Looking for an easy way to work your glutes, legs and abs? Ankle straps that connect to cable machines and resistance bands allow you to do a range of exercises that strengthen your core and lower body, including leg kickbacks, leg side and forward raises, lying leg curls, knee raises and more. These straps feature one or more D-rings for attachment and are designed like a harness that wraps around your foot and ankle for a locked-in feel. Good ones should should be sturdy and feature tough velcro for a secure fit. With that in mind, we compiled the best ankle straps you can buy.
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1. V.I.P 4 Pro Strapshaper
This pair should fit most men’s and women’s foot sizes comfortably. They’re sturdy, offer a snug fit and feature five D-rings.
Pros: You can wear them with or without shoes. They comes in four colors and sizes. The brand also provides a free storage bag with your purchase.
Cons: They don’t come with instructions.
2. IPR Fitness Glute Kickback Pro
This patented foot harness features an anti-slip design and mil-spec materials, making it strong, lightweight and long-lasting.
Pros: A proprietary foam lining helps you maintain control, even when sweaty. They come in four colors and two sizes.
Cons: This pair only has one front D-ring.
3. Booty Boot
These foot straps rendered from military-grade nylon feature four connection points that let you do a variety of exercises.
Pros: The D-rings are made of strong metal and the velcro is industrial strength. They come in five sizes to choose from.
Cons: Some may find they run small.