Dad to Bogey and Reese
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: OKC, OK
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Ohhh broken ankles suck! I broken mine, stretched ligaments and tendons. For years after the break (even 20 years later it the right ankle I always roll) I do not have near the stability. The slightest unexpected of level surface and down ya go. I was active duty on a remote tour. I should have had surgery and didn't. Instead I got Motrin and crutches for a few weeks. Now wonder how much headache surgery would have saved me?
Highly recommend a ankle brace whenever you know you will be off road terrain. Avoid narrow shoes, the wider the better to help with stability. when you try a pair of shoes on I out of habit anymore try to see how easy it is to roll them over with some weight on the shoe.
Not a one size fits all example but my experience: New Balance=Good K-Swiss= Bad. Arch support is just as important.