The SP Walker provides semi-pneumatic support with Aircast semi rigid shell protection and is available in 5 sizes (pediatric, small, medium, large and x-large). Foam-filled aircells cushion the ankle for customized comfort and support. This support is effective in fracture healing, managing edema, and post-op protection.
Forefoot, midfoot, or hindfoot injury
Acute or post-operative use
Soft tissue injury
A semi-rigid shell to provide the protection formerly expected only from a cast
A rocker sole to reduce plantar pressures
Pneumatic compression for improved blood flow and edema reduction
Custom-inflated aircells for individual fit and support
I broke my 5th Metatarsal and got one of these casts and it really helps with getting around the house. It makes walking actually possible! - Autopilot175
Somehow the tendon on my left foot tore. Started with crutches and an Aluminum Splint. Two weeks after the operation one of this was put on by the Doctor. It works much much better than the aluminum splint that was put on at the surgery. Was told to stay off of the foot for another two weeks but it was too tempting and started using it after a week. Expect to be fully ambulatory by next visit. - Marty
I was thinking about getting one of these because i just broke my ankle,... if youve used it what do you think? I would love to get some tips! Thank You! :) - Jackie
I had a severely sprained ankle, and found that a taller boot (such as the FP or XP walker) immobilized my ankle better and provided much more comfort.
I just submitted an FP Walker review on this site, so you should be able to view that shortly if you are interested.
Good luck with your recovery! - Jenna
Your company has the absolute best prices on Aircast that I've found. My husband's right ankle failed to fuse after surgery so he has a permanent non-union. He wears an Aircast constantly. - Rose
I purchased this brace after my Dr gave me a full one that went up to my knee, but wasn't comfortable at all. I am so glad I purchased this Aircast walker brace. It is so much more comfortable and stable, I can hardly believe it. I am short and the full length cast was just too much weight and not maneuverable at all. Thanks for providing a great product and the shipping was awesome! - Wendy
Thank you for your comment, WENDY. You have convinced me to go ahead and buy this brace! In January, a drunk driver hit us head on breaking my heel bone into three pieces. After surgery and several casts, I was given the XP from my doctor. I felt extremely stable and began to walk again, but found that it was too tall and not very accommodating for a larger calf. This SP is perfect for my needs! - TinaMariaa
I was given an ace bandage in the ER and sent home to care for my two children. After almost a week of extreme pain my FP gave me one if these to use. I wouldn't have been able to chase my kids without this. A little heavy, but its going to be for what I needed. - CarrieNWA
I recently had a Topaz coblation surgery for plantar fasciosis, as well as having to heal two stress fractures in my 4th and 5th metatarsal. This brace is comfortable, easy to put on, and makes walking MUCH easier than before surgery. For those of us with bigger calves, it is great . . . I tried on the FP walker in the doctors office and it doesn't allow much room for more generous legs. Make sure you get an extra liner/insole and a toe cover . . . especially in Wisconsin winters! - Randi
I have several hairline fractures in my foot that I happened just because of overuse. This boot is fantastic, it is a little heavy, but not compared to an actual cast. My foot immediately felt better, I could actually walk. And what is great is that you can adjust the air to you're comfort level and what feels good to you, versus a cast that is just there. I highly recommend this boot, it is comfortable, the only problem I've found with it is that it is a little heavy. Other then that it it just fantastic! - Hannah
the people at aircast r extremely helpful and the product works fine - moggs
I got this several months ago after developing plantar fasciitis. I love this walking brace and use it at work daily. I walk more then three miles at work as a security guard and am able to use this on stairs. I highly recommend this and I love that I had the option to get this instead of using crutches. My foot feels wonderful in it and I feel no foot pain. I just found this website and love the fact that they sell replacement parts as I'm about to buy right now. :) I also love that I do not find it heavy and that my foot does not move around in it due to the air pockets that you can inflate. I was worried my pant leg would not fit over it and they wouldn't allow me to wear it at work but my jeans and work slacks do fit over it perfectly with no problems. Only down fall will be when it rains and when winter comes, summer time its perfect and my foot does not sweat in it for as much walking as I do. I have larger calves and have no problem with it fitting. I found out the tighter it is the better your foot feels and doesn't move. Also your foot is protected by the top part of the boot which is hard because you will hit things with it. After awhile you won't even realize that you have it on.
Hope you find it as wonderful as I do. - Toka
Hi, I was watching the video and readings my comments which made me decide to buy an aircast. I've had heel/foot/ankle issues for over a year when I sprained it in march of 2012. Thank you!!! - Reby
I thought that this aircast would be easier to move in, it is bulky and heavier than the fibre glass one I had. I kinda wish I would have left the fibre glass one on just because it was easier to move in.
I wish I had better reviews. - teri
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Questions on Aircast SP Walking Brace
From Norm Joseph at 3/31/10 8:59 AM
Does the same SP Walker fit both left and right foot?
Yes, The Aircast SP Walker fits either foot.
From Susan Dean at 4/7/10 5:54 PM
Does this work for a Avulsion fibula brake of ankle
We recommend wearing either the Aircast FP or XP Walker for this type injury. The Aircast SP Walker is ideally suited for foot fractures/injuries. The XP or FP Walker's will provide more support and stability for you.
From Ji Xiang at 5/4/10 7:40 PM
Does the Aircast SP Walking Brace COME with the air pump or what do you use to get the air in?
Yes. The brace comes with the Inflation Hand Bulb.
From faith at 5/9/10 11:36 AM
Can the foam insert be washed and can you buy replacement inserts?
Yes, you can hand wash the liner with a mild detergent and air dry. For replacement liners follow the link below:
how long should i wear the boot for a stress fracture on my right metatarsol
Your doctor will advise how long to wear the walking brace depending on your injury level.
From Mark Bahls at 10/23/10 8:07 AM
Do you have any braces that work for foot drop due to stroke?
The Aircast SP Walking Brace will address the foot drop by keeping the foot at a 90 degree angle from the leg.
From vannesa at 10/25/10 9:20 AM
Will this walking brace help a sprained ankle?
Treatment of a sprained ankle is typically immobilization of the ankle to give it time to heal.
The Aircast SP Walking Brace will provide that immobilization to the entire foot and ankle area.
From Sandra at 12/15/10 8:06 AM
Hello' , I believe I have peroneal tendon subluxation. I do not have health ins, but I need something to stabilze my foot and ankl. What would you recommend for me to use. I think I need something to Completely immobilize my foot. Please get back to me as soon as possible. Thank you, Sandra
A walking boot like the Aircast SP walker is designed to completely immobilize the foot and ankle area. Be sure to inflate the aircells to reduce gapping.
From Anna at 1/27/11 12:39 PM
Does this keep your toes from moving?
The SP walker is designed to immobilize the foot and ankle, including your toes.
Can you do lower body weight training in these braces?
Thank you for taking the time to email us here at www.betterbraces.com regarding our AirCast SP Walking Brace and doing weight training in it. First of all, this is a question for your doctor, therapist, or athletic trainer who's overseeing your rehabilitation protocol. Functionally, the boot would hold up but you should ask your clinician if you are supposed to be doing specific weight training or rehabilitation exercises with the injury or diagnosis you have. If you have any additional questions please do not hesistate to contact us again.
From Bob at 3/13/11 5:41 PM
Can this brace be used for a stress fractured calcaneus (heel)?
Yes the AirCast SP Walker can be used for Calcaneus Stress Fractures.
From Sudiono at 3/17/11 3:18 AM
Does The Aircast SP Walking Brace work for the metatarsal fracture?my 2nd,3rd,4th metatarsal broke after surgery Dr said that i can't walk until 4 month.it was too tempting....
The Aircast SP walking brace is for Metatarsal fractures. The brace is short, cause it is specifically for foot injuries. With the aircell design, it helps taking of some of the pressure and weight on the injured areas to allow them to heal, while still trying to be somewhat functional in your day to day activities.
From lindabrimley if you have no insurance do medicaid pay for this if you need it but can''t afored this brace. at 3/24/11 4:14 AM
I would like to know if you have nothing but mdicaid would they pay for you to get this brace when you just don't have the money to purchs one.
You would need to contact medicad directly to get the answer to that question.
From Ginny Brewton at 4/8/11 11:20 AM
My orthopedic Dr. put me in the Aircast SP walker for a broken ankle. Do I need to wear it in bed too? It's not comfortable for sleeping!
Unfortunately I can not answer that question for you. That has to be your doctor who makes that decision. I can tell you that most doctors do want their patients with broken ankles to wear the walker at all times. If your doctor does tell you that you have to wear it in bed, I recommend sleeping on your back and propping pillows on the side of the boot so that it is supported. I hopet his helps.
From maria at 5/28/11 4:33 PM
Is the liner machine washable?
Yes, the inner liner is washable. You want to wash the liner by hand and air dry. Please pay close attention as you take the liner out so that you will know how to put the liner back in. Many times people forget how it went in the boot and cannot put it back in.
From Chris at 6/17/11 10:26 AM
Is the hand bulb available seperately? I have lost mine.
Does this walker come with the AirCast sock liner, as indicated on the accessories page?
No those do not come with a sock. Only the XP and FP walkers come with socks.
From Promod at 8/16/11 2:44 PM
I will be asked to wear boots after my Achilles surgery for bone spurs removal. Are there any distinct advantages of using AirCast SP over FP model?
The SP walker is for foot fractures and injuries the FP walker is better for ankle and lower leg injuries so I'd reccomend that for you.
From Brandy T at 10/7/11 4:59 PM
I was recently diagnosed with Plantar facitis which I have had for almost 2 years but did not have checked until last week. It was recommended I wear a walking boot ( aircast) for 6 weeks. Does this cast work for PF?
depending on how sever a doctor will try to immoblize the foot, the Aircast SP walker is a great option for this.
From Elizabeth at 12/15/11 4:48 PM
What is the weight of the Aircast SP Walking Brace?
From Nicole at 2/7/12 7:24 PM
I had to start wearing the Aircast SP walking brace today because of an injury on my left foot. I’m wondering what I’m supposed to do when it rains or snows. Can I still wear the boot outside in that type of weather? If so, how do I protect my foot from getting wet because I can only wear a sock while wearing the aircast?
We do make a weather cover for rain and snow. It can be used with any of our boots.
I wear a women's shoe size 11 and my feet are narrow to medium. What size should I get in the brace?
From Becky at 4/17/12 10:28 AM
This may be a dumb question; my doctor just put me in this boot yesterday; I have a lisfranc injury. When I wear slacks, should I tuck the pant leg into the boot or let it sit on top of the boot?
Tuck them inside the boot unless you can fit them normally over the boot.
From Padraic McNamara at 7/16/12 10:14 AM
My Son has to use the Air Boot for awhile. I know it can get wet, but is it submersible?
It is submersible, it just needs to be rinsed with tap water and air dryed after you get out of the water
From Ruth at 8/2/12 8:16 AM
I have been given an aircast for a fractured toe. (from the podiatrist) Can you please tell me the height of the heel. I have hip and neck issues and need to find a shoe / sneaker that will be easy to walk in with the boot.
I currently had on Asic running sneakers and these were too low according to the doctor.
Looking for some safe options.
I have a really big calf muscle/leg would this boot fit and be comfortable?
That depends on the size of your calf. If you go to our website and type in your zip code, you can find the information to the Aircast Rep in your area, they will have samples and can help fit you with the correct size walking boot, they can show you how it can be widened as well. Here is that link to the rep locator: http://www.djoglobal.com/contact-us/sales-rep-locator
From Jace at 5/11/13 10:25 AM
Will this foot brace help for a broken foot
Hello, Jace -
When someone suffers from a broken foot, this walker is indeed one that is recommended. I'm a little unclear what you mean about it "helping", but people do wear this brace post-injury to keep the foot immobilized during their healing phase.
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.
Thank you and have a wonderful day!
From Jace at 5/13/13 5:50 PM
Will the air cast help a broken foot?
Hello, Jace -
I believe this question was asked and answered already. The Aircast Walkers are worn post injury and is designed to immobilize the foot during healing. I'm a little unclear what you mean by "help a broken foot".
If you have further questions, please feel to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.
Thank you and have a wonderful day!
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