The BioStride Design
Designed to Mimic a REAL foot and ankle
As a prosthetic manufacturer, Makstride's prosthetic feet are fabricated from lightweight, high strength materials using precision machining, casting, laminating, and molding processes. The unique design lets users feel more connected to the ground they walk on due to the absence of the compression heel and the reversed calf shank. Together they provide a more natural experience for the amputees.
Get to Know Us a Bit Better
MAKstride was started by Dr. Monty Moshier who first became interested in prosthetics at age 11, when his father lost his leg below the knee in a lumber milling accident. While Moshier was earning his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, his father’s prosthetist asked for help with a new prosthetic foot he was developing, and Moshier’s path was set. He began consulting on prosthetic design and manufacturing and in 2006, he launched his own company, Makstride. (In addition to running Makstride, Moshier teaches aeronautical engineering and serves as chief technologist for a company that develops inspection systems to identify metal fatigue cracks.)
At first, Makstride designed and manufactured feet for distribution by another company, but due to a need for expansion, Moshier formed a sister company, Makstride Prosthetics, to assume sales, development, and marketing functions for its own products.