Step Smart Brace
Insightful Products LLC has recently introduced the Step-Smart AFO drop brace solution for Foot Drop which has received praise as the best drop foot brace from those that have tried other solutions.
BioMechanically, the Step-Smart design is more energy efficient than the competitive designs. It's more desirable than the stiff design, since it allows for good plantarflexion at heel strike. It's more desirable than the flexible designs, since it is preloaded. The benefit of a preload on the system is critical to shock absorption. Also, the Dorsi Flexion assist joints allows the best clearance at swing phase.