Ankle Genie is a zip-up compression sleeve which is advertised as a way to reduce foot and ankle pain or fatigue. Have you tried Ankle Genie? We want to hear from you.
Compression wear is a hot item in recent years, not only for athletes, but for people with chronic pain. A similar product advertised in recent months is Tommie Copper Compression wear.
Ankle Genie is marketed by TeleBrands, also known for Pocket Hose, Stone Wave Microwave Cooker, Hurricane Mop, and countless others.
The official website is anklegenie.com, which was registered on November 21, 2013. Here is the Ankle Genie website as seen in December 2013:
How much does Ankle Genie cost?
Ankle Genie costs $12.99 plus $6.99 shipping for a total of $19.98. You can add a second Ankle Genie “free” for another $6.99, bringing your total to $26.97.
Please see our article entitled The “Get a Second One Free” Marketing Ploy regarding this common tactic used by As Seen on TV advertisers.
Note on upselling
If you order Ankle Genie by phone, the salesperson will attempt to sell other products to you. While some consumers don’t mind this sales tactic, it can be seen as a nuisance to others.
You can see a recent commerical on iSpot.tv here.
Our Ankle Genie Review
Because Ankle Genie is such a new product, our review is still pending while we await its arrival. We ordered the product online in December 2013.
We will be evaluating the durability of the material, particularly at the seams and zipper areas. We will also be asking our testers if the product is truly one-size fits all as advertised, if it is comfortable, and if it relieves foot fatigue.
Our first observation has been in the ordering process. We first called the 800 number to see how the customer service measured up, and found that the salesperson attempted to pressure us into additional purchases. We decided to hang up purchase online.
Another problem is that of price. It appears that the price has changed from $10 to $12.99. If you view the television commercial above, the announcer states that Ankle Genie costs $12.99, but the graphic at the end shows $10. This can be confusing to consumers expecting to pay $10 for the product.
We will update this review after the product arrives and we test it out.
Have you used Ankle Genie? Let us hear from you in the comments below.