Best Ankle Braces for Weightlifting



For weight trainers and physically active people, the ankle joints endure a wide range of stresses and strains.

Some common forms of ankle injuries caused from weightlifting and heavy squats include ligament tears and sprains, stress fractures, Achilles tendinitis and heel pain.

Wearing a Bauerfeind brace and ankle support when weightlifting can minimise your chances of injury with it’s enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression and help in preventing or avoiding an ankle injury. 

Bauerfeind ankle braces also help to promote blood flow with the use of medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces.

A good ankle brace for weightlifting is the MalleoTrain which offers joint stabilisation and a moisture-wicking compressive knit, allowing for improved heat and sweat dissipation during exercise.

Protect your ankle joints so you can lift, squat and enjoy multiple reps without injury



Weightlifting ankle support/brace in a colour combination of blue and black with the logo of Bauerfeind Australia and being worn on the right ankle. It is considered one of the best Sports Ankle Support Dynamic.


Effective sports support for the ankle to counteract overloading complaints from weightlifting.

$79.95 - Buy Here 

Feel the effect of lunges and squats on your legs and glutes - not your ankles. Train smarter with effective protection against excessive strain with the Sports Ankle Support Dynamic.

Designed for use during sporting activity, the extremely light and hard-wearing Sports Ankle Support Dynamic supports your ankle during your daily training, protecting against unpleasant overloading.

Weightlifting ankle support/brace in a colour combination of blue and black with the  logo of Bauerfeind Australia and being worn on the right ankle. It is considered one of the best sports ankle supports.

Sports Ankle Support

Unparalleled comfort, breathability and durability. Protect your ankle from sprains and twists while maintaining peak performance when lifting weights.

$109.95 - Buy Here 

Improve your endurance and reduce the risk of sprains while running and playing sports 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 sprains, hyper-extension, and twisting.

Bauerfeind MalleoTrain Ankle Support for pain relief and support when Weightlifting

MalleoTrain Ankle Support

An ankle brace for treatment of a sore ankle following a gym 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
Bauerfeind MalleoTrain Plus Ankle Support for ankle stabilising twisted and sprained ankles after Weightlifting

MalleoTrain Plus Ankle Support

An ankle brace for stabilising twisted and sprained ankles after weightlifting.

$159.95 - Buy Here 

The MalleoTrain Plus lightweight ankle brace stabilises the foot following twists or sprains, as well as in cases of ligament weakness and overloading during weightlifting. 

  • Three-dimensional active knit - for a perfect fit.
  • Anatomical shape - Conforms to your body for gentle compression that keeps your ankle in place and improves circulation.
  • Viscoelastic cushions - Increase your comfort with soft pads while stabilizing the ankle and reducing pain and swelling.
  • Three-level strap system - Stabilizes the ankle joint in all directions. An effective alternative to ankle taping or wrapping to keep the ankle and foot in place.
  • Reduced pressure at the edges - prevents constriction.
Bauerfeind MalleoTrain Open Ankle Support for stretching before Weightlifting


An ankle support for improved contact with the ground and a more secure ankle joint. Ideal for stretching before weightlifting and yoga. 

$129.95 - Buy Here 

Thanks to its individually adjustable strap system, the MalleoTrain S Open Heel 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.

  • Reduced pressure at the edges prevents constriction.
  • Three-dimensional active knit ensures a perfect fit.
  • Cut-out for better ground contact.
  • 3-level strap system - works like a functional tape bandage, stabilizes the ankle‘s planes of movement, counteracts supination, binds the midfoot with the distal lower leg with a vertical figure of eight.


Elite athletes and weightlifters use high-quality, German-made Bauerfeind products to prevent and treat ankle injuries such as Achilles tendinitis and ankle sprains. 

Take a look at this video to see how the MalleoTrain helps in warming up before weightlifting. You can use a standard measuring tape like this runner to measure your size to achieve the perfect fit.

Bauerfeind ankle braces helps in preventing the ankle from lateral twisting while squatting and lifting. 



Weightlifting puts a lot of load and strain onto your ankles, which help with stabilising your feet and legs. A brace can massage the surrounding muscles and provide further support. 

  • 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.

    Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent ankle pain.