The R3 provides more than 2X the ankle roll resistance at 1/2 the weight of old style supports
with full normal motion intact.
protection To Ankle,
Not Ankle To protection
R3's sleek strut is a match to ankle geometry, providing an advanced fit, feel and function far superior to old style lace up and stirrup supports. A few periods of wear mold the R3 into a custom fit that integrates well into most footwear.
The R3 protects without compromising ankle motion and enhances reflex response “You forget it’s there until you need it” is the confident remark of many users.
Resisting ankle roll is the most important function of ankle
protection. R3's dynamic roll resisting reflex & mechanical end range of motion stop check ankle roll to prevent or minimize ankle injuries in that critical split-second.
anatomy of the R3
R3’s injection molded thermoplastic strut
is the heart of the system. It’s dynamically engineered for a Rapid Reflex to lateral ankle roll (inversion), diverting force away from oft injured structures. Its low profile allows for shoe integration, further enhancing performance. It can also be integrated into a lace up support, which, vastly improves its performance. The flex modulus of the strut, i.e. stiffness, is calibrated in three variations, Sport (Standard), Pro HD (Heavy Duty) and Hero (Extreme). Considering the wearer’s physical stature, sport or activity, position, footwear, playing surface, injury status, gender and activity’s duration and intensity in the selection process will optimize R3’s fit, feel and function. It’s the first off the shelf custom in the category.
Is the R3 strut moldable?Yes! The strut is made to be custom molded using hot water. Detailed instructions are provided with every R3 Ankle Brace.
Is the R3's top strap adjustable in lenth?Yes, the top strap has 3" of adjustability based on the attachment configuration. Refer to the detailed Sizing Guide for best fit. All unused products are eligible for exchange within the first 30 days in case you need a different size!
What is the best way to integrate R3 into footwear?The preferred method is to place the bottom strap and strut foot plate under the insole of the shoe - keeping the upright segment between the shoe's toungue and laces. This is dependent on the type of shoe and wearer. The best way is to use it how it's the most comfortable fit.
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It’s why it works best and why
it’s my brace of choice.
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