Aircast AirSelect Short Walker Boot
If you have recently undergone foot surgery and are looking to get back on your feet, there's no better option for preventing reinjury than the Aircast AirSelect Short Walker Boot. Designed to stabilise the foot and ankle, the AirSelect Short Boot is made with a flexible and durable polypropylene shell which deflects impact and shock to guard the foot during the rehabilitation phase of your recovery.
What Is the AirSelect Walker Boot?
The AirSelect Walker Boot Range is the gold-standard when it comes to post-operative and post-injury protection of the foot, ankle and leg. Used to provide stability and support during the rehabilitation phase of your recovery, the Aircast Short Walker Boot allows you to bear weight in a safe and secure manner when you're ready to get back on your feet following an injury.
Are Other AirSelect Boots Available?
Absolutely. The AirSelect Short Walker Boot is available in two other sizes which can be viewed by clicking either of the links below:
Where Does a Short Walker Boot Excel?
If you're wondering which AirSelect Walker Boot is right for your specific needs and requirements, look no further. A shorter Walker Boot is designed for those with ankle and foot injuries who do not require the full-limb stability of the Standard or Elite versions of this boot.
Perfect for foot sprains, fractures and post-surgical recovery, a short boot can grant more freedom to users who do not require as much support at the knee and ankle.
Who Can Use This Aircast Boot?
The Aircast Boot offers a solution to a number of indications related to the forefoot, mid-foot and hind-foot injuries, as well as some ankle injuries. The AirSelect Short Walker Boot is especially suitable for the following conditions:
- Bunionectomy (recovery after surgical bunion removal)
- Metatarsal fracture (break or crack to one of the metatarsal bones)
- Severe ankle sprain
- Soft tissue injury
- Stress and stable fracture of the foot
How Do I Find the Right Size?
The AirSelect Short Boot can be worn on either foot, and is available in five sizes, allowing you to get a more tailored fit. To find out which size you require, please refer to the table below. The sizes of this support are determined by shoe size.
|Size ||Men's UK Shoe Size ||Women's UK Shoe Size |
|Extra Small ||Up to size 3 ||Up to size 3 |
|Small ||Sizes 3 to 6 ||Sizes 3 to 6 |
|Medium ||Sizes 6 to 9 ||Sizes 6 to 9 |
|Large ||Sizes 9 to 12 ||Sizes 9 to 13 |
|Extra Large ||Size 12 and above ||Size 13 and above |
What Are the Dimensions of This Boot?
To find the right size Walker Boot for you, please consult the table above using your UK shoe size. If you're interested in specific dimensions and measurements, we've included these in the table below:
|Size ||Mid-Footbed Width ||Toe Footbed Width |
|Extra Small ||3.4" (8.6cm) ||3.8" (9.7cm) |
|Small ||3.6" (9.1cm) ||4.2" (10.7cm) |
|Medium ||4.1" (10.4cm) ||4.6" (11.7cm) |
|Large ||4.5" (11.4cm) ||5.0" (12.7cm) |
|Extra Large ||5.0" (12.7cm) ||5.5" (14cm) |
How Tall Is the Aircast AirSelect Boot?
This depends on which size AirSelect Short Walker Boot you purchase. Take a look below to find out how tall each size Walker Boot is:
- Extra Small: 9.1" (23.1cm)
- Small: 9.5" (24.1cm)
- Medium: 10.3" (26.2cm)
- Large: 11.2" (28.5cm)
- Extra Large: 12.1" (30.7cm)
What If My Measurements Fall Between Sizes?
If your shoe size or foot measurement means that you fall between or on a sizing boundary, we recommend you select the larger size for maximum comfort.
What Makes the Aircast AirSelect Boot Superior to Similar Boots?
The Aircast AirSelect Boot uses SoftStrike technology, which is a patented grid design that puts a matrix of shock-absorbing material in direct contact with the heel. This helps absorb and dissipate shock, which reduces discomfort in the area while also reducing heel loading and preventing impact-related stress.
Coupled with the use of a lightweight, low-profile rocker sole, the SoftStrike technology used in this walker boot encourages the use of a natural gait. This can significantly improve your ability to continue performing everyday activities without fear of discomfort or re-injury.
How Does the AirSelect Short Walker Boot Differ From the AirSelect Standard Walker Boot?
Both versions of the Aircast AirSelect Walker Boot are highly comfortable and effective, with features such as Integrated Inflation Technology, Duplex Technology, Ultralight Technology and SoftStrike Technology, which absorbs and dissipates shock. They only differ in the height of the brace, which makes them suitable for different conditions. While the Short Walker Boot is more suitable for foot and ankle injuries, the Standard Walker Boot can also be used for lower leg injuries.
How Customisable Is the Aircast Walking Boot?
The Aircast Walking Boot offers a custom and comfortable fit. The easy-to-trim and heat mouldable semi-rigid shell makes it easy to custom-fit the brace, while the sleek, open-frame design provides ventilation and maximum patient protection and compliance. Moreover, the integrated inflation system puts you in control for an individualised fit.
Can the Aircast Walking Boot Help to Reduce Swelling?
Designed with an integrated inflation system, the Aircast AirSelect Walker Boot allows you to inflate each aircell individually. This helps you tailor the support according to your needs while also maximising your comfort level and reducing oedema.
How Comfortable Is the Aircast AirSelect Walking Boot?
The Aircast AirSelect Walker Boot has been designed with a semi-rigid shell. Although these can be fairly heavy, this particular support has been crafted with structurally-engineered vents that maximise airflow and minimise mass without compromising support. This helps ensure you remain comfortable even when you use the walker boot for long periods of time.
How Can I Even Up My Gait When Wearing the Walker?
Since the walker will often make your injured leg feel slightly longer than your other leg when walking, and you may need extra aid to ensure an even gait and avoid postural problems. We recommend the Evenup Shoe Balancer, which can be purchased alongside this walker boot at a reduced price as the Aircast AirSelect Short Walker Boot and Evenup Shoe Balancer pack.
How Do I Fit the Aircast Walker?
Fitting the AirSelect Short Walker Boot is easy, and can be done without any prior training or experience. See the video below for a short guide.
Key Features of the AirSelect Short Walker Boot
- Durable, semi-rigid shell to support and protect the limb
- Shell can be trimmed and moulded under high temperatures
- Pre-inflated front panel for additional support
- Two adjustable distal aircells in the shell for added compression
- SoftStrike technology to absorb and dissipate shock
- Lightweight and lab-tested rocker sole encourages a natural gait
- Non-marking, skid-resistant rubber tread for extra traction
- Three-strap system evenly disperses pressure
- Integrated inflation system is intuitive and can be customised quickly
- Shell: Polypropylene
- Front Panel: High density polyethylene
- Straps: Nylon
- Inflation Pumps: Thermoplastic polyurethane
- Outer Liner: Nylon
- Foam Liner: Polyurethane
- Inner Mesh: Polyester
- Binding: Polyester
- Outer Sole/Insole: EVA/rubber