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ISPO Award-Winning Zamst Filmista Ankle Support Now Available in the U.S.


Zamst, a global leader in high-performance sports prevention and protective equipment, introduces ultra-thin Ankle Support with Filmista Technology to the U.S. Market

Irvine, CA- July 14, 2016 — ZAMST, a global leader in high-performance sports prevention and protective equipment, has released their award-winning Filmista ankle support product to the U.S. market. The Filmista, which received the 2015-2016 ISPO Accessories Award, has been an enormous success in both European and Japanese markets and is poised to be a top seller for the running specialty and outdoor markets in the U.S. Constructed with a multi-layer fusion of flexible urethane layers of film technology, the Filmista, standing for Film + Stability, provides a flyweight and ultrathin support structure for the ankle. This Filmista fusion process encases two micro layers of urethane support that simulates a taping process that allows for compression and low profile ankle support.

“Our athletes look to us for innovation and by introducing our new Filmista ankle support, we feel we have achieved the next evolution of technology within our category,” said Bryan Smeltzer, General Manager of Zamst Americas. “Elite athletes and World-Record holders such as Amy Cragg love this product for its second skin feel and support that allows for a complete range of motion.”

Every year, ISPO honors the most innovative and exceptional sporting goods products with the ISPO Award, and the ZAMST Filmista Ankle Support was honored with this achievement for 2015. Elite athletes ranging from soccer players to runners, hikers and basketball players have been wearing the Filmista to help prevent injury and stay at the pinnacle of their game. For example, World-Record holder and Everest mountaineer Melissa Arnot is currently using the award-winning Filmista to provide support and help prevent injury during her Fifty Peaks Challenge which officially began on June 27th. Arnot and protégé Maddie Miller are in the midst of tackling all 50 highest points across the U.S. over the next two months. “I’ve relied on Zamst products and the team behind them to keep me free from injury and tackling some of the greatest mountaineering challenges around the world,” says Arnot. “I’m especially excited about the Filmista as it stabilizes my ankles and it’s so thin, I don’t even feel it.”

Learn more about the Filmista or purchase the product on the Zamst website here.

ZAMST is a market leading brand of sports protective equipment, and used by professionals athletes worldwide. ZAMST offers a full line of premium injury prevention and protection sports bracing and supports products, featuring anatomically correct designs, high performance materials and superior construction. ZAMST is a division of the NIPPON SIGMAX Co., Ltd (Tokyo, JAPAN) with privately-held, wholly owned subsidiary corporations, SIGMAX AMERICA (Irvine, CALIFORNIA), SIGMAX EUROPE (Annecy, FRANCE) and SIGMAX CHINA (Shanghai, PRC). For more information, call toll free 877-ZAMST-US (877-926-7887) or visit

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Nicole Valentine

SMACK! Media