Story of Our Design

We designed Kokokyutto Leggings with combination of Taping, Compression, Ergonomics, Temperature Regulating Fiber to suit for Pain Relief Management for Elderly and Slimming (they call it DIET in Japan) effect for ladies especially those in Postpartum period.

The origin of Taping Line Design for Kokokyutto Leggings was based on design from our sister brand Runtage Sports Leggings. It was developed with National Institute of Fitness and Sports of KANOYA (国立大学法人鹿屋体育大学)led by Professor Ogita Tada (荻田太)to carry out a physical test in the University for a total period of 8 months. This test was to study on below topics:

  • Taping Line Effect on Human Body
  • Taping with Compression Effect on Human Body


In this research, experiment on climbing action was set as one of the test because the taping line was designed to support function of Quadriceps Femoris aiming for climbers and middle-aged to elderly people.The test are made with one group with Only Taping and one group with Taping and Compression


  • This result of the research was scheduled and announced at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Physical Education (Sept 8 to 10, 2017)
  • The same report was published in Japanese Media too



What is Sports Taping?

One of our Proud Feature is the Taping Line which is knitted onto our leggings to give the benefit of taping while eliminating the disadvantages of actual taping.

The combination of Gradual Compression and the Taping Theory, we made a compression legging for health purposes.

Athletic / Sports Taping is the process of applying tape directly to the skin in order to maintain a stable position of bones and muscles during athletic activity. 

It aims to:

  • restrict the motion of an injured joint
  • compress soft tissues to reduce swelling
  • support anatomical structures involved in the injury
  • protect the injured joint from re-injury
  • protect the injured part while the injured part is in the healing process.

There are many manufacturers for sports or athletic taping and one of the most popular one is from the famous Japanese Chiropractor called KT Taping > Kinesiology taping (KT)

KT is not only used for sporting injuries but for a variety of other conditions. It was developed by Japanaese Chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase in the 1970's with the intention to :

✔️Alleviate pain

✔️Improve the healing in soft tissues

✔️There are many proposed benefits to KT, including:

⭕️ Proprioceptive facilitation;

⭕️ Reduced muscle fatigue;

⭕️ Muscle facilitation;

⭕️ Reduced delayed-onset muscle soreness;

⭕️ Pain inhibition;

⭕️ Enhanced healing, such as:

🔹Reducing oedema,

🔹Improvement of lymphatic drainage

🔹Improvement of blood flow

Taping Line on Kokokyutto Leggings is designed to support function of Quadriceps (we have also upgrade the design to suits for daily wear for elderly and slimming effects for ladies)


What is Esthetic Taping?

From the basic of the Sports Taping Line, we enhanced our leggings design to combine additional taping line for the purpose of slimming and shaping for ladies and women in Postpartum Period, we added more taping and widen some area to gives it a stronger hold and effect.

The area around the Hip, especially the lower Hip, the side of the Waist, the back of Lower Calf, the front Abdomen have been strengthened to provide additional compression for effect of shape up and enhanced Lymphatic Drainage. The Taping also gives some form of massaging effect when the body is moving or in action which enhanced the fat burning effect.

What is Gradient Compression Leggings?

Another proud feature: Our Gradient Compression Design

Gradient Compression Leggings in general is an elastic garments made to compress our limbs to reduce the diameter of distended veins and increases venous blood flow velocity and valve effectiveness.

Compression therapy helps decreases venous pressure, prevents venous stasis and impairments of venous walls, and relieves heavy and aching legs.

Compression stockings or leggings uses specific pressure on various part of our limb, tightest from the ankle then gradually becomes less constrictive towards the knee and thighs.

By compressing the surface of the veins, arteries and muscles, they force circulating blood through narrower channels. As a result, the arterial pressure is increased, which causes more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet.

Compression Leggings are recommended to use on following condition:

  • Edema
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Varicose Veins
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (For prevention stage only, should not use in Post Thrombotic Syndrome)
  • Lymphederma
  • Phlebitis
  • Lipodermatosclerosis

A good gradient compression legging will not be complete without a perfect ergonomic design to fit the right pressure on the right length and right height, hence, the leggings measurement and design is important during the designing stage, and the right way of wearing it too. And KOKOKYUTTO did a very good job in this part.


Precaution of Use:

  • Consumers are advised to understand that compression leggings are used for prevention or relieve pain from the above condition, it will not cure sickness especially on Varicose Vein by just wearing the leggings without any surgery. It may help lighten or reduce the tension and pain caused from the Varicose Vein.
  • When one diagnosed with Post Thrombotic Syndrome, he should be refrained from wearing compression leggings unless prescribed by his medical physician.
  • Pregnant woman should avoid wearing leggings but high compression sleeves or socks can be considered, or unless approved by their gynae
  • In general, Waist high leggings are not recommended for sleep but just for day use, however, it depends on individual preference and if their health condition is not critical.

What is Pelvic Care?

The Pelvic Support

Designer team of Kokokyutto believed that our Pelvic plays an important role in our posture and obesity at the lower body. Hence, we emphasize on our pelvic care to help improve posture correction and slimming effect. 

In a study in Japan, they find when our pelvic is distorted or shifted due to pregnancy or wrong siting posture will cause chain reaction on lymphatic system blockage and eventually slowdown our metabolism and building of fat.

What is Ergonomic Design?

Our ergonomic design is the best in the market

We spent a long time and effort to test and design a perfect 3D ergonomic design to cope with our bodyline during movement and different posture, this has made our leggings fit on our body part from upper waist till ankle, it wrap our body firmly and comfortably which also gives the gradient compression its best application of pressure on right position.


Our key spots for ergonomics are :

  • The Waist Band
  • The Hip Pocket
  • The Difference in knitting for Left and Right Side
  • The Shape on Thigh
  • The Knee Hold
  • The Shape on Calves
  • The Ankle Hold
  • The leg opening band


Every detail is important to us in order to give the best quality for our customers

What is Temperature Regulating Fiber?

We uses thread which contain Temperature Regulating Fiber.

The fabric contain 91% Nylon and 9% Polyurethane, the Temperature Regulating Fiber is kneaded within the Nylon thread which provide the function as heat regulator to our body within the ideal range. It warms us in cold environment and cool us down under a heated condition.

Temperature Regulating Fiber is a temperature retention fiber which far infrared ray radiation acts on body temperature range effectively.

It is blended uniformly with high-purity ultra-fine ceramics by using state-of-the-art technology, it has a large surface area that enables efficient absorption and radiation of energy (body heat).

With the experiment project on Temperature Regulating Fiber Effect on Human Body with Osaka Prefecture University, following results are confirmed through the experiment:

  • Improve Relaxation
  • Reduction of Fatigue
  • Good Sleep