Zamst RK-1 Plus got the Japan’s prestigious “GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2021”

Zamst RK-1 Plus got the Japan’s prestigious “GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2021”

We are honored that our Zamst RK-1 Plus received the prestigious 2021 GOOD DESIGN AWARD, organized by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.

Zamst RK-1 Plus is the knee brace which reduces the strain on the outside of the knee for runners. It limits the movement that increases strain on the outside of the knee and provide support to the knee during running.

Evaluation comments by the judging committee

Using the elastic spiral lace which is not the common straps to hold the knee’s movements is mainly evaluated as innovation. Stabilization with spiral lace provides the perfect fit and does not require additional power when you pull up. Moreover, Zamst RK-1 Plus is also innovative that elastic spiral lace pulls the lower leg up while the inner unique-shaped film keeps the lower knee joint in proper alignment and also provides breathability and comfortability by thin and breathable fabric with water-repellant surface on the back of the knee.


GOOD DESIGN AWARD has been a sole comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system in Japan since 1957. Many companies and designers from both inside and outside of Japan participate in the activity to enhance the industry or the quality of life through the design. “G Mark”, the symbol of the award has been recognized widely as a mark representing good design.
web: https://www.g-mark.org/?locale=en