MalleoTrain S open heel Ankle Support

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Suited for gymnastics, dancing and martial arts. Ideal for rolled ankles, mild instability and slight sprains. Read more



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Product Details

  1. Reduced pressure at the edges - Prevents constriction
  2. Anatomically fitted - Naturally conforms to your body for gentle compression that keeps your ankle in place and improves circulation.
  3. Open heel - Improved feeling of contact with the ground and less slippage
  4. Breathable Train Active Knit Zone - Gentle on the skin and extremely comfortable to wear
  5. Figure 8 strap - Stabilises better than a tape bandage and is gentler on the skin
  6. Knit fabric - Breathable material wicks sweat away from your body and is machine washable in the gentle cycle, which helps maintain its elasticity and original fit.
How to achieve the perfect fit
Step 1

Measure the circumference of your ankle at its narrowest point.

Step 2

Check against the sizing chart to get your perfect fit.

Step 3

Wear your MalleoTrain Plus ankle support in style to relieve pain and get moving again.

Easy Returns
Concerned that your item might not fit properly? Our aim is to ensure you are happy with your Bauerfeind purchase. All Bauerfeind items come with a 30 day return & exchange policy*. Ensuring you of the perfect fit.

Items must be in original condition, with original undamaged packaging and not have been used apart for testing for correct sizing.

*Sale and bundle deals may be subject to return fees, see T&Cs for full details.
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‚ÄĘ Orders under $300 - $24.95: 4-7 business days via DHL Express*

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*all orders are dispatched from Australia and typically arrive within the 4-7 day window, subject to both Australian and New Zealand customs clearance procedures.


When it comes to active stability, the MalleoTrain S Open Heel Ankle Support is the perfect combination of firm support with a free range of movement. Utilising the very best in German design and manufacture, it is ideal for active recovery from sprains, twists and mild tears.

With Bauerfeind's patented medical-grade knit for muscle compression and blood-flow, the MalleoTrain S Open Heel features a fully adjustable figure 8 strap that can be set to provide varying levels of support and restriction. The open heel acts to allow for foot contact in activities like dancing and martial arts, while also working to amplify the strap's stability, giving the foot maximum support while allowing it to move freely.

MalleoTrain S open heel Ankle Support

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Malleotrain S Open Support and Malleotrain S Ankle Support?

The main difference between the two supports is the open heel area present in Malleotrain S Open Support. This increases the floor contact, improving the feeling of contact with the ground. Thus, it's beneficial for enjoying activities such as gymnastics,  dancing, yoga and martial arts.

What is a good ankle support for sprains?

The Malleotrain S open heel uses the same mechanism as a functional tape bandage uses for treating mild sprains. It has a 3 level strap system which includes elastic, inelastic and semi-elastic straps providing the ankle stabilisation across all planes of movement. This strap system can be adjusted according to the severity of the sprain. Overall, Malleotrain S open heel is a more breathable ankle support. The fabric is stretchy and moisture-wicking and the open heel provides further exposure to ground. This support increases the natural mobility of the foot whilst preventing injuries. 

What is the difference between Malleotrain Ankle Support and Malleotrain S open heel Support?

The main difference between Malleotrain Ankle Support and Malleotrain S Open Heel Support is the presence of the semi-elastic strap system present in Malleotrain S Open Heel Support which functions as taping for the ankle. This aids in providing pain relief for Grade 1 and Grade 2 ankle sprains. Malleotrain, on the other hand, provides active support to the ankle tendons through the two viscoelastic pads. The touch of the skin to the ground improves the unconscious movement control of the ankle joint by strengthening stimulus and proprioception. 

How can I prevent relapse of an ankle injury?

A sprained ankle increases chances of re-injury by approximately 40-70%. The chances of relapse increase even more if you have higher level of activity. If you practise activities such as yoga, gymnastics, dancing or martial arts, we recommend wearing Malleotrain S Open Heel Support to prevent ankle injuries. It provides active support and stabilisation of the ankle joint, whilst improving tactile skin stimulus. The graded compression provided in Malleotrain S Open Heel improves blood circulation and provides proprioceptive benefits. To further strengthen your ankle join, practise strengthening exercises and stretch before your workouts. 

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Reviewed by Jonathan C.
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  • Injury/Pain
  • Recovery
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

great ankle support

Injured my ankle during BJJ and wore this after a week of using tape. Much more comfortable and convenient than tape but less stability. Strap came loose a couple of times during rolling, but overall a good product.

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Reviewed by Edo S.
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Good Quality Product but with downside for flat foot

I bought this after I rolled my left ankle after almost got run over by a car when running few months back.

I wore this support few times for TaeKwonDo practice sessions and it helped to stabilize my ankle when doing lots of twisting, turning and pivoting.

The downside is that the sole of my foot becomes sore wearing this for TKD, it seems that the strap is still too tight even at its loosest setting and digs to the sole as I have a very flat foot.

So am going to try either the sports ankle or the sports ankle dynamic (not sure which one) with the hope that it'll be just right support that I need without soreness.

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Reviewed by YAN W.
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Good support

The first two use i didnot made tight enough but i went to the shop and the assistant told me how to wear correctly then it was much better.

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