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Get the ankle support you need for every mile

The ultimate ankle brace, made for runners like you. The BetterGuard is ultra-lightweight, versatile, and sleekly designed to help you stay on track without holding you back.

Push your limits with the only running ankle brace that's made to move

From track and field to cross country, and beyond — feel fast, agile, and assured in The BetterGuard ankle brace. Made to withstand the demands of every trail and highway, The BetterGuard is your secret weapon to run beyond the boundary.

Why we made this

25,000 ankle injuries happen every day

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society estimates 25,000 people sprain their ankle every day. Ankle injuries can be a season-ending nightmare. Prioritizing proper ankle health and recovery after an injury is crucial for runners. Taking the necessary steps to protect your ankles is an investment in your long-term running success.


An estimated 50% or more of regular runners get injured each year.


An estimated 34.5% of ultra-marathoners injured their ankle, making it the most common injury in the sport.


Up to 70% of individuals who sustain an acute ankle sprain develop residual physical disability, including chronic ankle instability.


We built an ankle brace for runners based on science, not tradition

At Betterguards, we go by the science — not the trends. The BetterGuard is specifically designed, engineered, and tested to help runners do what they love most. The adaptive ankle support inside is science-backed, safe, and truly effective.


6 reasons why runners love The BetterGuard

No other ankle brace gives you more

Foot and ankle mobility

Push your limits with a high range of motion and adaptive ankle support that won’t hold you back.

Adaptive ankle support

In the event your ankle starts to twist or roll, The BetterGuard stabilizes your joint 3x faster than your body.

Return to running. Faster.

Minor twists and ankle rolls can't slow you down. The BetterGuard empowers your return to the trail with targeted support to minimize re-injury risk throughout recovery.*

Ultra-lightweight performance

The BetterGuard is made with breathable, lightweight compression making it lighter than traditional ankle braces.

Adjustable fit

Adjust your fit on the go without removing your shoes. The BetterGuard fits seamlessly inside your running shoes so you stay focused on the road ahead.

All terrain ankle support

From the sidewalk to the trail — the best runners trust The BetterGuard to help them stay on track, and you should too.

Move better. Recover faster.

Run with confidence and push your boundaries with The BetterGuard ankle brace


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Push beyond the horizon

Say goodbye to unstable ankle twisting and turning. The BetterGuard offers the mobility and support you crave to push your limits.


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Nils Lichtlein at the 2024 European Handball Championships with The BetterGuard

Nils Lichtlein at the 2024 European Handball Championships with The BetterGuard

Nils has been a tester of our Betterguards system for many years. He was there when we tested our first prototype in cooperation with Füchse Berlin. It was clear to him that the innovative technol...

Review: The BetterGuard a Game Changer in Injury Prevention?

Review: The BetterGuard a Game Changer in Injury Prevention?

"As soon as active stability is trained again and when you go back to the field and in the preventative area, The BetterGuard is undoubtedly a game-changer. This is where The BetterGuard can fully ...

Daniel “Booby” Gibson and our ankle brace for basketball

Daniel “Booby” Gibson and our ankle brace for basketball

"The fact that the product is so comfortable to wear makes it so perfect solution for use in professional sports . Because as an athlete you want a product that... does not limit its performance ."

*Comparison of an adaptive ankle brace to conventional taping for rehabilitation of acute ankle injury in young sub-elite soccer players: a pilot study, Krobholz D et al. Accepted for publication by JSR