DP151AB05-XXX DP151AB05-XXX 79.99



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Attention Medicare Patients

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

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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 instabilities when in motion.

Designed to treat and protect:

  • Prevent ankle rolls
  • Maintain natural range of motion
  • 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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    Daughter loves it!

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    My daughter plays volleyball year round. We've tried several brands of ankle braces. She loves the fit. It's not bulky in her her shoes. We actually purchased a high top mizuno shoe. We were concerned she couldn't wear an additional brace but it works perfectly. It's easy to put on.
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    Posted on January 25, 2017

    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 18, 2017

    Great buy

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    These work great. Very comfortable and works as advertised. I will definitely buy again.
    Posted on November 9, 2016

    Great Alternative to Taping

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    My daughter is a competitive soccer player and this works great as an alternative to taping. I know they market this as a taping alternative and I would have to agree. Not that being said, we still tape during game day and use the brace for practices. BUT, if taping isn't an option this is the best replacement we have experienced this far.
    Posted on October 25, 2016

    Very satisfied with this product

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    Very comfortable to wear, great support and really helps the ankle from rolling over while making lateral moves.
    Posted on October 23, 2016


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    Really light with great support but I have to wear an undersock due to rubbing causing a blister; even though I wore the brace outside of my sock.
    Posted on October 16, 2016


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    I have small feet and felt like the brace was bulky and uncomfortable. It rubbed my heel behind my ankle almost raw after a hike (in low trail shoes.) Not a good solution for me.
    Posted on October 11, 2016

    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

    Recommend to anyone with an ankle injury.

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    The brace keeps your ankle very sturdy. The brace allows me to feel confident and comfortable to make aggressive moves while playing soccer. I would recommend this brace to anyone that needs the support and that dislikes ankle taping. The only problem I had with the brace was that in certain shoes it is still a bit bulky and makes the shoe not fit correctly but other then that it works perfectly.
    Posted on October 5, 2016

    This brace would probably take the place of taping.

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    Probably not the correct brace for my ankle injury. I can wear it inside of loose shoes. The quality is good and it arrived very quickly.
    Posted on October 3, 2016

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