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Formfit® Ankle Support with Figure 8 Strap

Lace up support to offer compression and manage instability

There are over 1.5 million ankle related admissions to A&E every year. Following injury it is essential to protect your ankle to minimise the risk of a more serious injury occurring.

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Which conditions can I use it for?

  • Arthritis

  • Bruises

  • Mild to Moderate Sprains & Instabilities

  • Tendonitis

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The Formfit Ankle Support with Figure 8 Strap is designed to offer a moderate to high level of support, offering both compression and stability.

Biomechanical studies show restriction of the passive range of motion, especially in inversion / supination directions with a prophylactic ankle support. Bracing increases mechanical stability and can enhance proprioception (joint position sense). Compared to non-elastic tape, prophylactic bracing is superior with regards to proprioceptive performance and range of motion control, especially under high intensity conditions as the bracing effect last over a longer time period.

The Formfit Ankle Support with Exoform® Technology is a hybrid between a rigid ankle stirrup and a soft ankle support. With a stirrup-shaped, plastic exoskeleton that conforms to the user's anatomy, it offers the comfort and compression of a soft ankle support with 20-35% more support than traditional stirrup supports. The figure-8 strap increases the level of control to help control the foot from rolling in and out.

The laced design ensures a close fit offering a high level of compression to manage inflammation which also offers pain relieving qualities. The low profile design ensures it can be worn in conjunction with your every day footwear and concealed easily to avoid attention. Manufactured from a breathable and comfortable material it can be worn for extended periods of time, with the brace remaining in place. The figure 8 strap offers an additional level of stability, with the external straps acting to reduce the risk of the ankle rolling when active and causing further damage.

Ankle Sprains (key) facts

Ankle injuries vary in their severity which is why diagnosis is essential in being able to identify the correct course of treatment and the right brace for your needs. The Formfit Ankle (with straps) offers the greatest level of support of the brand, designed for use when active and can be used when playing sports.

Instability is common in grade 2 ankle injuries and if left untreated can cause further problems, even resulting in surgery to repair the damage caused. With this in mind you should look for a brace which can control the movements of the ankle whilst still allowing you to remain mobile which offers a controlled application of force to the affected region and has been proven to be beneficial during recovery.

Benefits of using the Formfit® Ankle brace in prophylactic, acute, chronic and recurrent musculoskeletal conditions:

  • 70% Reduction of acute ankle injuries in patients who reported a previous ankle injury
  • 57% Reduction of acute ankle injuries in patients with no previous ankle injury
  • 50% Durable Range of Motion restriction compared to taping

Treatment options

Guidelines recommend treatment consisting of immobilisation, compression, and elevation (RICE) during the first week after an acute ankle sprain. This is followed by ankle taping or bracing and neuromuscular training throughout the rehabilitation by the physiotherapist. Exercises to gradually improve balance, proprioception and muscle strengthening are necessary to prevent and reduce re-injury rates.

Socio-economical Burden

Ankle injuries are the most common sports-related injury, associated with a high rate of recurrence and societal costs. Total costs of treatment and work absenteeism due to ankle injuries are high. The prevention of recurrences can result in large savings on medical costs.

  • 90% of patients with ankle sprains return to work after six weeks absence.
  • 60-90% return to full activities after 12 weeks at the same level before injury.
  • <80% of the social-economic burden is productivity loss due to absenteeism from work.

Looking for less support?

If you are looking for a lower level of support then the Formfit Ankle Support is available without the figure 8 strap. It still offers compression and a degree of stability and is an alternative where there is little or no instability following the initial injury and you are confident to put your weight on the affected joint.

Fitting Guide

For more information on how to fit your Formfit Ankle Support correctly please download our fitting guide.

Features & Benefits


  • The Formfit's advanced ankle design provides the compression and comfort of soft ankle with 20 - 35% more protection than traditional stirrups
  • Speed laced design provides the option of a quick lace up
  • Figure-8 heel lock strapping performs consistently, unlike taping which stretches over time
  • Aerospacer base material for comfort and breathability
  • Embedded stirrups provide excellent inversion/eversion support
  • Pull loops simplify application
Sizing Information


Take a measurement of the ankle circumference diagonally from the base of the heel and across the ankle bone before selecting the correct size from the table below.

Should you have any questions or need help identifying the right size then please get in touch with a member of our Customer Care Team.

Formfit Ankle Measurement Guide

Size Heel to instep circ. (cm) Fig 8 Strap
X-Small 28 - 30.5 B-212000001
Small 30.5 - 33 B-212000002
Medium 33 - 35.5 B-212000003
Large 35.5 - 38 B-212000004
X-Large 38 - 40.5 B-212000005
Feefo Reviews

Feefo Reviews - Average 91% (44 reviews)

Date Score Customer Comment Our Response
22-Oct-2021 Product:

Done this already. Good product, speedy delivery.
23-Aug-2021 Product:

Good product. Quality maintained over several years.
08-Jul-2021 Product:

Great item description and easy to purchase from website
02-Apr-2021 Product:

Kept my ankle firm when walking.
25-Feb-2021 Product:

The product gives good support
18-Feb-2021 Product:

Great product, quick delivery, will definitely order from them again when I need another one.
11-Feb-2021 Product:

Great product - did what I needed and fit well. Thanks so much - great to hear its working for you.
04-Feb-2021 Product:

Fits great, comfy and provides excellent support, especially laterally..
01-Jan-2021 Product:

I have an ankle instability and this brace has allowed me to start running again, since it offers much more reliable support than taping my ankle. It took me a while to get the positioning and fit of the brace right, but now I am able to run in relative comfort. It is not the most comfortable thing to run... Read More. This is great to hear - we appreciate the detailed feedback.

Really pleased the device is making a difference.

Thanks again for getting in touch.
18-Dec-2020 Product:

Very difficult to fit without support.
27-Nov-2020 Product:

Good quality product, not quite right as it turned out in practice for our needs. Great news - thanks so much.
12-Nov-2020 Product:

I have had my ankle fused and bought this support while I am recovering. It gives good support I bought medium have size 5.5 feet. I do find the laces a fiddle getting in and out of the brace.
10-Nov-2020 Product:

I have used these ankle braces for some years. They are well made and comfortable
02-Nov-2020 Product:

Prescribed by hospital 2 years ago ,bought more because essential essential for walking in comfort . Thanks for getting in contact.
25-Sep-2020 Product:

I filled this section in once I guess you lost it .product good web ok as I would expect from OSSUR having fitted prosthetic components blades and liners for more than 30years .
22-Jul-2020 Product:

Good value.....................
30-Apr-2020 Product:

I have worn one of of your supports for years after an accident, l would recommend it Thanks for the recommendation and taking time to feedback to us.
29-Apr-2020 Product:

Provides the level of support i require. Thanks so much.
26-Nov-2019 Product:

good product, providing support needed but could be a bit neater - too much lace and turquoise label at front pointless, Thanks for this product feedback, we take this on board.
20-Nov-2019 Product:

Best ankle support I've tried. Again, thank you for this lovely feedback.
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