Still the most popular ankle brace in America, the Swede-O Tarsal Lok Ankle Brace incorporates the best design features of two types of braces: rigid and lace-up. The patented "stirrup" design is made of Fortilene, a high quality polypropylene that gives strength and rigidity without the added weight and bulk of other materials such as plastic. An added advantage of the Fortilene construction is that it will actually mold to the shape of your leg and ankle as it absorbs your body heat.
The piston design of the Tarsal Lok brace means that it is one of the few ankle braces that support the midtarsal and subtalar joints. It allows up-and-down movement while preventing the kind of side-to-side motion that results in a twisted or injured ankle. The Dupont Surlyn construction of the piston-the same material used in golf balls-offers unmatched strength without the bulky, heavy feeling of other materials.