Good hold, but way too long. I have long legs, but these go from the middle of the thighs to the middle of the calf even for me - if I look better, pretty much as the photo shows. This would not be a problem if thighs would not be naturally thicker on the upper part; but becase they are, the upper edge of the brace cuts in the muscle, affects blood circulation, and makes movement uncomfortable. I tried using the brace folded down so that it does not go too high over the knee, but it is not really comfortable that way either. The upper edge has a silicone band to stop the brace from sliding, but that band is exactly what cuts in the flesh, being less flexible than the fabric of the brace. Overall good quality product, but not the right model for me. It would suit someone whose thighs are not much thicker than the knee area.