The Swede-O X8 ankle brace has patented features for ease of use and maximum support. The X8 utilizes twin dual-purpose straps instead of the usual four-strap design. The exclusive dual-purpose straps serve as both the figure-eight straps and the top locking straps. This unique strap design is also pre-positioned half way through the figure-eight configuration for easier application and to ensure proper placement. The heavy-duty construction and longer length of the straps allow more leverage to be applied to the straps for a much more secure fit.