The very idea behind the establishment of MBT or Masai Barefoot Technology Inc. is unique. Its founder a Swiss engineer named Karl Muller on his visit to Korea accidentally discovered the health benefits of walking barefoot on paddy fields. His back and joint pains disappeared due to walking without shoes on Earth every day. He was simply astonished by the discovery and soon planned to help the rest of the world enjoy the benefits of walking or standing on soft, uneven surface.
MBT shoes have five key components – the contoured polyurethane insole, multi-functional lasting board, midsole with Pivot Axis, Sensor Technology, and outsole. The natural instability created by the MBT sole imitates walking on soft, uneven surfaces. The sole is super soft and thick as well as multi-layered providing maximum comfort while you walk or stand on the ground.
The patented Sensor Technology produces a pleasant and natural feeling, similar to walking on a sandy beach. The Pivot Axis in the midsole promotes a rolling movement, which in turn helps to increase your lower limb muscle activation with every stride.
If you look at the shape of these health shoes, you will find they are curvaceous. The tip of the shoes and the back heel never touches the ground. The shape is different from all other shoes found in the market today.
The so-called “rollover shape” has been used to characterize the rollover function of the lower limb during walking. Rollover shape is calculated by transforming the center of pressure into the foot or shank. MBT sandals and other types of shoes with a curved “rollover” sole are appropriate for those who would benefit from reduced motion in the foot. The sole curvature actually facilitates rolling of the body over the ground reducing the need for movement in the foot. To understand the technology, purpose and benefits of MBT shoes, you can see this video :
MBT’s activate neglected muscles, improve posture and gait, tone and shape the body,hip, leg, and helps to reduce other foot problems and back pain also. They also reduce stress on knee and hip joints when walking or even standing. Once you become comfortable walking in MBT shoes, you will notice your calf muscles working in a way you have not experienced in ordinary shoes. Due to the “unique” curved sole, you may develop soreness; however after a few minutes the soreness goes away and walking seems natural. Your stride will shorten and become quicker, and you will naturally walk with your back straight and stomach pulled in.
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