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Alternative to taping: A light, low-profile ankle support for active individuals.

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Regular Price: $62.99

Special Price $44.00

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Product Description

Is the POD® Ankle Brace right for me?

Whether you have suffered from an ankle sprain or roll in the past, the DonJoy Performance POD is the perfect solution because it supports your ankle without slowing you down. Designed to increase circulation and improve heat regulation, this ankle brace provides compression like taping without the hassle time it takes to put on tape. Easy to put on, the POD doesn't have metal or stays like normal braces, instead it uses the 'Protection On Demand™ technology to prevent ankle rolls, sprains and help prevent instabilities when in motion.

Designed to support and protect:

  • Helps prevent ankle rolls
  • Maintain natural range of motion
  • Helps reduce pain
  • Protect from re-injury

Best for:

  • Active Individuals needing mid-level support
  • Non-contact sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Lacrosse
  • Walking
  • Hiking

The POD® Ankle Brace Features & Benefits

Ultra-Light (4 ounces)
30% lighter than the average ankle brace, won't weigh you down
Super Soft Lining
Provides maximum comfort
Velcro Strap Adjustment
Easily tighten or loosen the brace around the ankle or underfoot
Low-profile cuff and design
Fits any shoe or cleat
No Laces, Stays, or Straps
Provides mid-level support without all the bulk

POD® Ankle Brace Instructions

Step foot through sleeve and secure straps. Adjust as necessary.

Guided POD Usage Instructions: Download PDF

POD® Ankle Brace Care

After usage, we recommend you rinse it with fresh, clean water and let it air dry.

The POD® Ankle provides ultimate support without affecting the athlete's natural range of motion. Designed with 'Protection On Demand™' technology to prevent ankle rolls, sprains and other common ankle injuries.

View all DonJoy Performance braces or our full selection of ankle braces.

Size Chart & Fit Help

Use shoe size as a guide only. For a more accurate fit measure your ankle circumference as shown below.

Shoe Size Chart X-Small Small Medium Large
US Men's Shoe Size 4.5 to 7.5 6.5 - 9.5 9 - 12.5 12 - 15
US Women's Shoe Size 6.5 - 8.5 7.5 - 10.5 10+ -

Ankle Circumference Chart X-Small Small Medium Large
Inches 10 - 11 11 - 12.25 12.25 - 13.75 13.75 - 15
Centimeters 25 - 28 28 - 31 31 - 35 35 - 38

Step foot through sleeve and secure straps. Adjust as necessary.

Guided POD Usage Instructions: Download PDF

Product Questions (13)

Product Questions

DonJoy Performance POD® ANKLE BRACE

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  • Nick at 10/12/2016 7:32 AM
    • Hello, so I was looking at the sizes and I am right on the edge of the Small or Medium as I wear shoe size of 9-9.5. So I am not sure which one I would be better off either the Small which is the end of the range or the Medium which is the beginning of the range. Any suggestions?
    • Based on your shoe size Mens 9-9.5 we recommend a size Medium.
  • John Maniglia at 9/15/2016 12:33 PM
    • Can you break your lower leg cause you have this ankle brace on? Would it cause less give and then create a lower leg fracture?
    • The Pod is desigend to mimic ankle taping and protect the ankle joint. If an excessive force is placed on the joint it can be dispersed elsewhere that could cause a fracture but this is possible with any ankle brace.
  • Mel at 9/13/2016 7:55 PM
    • Does this brace require a lace up shoe? Will it work with slip on shoes or barefoot?
    • The DonJoy Performance POD® ANKLE BRACE does not require a lace up shoe, however wearing barefoot may affect the lifetime of the bottom of the brace.
  • Gary at 9/12/2016 7:57 PM
    • My son is a catcher in baseball he has broken his ankles before and his ankles are somewhat weak will these braces hinder him as a catcher and will they help stability for him
    • Donjoy Performance POD ankle brace will give the stability on his ankle and prevent any sprains and rolls while playing.
  • Doug at 9/8/2016 6:21 AM
    • Have ruptured peronal longus and brevis. Resulting in a lot of lateral instability. Am wearing a brace from biuerfiend that controls some but not enough Would your brace control more of the lateral instability I feel when I'm walking?
    • The Donjoy POD Ankle Brace has been tested as one of two braces we carry that are considered "maximum" stability braces. It is designed to control medial as well as lateral rolling of the ankle joint
  • MJ at 9/6/2016 10:41 AM
    • HI, i have a ligament tear in my right ankle that causes pain to the back of my Achilles but once i tape my ankles up and wear a brace the pain reduces. now my question is, is the POD more efficiant than the normal ankle braces? and also i would like one for both lefthand right ankle, do i need to purchase them separately?
    • Yes, you will need to purchased them separately. The DonJoy Performance POD® ANKLE BRACE is a lightweight brace, that provides excellent support that replaces taping.
  • Kelsey at 9/2/2016 3:32 PM
  • Alice at 8/13/2016 7:35 AM
    • Hi, How do I measure the ankle to ensure I am purchasing the proper size? Thank you.
    • The POD Ankle Brace is sized according to shoe size. Please click on the Size Chart and Fit Help link on the product page for size guide.
  • Rafael at 7/30/2016 10:45 AM
    • Would I be able to wear the performance pod ankle brace with my cleats that have a high ankle design, or do I have to wear a low to mid style cleat or shoe
    • You should be able to wear the POD ANKLE BRACE with any cleats/shoes
  • CJ at 7/21/2016 6:28 PM
    • I have lateral instability with decreased ROM in flexion/ extension. Will the POD align/ lock the foot into a neutral position?
    • The POD will provide ultimate support without affecting your natural range of motion. The POD will prevent ankle rolls, reduce pain and protect from re-injury.
  • Turling at 7/21/2016 4:22 PM
    • Currently using stabilizing pro ankle brace ( lace up )
      1. Is donjoy POD better in regards of protection or just being convenient to wear?
      2. what is the best attribute of donjoy POD compare to other laceup ankle brace.

    • The POD will provide ultimate support without affecting your natural range of motion. The POD will prevent ankle rolls, reduce pain and protect from re-injury. It is also very easy to put on and take off.
  • S at 7/20/2016 1:40 PM
    • Would this brace help with foot drop, for times / shoes where I don't want to wear a full-foot knee height AFO?
    • Unfortunately no, for drop foot you would need to wear an AFO. We have the Super LITE AFO, see below:
  • Jean at 7/8/2016 10:47 AM
    • I have hypermobile joints, and my ankles have rolled in the past. I use an aircast brand brace generally, but looking for something supportive but less bulky. Would you suggest this model to supplement the other?
    • The DONJOY PERFORMANCE POD ANKLE BRACE would be a great supplement for your Aircast support since it will give a rigid support on the sides but still have the mobility to move around without having to hinder your movement. It is low profile and ultra thin with adjustable velcro underfoot closure for a better fit.
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    good brace

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    This brace provides excellent support. My ankles are terrible and roll them stepping on uneven ground or cutting too quickly. The beauty of this brace is that it provides excellent stability while maximizing mobility. I tried many different braces and this one provides the best of both worlds as far as that is concerned.

    A downside is that the brace straps over my ankle bone and the tension over my bone causes discomfort and brusing. It could be that my feet/ankles are longer than the brace was designed for and so the brace is not positioned on my foot as designed. But I purchased the appropriate brace size for my foot size.

    Because of this I had to go purchase wrist bands (like what tennis players wear) and wear those over my ankle bones and under the brace strap. This seems to have done the trick as I no longer have pain while wearing the braces.

    Pros: Excellent support - superior mobility
    Cons: Discomfort caused by brave strap putting too much tension on my ankle requiring me to improvising by adding cushion between brave and ankle.
    Posted on January 19, 2017

    Best ankle support i've ever worn.

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    Best ankle support I've ever worn. With 11 years of Airborne operations with the U.S Army, I don't have very good ankles and these make me feel like there's nothing wrong with them.
    Pros: It fits with low and mid top shoes. Flexible inside the shoes.
    Cons: Don't fit well with high top shoes. Wish the bottom Velcro straps were longer, but could be due to being between sizes.
    Posted on May 25, 2017

    Excellent Product

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    I had a severe drop foot, which was partially corrected by a tendon transfer procedure 6 years ago. This procedure freed me from having to wear an AFO, but left my ankle weak, subject to rollover. I also did not have quite enough strength to uniformly raise my toes. To compound that problem, I had a knee replacement surgery that produced a very poor result. I bought every ankle support and shoe insert that I could find. The only product that was marginally useful were wrap around elastic varieties, but only for about 3 wearings, at which point the elastic stretched out. I received this ankle brace two days ago and am ordering another today. I just finished helping a neighbor work on his yard, which is very steep and uneven, and I was able to work for several hours without my ankle turning over. Even my overall gait has improved, because to my amazement, this brace has flexibility in the arch area. I have no problem with fit or the size of the velcro strap, but that may be because I have a narrow heel and foot. I have no idea about its durability at this point.
    Pros: Excellent support against rollover, flexibility, easy to put on, and low profile so it fits inside most shoes. Does not rub over my surgical incision scars, but I have worn socks underneath it. It breaks in quickly.
    Cons: As is typical with an ankle brace, it is uncomfortable if worn when sitting for any period of time, but it is easy to take on and off, so it isn't a huge issue.
    Share Your Usage: Daily Use, Chronic Instability
    Posted on June 23, 2017

    Great ankle brace idea

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    I bought this brace hoping it would relieve the pain I have had for over two years after an ankle evulsion fracture. I was told the only fix was an ankle fusion or replacement. I could barely walk. I have spent tons of money on braces. This by far is the best. My gait is almost normal with it on. I am so grateful for this brace.
    Pros: It gives great anterior ankle support
    Cons: You do have to break it in but that only takes a few days. And being a woman I wish it came in my brown skin town.
    Posted on April 14, 2017

    Awesome Brace! Highly Recommend.

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    This gave my 15 year old son the support he needed in basketball. He had a bad ankle sprain last season and has rolled his ankle multiple times even when I would tape it and he would wear an ankle brace we had bought from local drug store. As soon as he put this brace on he felt the support he needed. He has been wearing for almost 3 weeks in practices without any problems. I plan to buy another one for a back-up!
    Pros: Great support, light weight, easy to put on. No more taping! Def worth the price! Fits great in his basketball shoe too.
    Cons: I have found no cons at all except that I should have bought this 6 months ago.
    Posted on June 17, 2017

    Great Brace but needs a little longer velcro

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    The brace performs just as described. I really like that aspect. However, the sizing is difficult. Based on shoe size I am a small but based on ankle circumference I am a x-small. I tried both. The small felt a big with a lot of extra velcro. So I tried an x-small. The fit was perfect around the ankle, but under the foot a little more velcro would be helpful. Obviously this is a genetic issue regarding my small ankles (I feel I have avg to narrow feet) and in no way takes away from the brace.
    Pros: Minimal, Feels like taping, repeated use unlike taping, I felt it did not affect my shoe fitting.
    Cons: Non-issue with a little more velcro.
    Posted on March 10, 2017


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    I love this brace! This brace is amazing, I needed something that would allow me to play soccer and after doing some research I decided to order this brace. I was afraid it was going to limit my movement but it didn't. I don't feel the brace on and it allows me to any movement. I recommend this brace 100%.
    Share Your Usage: Recovering from Injury, Preventing Injury, Sports
    Posted on June 8, 2017

    Had I only known!

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    Had I only known, I would of been using this brace for all physical activity and saved myself so much pain. I have over pronated for 60 years. Physical activity and age resulted in increased pronation, pain and Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction. The AirCast I purchased from Better Braces for PTTD helped me heal but does not address my daily activities. This DonJoy Pronation Brace has been exactly what I needed. When I use it in addition to ASIC Over Pronation shoes and occasional Kinesio Taping, I am able to traverse extremely uneven surfaces, lift, run, walk on my toes and forget about my foot. Could not be more grateful.
    Pros: Simple to use. Very simple to use. Hard to believe it would work because it is so light and, did I say, simple to use. Easy to clean and fits in all tie down shoes.
    Cons: Determining the correct fit was difficult because the instructions do not address what is meant by "medial/lateral" in the sizing which is very important for the brace to function properly. Fortunately it is addressed in the FAQ section.
    Share Your Usage: Preventing Injury, Daily Use, Chronic Instability
    Posted on July 14, 2017

    Works very well for me

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    I have a very weak right ankle due to sports injuries and surgery over the years, and it tends to roll on me when I step on an uneven surface. This brace provides excellent support and allows me to hike and walk on non flat surfaces with much more confidence.
    Pros: Light weight. Easy to put on. Maintains support over long periods of activity.
    Cons: Not necessarily a con but can cause discomfort if worn for long periods sitting or riding in a car. Need to take it off if not needed.
    Share Your Usage: Occasional Use, Chronic Instability
    Posted on May 11, 2017

    Should be made mandatory in every Highschool/College/Pro Sporting Organization worldwide.

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    Seamless and amazing integration yet again completed by Don Joy. After putting this through the ringer there was really nothing the brace could not to. My Right ankle has always given me problems when running/training. Since no longer playing collegiate sports, I have not thought to tape my ankle, and all of the other braces I have tried were too bulky, and annoying to put on. This seamlessly protects, and supports the ankle in all of its natural positions. It really is the piece of mind that I was looking for without the overbearing bulk of most braces.
    Posted on October 10, 2016

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