Following a little step off the boat rupturing my Achilles tendon I am, I'm pleased to say, on the mend. I had the op 5 days after the incident and kept the plaster on for 19 days. Then I was given this little number. Not exactly Gucci but under the circumstances it will do. I have had this nearly 4 weeks. It is not the nicest but without it I would be screwed. At least now I can sleep without it which makes a great difference not only to my sleep but also my hips. The whole job could take 9 month before I am A4 G4 Z1 fit but hey ho!If I am lucky I may be able to leave it off in a week or two.