-13”

    • Large/X-Large: 13”-16”

  • What conditions does this ankle splint treat? Helps to manage pain from injuries like ankle sprains, ankle strains, ankle swelling, weak arches, and ankle instability, while also providing athletic protection for land and water sports.

  • How do I put on this ankle brace? Unhook all the straps and locate our logo. Place the wrap on your ankle with logo behind the ankle over your Achilles tendon area with your heel protruding through the opening. Attach and secure the bottom compression strap and then the top strap. Grasp both figure-eight compression straps and cross straps in front of the brace and secure to your desired compression level. Adjust as needed.

  • Can I wear this brace inside my shoe? Yes, this athletic ankle brace should fit easily within sandals, tennis shoes, ski boots, snow boots, etc.

  • What material is this ankle wrap made of? Latex-free, 3/16” thick premium-grade neoprene.

  • When should I wear it? This lightweight knee brace can be comfortably worn all day while sitting, standing, and during physical activity. However, you should check with your primary care physician before wearing any compression brace while sleeping or for extended periods of time.

  • Washing instructions: We recommend hand washing this ankle brace with mild soap and then laying flat to air dry completely for about 24 hours.

  • Other features:

    • Affordable

    • Water-resistant

    • Low-profile

  • Color: Black.
The sizing for this neoprene ankle brace comes in a  Size S/M can be worn on your left or right ankle and fits heel circumferences of 10
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    Rochelle B.
    United States United States
    comfortable & supportive

    My daughter loves how comfortable and supportive these braces are. Years of wearing those hard AFOs, due to years of surgeries. These braces are a welcoming relief.

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    Marcia L.
    United States United States
    Excellent service and product.

    Very professional service. Product helps with swimming while ankle is broken.

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    Thomas W.
    United States United States
    Ankle braces

    I purchased 2... I have ankle pronation and plantar fasciitis. I attend water fitness classes including water running and these are holding up in the water great.

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    valerie h.
    United States United States
    Ankle brace wrap

    Not really big enough for a person with larger ankles

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    Cynthia R.
    United States United States
    Neoprene Ankle Brace Wrap

    I love this ankle brace. It’s comfortable and not bulky while being supportive. I’ve been using it to help treat my Achilles tendinitis. I even use it to hold ice gel packs on my heel. I’m considering getting another one too!

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