Vancouver startup Stoko has developed technology that embeds all the support of a traditional knee brace within the comfort of a compression tight.
Their K1 supportive tight mimics the natural support structures within your body to give your knee all the support of a traditional brace with unparalleled comfort. Not surprisingly, elite athletes love the K1.
Stoko is an official supplier to Canada Snowboard and the Canadian National Snowboard Team and snowboarder Tess Critchlow will be representing the brand at the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Up against an outdated, 50-year-old knee brace industry, Stoko is creating an entirely new ‘supportive apparel’ category and this Spring they are adding a third item to their product line – the K1 Tempo.
Built with running, hiking and training athletes in mind, the new K1 Tempo features medical grade bracing, control dials for individualized support and targeted compression. The K1 Tempo features 3/4 length, knit ventilation and strategic pockets to keep you cool and equipped while on the move.
Last year Stoko added the K1 Breathe which enhances temperature regulation through knitted ventilation.
Since launching its first product last year, Stoko has seen significant revenue growth. Most recently company sales grew more than 300% in Q4 2021, year-over-year.
Last year Stoko raised a $6 million funding round that included former lululemon CFO turned angel investor John Currie and followed that up with a $1.2 million investment from Genome BC’s Industry Innovation (I²) program.