OS1st is the United States-based and the country's number one manufacturer of wearable support products. With the special technologies it has developed, it designs its products to wrap the muscles and joints at a medical level during movement, thus providing performance-improving support and protection to the user. It is much lighter, ergonomic and stylish than traditional support products. OS1st branded protectors are designed to fit the anatomy of the area they are used in. With the use of special products with patented technologies of OS1st, it is possible to alleviate pain due to existing injuries and help the healing process, prevent possible injuries, reduce muscle pain and edema, support circulation, and increase athlete performance.
OS1st Patented Technologies
Compression Zone Technology®
Compression Zone Technology, which uses gradual compression zones for every product produced (socks, knee protectors, elbow support, etc.) and hides the zone transitions with the special sewing technique of sensitive knitting machines, can provide medical-level support in this way. Compression zones range from light to firm 1015 mmHg-2030mmHg, and each zone has a separate function. Variable functions determine the orthopedic effect of each product. Compression zones relieve pain due to existing injuries and prevent possible injuries.
Compression Zone Technology was first developed to improve athlete's foot health. It started to be used in FS6 Performance Foot Protector . Widely distributed all over the world for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, arch pain, heel pain and edema in the feet of athletes, it has been America's best selling sports support product for 3 years. Today, the FS6 is sold over 3 million copies. The adventure of the OS1st brand, which refers to the compression technology it uses with the proprietary slogan Perform Under Pressure, started with foot protectors and continues today with a wide range of products that support all body joints by wrapping them.
Situations Supported by Compression Zone Technology
Compression Zone Technology is designed as a “ Base Layer Bracing ” (like a wrapping, protecting and flexible underwear) that you can wear under your clothes all day long. The products are woven with premium Lycra yarns with a soft and smooth texture and moisture-absorbing properties, thus providing freedom of movement.
With C-Zone Technology, it is aimed to support the following situations:
- Achilles tendinitis
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- cubital tunnel syndrome
- Elbow pain
- iliotibial band syndrome
- Lateral epicondylitis
- leg cramps
- Patelar tendonitis
- plantar fasciitis
- Quadriceps tension
- runner series
- Shin splints (Runner's leg)
- tennis elbow
Situations supported by athletic compression stockings:
- plantar fasciitis
- Bunions (Hallux valgus or big toe bone)
- varicose veins
- Achilles tendinitis
- foot numbness
- foot tingling
- poor blood circulation
- burning feet syndrome
- water collection
Base Layer Bracing: Ultra Thin Support
Os1st's Base Layer Bracing concept combines graded C-Zone Technology designed to promote circulation with textile engineering that provides orthopedic support. The Base Layer Bracing detail, which provides high performance and gives a stylish look, gives OS1st products the feature of protection and support. Seamless ultra-thin products offer increased performance and freedom of movement, regardless of the sport, thanks to the protection they provide at the medical level by wrapping the muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. It provides comfort during movement with its wrinkle-free and non-slip structure. High comfort is achieved with its breathable, moisture and heat controlled fabric properties.
K-Zone Technology is a groundbreaking system that has the therapeutic properties of kinesiology tapes, but is temporary and non-binding like them. OS1st has achieved another impressive technology with this invention created in the field of sports support products, where not many innovations are made. A special hypoallergenic gel stabilizer is used for K-Zone Technology, which protects the joints with its wrapping effect without restriction of movement. The high-strength fabric technology acts like a band to provide joint support while not restricting movement like traditional metal and plastic splints or bars. Joints move freely with the comfort offered by K-Zone Technology, in addition to medical-grade compression support. The technology is currently used in two products in the ankle protector category, the AF7 and DS6.
Socks With Purpose: Purposeful Socks
As its name suggests, OS1st produces socks developed with special technologies for a specific purpose and aims to solve many foot problems in this way. Within the category, there are special travel socks, bunion socks, Wellness socks for diabetes treatment, ultra-thin performance socks, special socks for plantar fasciitis treatment. In addition, there is a product designed to help treat disorders such as edema, muscle pain, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, heel and arch pain, and also has a performance-enhancing feature during sports.
All Regions Supported by Os1st Support Products
OS1st products protect the joint areas of the body by wrapping them. The areas that are strengthened by surrounding with products in different colors and sizes are the feet, ankles, knees, calves, quadriceps muscles, wrists, elbows and arms. Since all of the protectors produced with C-Zone Technology are specially designed and developed for the anatomy of the area where they are used, they provide excellent support and comfort of use.
Thanks to the patented special technologies used in their production, OS1st products, which have the ability to move in sync with the human body, are the leader of their class in every detail.