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FP Walking Brace


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Provides full length, foam and semi-pneumatic support

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Is the FP Walking Brace right for me?

Ideal for those who are recovering from an injury and need mobility support post-surgery or foot/ankle sprain. Try our Brace Advisor for personalized product recommendations to meet your needs!

The Foam Walker provides semi-pneumatic support with Aircast full-shell protection and is available in 4 sizes (small, medium, large and X-large). Foam-filled aircells cushion the ankle for customized comfort and support. This support is effective in fracture healing and managing edema. Includes a hand bulb.


  • Stable fracture of foot and/or ankle
  • Severe ankle sprain
  • Post-operative use


  • A semi-rigid shell for protection formerly expected only from a cast
  • A rocker sole to reduce plantar pressures
  • Pulsating, graduated compression for edema reduction
  • Custom-inflated aircells maintain proper positioning of leg within brace for enhanced stability

Key Benefits

  • Anthropometric full-shell support
  • Custom inflated aircells for individual fit and support
  • Semi-pneumatic compression for improved blood flow and edema management
  • Lightweight design: rigid foot, flexible around calf for strength, fit and comfort
  • Full shell protection. Low profile for natural gait. Sealed air-cushioned heel

Shop our complete selection of walking braces or browse additional Aircast products.

Size Chart & Fit Help
Size Men Shoe Size Women Shoe Size
Pediatric Up to 4 Up to 5
Small 4-7 5-8
Medium 7-10 8-11
Large 10-13 11-15
XLarge 13+ 15+
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  • Traci at 11/23/2015 10:09 AM
    • I want to make sure I order the correct size. I wear a woman's shoe size 7 1/2 - 8. The widest part of my calf measures 16 1/2. Do I need a small or a medium?
    • Traci
      You would wear a small
  • Theresa at 9/30/2015 12:20 PM
    • Hi. My daughter is in an air cast and this morning at school the fire alarm went off and she had to stand outside in the rain. The boot insert was soaked through and is still pretty wet. What would the recommendations be to dry the insert and is it a big deal that is got wet? Thank you.
    • Theresa
      Normally when the liner is washed we suggest letting it air dry but since your daughter needs to be in the boot I would suggest using a Hair dryer to dry the liner. We do have a weather cover that can be purchased to prevent this from happening. http://www.betterbraces.com/aircast-walking-brace-weather-cover
  • Joy at 9/28/2015 1:16 PM
    • Is there an extra liner or pad that can fit in the boot to cushion around the top?

      If not what is suggested?
    • Joy
      No we do not sell any extra padding for that boot. Wear pants inside of boot tighten the straps to create less movement
  • Lisa at 8/25/2015 6:23 PM
    • I have a small aircast full length. I wear a size 8 women's shoe. The boot is really tight on my calf. Should I think about moving up to a medium size?
    • Hello,

      Thank you for Contacting Betterbraces.

      Yes, we recommend if you are on the upper end of the size range to go up in size. A women's size 8 is a size Medium.

      Have a Great Day.
  • Noelle at 8/6/2015 1:29 PM
    • I have a broken fibula & talus and have been in the boot for about a week. The first few days I didn't have any problems with the boot. I went in for a follow up on Tuesday and my doctor told me I wasn't putting enough air in the boot. He said I needed to do a minimum of 10 pumps for each valve. Within 30 minutes of doing that my leg is throbbing. I can still feel my toes, so I don't think my circulation is being cut off, but it's causing a lot of pain. I feel like 10 pumps is way too much... any suggestions?
    • Noelle
      If that many pumps creates too much compression and creates pain then you should pump it less. Try taking it down a couple of pumps and see if the pain lessens
  • Tracie at 7/26/2015 8:20 AM
    • I fractured my heel bone recently and I am currently in a medium FP Walker after a fiberglass cast for two weeks. I am five foot tall and I wear a 7.5 shoe, & the cast just seems too tall and it causes pain at the site of my injury. Should I go down to a small XP Walker or would a short aircast work better?
    • If your physician is requiring you to be in a tall walking boot you do not want to deviate from that without first speaking with them. In regards to the sizing, based on your shoe size you should be wearing a small, for a better fit.
  • Mike at 7/19/2015 7:23 AM
    • Is this boot effective to treat sesemoiditis in the big toe? Will it relieve pain or should I still expect there to be some pain while wearing the boot?
    • Mike
      The boot will immobilize the foot which will decrease pain when walking but may not eliminate the pain completely
  • Patricia at 5/27/2015 6:55 PM
    • The valve on one of the air cells on my XP cast does not function. Is there a replacement part?
    • Patricia
      We do have replacement aircells by calling DJO direct at 800-336-6569
  • mark at 5/9/2015 6:46 AM
    • my doctor diagnosed my ankle pain as Capsulitis . I am to purchase a MAXTRAX AIR WALKER I perform many physical duties at work including excessive walking and lifting.Will I still be able to work and perform all duties while wearing this boot
    • Mark
      You will still be able to walk while wearing the Max Trax Air Walking Boot. The Boot has a rocker bottom to help simulate normal gait, so you should be able to do your normal activities in the boot
  • Kim at 1/16/2015 8:23 PM
    • Is there any way to reverse the direction of the straps/fastners. I have the boot on my left foot and the straps fasten to the left side. I also have scoliosis and a shorter right side which inhibits my reach to the left side - leaving me one handed to try and fasten the boot which is impossible. if I could reverse the straps to fasten on the right I would be able to reach with both hands.
    • Kim
      The bottom Strap cannot be switched at all, it is bolted on to the boot shell. The two top straps can be removed and turned around if you can get them loose. We do replace thoses traps if they break but it is very difficult to unattache them. They are attached by a plastic disk on the back of the boot.
  • Tiffany at 12/6/2014 9:57 AM
    • How much does each Aircast Boot weigh?
    • Aircast FP walkers
      Small: 2.61lbs
      Medium: 2.61 lbs
      Large: 3.04 lbs
  • Sierra at 12/5/2014 12:12 PM
    • Is the bottom sole part on the aircast no slip oil resistant?
    • The bottom sole does have a non-slip tred on it but walking on oil is still may slip
  • Linda at 11/1/2014 4:14 PM
  • Angelica at 10/20/2014 12:31 PM
    • I have a stress fracture in my tibia, would this work for me? My doctor said it started to heal and did not mention any type of casts or walking boots, but I feel like i need to get weight off my foot.
    • Angelica
      Yes the FP walking Boot can help immobilize the ankle and take some stress off the leg while that stress Fx heals
  • Helen at 10/16/2014 5:48 PM
    • Is SP Walker latex-free? I have worn for the past week and getting rash on my lower leg.
      For the first five days after injury I had taller boot and no rash.
    • Helen
      There is no laytex in the walkers liner. It is made with nylon and polyester
  • Tracy at 10/2/2014 6:08 AM
    • I shattered my ankle and broke my tibia & fibula 3 & 1/2 weeks ago. I was given an Air Cast FP a week and a half ago. It is a Large 01F-L. I wear a size 9 or 9 &1/2 in everyday shoes and a 10 in running shoes. Every since my toes have been burning as if they are rubbing against the edges and top of the boot and my heal burns as well. I have to take the boot off several times a day just because of the burning. Am I doing something wrong?
    • Tracy
      First off you should be in a medium not a large unless you had a lot of swelling in the foot and ankle. Make sure that you are not pulling the straps too tight, or filling up with too much air. Lastly I would call your physician and ask them about the burning, it might not be from the boot at all
  • Nancy at 9/15/2014 10:41 AM
    • What is the maximum calf circumference for the long brace. And how long does my lower leg need to be?
    • The calf circumference and overall dimensions of the boot change with each size of the boot, without knowing the size you would wear it is difficult to answer this question.
  • MIllie at 8/17/2014 4:57 PM
  • Jade at 8/14/2014 11:35 PM
    • Hi is there any way the straps can be shortened? I have a medium and I am around a women's size 7.5-8.5 and the strap for the top of my foot drags on the ground.
    • Jade
      Unfortunatly that strap can be made shorter, you could try tucking it in to the tob of the brace at the side.
  • Deb at 8/14/2014 3:47 PM
    • I have a broken ankle. I wear a size9 in a woman's shoe. The nurse gave me a large boot - sp walker because they didn't have a medium in stock. I can't adjust the air pocket at my ankle to be comfortable. It hurts my ankle where it's broken. Is this boot too big? Would a medium fit better? With a sock on, my toe is 1 1/4 inch from the tip of the boot.
    • Deb
      You should be in a medium, it would fit better and be more comfortable
  • S at 6/28/2014 9:27 PM
    • How high off the ground is the boot? As in, what height shoe should I wear for the foot that isn't wearing the boot so that my feet are even?
    • The depth of the sole heel(Bottom to insole) is 1.5". We also have a prduct available that goes on the bottom of you opposite shoe called the Procare Evenup Shoe balancer http://www.betterbraces.com/procare-evenup-shoe-balancer
  • Sum at 6/23/2014 4:14 PM
    • Aircast FP Walking Brace

      The size chart provided for this walking brace is it in Australian Sizes?

      If so I am looking for the proper brace size to fit a Women's size US 7
      (I believe that is a size 5 1/2 Australian).

      Can you tell me what size I should purchase?
    • The size chart on the US website is in US sizes. Sizes on the BetterBracesAU.com website would be in Austrailians sizes
  • annette at 5/27/2014 2:56 PM
    • Will the large fit around a calf that is about 20" around?
    • Thank you for your question. The AirCast FP walker accommodates a 17” calf. You would need to purchase the extension straps to accommodate a larger size. These straps are not available on Better Braces and would need to be purchased direct from the manufacturer 800-336-6569.
  • bob at 5/10/2014 2:41 PM
    • is it good for 3rd degree sprains
    • Bob
      Yes this walking boot is good for 3rd degree sprains
  • june at 4/19/2014 4:05 AM
    • My husband has an old crush injury to his lower leg, it is also about an inch shorter, the hospital has made him a solid boot, but it is unstable, because of the way it was made. Can he wear one of these boots, as he has to wear it all day everyday for the rest of his life. Also can you get the sole built up so his leg is the same height as his other leg?
    • June
      He can wear one of these boots but it cannot be custom made with a higher sole. The boots already have a thick sole. Also, these boots are not made for long-term use(more than 6 months), although I have heard from customers who have had their boots for years, they wern't worn everyday. If he needs to wear it everyday for the rest of his life he may need to replace every so often depending on what he does in the boot.
  • mix at 4/10/2014 4:01 AM
    • after the surgery on my torn Achilles tendon. I will buy an Aircast FP Walking Brace.
      Is the prcie include the other accessory(hand pump,Foam Liner ,Heel Wedge ..),
      what accessory I might still need to buy? thanks
    • You do not need to buy anything extra, everything comes with the FP walking boot.
  • Heidi at 3/18/2014 7:18 AM
    • My boot was fit properly by a nurse on checkout. Now my toes fall asleep because there is more pressure on the ball of the foot and my heel does not stay down. Fractured 2nd, 3rd, 4th metatarsals with stable lizfranc.
      Shoe size 7
      Boot size small
    • Thank you for your question. A size small would be the appropriate size for a woman’s shoe size 7. Make sure the air cells are empty each time you put the boot on. You will need to re-inflate each air cell each time you put this boot on. If you continue to have problems, it would be best to contact your physician regarding this fit concern.
  • Gwen at 3/8/2014 5:09 PM
  • Christina Mahmood at 2/21/2014 11:50 AM
    • I was wondering if I could get replacement velcro straps for my Aircast?
    • Thank you for your question. The replacement straps are not available through better braces. You can order them direct by calling 800-336-6569.
  • Kay at 1/31/2014 11:09 AM
    • I try to deflate my aircast with the provided bulb but most of the air stays
      in the cells. So how do I deflate the cells?
      This cast is a "wonder" and allows me to get around until the ankle heals.
    • Thank you for your question. When the boot is off you can apply a light pressure with your hand to empty the air cell. Some air will remain in the cell. Please contact us if you have any further questions.
  • Col at 1/14/2014 8:15 AM
    • Is a Medium shorter in height than a Large? I wear 8 to 81/2 and the large is much too long, causing me to trip. It is also so tall that it makes it difficult to bend my knee. I understand a Medium will be an inch shorter in insole length, will it also be shorter in height?
    • Thank you for your question. The height for a large boot is 17.4" a medium is 16" in height.
  • Joyce at 1/12/2014 1:08 PM
    • When going up and down stairs with the boot, should the good foot go first or the booted foot first?
    • Joyce
      What ever is most comfortable with you is ok. Sometimes I tell people "up with the good, down with the bad"
  • Sonja at 12/22/2013 2:44 PM
    • Are the air cell sacs filled with any type of fluid? I had leakage of some type in my boot and could only assume it came from there. I was not to get my boot wet as I had foot surgery. Was not blood or fluid from my foot.
    • Hello,
      Thank you for your question. The air cells use only air to fill the cell. This brace does not contain any fluids.
  • John at 12/20/2013 4:38 AM
    • What is the purpose of the removable plastic liner that goes under the straps? Can I use the FP Walking Brace without it?
    • John,
      The purpose of the plastic liner is to add rigidity and immobilization to the ankle. It will also prevent the straps from rubbing and causing friction that may irritate the skin. It would be recommended you use the anterior panel for those reasons. Thank you for your question.
  • Susan at 11/11/2013 5:43 PM
    • My big toe and the next two toes hit the ground when I walk. I have a medium boot and wear a 9 1/2 shoe. Should I be walking differently or is there anything I can adjust?
    • Susan,
      If your heel is pressed to the back of the boot, your boot may be too small for you. Although the sizing chart states woman’s shoe size 8-11 would fit a Medium it sounds like you have a smaller size. A medium insole should measure 10” where a small will measure 9”. Check the insole size and if it’s too small you can exchange it for a larger size, as your toes should not be hitting the ground. Thank you for your question.
  • John at 10/6/2013 8:12 AM
    • My daughter is wearing an aircast and it is slippery on any wet pavement, wlking to school in the rain is an accident waiting to happen. In addition, she works at an ice cream shop and the boot slips on the tile floor.

      Is there anything you can put on the bottom to prevent this? I thought of cutting some of the wave ridges to change the regular pattern as this appears to be the "skating point". Another option is to add black hockey tape (more sticky than white) to the bottom but this would peel off quickly.

      Any suggestion?

      Thank you
    • Unfortunately we don’t have anything more to add to the boot. Of the walkers we supply the AirCast line is the walking boot with the best sole. It’s designed to be more like a sneaker than other walker soles which don’t provide as much traction. Adding anything more to the boot would inhibit the sole from providing the intended traction.
  • Penelope at 10/2/2013 4:53 PM
    • I have been reading reviews on the XP walker boot, and two ladies mention that the size chart is not accurate, one of them is my exact size, 9 1/2 to 10 1/2 and she says her foot is right up to the very front of the boot, so if I order the next size up the L fitting would it be okay even if a bit big. I have another brand of boot now and it is far too small, heel hanging over back of boot.

      I also need to claim this off my medical fund, so if I order in my full name will my name be on the receipt, as if not I cannot claim for it??
    • Penelope
      Thank you for contacting Product Support. The Aircast XP walking boot size M should fit a woman with a foot size from 8-11. If you are a size 9 1/2 to 10 1/2 this should fit you. The XP is a Pneumatic walker and has 4 air cells that are inflated after the boot is strapped up. If the air is not deflated before taking the boot off, when you stick your foot back in the boot the inflated air cells will not allow your heel to the back of the boot causing your foot to move forward. After time this can cause your toes to stick out at the front of the boot. As long as you deflate before taking the boot off, this will not happen, then you can re-inflate after putting the boot back on. If you have any other questions please let me know.

      Diana Keith MA, ATC
      Product Support Specialist
      DJO Healthcare Services
      DJO, LLC
      A DJO Global Company
      1430 Decision St, Vista, CA 92081-8553

      O 760-734-3144

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  • malu at 9/15/2013 8:09 AM
    • I am wearing the race for the last 4 days. Under the foot the skin is irritated. I started wearing sock. Do I need to apply any cream for less irritation?
      If I use a walking stick/crutch, will it be better to heal faster. I have a tear in the tendon.
    • Malu,

      The FP Walking Boot should always be worn with a sock. You will want to contact your doctor about the use of crutches. Once the irritation has healed, wearing a clean dry sock should solve the issue going fourth.

      Have a great day!
  • Sharon Puryear at 8/27/2013 3:57 AM
    • I have been in an air cast following surgery. In 2 weeks I will transition to walking in the air cast. I will need a walking shoe for my other foot and want to have the same heel height as the boot. i am using a FP Walker, Medium 01F - M. Can you tell me the heel height on this boot?
    • Sharon,
      You should look at the EvenUp shoe balancer, it goes on an existing tennis shoe you have and will even up the height of your shoe and your boot. I have attached a link to said product here: http://www.betterbraces.com/procare-evenup-shoe-balancer
  • Kitzia at 8/4/2013 7:56 AM
    • hello,
      I just started to wear the FP walking brace due to a sprain on of foot ligaments. I have been using the boot to walk however, whenever I do I feel pain on the front of my leg. Is this normal? I have tried inflating and deflating the air cells to adjust the comfort but that really hasn't made a difference.
    • Hello Kitzia,

      Please refer to your Physician regarding the pain your having due to your injury.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Ben at 7/31/2013 3:12 PM
    • I wear a size 10 men's shoe. How do I decide whether to get a Medium or a Large size cast?
    • Hello Ben,

      We recommend going up in Size if you at the higher end of the range. I recommend a Large for you.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Jackisha at 7/13/2013 7:59 AM
    • How do inflate the cast again? I have a cast but it for over a year and needs inflated again
    • Hello Jachisha,

      Use the inflation bulb to inflate and deflate your boot. Inflate to a comfortable level.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Annette at 7/11/2013 12:01 PM
    • I have to wear the fp walker and put no pressure on my foot for another 4-6 wks how can I wash the brace n how long does it take to dry?
    • Hello Annette,

      We recommend hand washing the liner with a mild detergent and air dry. Do not use the washing machine or dryer.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Niamh Lynn at 6/28/2013 8:19 PM
    • I have worn the boot for 3 days and my lower shin is very painful what can I do to ease this pain, possibly adjust the boot? I have broken my fourth metatarsal.
    • Hello Niamh,

      Deflate the Aircells, they may be overinflated and pushing your shin forward in the boot. Try deflating them and they inflate to comfort.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • David Porter at 6/4/2013 6:43 PM
    • I have an air cell leaking at the valve, can it be replaced or repaired? FP model...
    • Hello David,

      Yes we have replacement parts for the FP Aircast Walker. The Distal Aircell may be replaced. Please call a Product Specialist at 1-888-405-3251, so that we may place your order.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Jeff at 4/5/2013 9:29 PM
    • Good day, i have ankle surgery 3 weeks ago with fiberglass cast on, then my doctor ask me to wear aircast fp walking brace after he remove the fiberglass cast. But still no pressure to my foot, But i am having problem on sleeping with this do you have some tips on how to sleep better with this on because the doctor said to put this on while sleeping. Thank you.
    • Hello, Jeff -

      Unfortunately, there are no recommendations as far as making the booth more comfortable to wear to sleep.

      If you have further questions please feel free to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • Janet at 1/1/2013 6:36 PM
    • I have to wear an aircast walking boot for six weeks after having total ankle replacement.( I have been wearing a plaster cast for the first six weeks). The doctor did not give me any instructions as to when to wear this walking boot. I have a wheelchair which I sit in to wheel myself around the house. Need I wear the walking boot even when I am in the wheelchair ?
    • Janet,
      Thank you for contacting DJO Global. This would be a question that your physician would be better suited to answer.
  • Bob Schowe at 5/23/2012 8:01 AM
    • Yesterday I put on an Aircast FP Walking Brace, per my doctor’s instructions, to address a problem in my foot/ankle. Unfortunately, it immediately turned the top of my big toe into “hamburger.” How can I keep this device from destroying my toes? Do you have a shorter top support? Thanks

      Bob Schowe

      The Schowe Co., LLC
      110 Farrington Drive
      New Albany, Indiana 47150 USA
      Phone: (812) 944 8715 Mobile: (502) 489 1838
    • Is the edge of the front panel hitting the middle of your toe? Just move it down your foot so that it's flat on your foot. We can send you additional padding if you'd like. Please call us at 800-553-6019.
  • Michael at 3/25/2012 10:09 AM
    • Can one take a shower with the FP on?
    • The FP walking brace can get wet. But, the sole is not designed to be 100% slip resistant and may not be safe to wear while showering. I suggest checking with your physician and ask if it is appropriate for your injury to take the walking brace off while showering or if you need to follow other bathing procedures.

  • Richard at 3/4/2012 7:32 PM
    • Should l wear my FP walker to bed?
    • Hi Richard,

      Wearing the walker to bed or not would be determined by your injury and your physician's treatment protocol. I suggest checking with him/her to see when it is appropriate to take the brace on and off.

      If you have additional product questions, please call 1-888-405-3251.

      Have a nice day.
  • Bill Mahady at 1/11/2012 7:20 PM
    • Weight of xp walking brace
    • Small - 2.0lbs
      Medium - 3.5lbs
      Large -4.1lbs
      XL- 4.6lbs
  • Simon at 11/28/2011 1:48 AM
    • Do you ship to the UK and how long does this take?
    • Unfortunately we do not ship outside of the US.
  • Meghan at 10/9/2011 8:17 AM
    • Can you buy replacement aircells for the short aircast boot? Mine will no longer stay inflated. Thanks alot.
    • Yes, what size do you need?
  • Courtney at 8/15/2011 1:31 PM
    • Is there a thinner sock that you would recommend to wear underneath the xl pneumatic aircast?
    • We have the XP Diabetic Walker sock and that item number is 0129A
  • Brian at 8/10/2011 2:36 PM
    • How much do I inflate this, i.e., how tight should it be?
    • When inflating, you want the boot to feel snug, but not so tight it is cutting off circulation. Start with 2-3 pumps in each cell, and then add one pump to each till it feels snug.
  • Kim D at 7/16/2011 11:31 AM
    • How should I wash and dry the liner to eliminate smell and germs of fungal bacteria?
    • You may hand wash, and air dry the liner.
  • Sam at 5/31/2011 4:56 PM
    • Is this kind of brace good for plantar fasciitis
    • The Aircast FP Walker is indicated for moderate to severe ankle sprains and fractures. Typically, for plantar fasciitis we reccommend the Aircast Air Heel by day and the Doral Night Splint by night. Should you have any additional questions please let us know.
  • Kelli at 3/6/2011 5:23 PM
    • I have the FP walker and one of the inflatable cells has come loose and won't stay in place... any ideas?
    • Kelli, typically the AirCast FP Walker Aircell can stay in place with use of double sided tape. If you apply that tape between the aircell and the shell of the walker, that should keep it in place. Should you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us at www.betterbraces.com again.
  • John at 3/2/2011 5:23 AM
    • how much does the aircast weigh?
    • Hey John,
      The Aircast FP Walking Brace weighs 2.7 lbs.
  • Allyson at 2/25/2011 5:17 AM
    • How much does the FP in a small weigh?
    • The Aircast FP walker in Small weighs: 2.1lbs
  • Derrick at 2/6/2011 7:57 PM
    • Can the brace be used with either leg?
    • This brace is universal left and right.
  • larry at 12/22/2010 4:54 PM
    • How much does the large FP aircast brace weigh?
    • Hello Larry,

      3.3 pounds.
  • Karen at 10/15/2010 4:12 PM
    • My husband coaches youth football and is wearing his foam walker out to practices. The fields are very muddy this time of year - I am looking for washing or cleaning instructions for the foam insert.
    • Hello Karen,

      Hand wash the liner in mild detergent and let air dry.

      Replacement pads can be found here:

  • Mitchell at 9/28/2010 8:41 AM
    • Should I wear a long sock with this product?
    • It is recommended to wear a sock with the Aircast Walking Braces. We have the Aircast Sock Liners available for purchase. They are a very lightweight cotton/lycra material and are seamless to prevent irritation. Follow the link below for information:

  • Josh at 8/14/2010 8:41 AM
  • adam at 7/15/2010 1:31 PM
    • I just sprained my ankle (3rd degree) and was told I need to wear this boot for 3 weeks. Do you have to wear the boot at all times or can you take it off if you will be at your PC in sitting down position for several hours?
    • Hello Adam,

      The intention of a Aircast FP Walking Brace is to completely immobilize the lower leg/ankle/foot area. You'll want to consult your physician in regards to when you can remove the brace.
  • DAwn at 7/9/2010 6:37 AM
    • What is the difference between the XP Walker and the FP Walking boot?
    • The XP Walker has 2 more additional aircells than the FP Walker, for a total contact fit.. The FP Walker has just the 2 distal aircells. The XP Walker also comes with 2 socks to be worn with the boot.
  • cheryl at 6/15/2010 11:30 AM
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amazing support for post operative recovery!

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This boot is a life saver! About a month ago I had a bad fall and severely injured my ankle and leg. I fractured both my tibia and fibula in 2 and 4 places respectively. After weeks in a cast, they moved me to this walking boot. The support was just as good as my cast, but the positioning made me feel confident as I started to be able to bear weight! Unfortunately I still have a rod in my leg that will come out in a few weeks. I love the custom air pocket support in this cast. If there is pressure on the right side of my ankle where the rod is, it hurts big time! But this allows me to get the support I need in the way I need it for my specific injury. A lot of the time I pump up the left side 100% and the right side 20% and I still get full support! I'm getting more mobile every day and I couldn't be happier with this product :) Thank you!
Posted on June 16, 2014

Great Product

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5 weeks ago, I underwent 1 MTP w/Arthrodesis surgery for a severly arthritic large toe. After 4 weeks in a hard cast and on crutches I went back to the surgeon and said either cut it off or I would. I was destroying my shoulders (I AM 66). He put me in an AirCast Walking boot but admonished putting much weight on the font part of my foot. This boot has been a godsend.

My only question is, how did George Lucas convince all of those extras to wear them as Storm Trooper Boots in Star Wars?
Posted on August 12, 2013

Hard to adjust

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I have second and third metatarsal fractures. Originally they gave me a splint. The orthopedist switched me to this boot, it has been very painful, I have no idea how much is too much or too little pressure, either the place of fracture hurts or the rest of the leg. The first night wearing it was very painful.
Posted on August 1, 2013

Great Buy!

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I recently broke my foot and was provided a walking cast of sorts from the ER but was unhappy with the weight and feel of it. After much research, I found betterbraces.com and am I glad! I ordered the Aircast FP Walking Brace yesterday and received it this morning. What a huge difference! The comfort and feel is very good! Much better than the brace I was provided by the hospital. I'm hoping I won't need another visit to the ER anytime soon for a broken bone but if I am, I will visit this site and see what they have to offer. I'm sure it'll be much better than what a hospital or doctor's office will provide. I also feel that the cost was very good. You can't put a pricetag on comfort.
Posted on July 10, 2013

Great product!

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I am going into 9th grade. My 7th grade track season didnt start off great. I have had two stress fractures, RSD, and osteopenia in the past year. They put me in a black camwalker at first. It was very heavy, and the bottom wore out very quickly. That fall when they discovered the second stress fracture I was put in a cats for six weeks. I then recommended to my doctor instead of buying a new black camwalker to get me this. I was still on crutches when I got it. This is a lot easier to use than the black camwalker. I walk better in it and it fits my foot better. I am still currently in this camwalker and love it.

I would highly recommend this boot!
Posted on June 14, 2013

Wearing Aircast walking boot until I "can afford" to have surgery

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I have been in the Aircast FP boot for 6 months. 1st orthopod said "old age" and tendon tear until I went back 3 months later and MRI showed ruptured posterior tibial tendon. 2nd orthopod specializing in foot injuries recommends surgery "when you are ready" so will wear the boot until surgery. Use 20 to 40 pound dog food bags to cover boot when I use the rototiller, work in the garden, wash the vehicles, feed/clean the chickens, mow/trim the yard, etc. This boot really shows the wear and tear that I am putting it through and will order a new one for "dress and special occasions" and the older one for daily wear. Going without the boot is not an option --- the pain and swelling are too much for me. My husband is wheelchair bound, we are both retired, we live in the country with limited income and limited family assistance so being off my foot for 8 weeks post-op is not an option at this time.. I thank God for the boot design and the tough outer shell that keeps me relatively pain free since I am up and moving early each day. The "air bags" even allow me to drive the vehicles where I need to go with minimal discomfort from the vibrations. A MIRACLE!!!!
Posted on May 23, 2013

Great product

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Have a broken 5th metatarsal. This boot stabilized my foot and reduced the pain a lot. Being able to remove it for showers is a huge bonus!
Posted on April 1, 2013

Great boot

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A year ago I suffered 3 hairline fractures on my left foot. Now I've been advised that I have a stress fracture on my right foot. I almost got rid of the boot never thinking I would need it again almost a year to the day later. As the boot fits either left or right, I don't have to buy another one. Although I hate the damn thing this is some consolation as I will be wearing it for the next 3 to 4 months again. Hopefully this is not an annual event.
Posted on November 13, 2012

Sure the helps the pain

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I received this brace when it was discovered that I have a rather large stress fracture on the heel of my foot. Needless to say it was quite painful to move much less walk on my foot. The brace helps to stabilize the heel and the air cushion is great, it is like walking on air. My shepherd dog however thought that the inflate/deflate pressure guage would make a great "chewie" so that will have to be replaced. It is somewhat awkward to walk with but is alot better than being in a hard immovable cast. One other note - due to the height of the heel on the brace I find that I have to wear a shoe on the other foot with a higher heel to keep me level.
So for the next 6+ weeks this will be my constant companion.
Posted on August 24, 2012

5 stars

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I was first diagnosed with extensor tendonitis but I never seemed to get better. I called the doctor's office and asked if I could wear a walking boot. They said that was OK so I bought a boot at the local medical supply office. it seemed to help somewhat but was also very hard to wear and I finally gave up wearing it. I decided to get a second opinion and was diagnosed with a stress fracture. I understand it can sometimes be very difficult to diagnose with an x-ray, but this doctor was almost certain it was a stress fracture with just the examination. X-ray confirmed the diagnosis. He put me in an Aircast FP walker which is much more comfortable than my previous boot. Even though it is larger it is more comfortable. I wear it all day and then take it off to sleep at night. My previous boot did not have the inflatable air cells and I found it impossible to make it fit correctly. I'm very happy to have a correct diagnosis and a correct comfortable treatment.
Posted on May 4, 2012

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