Our Story & Mission
Active Ankle had its start in an athletic training room of a Southern Indiana high school as part of a college class project by a student teacher of Glen Snow's, the athletic trainer at the time. The first semi-rigid hinged ankle support was conceived using parts of a McDonald's food tray along with various materials found in a standard athletic training room. Recognized as a unique product idea, a local businessman helped launch what is known today as Active Ankle Systems, Inc. in 1989. The company has become a worldwide leader in the development of high value, high function foot and ankle products and owns or has rights to over 20 U.S. and Foreign Patents.
In 2008, Cramer Products, who manufactures and markets more than 500 products used internationally by athletic trainers worldwide, acquired Active Ankle. Almost 100 years old, Cramer is recognized as the creator of the entire industry of sports medicine.
Together, Cramer and Active Ankle share an unwavering commitment to developing products that heal, protect, and help prevent injury; and to provide unrivaled customer service.Our mission will always be dedicated to innovative engineering and quality functional products that help athletes perform at their highest level.