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TREELINE BACKPACKER
Zamst JK-Band Review


Backpacking with Patellar tendinitis is a painful process. If you’ve ever had to deal with the injury, you know what I’m talking about. This is why I’m reviewing the Zamst JK-Band. Anything that can provide relief is certainly appreciated. READ MORE
 



ACTIVE GEAR REVIEW
Initial Thoughts on the Zamst JK Band


The Zamst  JK Band is a great product for those who have patellofemoral pain syndrome that presents as anterior knee pain.  Patellofemoral pain Syndrome is pain in the front of the knee, and frequently occurs in teenagers, manual laborers, and athletes. Sometimes it is caused by wearing down, roughening, or softening of the cartilage under the kneecap. When you find yourself with a sudden or gradual onset of pain and need relief, this band is a great product to try. It provides just the appropriate stability that rebuilds and strengthens the problem areas around your knee. In turn, this allows you to continue your training while healing from your ailment. READ MORE
 



SGB WEEKLY
August 11, 2014 issue 1432


Zamst introduced at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market the HA-1 Compression, combining the dual benefits of both the HA-1 Run LE and a compression calf sleeve. Besides addressing plantar fasciitis, the G-Fit technology delivers vertical gradual compression from the ankle through the calf muscle to improve circulation and encourage blood and oxygen flow to the muscles to enhance performance. Also, it flushes away bi-products (lactic acid), reduces muscle vibration and fatigue, and improves muscle endurance and recovery. Built in a-Fit technology, (anatomically correct support and fit for left and right feet), is also featured. READ MORE

 



SGB WEEKLY
February 24, 2014 issue 1408
Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2014


Zamst HA-1 Compression with G-Fit Technology improves circulation to encourage blood and oxygen flow to the muscles. Aids with flushing out bi-products (lactic acid), reducing muscle vibration, and fatigue for improved muscle endurance and recovery. Built-in-a-Fit technology provides anatomically correct support and fit. Functional support and knitting technology stabilizes the heel in a neutral position and lifts the arch to minimize stress from repetitive impact to reduce plantar fasciitis. READ MORE
 

 


 

ACTIVE GEAR REVIEW
Zamst HA-1 Compression Sock Review


The ZAMST HA-1 Compression socks with G-Fit Technology are a great addition for any athlete.  A key piece of equipment for runners, hikers, cyclists and individuals who are on their feet all day.  Upon opening the package, I immediately fell in love with the vibrant pink color. Subsequently, many of my running partners and colleagues complimented on my socks. I really wanted to test these compression socks during some longer mountain runs.  Since I am in the medical industry, the benefit of being able to test them at work came in quite handy.  READ MORE
 



GEAR JUNKIE
Future Fabric to 'Power Shoes'... Wild Footwear Coming In 2015

September 11, 2014


Planter Fasciitis Compression Sock — Designed to provide plantar fasciitis compression, the HA-1 from Zamst is a special sock made for sufferers of this most annoying of foot ailments. It also gives “vertical gradual compression from the ankle through the calf muscle,” as the company puts it, ostensibly improving circulation and encouraging oxygen flow to the muscles. $59.99. READ MORE
 


EXAMINER.COM
An evening hike with mountaineer Melissa Arnot and Zamst

September 4, 2014


Melissa Arnot, professional mountain guide, passionate mountaineer and Everest guardian, is a force to be reckoned with. She is the female record holder for summiting Mount Everest (five times) and one of the founders of the Juniper Fund which provides assistance to individuals, families, and communities in underserved countries adversely impacted by their work for the mountain-based adventure industry. She deals with a great deal of risk in her profession, has experienced unfathomable tragedy on Everest, and many other challenges, but she stays true to the love she has for the mountains and shares her knowledge with others while helping them push their limits to get to their own summit.

Along with Zamst, a company that provides precision and engineered support technology through their products and services which help support people’s active lifestyle in improved physical health, a select group of media had the opportunity to take an evening hike up Cecret Lake in Little Cottonwood Canyon with some of the representatives from the company and Melissa Arnot. It was a chance to get more acquainted with Zamst and their products along with Arnot, who is a part of the elite athletes of Zamst, the ‘Z Team’. READ MORE




SGB WEEKLY
April 28, 2014 issue 1416


At Zamst, an advanced understanding of the medical field forms the basis for the brand’s engineered support technology. “The bracing and support category is showing significant year-over-year growth with the aging baby boomer population as well as a higher awareness of injury prevention,” commented Zamst’s Marketing Manager Laura Cleveland. “The overall technology for this category is lighter weight for performance with enhanced stabilization. Athletes are looking for products that won't weigh them down, and that provide full range of motion while stabilizing and supporting the area in need.”

Zamst’s ZK-7 Knee Brace is the strongest knee support for moderate to severe sprains of the ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL for $80. Exo-Tech Qaud construction provides four-way ligament support with resin stays for medial and lateral stability, and x-strap and parallel straps for anterior and posterior stability to the ACL/PCL. For moderate to severe ankle sprains, Zamst is offering the A2-DX Ankle Brace for $65. The A2-DX is made with i-Fit and a-Fit technology for an anatomically (right and left) correct fit, and its Exo-Grid is a dual exterior molded support structure with Grip Tech that prevents the ankle from rolling inward and outward.

 



CompetitorSneak Peek: Fall 2014 Running Trends And Innovations
By Brian Metzler and Allison Pattillo, Published Jan. 27, 2014

Running gear and apparel continues to evolve with new designs, new materials and new construction techniques. In this photo gallery, we highlight some of the notable form-follows-function trends and performance-oriented innovations we came across at the Jan. 22-25 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show in Salt Lake City. Look for these features and products to debut at running stores near you between late summer and early fall.

Zamst HA-1 Run Support Socks, $35
Prehab and rehab running gear is on the rise, but the black, white and gray clinical look is starting to disappear. The HA-1 is designed to keep the heel in a neutral position and lift up the arch and prevent it from leaning inward, functions aimed at reducing the stress of repetitive impact to the plantar fascia.




SPORTS INSIGHT
November/December 2012 issue


Along with the increased participation in individual and team sports and activities, as well as the growing ranks of Baby Boomers, Zamst USA has seen an increased awareness of pre- and post-injury protection to maintain active lifestyles, says marketing manager Laura Cleveland. Based in Newport Beach, CA, Zamst brought its established line in its home base in Japan to the States a few years ago.

Designed in Japan, Zamst features flyweight construction and breathable fabrication for its supports and braces that target specific ligaments and tendons of the body. The company also offers several sizes in many of its products to better tailor fit. It recently introduced the RK-1, which was developed as a solution for IT Band Syndrome. It is an ultrathin, anatomically correct, breathable sleeve supported by an exo-tech dual cruciate (MCL/LCL) support. The spiral strap with patella anchor pad provides lower leg alignment keeping the knee in a neutral position during performance. Restricting the lower leg from internal rotation during activity reduces inflammation of the tissue.

 



ZAMST ZW-7 BACK BRACE & ZK-7 KNEE BRACE

Injury is something no skier ever wants to to deal with, especially the long term repercussions—but it happens. For me it was a zipper crust that caught one ski and proceeded to make a wish with the other. On the loosing end of this game was my MCL, ACL and meniscus in my left knee, which just happened to be my ‘good knee’ as the right one had already had an ACL replacement years earlier. Then, a few years ago I took a 15 foot drop onto a newly created cat track at the local ski resort and that was the start of a life long affair with a compressed disc between L4 and L5 (thats the lower lumbar spine).
 

Being what they call ‘middle aged’ (I hate that term) I now have a growing list of skiing related injuries that I am trying to manage so that I can keep on backcountry skiing well into my 80s. When I stumbled upon Zamst Precision Engineered Support products at the 2014 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City it was a no-brainer; I asked them to sign me up to test out some of their products. Zamst is a company that produces reinforcement, recovery and protection products and was the brainchild of Nippon Sigmax, a leader in medical orthosis. Zamst has a product line that offers up over 39 support products for part of your body including achilles tendon, ankle, arm, back, calf, elbow, foot, knee, shoulder, thigh, thumb and waist. They sponsor a variety of hard core athletes who champion their products, however I could not find any medically supported testimonials on their web site pertaining to their products success.   READ MORE >>

 



SPORTS INSIGHT
September/October 2012 issue


The Zamst ZK-7 is a lightweight, strong support brace with open bottom design that provides for a customized fit and prevents slippage. Criss-crossed front and parallel backside straps provide effective compression and increased anterior stability for lower leg. Unique resin stays improved lateral/medial stability and enable smooth flexion and extension. They are for use in prevention and/or support of moderate or severe sprains.