|This is not the brace you are looking for|
To begin it isn't recommended to wear a brace at all times for injury prevention. There isn't a brace made that can prevent ankle injuries especially if you roll your ankle. The brace is ideal for a few weeks when you return to training after an injury. Proper rehab will get you your best results, and the brace supports your injury so you can build up your training without hurting yourself further.
What you need in a good ankle brace is a strap to adjust the tightness horizontally; and a vertical support system for the sides of the ankle. This can either be in a strap or sewn in padding.
For martial arts, we have to worry about potential injuries to others with everything that goes on our body during training. All jewellery must be removed, nails trimmed and filed, no clothes with pockets, hygienic equipment with minimal odours and protective gear can't harm or hinder our opponents.
Loose straps can cause scratches and cuts, buckles may as well be brass knuckles, hard plastic padding causes bruises and saggy areas are prone to snagging fingers and toes. These are simply not considerations for sports like running and cycling but huge for combat sports.
|This is on the money|
There was a slight bulge at the point the strap crossed over but nothing too serious. I could always use tape to keep it down but its location and size would barely fit a pinky finger. If you are attacking me with only your pinky you have more to worry about than getting it snagged.
As for actual usage, it felt really good. My ankle was supported and pain-free during warm-ups and an hour of hard rounds. While I sweated a lot, moisture didn't gather at the ankle brace and when I finally took it off after over two hours it didn't reek.
If you are in need of an ankle brace I recommend this Adidas beast. I got it from the US for $25 of their dollars (about $35 Australian) and it has been well worth it. They only sell them solo as the design is catered to the left or right foot. Make sure you get the correct one.