The ASO Vortex provides the proven technology of the ASO's strapping system in a remarkably low profile design, making it the ideal stabilizer for those athletes or patients that will not tolerate any bulky materials inside their shoe.
Low profile design: The lower portion of the boot has been removed so that it stops just below the malleoli. The stabilizing straps are the only materials that spiral around the foot inside the shoe.
Stabilizing Straps: Nylon stabilizing straps form a complete figure-eight to help stabilize the subtalar and talocrural joints of the ankle. Stabilizing straps are angled at the attachment to better contour above the malleoli for enhanced comfort and migration resistance.
Achilles & Tongue Padding: CoolFlex material and viscocell foam padding overlap along the Achilles tendon for improved cushioning. CoolFlex tongue extends over the top of the foot providing greater comfort.
The ASO Vortex Ankle Stabilizer is available in black and sizes X-Small to XX-Large. The brace's bilateral design will fit either a right or left foot. For the best fit and support of your new MedSpec ASO Vortex ankle brace, please follow the following sizing information.
Measure your ankle circumference using a flexible tape measure and using the picture as a guide. Measure the circumference from the top of your ankle around to your heel then find your size using the chart below.
If you are in-between two sizes, remember that ankle braces are designed for a snug supportive fit and you most likely would gain more support from the smaller sized brace.
|ASO Brace Size||Ankle Circumference in Inches||Ankle Circumference in cm|
|X-Small||10 to 11"||25.5 to 27.9 cm|
|Small||11 to 12"||28.0 to 30.5 cm|
|Medium||12 to 13"||30.6 to 33.0 cm|
|Large||13 to 14"||33.1 to 35.6 cm|
|X-Large||14 to 15"||35.7 to 38.1 cm|
|XX-Large||15 to 16"||38.2 to 40.6 cm|
As an alternate method of sizing, you may use your shoe size. Use the following shoe size table as a guide only, as the best brace fit will occur using the ankle circumference measurements above.
|Men's Shoe Size||6 to 7||7.5 to 9||9.5 to 11||11.5 to 13||13.5 to 15||15+|
|Women's Shoe Size||5 to 6||6.5 to 8||8.5 to 10||10.5 to 12||12.5 to 14|
Q. I play soccer and want a brace that stabilizes my ankle from rolling but is not too bulky in my shoe because I don't like having something constricting my ankle movement when I play. Would this work?
A. Yes, this brace is perfect for soccer players because it helps to prevent inversion and eversion sprains but with the lower portion of the brace "cut-away," it provides less bulk in the shoe and around the foot than the original ASO Ankle Brace.