Chained leather ankle cuffs

Ankle cuffs by Zado

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The Zado Ankle Cuffs let you unleash your wild side with style. The leather cuffs offer comfortable and fine craftsmanship, while the D-rings and metal chain allow you limitless options to explore. This can appeal to many users, but might bore those who prefer a more restrictive restraint.
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Pros:
Leather, good quality, comfortable, good for beginners.
Cons:
Might not fit all ankles.
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

The Zado Leather Ankle Cuffs are a great and stylish way to accentuate bedroom play. Beginners can find appeal with these easy to use cuffs, so long as they're not intimidated by the leather and chains. You can also get out of them easily enough if you can use at least one hand. More avid kinksters will appreciate their make and quality, as well as their comfort. More hardcore users may find them too tame, since they have no locking mechanisms and are not designed for suspension.

The Zado Ankle Cuffs each have a D-ring. The cuffs also come with a metal chain. This allows you to chain the ankle cuffs together in various ways. The chain by itself is very multipurpose, and a good item to have in anyone's kink drawer. These cuffs are a great option for anyone who wants to be restrained, but comfortable. These cuffs are meant to be used in dry scenarios, and are not options for water play.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bdsm
    • Couples
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom / on a bed

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

The Zado Leather Ankle Cuffs are made of leather. The leather is smooth, and has that pleasant leather smell that is present but not overbearing. They fasten similarly to a belt. The chain, fasteners, D-rings, and other hardware on the cuffs are made of a silver metal. The inside of each cuff is padded with a black/grey neoprene like material, which is comfortable. The cuffs are not too thin so that they dig into your skin. They are a good width. The dimensions specified on the product page are accurate.



The cuffs could have been more adjustable to fit more users. Some users may find difficulty with using these cuffs, and it is not just weight dependent. Ankles are very prone to swelling. If you are prone to swollen ankles, then these cuffs may be difficult for you to use. If you have smaller ankles, it might take an extra moment to adjust the cuffs securely. You can fasten the cuffs tight enough so both ends overlap comfortably.

Overall, the cuffs feel well made and built to last. They are a good quality, given the materials, feel, and price. If anything were to go first, it would probably be the D-rings becoming loose from constant pulling (very hard and constant pulling). These cuffs are not discreet and can give off a dungeonesque vibe. Make sure you communicate with a partner about them before whipping them out on a whim.
    • Adjustable
    • Fits comfortably
    • Well made / sturdy

Performance

The cuffs are easy to use. In the beginning, they may be more difficult to fasten because they are stiff from their packaged state. They come folded in half, so when you start using them you'll see an obvious bend in the cuffs. This also makes it a tad more difficult to fasten on the ankle cuffs, but this will go away with use, and the cuffs will round out.

The cuffs are fairly lightweight if you do not have the chain on. They do not dig into the skin during use. They can take some abuse if you like testing your restraints. The chain offers you many possibilities, depending on your imagination and furniture layout. You can use the chain to bring the ankles closer together, and keep the cuffs more bound to each other. You can also wrap the chain around something strong, so the restrained player cannot bring their legs toward themselves.

Other uses could be to fasten one cuff to yourself and the other to your partner. Then, use the chain to join the two. This is not necessarily sexual, but provides entertainment in its own way. The chain can be used as a taser to drag across the skin, since it is usually cool/cold to the touch.
    • Comfortable during use

Care and Maintenance

To protect the leather, it is best to keep it stored in a cool, dry place. If the cuffs get debris, wipe them down with a damp cloth and leave them out, away from sunlight, to dry. Sunlight and harsh chemicals can cause the leather to dry and eventually crack. Humid environments like a plastic bag can cause the leather to grow mold. Still, leather can dry over time. If this happens, you can use a leather conditioner to make the material supple again. Do not use in the shower or tub.

Once dry, you can store the cuffs hanging in the closet, in a shoebox (ventilated is best), under the bed, or in the closet.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The packaging is fairly basic. The Zado Leather Ankle Cuffs come in a cardstock packaging. The front and back show a picture of a woman's legs with the cuffs on. The package is not discreet, but it also done in good taste. Open the lid of the box to find the cuffs inside a sealed plastic bag. If desired, the box could be used for long term storage, but not the plastic.



There is a paper insert of instructions in the package. It describes how to properly care for the leather, and also has information on the 1-year warranty.
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet

Experience

I had been wanting to get some ankle cuffs for a while now. My partner expressed interest in having them, because even when he restrains my arms, I give him a run for his money with my legs. My legs like to twitch a lot during, ahem, activities. It is also fun to wrestle about and use my legs against him. These cuffs gave him a way to tame my legs to an extent.

The chain is nice to have, but we prefer to use rope on the D-rings. Our rope is longer and lets us fasten each cuff to a post on the bed. The chain could work for a lot of people depending on their furniture layout and preferences, though. Still, the cuffs held up well to abuse. I pulled and thrashed to test them, and they came out looking no worse for the wear. When fastening the cuffs for the first few times, the material was a bit stiff, which is expected for new leather cuffs. They'll soften up with good care and use.



A cool use we have discovered is using one ankle cuff around both of my wrists. Then we fasten the chain to a collar and the cuff. It can make for variety of entertainment, to say the least. Overall, I'd say the cuffs are a good purchase for many buyers. However, if you have ankle issues, such as swelling due to blood pressure, diabetes, or similar things, these may not fit well enough for you.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • Dixiemomma
    Dixiemomma  
    these look nice! i need some new ankle cuffs :-P
  • Allison.Wilder
    Allison.Wilder  
    I don't think I could handle having my ankles restrained but thanks for the review!
  • Lildrummrgurl7
    Lildrummrgurl7  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Lildrummrgurl7
    Lildrummrgurl7  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Allstars316
    Allstars316  
    Thanks for the review!!
  • Airen Wolf
    Airen Wolf  
    The more I see of this set the more I am liking what I see.
  • ShadowedSeductress
    ShadowedSeductress  
    Thanks for a great review. These look nice enough, but are kind of lacking in appearance for me. I like ones that have a little bit more detail.
  • melissa1973
    melissa1973  
    Great review, these would go great with my zado wrist restraints, finish off my collection. To bad they wont work for my ankles.
  • Hazeleyes2012
    Hazeleyes2012  
    Very nice review thank you!
  • tami
    tami  
    thanks for the review
  • GingerSpice
    GingerSpice  
    great pics and review thanks!!
  • Clock Chime
    Clock Chime  
    Thanks!!
  • AAE1990
    AAE1990  
    Thank you!
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