At MBT it is our philosophy to keep the body in motion. We believe motion is key to helping find and maintain the right balance in life. At MBT, we can help achieve this through our unique shoe design that combines a perfect balance of function and style.
MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) was born in 1996 when we discovered that natural instability has some amazing health benefits. We made this discovery by observing the wonderfully agile Masai people walking barefoot on natural, uneven ground. Seeing these people in action made us realize that the human body is simply not designed to walk or stand on the hard, flat surfaces of modern society. So we set out to develop a new kind of footwear, one that would mimic walking on soft, uneven ground. The results have been dramatic and revolutionary. MBTs are now sold in more than 55 countries around the world and many enthusiastic users enjoy wearing MBTs.
As responsible members of the global business community we have an obligation to ensure that our companies are run in a socially and ecologically responsible manner.On behalf of our customers and business partners, we actively support the International Labor Organization's (ILO) effort to "promote social justice and internationally recognized human and labor rights."
In the late nineties we started a crusade. We realized that the human body is simply not built to walk or stand on hard, flat surfaces. We also discovered that conventional shoes stabilize the body in such a way that the body’s supporting muscle system is neglected, which can result in joint and back pain. We wanted to make the world aware that our health is significantly influenced by the way we walk. And we were determined to develop something that would continuously stimulate the postural and stabilizing muscles of the whole body.
An all-round success
Step. Rolling action. Step. Rolling action. This simple movement creates tremendous benefit. Helping solve knee and back problems, relieve tension in the neck, ease joint pains – and more or less in passing help to tone and shape firm buttocks and thighs, as well as helping to burn more calories when standing and slow running compared to ordinary shoes. The important thing is that every one of these claims stands up to scientific research - which is why the "anti-shoe" is now even prescribed by doctors and recommended by fitness experts.
MBT shoes are all over the world gaining notoriety and popularity for their innovative shape and due to the excellent results people are seeing from using Masai Barefoot Technology in their daily lives. MBT Shoes are a unique kind of everyday shoe that actually improve your posture, your muscle tone and often help resolve back, neck and joint issues by helping you walk as though you are barefoot all the time.
Men's and Women's MBT shoes are designed to mimic the gait of the Masai, a semi nomadic African ethnic group who travel miles and miles in their bare feet every day. MBT Shoes have a unique curved sole that support your body by encouraging you, physiologically, to stand up straighter, employ your core muscles and also to use more of your leg muscles when you're walking. You can use MBT athletic shoes or MBT casual shoes in your everyday life to get in shape, build your muscles and get healthier.
The best thing about MBT shoes is that you can wear them anywhere. There are men's MBT shoes in the sneaker styles, sandal styles, boots, oxford and even Mary Jane styles! If you want to wear MBT shoes to work, or you just want them for walking, you'll find a great option. The whole point of these fitness shoes is to help you become healthier just by walking around and doing what you always do.
MBT shoes and even MBT boots are the brand that originated the rocker sole and have all the research and information to back up their technology. These shoes are also made with the highest quality materials and with durability and longevity in mind so when you invest in a pair of MBT shoes or MBT sandalsyou know you are getting a pair of shoes enhanced with technology and they're built to last!
MBT shoes are truly about health and wellness. Buying a lifestyle shoe like an MBT shoe is not just a simple shoe purchase; it's an investment in your physical health and well being. Although it may take some time to adjust to your new MBT shoes, ultimately you'll see the difference in your body and in your overall health!
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