REPORTEDLY unique from other kneepads on the market, ProKnee kneepads can be repaired and rebuilt many times over with replacement parts options and modular design.
Says Donny Micken of DM Tile in Maryland, US, providing what’s described as first-hand feedback and photos of his first rebuild after four years of everyday use: ‘In case you needed another reason to make the jump to ProKnee Knee Pads, I’ve had this pair for more than four years and they get used almost every day. Today I finally got around to rebuilding them so they’ll be good as new and should get another four years out of them before having to do it again.’
The company says: ‘Considering how superior these are to any other kneepads on the market, they’re well worth the cost. The rebuild kits are really affordable too, about half the cost of a new pair! If you haven’t gotten yourself a pair yet, do it! (Donny’s pair is pictured).’
The company continues: ‘Molded in frame components make replacing parts easy, fast, and economical. Our replaceable custom laminated cushion inserts come in two thickness options (5/8in and 1in) and offer consistent compression spring-back to help absorb shock out of day-to-day wear-and-tear from kneeling. Our replaceable 3-ply rubber boots are made from a rigorously tried-and-tested durable non-skid, non-marking material that stands up against your toughest of jobsites.
‘Our new replaceable Tucked-In Liners wick away moisture and offer a snug, stay-in-place fit that extend longevity of use by keeping cushion inserts clean with an added layer of comfort. Our wide and soft poly woven elastic Straps and patented Quick Release SmartLock Plus Buckles are both replaceable and work together to automatically lock in your perfect strap length with just a pull, giving you a comfortable fit you can work in all day long.’
These parts, aside from the frames are, says the company, completely replaceable so your initial investment in ProKnee’s professional grade product can last you upwards of five-to-10 to even 20 years with only occasional replacement of parts for a fraction of the cost of new and a great of value for money.
‘Both the full-length custom fit Model 0714/0714E and compact All Purpose AP16 kneepads stay true to ProKnee’s fit, form, and function principles by utilising their iconic knee pocket shape and flat bottom design, which support the meniscus by stabilising the area around the knee joint from excessive movement as weight is applied and ultimately reducing joint wear-out and knee burn pain. The critical difference between the two models is the Model 0714/0714E’s patented shin support system that spreads weight across the length of the kneepads to reduce pressure on the knee joint: the key to reconditioning and preserving worn out knees,’ says the company.
It adds: ‘While ProKnee kneepad models past and present can be rebuilt, it’s important to note all models have different fitting parts, so ensure you know which model and what size kneepads you have when ordering.’
Not sure what size or what model you currently have? The ProKnee website can easily help you identify this information to ensure you get your upgrade right the first time.
Concludes the company: ‘Rest assured no matter when you bought your pads and no matter how many km you put on them, ProKnee’s individual parts and parts kits will sustain your knees and career for years to come.’