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The Best Aerobic Shoes for Weak Ankles

author image Tara Thackeray
Based in Boulder City, Nev., Tara Thackeray began writing in 2008 for a national law review website. Her work has been published on the BARBRI website and she also contributes humorous articles on her blog. Thackeray holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Arizona State University.
The Best Aerobic Shoes for Weak Ankles
High top aerobic shoes provide support for weak ankles. Photo Credit Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images

Comfortable aerobic shoes can be used for activities such as racquetball, fitness classes and weightlifting. When looking for the perfect shoe, consider the activities you plan to participate in, and the type of insole and comfort you desire. You also want to have a shoe that works well with your ankle. If you have weak ankles it is best to look at the Reebok Freestyle Hi, Asics Gel-Kayano, Gravity Defyer or Earth shoes. These will all provide you with adequate support for your weak ankle.

Reebok Freestyle Hi

This throwback aerobic shoe has been updated for today's exercise regime. It features a high top, which protects weak ankles. Additionally, the straps around the ankle provide support by keeping it in place during aerobic exercise. The Reebok Freestyle Hi also provides comfort for the ankles through additional padding and cushioning in that area of the shoe.

Asics Gel-Kayano

Ankle problems are often related to a high arch. This shoe adapts to the formation of your arch, preventing extra space that might present problems in weak ankles. One such component includes a lacing pattern that wraps your foot in place during aerobic exercise, according to Running Times Magazine. This shoe also enhances the way that you naturally walk, which can also relate to ankle problems, according to Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Earth Trainers

Earth Shoes are aerobic shoes that hold up weak ankles. They do so by supplying heel support to your foot, which helps alleviate ankle problems. According to an article in Time magazine titled "Modern Living: Down at the Heels," this shoe elevates the toe and lowers the heel, thus improving your posture. Good posture lessens the chances of sprains and fractures in the ankle and leads to more stability.

Puma Complete Spectana

This athletic shoe contains quite a bit of cushioning that contributes to sustaining your ankle. According to Lehigh Valley Network Health, a quality shoe will provide support to the entire foot. The Puma Complete Spectana includes a wide, thick sole, which bears the weight of your foot and provides stability to your ankle. Lastly, it fits tightly around the foot and ankle, which protects your weak ankle during aerobic activities.

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