Wear over sock.
Loosen brace thoroughly before slipping onto ankle.
Once on, lace up brace.
Take one "figure 8" strap and wrap in the following manner: Over the top of the foot, under the foot and attach at the Velcro patch. Repeat opposite strap. The tighter the "figure 8" straps the more support.
Attach the cover strap at the top to secure the ends of the "figure 8" straps and secure laces.
Allow 2-3 days for ankle guard to break-in.