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SMARTsystem's patent pending midsole technology developed and tested at Stanford University, is designed to reduce stress, knee pain, the progression of osteoarthritis, & may prevent its onset.*

*According to a year-long clinical study funded by the Veteran's Administration and conducted at Stanford University. The Stanford developed and tested SMARTsystem® midsole, produces changes in walking characteristics that reduce stresses in the knee linked with lower risk of the progression of osteoarthritis. Further research is currently underway at Stanford University.

APMA Logo SMARTsystem These could be your ideal walking shoes if any of the following apply to you:

  • you are an active adult

  • you have knee pain

  • you have had a knee injury

  • you have osteoarthritis of the knee

Dual Density Core

The SMART System's Dual Density Core works by influencing the gate cycle and controlling forces generated on the ankles and knees. It does this by means of a strategically placed high density wedge embedded within the softer lower density midsole. The function of the wedge is to rotate the foot slightly inward, thus alleviating stress on the cartilage of the ankle and knee. This can help in reducing the painful effects of osteoarthritis of the knees.


Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age onward. It causes pain and stiffness, especially in the hip, knee, and thumb joints. Osteoarthritis symptoms can usually be effectively managed, although the underlying process cannot be reversed. Staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and other treatments may slow progression of the disease and help improve pain and joint function.

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