MBT Shoes - A Walking Shoe with Purpose

9 years ago
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Do you like taking long walks on the beach? Well, there's a new high tech walking shoe out there that claims to mimic walking barefoot in the sand in order to give you all those same health benefits…working your legs, your glutes.

The walking shoes are called MBT's, short for Masai Barefoot Technology. It is the first physiological footwear, meaning it benefits the whole structural system of the body, so it's not just working on the feet, but also working on the structural system like circulation and different muscle groups. Arguably, a shoe for walking  that is ideal for people with joints problems or those who want a fully body workout, or those that even want to remove cellulite. It doesn't feel like a workout, which is the beauty of the mbt shoe. All you have to do is wear it.

Designed by a Swiss engineer and inspired by the Masai tribes in Africa, The curved sole throws off the body's stability forcing you to balance on the center of your foot. It's basically a portable pilates, building core strength in your quads and your upper abdominals so your being held and as you wear them longer it's like you are in a constant mountain pose.

Other Benefits of MBT Shoes Include:

  • Makes training more effective, challenging and gentle to your spine.
  • Biomechanical design strengthens the body and helps to improve the way you use your muscles and joints.
  • Patented curved layered sole improves posture
  • Improve your circulation with every step

In short, the effects of walking with MBT are both training and massage.
The MBT shoes are a perfect partner for all of you that currently have a fitness walking program, or are thinking of beginning one. Walking obviously holds several benefits, but it still produces a lot of where and tear on the body. In fact, every step you take puts about 500 pounds of pressure on your feet. That's a lot of miles and a lot of pressure. Isn't it worth your while to get all the comfort and support you can?

MBT footwear comes in many flavors, based on the time of year and what your needs are. They have a line consisting of sport trainers, MBT Sandals and hiking boots. A perfect fit for all tastes.

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