About Ankle Genie

Ankle Genie is a compression sleeve that you wear on your foot and ankle. It is meant to reduce foot fatigue from standing on your feet for extended periods by providing support for your ankles, while smoothing and massaging the ankle to promote healing and rejuvenation.

A TeleBrands product, the Ankle Genie is sold under the As Seen on TV brand, which by now, you've most likely seen being advertised all over television.

See Also: The Science of Compression Wear: Is it Hype or Hope?

How Ankle Genie Works

Ankle Genie’s soft, neoprene construction supposedly massages your feet and ankles while you wear it. By doing this, it promotes healing in your foot and ankle and rejuvenates the ankle. And you can wear it over socks and underneath any type of foot wear. The product website claims Ankle Genie is good for doing activities and specifically lists golfing, tennis, hiking or biking. Plus, it relieves swelling during airplane travel and gives you relief when your ankles swell from fluid retention, varicose veins or poor circulation.

You simply put the Ankle Genie on using the built-in zipper and use the adjustable velcro closure to adjust it to your foot size. Then, you just wear it for as long as you need to. The website claims it gives you 24/7 support for your ankles if you wear them all day.

Ankle Genie Pricing, Shipping & Return Policies

The Ankle Genie sells for $10 for regular size or $12.99 for large, plus $6.99 shipping and handling for a total of $16.99 or $19.98, respectively. You can also add a second Ankle Genie to your order (although you can opt out) for an additional $6.99. If you opt to receive the second Ankle Genie, your total would be $23.98 for regular or $26.97 for large.

The Ankle Genie is covered by TeleBrands‘ generic 30-day money back guarantee. To return it, follow the return information included in the package. Send all returns to the address indicated on your packing slip/invoice and include the following:

  1. Your order number and/or your complete name, address, and billing phone or email address
  2. A detailed explanation regarding your reason for returning the item(s)
  3. Information about whether you would like a refund or a replacement

Bottom Line – Should you buy the Ankle Genie?

With numbers consumer reviews on the Ankle Genie, the most common complaint is that one size does not fit all, no comfortability, and the zipper tends to break rather quickly. Also, it's important to note, that chances are that the Ankle Genie would not be a permanent solution for your swollen ankles as it is an As Seen on TV Product and those tend to provide little to no result versus what you may have expected initially. If you are suffering from tensions and swollen ankles, it is recommended that you speak with a family doctor and see if this is a good remedy for you.

However, the Ankle Genie is not an overly expensive item so if you suffer from sore, swollen ankles and feet and you think it’s worth the risk for the price, you may find this product to your liking.

See Also: Beware: Not Following These 6 Tips Could Cost You Money on Your Next “As Seen on TV” Purchase

87 Customer Reviews for Ankle Genie

Average Customer Rating: 1.5
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5 stars: 1 4 stars: 3 3 stars: 1 2 stars: 7 1 stars: 75
Bottom Line: 5% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Ankle Genie

    • by SJ Mykland,
    • United States,
    • Feb 23, 2015

    I just bought ankle genie today. When I got home and opened the package, there was a label attached that there was an odor to neoprene the smell would lessen with time. OK so I put it on. After about 1/2 an hour the smell was so STRONG it made me want to vomit. I removed it and put it outside, never to be worn again, unless the smell is gone forever.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Don't buy these, they are poorly made

    • by Suzanne,
    • The Florida Keys,
    • Jan 24, 2015

    I bought two of these Ankle Genies because I have an old injury that creates swelling in my right foot after standing or walking. The compression socks are so hard to put on. I thought these would be great. The first day I tried it on my foot, the zipper broke and would not zip up again. I put the other one on and the same thing happened after about two hours. These are crappy, don't waste your money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Junk. Don't waste your money

    • by Sammy,
    • Canada,
    • Jan 7, 2015

    The Ankle Genie Doesn't fit large feet and the zipper broke after trying to make it work.

    A complete waste of money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    One size does not fit all

    • by Chris Coulson ,
    • Sherman, Texas ,
    • Dec 24, 2014

    I could not get the Ankle Genie to fit comfortably at all. When I finally managed to get it on, the zipper broke! Waste of money!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    One size fits only small feet

    • by Eddie R.,
    • Hartford, CT,
    • Oct 26, 2014

    Junk! Couldn't even fit on my foot but after 5 or so times I really gave up, threw across the room and said that was it. Save your money NOT WORTH THE AGGRAVATION !

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    It's helpful

    • by Justin,
    • Monroe, La,
    • Oct 25, 2014

    This compression ankle apparatus is helpful. I wear it for a couple of hours when I get home from work. The only thing better is a real foot and calf massage, but who can afford that everyday?

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    wasted money and zipper breaks

    • by Dee,
    • Texas,
    • Oct 23, 2014

    Don't buy zipper breaks and is made of plastic. If you must, then go to Amazon for $2.99. The zipper broke and so I wasted my money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Uncomfortable seam

    • by Michelle,
    • Omaha, NE,
    • Oct 19, 2014

    Tight band going around your foot has a thick seam at the top that actually hurts! Also has a poor fit. Wasn't able to adjust bottom closure small enough, but the top closure couldn't be made large enough...I have a pretty average ankle size. Returned immediately. Brace from my Dr is bulkier, but more comfortable.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    What a joke

    • by Patrick George,
    • Bossier City, LA,
    • Oct 9, 2014

    Ease of putting on and one size fits all. My wife and I bought a pair of these for me and it took 15 minutes to force them on my feet. One size fits all must mean foot size and not sock size. I wear an 11-e and although we got them on one time, the second time we put them on the zipper blew out. Yes I said we because one person can't pull them on easily. I would recommend not buying these as they are a ripoff.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 14 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Poor zipper and customer service

    • by Gayle Rogers,
    • Phillipsburg, NJ,
    • Sep 21, 2014

    Bought product from Rite Aid. Wore it two times and the zipper broke. Contacted customer service via e-mail and no response. The company definitely does not stand by their product. So disappointed.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 15 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Defective, Doesn't last for more than 20 days

    • by Sharon,
    • Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
    • Sep 18, 2014

    I am not happy with their product. I wore it maybe 20 times and the zipper broke right off and not to mention it never stayed up in the first place. Very disappointed. to send it back is not worth my time or expense. It worked when it worked for the first and for a short time until it broke. Not impressed. This should have lasted for more than 20 days! They don't even respond to emails so in other words, they do not stand by their product nor would they either reimburse me or send another one free of charge!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 13 people found this review helpful

    For really small feet only

    • by David,
    • Sep 13, 2014

    This thing is so small that only a kid could ware it. I really needed it to help protect a sore spot on my ankle. Now I am out $13 for something I can not use.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Product works - Service poor

    • by Frank Ryan,
    • Naples, FL,
    • Sep 8, 2014

    I bought the Ankle Genie from my local Walgreen's. After about two weeks the zipper broke. Walgreen's replaced it. about a month latter the zipper again broke. I did not want to go back to Walgreen's and called Telebrand's service number. They told me it has 30 day guarantee and could not replace or refund give me a refund. They told me to go back to Walgreen's. I believe Walgreen's acted responsibility. Especially since I no longer have the receipt or packaging.

    The product itself worked well, but is poorly made and the service poor. I can not recommend the Ankle Genie.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 15 people found this review helpful

    One Size Does Not Fit All

    • by Anonymous,
    • Texas,
    • Aug 31, 2014

    I have a circulation problem and thought this would be helpful after I saw it on tv. I bought a pair at Walgreens. They are too small for me and do not zip up all the way. Plus the velcro closure rubs against the skin and hurts. Also, my high instep does not allow this thing to fit like it should on my foot. One size DOES NOT fit all.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Sep 13, 2014

      David

      One Size Does Not Fit All. I wished I had know that before I was out $13 for something a kid could not ware. This is so small it can only be used by a kid. Do not buy this thing. unless you have really small feet.

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  • 11 out 11 people found this review helpful

    very bad craftsmanship

    • by Adam,
    • NJ,
    • Aug 31, 2014

    The item ripped apart within 3 days. Total loss of money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    The product works - the service is iffy

    • by Merlin Deste,
    • Bay Area California,
    • Aug 27, 2014

    My ankles are terminally bad from playing basketball. I always thought an ankle brace etc was to prevent rolling. But since none could actually prevent sprains I passed on getting one. The braces I found have always been bulky and difficult. I found this product to be ideal. I even got the enhanced version. Can be worn with socks and dress clothes. My ankles are so bad I have had to walk with a bad limp but this device smoothens out my gait a lot. And I did in fact notice that after wearing it seemed to tighten the muscles and got them used to being corrected so even when I take it off it felt like it was still on for awhile. I had never had that sensation. I work out every day so I just ordered several more so I can even use it during my workouts even when a couple are being washed. This has been a big improvement.

    The service problem was I just wanted to order more but they keep you on auto order and you can't get to talk to anyone. They should have a live customer service person so you don't waste your time.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Very good!

    • by Samantha,
    • MN,
    • Aug 25, 2014

    I admit that I hadn't seen the Ankle Gene on TV, and when I bought it ( just happened upon it while browsing through my local Walgreen's store a few days ago), it wasn't what I thought it was (I thought it was more of an ankle brace) BUT...it does seem to help the pain in my ankle and foot. It fits well and stays in place. I've read through several reviews that mentioned problems with the zipper/zipper pull and I've had no problems with mine. The first day, I wore it for about 10 hours, about the same again the second day, and it was comfortable all day both days, I definitely notice a difference in how my foot feels when I wear it, so FOR ME, it has been a worthwhile purchase.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Bad business & Customer service

    • by Michael,
    • Alaska,
    • Aug 10, 2014

    I have now refused 2nd package please refund. I have taken pictures of the returns so that I have proof of refusing & returning both packaged items that has not been opened. And as expected I have not heard a response to last email.

    Ankle Genie has unprofessional operation from ordering to shipping. Hope that the money returns is not part of your unprofessional issues. I am moving forward on all network sites to let others know that you (ankle genie) is extremely unprofessional on handling your business with customers.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 13 people found this review helpful

    it's just an expensive ace bandage you get free from your doctor

    • by Jeffrey Hatch,
    • Massachusetts,
    • Aug 2, 2014

    I have severe arthritis that's why I ordered the product from TV. I did not have a flare up for a month. After I got the product, when I attempted to put it on, the zipper broke right off and the company refused to replace it. They also refused to provide me with a refund. In my opinion, it's just a fancy ankle support and I do not think it makes the pain better. In fact, you feel better after you take it off. I do not recommend this product it's junk. I'm 47 years old with severe arthritis and I work in the garage and see that it does nothing for me. It might work if you sprained your ankle falling off your bike but that's about it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 15 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Worst money spent - ever!

    • by Donna Calhoun,
    • Phillips, Wisconsin,
    • Jul 25, 2014

    For starters, I asked for one black and one nude. They were out of nude so they took it upon themselves to send me 2 black ones. Yes I could have gone through the horrendous hassle of sending it back but I was already frustrated enough! The zipper is placed on one side for both ankles, so that when I wanted to wear it, the zipper was right over my ankle bone and bit into my skin until 20 minutes later when the zipper stitching popped right off.

    I do not have huge ankles, it just was poorly made and they need to have the zipper on the INSIDE of the ankle and not the OUTSIDE so it doesn't cut up your skin! Wow, what a piece of crap, Last time I buy anything "as seen on TV."

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Oct 9, 2014

      Pat George

      One size fits all is a joke. I suggest if you wear a size 10 shoe you buy a size 7 and try to put it on. It took my wife and I both to get these on my feet and the first day although it made my feet totally numb I was able to wear them. The second day we got them on and within an hour the zipper blew out. Very poor quality and surely not worth the money.

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