MBT Stands for Masai Barefoot Technology
In 1996, a groundbreaking connection between instability and the body’s natural movement patterns was discovered by observing the practices of the Masai people. The human foot is best suited for walking and standing on soft ground that has a natural unevenness and resilience. With such information in hand, MBT invented a line of footwear dedicated to re-creating the conditions for which your feet and posture are naturally designed.
The combination of conventional footwear and the flat, hard surfaces that people walk on today forces the body to align and balance itself unnaturally. MBTs feature a curved sole that creates a natural instability when you stand. As you walk, the shoe’s curved bottom generates a rolling motion that closely mimics the motion of walking on soft ground with bare feet. Your body instinctively works to steady itself, encouraging balance, correct posture, and muscle training that can have profound effects on the body.
Improved physical alignment reduces and may even eliminate back pain, helping you to remain on your feet for longer periods of time with little to no discomfort. Countless satisfied users have claimed that sustained walking, such as through an entire mall or a long walk in the park, seemed a thing of the past until they gave MBT’s a try. Besides relieving back pain and other posture-related ailments, MBT shoes also give the muscles in your legs and buttocks a seemingly effortless workout. Your muscles are constantly working to stabilize your entire body weight, including those muscles that are not being put to good use with your usual footwear. So, you can burn calories and shape and tone your legs and buttocks without ever breaking a sweat.
Extensive scientific studies focusing on optimal physiotherapy show the advanced benefits of this revolutionary technology. Furthermore, the advantages do not end with physical health improvements. MBTs are also completely re-solable, so you can wear them all day every day and simply replace the sole when needed rather than having to purchase a new pair. This results not only in less wasted material destined for landfills, but also in less wasted money you would otherwise spend on shoe replacements year after year after year.
Since its beginning, the company has extended its line to include numerous colors and styles offered in more than 50 countries worldwide. MBT creates shoes using more than just the latest developments in ergonomics and style. MBT is footwear with a philosophy.