RDX AB Ankle Sleeves Review

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The RDX AB Ankle Sleeves offer a good level of support for those of you who need it. If you have sustained ankle injuries in the past adding some support can help you avoid them in the future. In addition, they can help ease the pain of plantar fasciitis. They not only offer stability but also compression. This can help to reduce swelling which, in turn, will help to reduce pain in your feet, ankles, and legs. When you spend long hours training in combat sports like boxing, Karate, Judo, or other mixed martial arts, it can wreak havoc on your body. Sometimes adding support is exactly what you need to keep working toward your performance goals.

This option is made from durable materials. You will be able to easily slide them on and off. This will make wearing them an easy thing to do instead of something you avoid. It is important to note that this item does not have any grip on the bottom. So, if you are not wearing shoes be careful or you may slip and fall. Obviously, this could lead to an injury you want to avoid. Proper support will keep you in the game longer and help to improve your overall performance. This is due to the fact you won’t be focused on your sore feet or joints. In addition, you won’t have to worry about reinjuring an old injury. Overall, customers are very happy with these ankle sleeves by RDX.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Easy On Easy Off
  • Strong Material
  • Quite Supportive
  • Helps Ease Pain
  • Very Affordable
  • Snug Fit
  • Stays In Place
Cons
  • Large Logo
  • No Bottom Grip
  • May Shrink

Brand

Over the last twenty years, RDX Sports has been providing fighters and fitness enthusiasts with all of the products they need to achieve their goals. This brand has done a good job of providing quality items with prices that will keep most budgets happy. When you are into boxing, Karate, wrestling, weightlifting, or you simply like to stay active it will require a variety of different pieces of equipment and gear. Whether you are looking for hand wraps, gloves, punching bags, clothing, protective equipment, or other combat sports related items this brand has what you need. Finding affordable options that are decent quality can be tough, this brand makes it easy. Their products can be found across the globe not only in your local work out spot but also in home gyms. The people using their products are impressed with this brand and the items they keep coming up with. We look forward to seeing what else RDX will offer in the future.

Material

This item is made from a combination of three different materials. Each one of them is exceptionally durable and will help to provide a great fit. These ankle supports consist of polyester, elastic, and nylon. It is important to note that consumers have mentioned that this product will shrink if you put them through the dryer. This could be helpful if you order a size that is too big. However, for most people, this will ruin them and make them no longer wearable. You will want to be careful after washing them to make sure you lay them out to dry. This will also improve the overall durability of the item as drying them may break down the materials. One other note from consumers is that these are quite thin. This does not take away from the quality or the longevity of you so you will get out of them. It does, however, help to keep them comfortable and cool while you are wearing them.

Support

This option offers a decent level of support to your feet and your ankles. When wearing this type of item we are typically looking for ankle support but this one will also support the arch of your foot which is an appreciated aspect. It can help to reduce pain tremendously. If you have sustained an ankle injury or you suffer from plantar fasciitis this product can keep you feeling better than ever. It is important to note that while this item does offer some compression and support if you have sustained a major ankle injury it may not be enough to help you avoid further damage. Often times, with this type of item the support lessons over the course of time due to stretching. The materials that this item is made from won't stretch easily which means you will get continuous support each and every time you decide to wear them for a training session or a round in your home gym.

Comfort

The people wearing this item are very happy with the level of comfort they are experiencing. The material is nice and stretchy, however, it's not too tight. They are lightweight and quite thin which helps to reduce how hot your feet are and keep you more comfortable. One aspect that customers are truly happy about is that these are easy to slide on and off. This is a typical issue with this type of problem. When they are hard to get on and off it can put you in an uncomfortable position or make it so that you don't want to wear your ankle supports at all. Obviously, it is important that your ankles are stabilized and supported if you are looking to buy this type of item so, the fact that they are very comfortable and easy to take on and off is advantageous. Overall, as long as you're careful in order the correct size you should be more than happy with how comfortable this item is.

Size & Style

We searched for this items actual size charts, as consumer comments have mentioned there being one, however, we were unable to find it. The brand's website simply shows the four sizes that are available, small, medium, large, and extra-large. As for what these equal out to, we had to go with what the people wearing them are saying. It appears as if a small is going to fit youth fighters and adults with exceptionally small feet. A medium is going to work great for a women's shoe up to size nine. So, for men, this would be up to a size seven. The large is going to work well for a women's shoe size that is up to a size fifteen so, men can wear up to a size thirteen and use the large. Any sizes above that will want to go for the extra-large. This item is styled like a sock without a toe covering. This makes it easy to take off and put on. It also improves the level of comfort and normality you feel while wearing them.

Breathability

This brand has done an excellent job at ensuring that this ankle support is breathable. The materials that are being used are excellent at wicking sweat away from your skin. In addition, the fact that there is an opening at the toe will help to reduce how hot your feet get. Obviously, the cooler and drier you are the more comfortable you're going to be. Some people prefer to wear their ankle support under socks and shoes so the extra layer can make things a bit warmer, however, these are going to be better than many other options. Others prefer to train in only their ankle supports. This will keep you cooler. However, keep in mind that there are no grips on the bottom of these so the chances of slipping become higher. Overall, the people using this product are very happy with the level of breathability that RDX has been able to achieve with this item.

Adjustability

This item is completely lacking in adjustability. The way they are styled there really isn't a way to make them adjustable for your fit. Keep in mind they do offer them in a variety of different sizes so you will be able to find the feel that you are looking for. The fact that this item is not adjustable can be a deal-breaker for some people that are looking for a varying level of support throughout their days. There are many options available in this category that offer great adjustability so that you can find the perfect level of support to ensure that you don't sustain further injury. These are going to be best at helping you avoid foot pain and giving you some structure and stability throughout the ankle. Overall, if you are looking for an item that you can make adjustments to on-the-fly this is not going to be a good fit for you.

Advantages

One of the major advantages of this product is how simple they are to put on and take off. When you are headed to the gym after a busy day the last thing you want to do is have to fuss with your ankle supports. With these ones, you won't have to worry about it. Another advantage in choosing this product is that they are going to hold up well to washing. You'll want to avoid putting them in the dryer, however, the washer will be just fine. You will get excellent longevity of use out of these supports due to the fact that this brand has chosen high-quality materials to make them. They also offer a fairly good level of support. Customers are very pleased with the reduction in pain that they are experiencing while wearing them. As noted, if you suffer from plantar fasciitis, sore feet, or slightly unstable ankles these can truly help to keep you in the game.

Disadvantages

What are the biggest downfall is associated with this product is the fact that they don't have any grips on the bottom. Many mixed martial artists prefer to train barefoot and when you need ankle support it's good that they offer a bit of grip so you don't go sliding around. Obviously, a slip could lead to an unnecessary injury that can take you away from training and competitions for quite some time. Another disadvantage to this item is the fact that it is not going to hold up if it goes through the dryer. They will shrink dramatically and for some, this could make them unusable. Now, with that being said if you order a pair that are too large putting them through the dryer one time may make them fit perfectly. The only other aspect that consumers are less than thrilled with has to do with the logo. This is really more of an inconvenience than a disadvantage, however, the logo is very large and will peel off over time. Some consumers have noted that the entire thing came off after one wash. That does not change the durability or effectiveness of this item.

Value

When you are searching for a little bit of support this is a good option. The price tag that is associated with this item is exceptionally reasonable. It is important to note that depending on where you decide to purchase these the price could vary slightly. Basically, any budget will be able to absorb the blow with ease. The value of an item cannot be solely based on how much it costs. You need to take into consideration all of the different aspects that surround it. Looking over the disadvantages there are a few that should be taken into consideration before making a decision. However, we feel that the pros outweigh the cons and that you will be happy with this item once you start wearing them. Overall, customers agree that this item is a great value and has helped them to feel better even after daily training sessions.

Bottom Line

This brand has provided us with a solid product that will help offer some support to ankles and feet. When your lower extremities are exceptionally sore it can really inhibit your performance. The compression that this item gives you will help to reduce swelling and they offer a good level of support to keep you feeling great. The materials are all quite durable so you should be able to get a ton of use out of them before you need to replace them. They are so affordable you could even order a couple of pairs to ensure you always have a set ready to go. The size and can be a bit tricky but once you get it down it is likely that you'll be happy with the overall fit. Deciding to give this item and try won't be a mistake if you are looking for an item that is easy to get on and off and offers good breathability.