Problem: Hiking Knees Solution: Trekstepper Result: Keep on Hiking

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UPDATE FOR 2020:

We are excited to provide you with a new product which will allow you to keep enjoying the mountain hiking lifestyle for many more years. Your knees will thank you.

Background:

Mountain hiking stresses the cardiovascular system during the climb, while the descent strains the knees. Although a person’s cardiovascular conditioning can be improved with exercise and lifestyle choices, regardless of age, knees are often injured and weakened during a person’s life.

Problem:

As a hiker descends a slope, he/she has to “brake.” Most of the “braking” is done by the knees. This strain is exacerbated by the steepness of a slope, the weight of the hiker and the additional weight of hiking clothing, equipment, and supplies.

Solution:

Remove, or reduce the angle of the slope. Attached to a hiker’s boots, the TrekStepper offsets the angle of a downslope. With the TrekStepper, a descent is similar to going down a series of steps, thereby requiring little, if any, “braking.” The TrekStepper consists of a raised platform that attaches to the ball of the foot, thus lifting the front part of the foot and maintaining it on a level plane.

Trekstepper diagram