Best Ankle Braces for Athletics



Track and field or athletics injuries are very common in elite athletes as the body is often pushed its limits, often in short, sharp spurts.

Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or ankle support can minimise your chances of injury through enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression. 

Some common forms of ankle injuries in athletics include ligament tears and sprains, stress fractures, Achilles tendonitis and heel pain.

Bauerfeind ankle braces, such as the MalleoTrain, are ideal for Athletics as it helps to promote blood flow with the use of medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces.

Investing in a Bauerfeind ankle brace can aid in the stabilisation and protection of your ankles to aid in injury prevention, especially if you have weak ankles.

If you are suffering from an ankle injury, you should wear an ankle brace to improve proprioception and daily movement. 



Take a look at Olympians and marathon runner twins - Anna Hahner and Lisa Hahner use Bauerfeind products for improving their athletic performance. Protect your ankles with our supports so you can nail your high jump, long jump, sprints and hurdles. Achieve your personal best in athletics with Bauerfeind ankle braces and knee compression sleeves.


    Sports Ankle Support for Athletics

    Sports Ankle Support

    Unparalleled comfort, breathability and durability. Protect your ankle from sprains and twists while maintaining peak performance during athletics.

    $109.95 - Buy Here 

    Improve your endurance and reduce the risk of sprains while running, sprinting and long jumps with the stabilising Sports Ankle Support.

    The extremely lightweight and hard-wearing Sports Ankle Support features an innovative taping strap, which supports the ligaments and protects your ankle against common athletic injuries such as sprains, hyper-extension, and twisting.

    Best Ankle Brace for Achilles Tendinitis


    Active achilles ankle support with an integrated heel cushion to brace and provide pain relief of the Achilles tendon

    $169.95 - Buy Here

    The ankle brace provides a threefold therapeutic effect: it relieves Achilles tendon pain, distributes pressure evenly to reduce impact, and produces a soothing massage effect that helps prevent fluid build-up during athletics.

    • Pressure-reduced edges – Ensures a comfortable fit without constricting movement, bunching or slipping. Improves circulation.
    • Contoured insert – Running along the Achilles tendon, the pad distributes the pressure uniformly.
    • Heel wedge cushion - Sits under the heel for added pain relief.
    • Universal - Same version can be used for both the right and left foot.
    Ankle Brace for Athletics


    An active ankle support for greater stability and security during athletics.

    $119.95 - Buy Here 

    Thanks to its individually adjustable strap system, the MalleoTrain S acts like a functional tape bandage. The strap is fastened around the foot in a figure-of-eight pattern, connecting the mid and hind foot with the lower leg to support your ankle in all directions.

    • 3D Airknit design for moisture-wicking, breathable comfort
    • Ideal to wear during sports
    • Gradient compression engineering for a faster healing process

    Best Ankle Brace for Athletics

    MalleoTrain Ankle Support

    An ankle brace for treatment of a sore ankle following injury, surgery or due to arthritis.

    $129.95 - Buy Here 

    The MalleoTrain ankle brace employs scientifically targeted support to reinforce the stability and strength of your ankle joint. It delivers medical grade compression to improve your circulation which fastens the healing process. Two soft pads are integrated on each side which become active as you move by massaging the ankle joint to reduce swelling.

    • 3D Airknit technology provides moisture-wicking, breathable comfort
    • Compression reduced edges divert pressure at ends
    • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement


    Check out this video which shows how to choose the right ankle brace for your ankles during athletic activity. Bauerfeind's in-house specialist walks through the different ankle braces and their mode of actions to help you choose the right ankle brace, from stabilisation and protection of the ankle to treating common ankle injuries in athletics such as Achilles tendinitis.  



    We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common track and field injuries. They may recommend the following treatments.

    • Strains or Sprains. Many strains and sprains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery as well. If the strain is more severe it may require surgery.
    • Ligament Tearing. Ligament tears generally always require surgery. A torn ligament rebuild uses a graft of tissue, as the ligament will not typically heal properly otherwise. Surgery is minimally invasive, however it can take time for the tear to heal.
    • Achilles Tendonitis. Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis such as pain and swelling above the heel often occurs following prolonged periods due to constant loading on the ankle. Adequate rest and non-surgical treatments can usually relieve these symptoms.
      Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent tendonitis pain.

    If you have ankle pain that persists for a few weeks or more, then seek medical attention immediately to check for damage to surrounding muscles, ligaments and cartilage.