The contour design of this lightweight brace allows it to fit easily into most athletic shoes. It stabilizes the ankle joint following severe sprains, tendonitis or after cast removal. The semi-rigid spiral stays move with the ankle and provide optimum medial-lateral support. The stays also help control rotational strains on the ankle, and they provide resistance to inversion and eversion. The elastic panel in back permits athletic ankle motion. The lace front facilitates application and post-swelling adjustment.