Athletic brand Pony International Llc has signed a deal with Sports Biomechanics Inc, an expert on footwear technology.

The deal will allow Pony to consult with an assigned team of biomechanical engineers who will test and evaluate Pony performance products against known industry standards and assist in research and developing new and innovative materials.

The testing will be conducted at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratories, which are located at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University.

Test and development methods such as biomechanical analysis, ASTM and ANSI standard material test methods, ergonomic evaluation, and computer modelling will be used.