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Velocity Ankle Brace


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An extremely comfortable brace that offers an extra level of support to help prevent ankle sprains. Great for the active person!  Read More

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Product Description

Is the Velocity Ankle Brace Right for me?

Prevent sprains and rollovers to previously injured, or weak, ankles during sports or other high-impact activities.

Designed to treat and protect:

  • Inversion Ankle Sprains
  • Eversion Ankle Sprains
  • Unnatural Rotation of the Ankle

Best for:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer

Never Sprain Your Ankle Again!

The DonJoy Velocity Ankle Brace is one of our best selling ankle braces because it not only provides extra support to the ankle joint and helps prevent ankle sprains, but it is extremely comfortable too! This brace is ideal for a person who is healing from an existing ankle injury or looking to prevent a future injury.

Product Features…and the benefits you’ll experience!

Low Profile and Lightweight
This brace easily fits into your shoe giving you the extra support you need without bulkiness.
Anatomically Designed Bilateral Hinges
You get to experience natural, unrestricted movement while wearing this brace.
Moldable Foot Plate
Enjoy the benefits of a custom fit with out the cost!
R3 Technology (Rapid-Rigid-Ratched) in the Calf Cuff
Provides compression to your ankle joint to prevent swelling.
Rigid Uprights
Gives extra protection to your ankle in case of impact.

Instructions for Use…how to put on your DonJoy Velocity Ankle Brace.

Step 1: Unfasten and loosen all straps. Place ankle in the brace and position at 90o. Step 2: Wrap and secure calf liner.
Step 3: Insert calf ratchet strap end through opening on the opposite calf ratchet strap. Step 4: Pull, wrap, and lock both calf ratchet straps snugly into place without impairing circulation.
Step 5: Align tongue with the center of the forefoot. Step 6: Pull and wrap ankle strap(s) snugly into place without impairing circulation.

How to use the heat moldable foot plate.

1. Remove inner liner and outer shell (ES version).
2. Apply heat evenly to the area of interest using a heat gun. Heat molding the foot plate should be performed by medical professionals only. Do not use an oven, boiling water, or any heat source other than a heat gun. Do not heat foot plate to more than 300F as melting may occur. Do not attempt to heat mold any component other than the foot plate. If heated, the rivets will readily burn bare skin.
3. Manually form desired changes with gloved hands prior to cooling. Do not attempt to form components against bare skin.
4. Reheat and continue forming as necessary.
5. The foot plate will retain heat after heat source is removed. Allow sufficient cooling time prior to making contact with bare skin.

Replacement Parts

Looking for speedwrap kits or an extra liner? Find them in our DonJoy Velocity replacement parts section.

Shop our complete selection of ankle braces or browse additional DonJoy products.

Size Chart & Fit Help

Sizing Information

Size Men's Shoe Size Women's Shoe Size
Small 6-8 8-9.5
Medium 8-12 9.5-13.5
Large 12 + 13.5 and +

Calf Measuring Information- Measure calf circumference 8" from ground.

Calf Cuff Calf Circumference
Standard 7.25” – 10”
Wide 10” – 12.5”
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  • Sandy at 10/3/2015 11:44 AM
    • Can I wear this for water sports? If no, what products do you have that I can wear for water sports? 5 years ago I was in a car accident where the right edge of the break pedal slammed into my ankle. Every ligament was torn / ripped off. Every bone was shattered and dislocated. I have a lot of metal. The nerve damage remains and I have adhesions from the scars. I'm trying to be more active (kayaking) but I have chronic pain. Its better in the morning and quite bad by the time work is done. Any suggestions are appreciated.
    • Sandy
      The velocity needs to be worn with a shoe to be effective so using it in the water for anything that you might have a bare foot would not be ideal. The Air Cast Air Sport can be worn without a shoe and still provides moderate stability for the ankle.
  • Jeri at 9/27/2015 6:11 PM
    • What is the difference between light and moderate support?
    • Jeri
      The moderate support has an extra strap for more support. The light support doesn't have that extra strap. If you look at the pictures on the website you can see the difference between the different supports
  • Sally at 9/13/2015 7:49 AM
    • I just recently sustained a grade 3 sprain with not one but two completely torn ligaments in my ankle. My doctor recommended that I wear a maximum support brace after I get out of my walking boot. Would you recommend the moderate support level, or the maximum support of the velocity brace? If I were to get the ES model, could I take off the heel straps after I heal more to convert it to a light weight brace? Also, because I am an avid hiker, I have large calf muscles. What is the maximum calf circumference that the wide calf model can accommodate?
    • The Velocity is going to be the best brace for you and if you get the ES model you can take part off to make it either a MS or LS model. The wide calf will fit up to 12.5" curcumference
  • Tyler at 4/14/2015 11:51 AM
    • How hard is it to put on one handed? I have hip and elbow issues on the left side, same side I need an ankle brace for, and I cannot reach my foot with my left arm.
    • Tyler
      Its is not going to be impossible to put the brace on with one hand but it may be a little difficult
  • Allin at 1/8/2015 7:28 AM
    • I have a Velocity MS in a size large. I had foot drop following a knee surgery and wore a toe-off for two years. I had a nerve release done last year and have some foot mobility back but my ankle is still fairly weak. The MS is working great. But the Velcro on the speed wrap around the ankle is starting to come loose regularly. Is there a place to purchase just the added wrap since the structure on the brace and the higher wrap around the calf is fine. Thank you.
    • Allin
      We do not have the speedwrap kit for the Velocity MS on BetterBraces but it is available if you call DJO direct at 800-336-6569
  • Sherry at 11/5/2014 3:25 PM
    • Hi,

      Just a brief history to set up my question....recovering from an avulsion fracture of the distal fibula with a severe ankle sprain. This ankle has a history of ankle sprains in the past 4 years. I am a long distance runner, think 50K, 50 mile races and I race off road. I plan to return to running in the next month or so. So my question is: I was going to order the velocity brace to wear while running off road however, the smallest women shoe size is size 8-9. I wear a size 6.5-7 running shoe and I have a wide calf (13 inch calf). Would you suggest the size Small/Wide Velocity Brace or would you suggest a better option knowing that I will wear this brace for hours at a time for many miles. Thank you for your advice in advance. Sherry B
    • Sherry
      You could order the small with the wide calf, if your calf is truly bigger than 10".. The brace should fit fine even though you have a samller shoe size.
  • Janice M at 9/7/2014 7:43 AM
    • Does the DonJoy Velocity ES ankle brace have to be custom molded? If not, is it very uncomfortable if you do not custom mold it? My daughter is a college lacrosse player that repeatedly rolls her ankle due to an ankle break in 9th grade-she basically has no ligaments or tendons to support her ankle. She has been wearing a Mueller brace, but I think she needs more support. At this time, she would not have access to a medical provider to custom fit the brace. It seems like this is the brace we have been looking for....
    • Janice
      The brace does not need to be custom molded, it comes ready right out of the box to be worn. The only adjustment that could be made is to heat the foot plate and cut it if it is too long, but that rarley has to be done.
  • James at 9/2/2014 4:14 PM
    • I'm 6 feet tall and 170 pounds. I rolled my left foot outward ever so slightly after stepping in a recess while mowing my yard. I felt a little crick with burning pain on the outside of my foot, and the pain ran up my ankle as well. It was very sore for days, but only "stabbed" me with pain when I stepped on uneven surface and started to roll out slightly (invert). Then, for 2 weeks I felt enormous burning pain on the outer side of my left knee. A week later, the pain stayed on the outer side of my left foot and ankle. I'm limping because I can't walk normal (and apply my body weight). My doctor gave me and ASO lace up brace - BUT, my foot still hurts, and I'm unstable when walking. I need something I can walk in, that will keep my foot level and my ankle straight. I want my foot to stay level like perfect concrete floors at all times, and also stabilize my ankle and alleviate the joint. Any ideas? Oh, and I'd still like to wear my sneakers if I can - or not if it will allow me to heal.
    • The only thing that will allow you to walk without pain is a walking boot, which will also keep the ankle completely immobilized. The Velocity ankle brace will prevent your ankle from rolling but will not immobilize the ankle. The pain will go away with time to heal. If you are looking for a ankle brace that has more stability than the lace-up you are using then I would suggest the Velocity or the Aircast Airsport Ankle Brace.
  • Dave at 8/26/2014 7:30 AM
    • I'm 5'11, 220 lbs and I'm looking for a brace to put in a basketball shoe. I generally lean towards having more protection, but can the ES fit comfortably in a basketball shoe? My current shoe is not a "high-top" because 1) they don't prevent ankle rolling and 2) other ankle supports I've used would be too bulky when stuffed into the shoe. Would the ES work well (or another version) in a low-top basketball shoe?
    • Dave
      The ES version should fit into the shoe without being too bulky, and the brace is our best ankle brace.
  • Christopher at 7/28/2014 7:16 AM
    • if I buy the light version of the Velocity Brace and decide that it's not enough support, can I simply buy the replacement speed straps for the MS or ES version to convert the brace to either version? If so, the pricing seems off for the ES brace. I can buy the LS version for $75 and the ES speed wrap for $17 for a total of $92, but the ES brace costs $100 if purchased in that configuration.
    • Christopher
      Yes you can buy the LS version of the brace and the speed wrap for the MS or ES seperatley
  • David Wenthold at 7/9/2014 2:57 PM
    • My ankle circumference is about 9 1/2 inches. however, that is without socks. I play basketball and wear two pairs of pretty thick socks that put my ankle circumference over 10 inches. Should I order standard or wide?
    • David
      The Velocity sizing is by shoe size not circumference. The wide is at the top of the brace near the calf. so if you measure that cirumference and it is 10" then get the wide
  • Dd at 6/14/2014 7:57 AM
    • I rolled my ankle playing tennis. Which brace would your recommend. It should fit within my tennis shoe and not impact mobility.
    • The DonJoy Stabilizing Pro will do both of those things.
  • Mike at 6/10/2014 7:56 AM
    • I have broken both feet and ankles over 10 times playing <a href="">soccer</a> and <a href="">basketball</a> and receive cortisone shots monthly. I have always used. Also lace-up braces and obviously they never work. I have retired from playing sports but I want to make a comeback playing basketball. I have a bone spur sticking out of my left foot and have injured my left foot/ankle more in recent years than the right. It usually breaks after jumping and landing on someone else's foot and completely rolls and cracks. What do you recommend to basically guarantee me that my ankle/foot won't roll so I can play my game and not be scared that I am just going to re-injure myself?
    • The DonJoy Velocity-Extra support, offers the maximum level of support. It is going to be the best option for you in your return to basketball.
  • jake at 6/3/2014 1:48 PM
    • hey there,

      I've been a skateboarder for 8 years now and have had plenty of bad ankle rolls/sprains and now my ankles are so loose i can't even walk on a pebble without them giving one way.. Is this brace gonna allow me the movement to skate and still heal? I want to find the BEST protection and rehabilitation brace out there!!
    • Thank you for your question. The DonJoy Velocity will give you the maximum support and still be very functional. This is a popular brace among athletes and active people.
  • BOGo at 5/26/2014 8:12 PM
    • On the video I heard that a custom orthotic can be used with this. The answer to one question says a custom orthotic cannot be used with this. Please clarify. I need the orthotic for chronic plantar fascitis. Thanks.
    • Thank you for your question. The Velocity footplate is heat moldable and trimable. Since you are able to customize the footplate to your foot, you are able to wear it with an orthotic.
  • Colleen Klingenmeyer at 4/20/2014 6:19 PM
    • My daughter has been in the emergency room for ankle x-rays and in PT to strengthen her ankles. She has had 3 sprains this past school year. Does insurance ever pay for these braces? I would think this would be cheaper than emergency rooms and pt sessions, but I know insurances don't always work like that.

    • Colleen
      Insurance does pay for ankle braces, you would need a prescription from your physician and you can go through either your local DJO Sales Rep found here: or call our insurance department directly at 800-548-3370. Just tell them which brace you would like and give them you insurance information so they can tell you if it is covered
  • mike frye at 4/16/2014 10:39 AM
    • I have traumatic arthritis in my ankle and am looking for a brace to ease pain of walking. What is the best choice?
    • Mike
      If youhave instability in your ankle then I would suggest the Aircast AirSport Ankle brace: This brace will give you compression and also has two stays on either side of the ankle plus a trap for added support. If you feel that you do not have instibility then I would suggest a aknle sleeve for compression. warmth and comfort such as the DonJoy Deluxe Elastic Ankle Support:
  • JennG at 3/10/2014 9:01 PM
    • I have severe chronic instability in my right ankle and will be having the Brostrom surgery next week to repair and tighten tendons, etc. I also wear custom orthotics in both shoes. I've been looking at the Velocity since my injury in October, but my doctors have me in a boot and also the option of a brace she recommended that I don't quite trust. I can roll my ankle just standing in one place!!! I'm pretty certain the Velocity is my best choice, but my main question is will my custom orthotic fit on top of the foot plate? Also, can the top fastening strap be replaced if needed?

      Thank you in advance for your help!!
    • Thank you for your question. The foot plate is moldable, however is not designed to have an orthodic between your foot and the foot plate. There are no replaceable parts for this brace other than the soft accessories that would create a MS or ES support.
  • megan at 3/10/2014 5:33 PM
    • I have a high ankle sprain a/k/a tibiofibular syndesmosis. Would the Velocity MS be appropriate for this, or is there something better. I need to have flexion, so I can't wear a solid boot...
    • Thank You for your question. A velocity MS would be an excellent choice for you.
  • Mario at 1/22/2014 11:02 AM
    • Just wondering if I could wear these Ankle brace with a motocross boot?

    • You should be able to wear these braces in that boot
  • Jackson at 1/19/2014 4:46 PM
    • I am recovering from a grade 2 ligament ankle sprain. I play football in college. Is the Velocity Ankle Brace the best brace for football? I am about to start offseason workouts which will include lots of cutting, sudden stopping, etc on both basketball floor surface and turf. Which brace do u suggest is the best for that while offering the most support? Also can the velocity brace fit inside a pair of football cleats? Thanks
    • Hello,

      I suggest the Velocity or the Donjoy Stabilizing Pro. The Velocity is Rigid, the Pro is made of fabric has 2 stirrups that figure 8 around the ankle and is most similiar to having your ankle taped.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Mike at 1/13/2014 6:17 AM
    • I had ankle tendon surgery 3 months ago and was just cleared to return to sports, specifically basketball. As a 46 year old man I am looking for as much protection as possible while still allowing me to play. Which brace do you recommend ?
      Also, I see some braces need to have the foot plate heat molded, are you able to wear the brace without molding the plate?
    • Thank you for your question. The Velocity Ankle Brace will be the most supportive functional ankle brace we offer. The Velocity is offered in 3 levels of protection, light, moderate and extra support. If you are looking for maximum support and functional ability this would be the brace for you. You do not need to mode the foot plate but it is an option if you would like to.
  • Mary at 12/21/2013 4:04 AM
    • I am recovering from a severe high ankle injury with 4 ligament partial an one full ligament tear plus 2 bone bruises-calcaneus and tibia. Rehab going well, ready for more activity. Can I remove the velocity ES strapping as I improve and turn it into a lighter support brace? Like the MS and then just the shell. I am in for a long recovery but wondered if the MS can be adapted as I improve.
    • Thank you for your question. The Velocity when ordered with the extra support can only be converted down to just the shell. You can but additional soft goods to convert to MS for $12.99 on the following link.
  • Eric at 12/11/2013 5:48 PM
    • I have broke my right ankle twice. First time 15 yrs ago playing football, rolled outward. Second time 6 yrs ago playing volleyball landed on somebody else's foot, tore ligaments, bone fragments away. Second required surgery. I was pretty good about wearing braces after first injury, but after 2nd I have been religious about both ankles being in braces for absolutely any activity. Just a few nights ago playing basketball I came down on someone's foot, rolled my right ankle bad enough it swelled/bruised/tender for a week now. Being injured while wearing the brace, made me question if there is something better out there. I've been wearing Aso braces that lace and have two figure 8 type straps. These braces have worked well for years with no major sprains until the other night. What brace would you recommend. I've been reading all about the rocket soc and velocity braces. Or is there something else you'd recommend? I want something so supportive that I'll blow my knee and break my leg before rolling my ankle again. Thank you in advance.
    • Eric
      The DonJoy Velocity is most likely going to be the best brace for you. It our most supportive brace and should be used by those who suffer chronic ankle sprains and someone like yourself who has had multiple fractures. It is a hinged ankle brace that fits into your shoe, but will allow you to compete in sporting activities. There are three versions to choose from: light support, moderate support and extra support. You might want to think about either moderate support or extra support..
  • Michele at 11/8/2013 9:09 AM
    • My son is required to wear a brace at all times while playing basketball due to constant rolling of both ankles causing severe sprains. He is 6'2, 211 pounds and wears a size 15 shoe. He has rolled his ankle in his previous braces but I want to know if this a) is the right brace for him and b) will accommodate his size?
    • This ankle brace is out most functional brace and provides maximum support. This brace is one of our best sellers for athletes. The large size will accommodate your son’s shoe size of 14.
  • Adrian at 11/5/2013 1:55 PM
    • I broke the outer side of my left ankle a couple years ago but I tend to roll both ankles a lot. I'm very active year round playing football and basketball and I don't want to re-injure my ankle or hurt the other. I would like to know what's the best brace to get, I'm looking at the velocity ES and the A60. Which of these would be best or do you recommend something else?
    • The Velocity Ankle is our most rigid brace. Adding the Extra Support is going to be a good option for you. The A60 would be recommended for lighter activities, playing contact sports year round the Velocity will give you more support.
  • Ball out at 11/4/2013 11:12 AM
    • Would this brace give support for posterior tibial tendonitis dysfunction?
    • The Velocity is a rigid hinged ankle brace that has a foot plate that would go right under the arch of your foot so it could help with Posterior tibial tendonitis. Another possibility is our Aircast airlift PTTD Brace that is specifically made for posterior tibial tendonits disfunction in mind. Take a look at our website:
  • BirdX at 10/31/2013 6:28 PM
    • I play offensive guard for my highschool football team and I have been prone to ankle injuries on both ankles. A week ago I had an eversion sprain on my right ankle. The third time i rolled it in such a way in one season! I am unable to push off with the force i am accustomed to. I am much more concerned with the protection of the inner part of my ankle but most braces I have come across support inversion sprains. Would the velocity brace be the right choice for me?

      Also, would this brace be a better alternative to getting ankles taped under and over a cleat?
    • The Velocity ankle brace is our most rigid ankle brace. This is a good choice for injury prevention and to use during rehabilitation phase as well. It will be a personal preference to use in lieu tape. The Velocity brace will be easier and quicker to apply. It will not loosen up and is more rigid than tape. Thank you for your question.
  • CoachD at 10/30/2013 7:57 AM
    • Hello, I have an 8 year old son that has hypertonicity of his calf due to stroke, he is very active and plays competitive sports including baseball and tackle football. His ankle rolls really badly on the football field, particularly when he gets fatigued. I tape his ankle before each practice and game and have gone through at least 10 different braces this football season. This brace looks like it might be the answer but it doesn't appear to be available in a small enough size.

      Do you have an extra small size and if not can you share your thoughts on a good brace that will allow my son to stay active but protect that ankle?
    • The Velocity would be the best brace for your son but since he is not yet big enough to fit into one. Take a look at the DonJoy Rocketsoc. It has straps to lock the heel to prevent lateral ankle sprains and comes in a lace-up version as well. This brace can be used for acute and chonic ankle sprains and has a XS size if that is what you need.
  • vinny123 at 10/15/2013 9:10 PM
    • Recently in July i broke the outer part of my right ankle, fractured my fibula and tore the ligaments the length of my leg skateboarding. Had surgery with a mini Tight Rope put in my ankle. I'm trying to find a ankle brace that is good to surf in, that's durable in salt water, but that also provides a lot of support. Been looking at the Don Joy Neoprene Rocket Soc and the Don Joy Velocity ES.Which do you think is a better choice?
    • The Rocket Soc would be a good decision. The velocity provides good dynamic support however, the Rocket Soc being made of neoprene will provide the compression and support you need in the water. It will also be a more ideal fit when you don’t have shoes on. Make sure it is rinsed out and air dried after each use. This brace will also fit well into a sneaker for your other activities, such as skateboarding.
  • Adam Robbs at 8/3/2013 6:11 PM
    • I broke my ankle and tore a ligament in June. I should be cleared for football in Sept. I have a plate and screw in my ankle. What brace would be best for protection stability and performance.
    • Hello Adam,

      I recommend after you have completed your Physical Therapy and have been released by your Athletic Trainer, you can use the Stabilizing Pro Ankle brace. It laces up and has 2 stirrups, it's very similiar to getting your ankle taped.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Jazmyn at 7/23/2013 2:43 PM
    • About 2 years ago I almost ripped my tendon in dance class I ended up having tendinitis. I had to wear a boot for about a month and they gave me the velocity brace ES to wear after, since I am also in Marching Band at my School. Band Camp started again recently and I noticed pain in my foot coming back. Should I continue to wear the velocity brace throughout marching season ? Will it help my injury ? I know it will give me support I need to not further injure my foot, but there is also a plastic part that pokes into and irritates my skin. Ive tried band aids. What would you recommend I do to prevent this from hurting me ?
    • Is your Velocity 2 years old? If so, it may be time to purchase a replacement liner, the pad on the inside of your brace.
  • Patty at 6/29/2013 11:47 AM
    • I have weakness in my ankles and have repeatedly sprained my left to the point where I really supinate when walking. I do rehab in water and on land, would the velocity MS be it ok in a chlorinated pool. I also have some neuropathy and need a brace that doesn't rub or irritate my foot in a shoe.
    • Yes you can use the Velocity in a Pool, we recommend rinsing it with water after use in the Pool or Ocean.
  • JAMES at 6/28/2013 11:10 AM
    • Hello, my ankles have taken a beating playing soccer all of my life and I have always warn the canvas lace-up braces. Two months ago I broke my ankle in a game despite wearning my braces. At this point I cannot compromise functionality for comfort. Does your Extra Support version allow enough freedom of movement for soccer, and does it fit in a soccer shoe, which is typically thinner and tighter material than other sports? I recognize that some braces offer better movement, but as long as it is POSSIBLE to play soccer in the Extra Support version I will.
    • I recommend an ankle brace with lateral/medial supports. I suggest the Pro-Ankle Stabilizing Brace, and the Velocity. If you need mild support I recommend the A60.

  • Brian at 6/26/2013 8:58 AM
    • Trying to determing which would be better, need ankle support for recurring sprains but have to wear work boots which go just above to ankles . which would be better in that set up the Velocity or rocket soc?
    • I recommend the Rocket Soc if you need maximum support, the Pro stabilizing Ankle is similar to ankle taping with figure 8 straps If you are looking for something that is quickly strapped on, I recommend the Velocity.
  • Stephen at 6/18/2013 10:02 AM
    • Hi I've been having really bad ankle injuries due to different sports since 2010 and now I'm into the sport of wakeboard I've been injured again on my left ankle due to a bad fall. My doctors told me to wear an <a href="">ankle support</a> but it didn't change a thing so I'm thinking of wearing the velocity while wake boarding is it possible that while wearing this ankle brace it would fit into my bindings/wakeboard shoe? (My size for the bindings are 9-10 us) if possible what size should I get? And if not what other braces would you guys recommend?
    • Yes, you can use the Velocity in the water.

      Below find the link to the sizing chart.

      Sizing Information

      Size Men's Shoe Size Women's Shoe Size
      Small 6-8 8-9.5
      Medium 8-12 9.5-13.5
      Large 12 + 13.5 and +

      Calf Measuring Information- Measure calf circumference 8" from ground.

      Calf Cuff Calf Circumference
      Standard 7.25” – 10”
      Wide 10” – 12.5”
  • Traci at 4/28/2013 12:13 PM
    • Can the fabric on the velocity be replaced? My son has worn the velocity without injury and he loves it. Problem now is the Velcro no longer sticks and the fabric around the foot mold has worn through.
    • Yes we have replacement parts for the Velocity ES. Below is the link where you can purchase the ankle replacement part.

      If you have further questions please call Product Support at 1-888-405-3251

      Have a Great Day.
  • Brittany at 2/5/2013 3:23 PM
    • I recently got a an extreme 2nd degree sprain and I am looking for a stable brace. The doctor suggested that braces with a lace up had more support. I had been thinking about getting this brace, but during the video, the person was able to move their ankle to both sides. I was wondering if y'all had a brace that only allowed for forward and backward movement, but not sideways, to prevent another severe sprain.
    • Hello, Brittany -

      The DonJoy Velocity would be an excellent choice. All of our ankle brace are designed to prevent/support the lateral movement of the ankle as inversion sprains account for a majority of ankle injuries. The Velocity would be considered our premier product in ankle brace support.

      We encourage you to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251 if you have further questions.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • Luis Plascencia at 11/20/2012 1:40 PM
    • I broke my fibula two months ago, in the lower part by right above my ankle. I got surgery and had a metal plate and screws. Will this brace help me prevent further injuries, i play football and im a cornerback. Im hearing good feedback from this but is this good for me?
    • You are correct, the DonJoy Velocity is the one most highly recommend for return to play for football. There are 3 types of Velocity braces and since you are post-surgical, we suggest you go with the DonJoy Velocity ES (Extra Support) which provides the highest level of support of all 3.
  • Rebecca at 4/8/2012 5:16 PM
    • I have subtalar joint arthritis that is contributing to tendonitis in both ankles. I have orthotics that I wear and also some ankle braces, but I don't think they are helping enough. I am in constant pain. I am a nursing student on my feet alot and need the best support I can get. Is the Velosity the best? I want it to be comfortable, but above all provide extra support. It does not take much for my ankle to turn.
    • Hi Rebecca,

      The Velocity ES is the most supportive ankle brace we offer. If you are looking for maximal protection, it is the right brace to choose.

      Have a nice day.
  • Paul at 12/5/2011 9:10 AM
    • Hello,
      I sprained my left ankle playing volleyball by rolling it laterally after landing on an opposing player's foot. I've tried on the Donjoy Velocity ES, but found it took up too much volume in my volleyball shoes. Will the Donjoy Velocity MS have the same volume issue, or is there a better brace you can recommend? Thanks.
    • Hi Paul,

      If you still have the Velocity ES, you can remove the bottom portion of the speed wrap to see if you like the fit better. The MS version is the same as the ES with less softgoods materials, thus providing moderate versus extra support..

      If you have additional questions, please call 1-800-553-6019.

      Have a nice day.

  • Hector at 7/31/2011 3:47 PM
    • A little over a year ago I had a bimalleolar ankle fracture with an ankle dislocation. I had surgery and had two plates and numerous screws put into my fibula. I have regained about 80 percent of the strength in the ankle. I want to start doing more athletic activities, but I am a bit apprehensive as I do not want another ankle dislocation. Is the Don Joy velocity brace perhaps be helpful in preventing another ankle injury. I do everyday activities with no support fine with no pain. Also does the foot plate need to be molded? Thanks.
    • Yes, this brace would be the best product for your condition. The foot plate is heat moldable but not required to wear the product.
  • Peter at 7/31/2011 6:48 AM
    • Hi, I am looking for a brace I can use for cycling. I have no strength in my ankles/feet to spush down on the pedals due to a spinal injury. I am looking for a brace that will stop my foot moving up and down but still fit inside a shoe. Holding the foot at 90deg to the leg would be perfect by not essential. Do any of your products do this?
    • It sounds like you are looking for an AFO - Ankle Foot Orthosis which holds your foot at a 90 degree angle. This is a prescription item that your doctor would need to order. This can be done through the local rep representative which can be identified with your zip code.
  • P C at 7/8/2011 9:22 AM
    • Does the ES model have the same foot plate as the MS model?
    • Yes the Donjoy Velocity ES has the same footplate as the MS. Should you have any other questions please let us know.
  • John at 4/25/2011 7:21 PM
    • I recently broke my fibula right at the Lateral malleolus level. The break was clean and did not require surgery. I have been in a walking boot since 1 week after the intial break. The doctor said the joint was stable and surgery and a hard cast would not be nesscary. I have 2 more weeks left in the walking boot but regular check ups to the doctor have all had great results. I will be getting back into regular shoes in two weeks and I will be going to Europe the following week. I want to know what ankle brace would be best for protecting me from more swelling and injury while in Europe. I am still young at 25 and hope for a quick recovery I just want to prevent any accidents while the bone is still weak.
    • Hey John,
      Considering the extent of your energy and the amount of activity you will be doing while in Europe, I would actually recommend the Aircast Air-Stirrup. It will be bigger and bulkier, but it will also be stronger and more supportive. The aircells lining the inside of the brace will also help to keep swelling down which will be useful during long periods of walking. This is a brace you would wear for an additional 4-6 weeks after the boot, and then you would be able to buy a more functional brace for higher level activity.

  • Rose at 4/25/2011 6:59 PM
    • I have an ankle that is torn and turns inward when walking, extreme pain. The ankle brace dr gave me a year ago was the donjoy surrournd FLOAM and it was very uncomfortable and I have gone thru three in a year as the cloth piece underneath kept ripping. I saw the Velocity and was thinking it will give me better support and be more I correct? I can't check with my dr anymore as I have no health insurance to see him....also, can you wear it with sandals in the summer? I will need my ankle reconstructed when I do get insurance. Please advise if you feel this is an adequate brace before I spend $85.

      Thank you very much, I appreciate your input!
    • Hey Rose,
      The Velocity does not provide as much support as the Surround Floam. However, the Aircast Air-Stirrup is of a similar design and usually thought to be more comfortable and provides as much stability as the Surround Floam does. Also, with the air stirrup you can buy replacement heel straps so you don't have to worry about buying a new brace every time that strap wears.
      As far as wearing sandals, considering your level of injury I couldn't imagine any doc allowing you to wear sandals. There is no support in sandals, and it wouldn't matter which brace you were using, the risk of injury is too high to allow you to wear shoes without support. Tennis shoes or sneakers are your best and safest option. I hope this helps.

  • Tuan at 4/20/2011 8:02 AM
    • My son is 14 and plays for a U14 premier league soccer team. He injured his right ankle about 4 weeks ago. He is ready to play again but needs a really good ankle brace. Please recommend the best one for him. He was slide tackled by an opponent and had a severe case of sprained on the outside of the ankle. X-Ray shows that he also may have a micro fracture at the growth plate.
    • Our most semi-rigid and most supportive ankle brace is the Velocity ES. I would suggest getting this. It will provide him the most support while allowing him to still be active and proceting the ligaments in that area.
  • Robert at 4/5/2010 10:22 AM
    • I'm not sure what version of this brace I should get...the DonJoy Velocity MS or ES. I play soccer and sprained my ankle awhile ago. My ankle is now healed, I just wear a brace to try to keep from injuring it again. What do you recommend?
    • The DonJoy Velocity MS Ankle Support is good for active people who need support, but want less material inside their shoe. The DonJoy Velocity ES Ankle Brace is for athletes that need maximum support and wear footwear that can accommodate the extra material. Both versions provide moderate to maximum support with ES version providing the most ankle support between the two.
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These Ankle Braces Changed My Life

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I'm a club volleyball player for a national team. I have had these braces for about two years and I do private lessons 4 times a week and stillI have never had a problem with them. I had an ankle injury in the fall and my sports medicine doctor said that if it weren't for my ankle braces, I would've broken my ankle. I'm in love with these in every way possible and don't regret getting them for a second.
Posted on May 29, 2015

Great but extra stable velcro straps have short life

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The braces are great but the extra stable straps don't last well. The velcro on the straps quit holding after a few months, and a strap broke after about 6 months. I would prefer something that ties. Fortunately, it's easy to buy replacement parts. I play tennis and they work very well.
Posted on February 27, 2015

Torn Ligament

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During my previous football season I completely tore my left ankle ligaments in one of the first games of the season, I played a vital role on the team and I made the decision to keep on playing through the injury. Tape was not enough so my trainer bought me this ankle brace. The pain was still there of course but there was no way I could have gotten through a 14 game season without this ankle brace. It was a life saver, and even though my ankle did give out a couple of times due to the fact that all of my ligaments were torn, it still provided the extra stabilization I needed to play good enough. I had surgery 2 months ago and the surgeon was shocked that I was even able to play another game with how bad my ankle was, and the ankle brace was a huge factor of how I was able to. This ankle brace is a life saver, without a doubt saved my season and continue to help me play from week to week.
Posted on January 26, 2015

Great Ankle Brace

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I have sprained ankles numerous times playing basketball, and this ankle brace is amazing. It goes on relatively fast, and the combination of hard shell plus soft laces is great. It is like a lace-up brace plus an Active Ankle brace all in one, and amazingly it isn't too bulky. Well worth the investment.
Posted on August 26, 2014

Best brace on the market/ started to crack after 6 months of competetive basketball

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After playing about an hour of competitive basketball for 6 months, my MS brace began to crack, and I know need to purchase a new set. The braces are not as durable as I would have hoped for for $80 each, but have been an absolute LIFE SAVER on the court. There were times where I felt my ankle start to roll, but the MS brace completely negated what could have been 2 months on the sidelines. The best brace money can buy, but wish they lasted longer at full strength for competitive play. I would not be purchasing two more braces if I was not satisfied with the results.. Lifelong customer!!
Posted on August 12, 2014

Orthotic and Molding Feedback

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Great ankle brace, you've read that. I have the ES model and molded the plastic bottom in the shape of my orthotic. I don't need to use both as the plastic of the brace helps (although I can fit both in the shoe).

I suggest buying a heat gun from Amazon for $20 when you buy the brace and molding the bottom right away. It's pretty easy, just go slow so you don't overheat the bottom. I found the foot portion uncomfortable until I molded it. Now it fits great and acts as a decent orthotic.
Posted on July 11, 2014

Best ankle brace EVER!

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8 months ago I sprained my ankle pretty bad and since then, the healing process has not been easy. I wait tables in an extremely busy restaurant nearly every day, so I'm continuously running up and down stairs and back and forth through the restaurant. Every day for the last 8 months I have gone home in so much pain; sometimes almost unable to walk. I have used a number of different braces and not a single one has ever helped. I finally came across this brace and with the amount of pain I was going through on a daily basis, dropping $100 on a brace just seemed like the next best step. I am so glad I did! Ive been using this brace with the added extra support for about 3 weeks now and have not experienced any pain whatsoever while at work with it on. I can actually work a 12 hour shift with absolutely no pain now! This brace has been a life saver! It did take some getting used too in the beginning, and by the end of a work shift I was ready to get it off my foot, but now I really don't even notice it. Now with this brace I'm hoping my ankle will finally start to heal! $100 well spent!
Posted on June 16, 2014

best ankle brace yet

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My daughter turned the same ankle twice after 6 weeks playing select fast pitch. The second time was worse. She was wearing a lace up brace at the time, but it failed. It actually turned while she was slowing down to a walk...just gave out. Got this brace a week later and she can not start walking and exercising allowing it to get stronger with support. I am buying one for the other foot so she does not have to have a lift put in her other shoe to even her hips up. I can't see her foot turning in this brace. It feels weird to her, but I think that when she starts jogging and gets used to it, it will feel more natural.
Posted on April 28, 2014

Highly Reccommend

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I have worn the ES model for 2 years while playing Rugby. The quick wrap is about ready to need replacement, but it has gotten a lot of heavy use and help up well.

I have been really thankful that I have these braces as they have certainly saved me.
Posted on April 9, 2014


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I got the Donjoy Velocity in the Moderate Support and LET ME TELL YOU. It's the best. I broke my feet badly in 2012 and smashed my left foot to pieces. 7 surgeries later, we're waiting for my ankle to go but the doctors think daily brace usage will give me a few years before we have to replace the joint. I have tried a million and one ankle braces, desperately trying to find one that will fit in a shoe. I'm talking NORMAL GIRL SHOES, like cute flats, sandals, etc. These fits in thin flats, my high top sneakers, my super thin merrell zero drop sneakers, everything. It's snug without being overbearing. I tried the extra strength of the Velocity and it was too big to fit in my loosest shoe, a loafer. Best ankle brace for heavy support and daily use for someone who actually wants to wear normal shoes. MODERATE support
Posted on March 28, 2014

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