KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Ektio Ankle Support Technology. Used in the brand's innovative Breakaway basketball model, this technology is designed to function as an alternative to ankle braces. The idea behind Ektio Ankle Support Technology is to deliver as much support as possible while maintaining a flexible, free range of motion.

What is it? The science behind Ektio Ankle Support Technology is not particularly complicated. Through the use of two built-in straps, models such as the Ektio Breakaway allow players to give their 100% without worrying about spraining or rolling their ankle.

How does it work? The first strap in Ektio Ankle Support Technology cradles the lateral area of the ankle, which helps to prevent ankle injuries that occur during impact. Meanwhile, the second strap wraps over the ankle mortise, and this strap helps to keep player's feet locked into place to prevent rolling.

Notable products: Ektio Breakaway

Bottom line: Whether you're prone to ankle injuries or find yourself holding back on the court, try out Ektio Ankle Support Technology to unleash your full potential safely. 

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