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    High top ankle support shoes?

    Hey all,

    I've been struggling with Achilles tendonitis for a year and find that big efforts out of the saddle or hike a biking up steep stuff aggravates the issue. Do any of you know of shoes that can help? I'm currently on some allow top Addidas Terra Cross shoes that are awesome but think I need some better support. I know Five Ten has their free rider high tops which are a possibility. Any others you can think of? Or any other ideas?

    Thanks

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    What about a legit ankle brace? I have a pair of Five Ten impact highs, I don't think they will help your Achilles much?
    I like to fart when I'm in front of you on a climb:skep:

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    I like to fart when I'm in front of you on a climb:skep:

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    I think the ankle brace is the better idea thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider76 View Post
    I've been having the exact same Achilles issues since about February. This brace looks like it might be worth trying.

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    I hope it works for you guys!
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    There's a big difference between an 'ankle brace' which will provide lateral support, and, a dedicated achilles brace which resists calf flexion, as well as cradling the achilles for tracking.

    The jenson brace looks like the former ... with an open heel it will not provide much resistance to calf-flex.

    Best thing would be to get a Physical Therapist or sports trainer to show you how to tape for achilles support. Watch this video, and you'll see what I mean - the goal is tape that comes under tension during ANY calf-flex, taking stress off the achilles:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fQZj1SZkOM

    You might look at a dedicated achilles brace like this but I have never used one, I don't know how much resistance they can provide, to calf-flexion.
    BRD Sport Achilles Ankle Brace

    Taping will be much better due to the anchors firmly holding the support tape into place. But a brace might be worth a try as your tendonitis gets better (because it will be faster than taping).

    Either way, get yourself a good PT who is sports-focussed and treats lots of athletes. Tendonitis generally does not go away with use.

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    Mine is actually an insertional Achilles tendinitis. Don't know if that makes any difference in the brace. Thanks for all of the feedback.

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