MBT shoes are used both as training and recovery shoes. They are generally recommended to people suffering or recovering from back pain, hip injuries, arthritis, knee problem and various problematic conditions of the foot and the ankle.
Looking at a pair of MBT, you will find the design totally different from the other types of shoes available in the market. It is because of the curvaceous thick sole that gives these shoes a unique look. MBT sandals and shoes create a natural instability that actually helps to enhance your overall stability by activating the neglected smallest foot muscles. It has been found that the smallest foot muscles are highly effective in controlling back and joint pain. The unstable sole keeps your body perfectly aligned and helps in improving your walking style and posture. This improves stability as the user’s foot interfaces with hard surfaces. MBT functions to absorb the shape of the terrain and decrease pressure on the heel.
The rocker-bottom soled footwear is very comfortable and can be said to be nature’s answer to many sports related injuries and orthopedic complaints of the back and lower limbs. Masai Barefoot Technology shoes have been designed after finding the amazing health benefits of walking barefoot on soft, uneven surface just like the Masai tribesmen of Kenya. These people have no knee, foot and ankle problems.
MBT design facilitates muscle activity and maintains balance of the wearer. This is similar to the walking or running barefoot on soft sand. According to podiatrists, MBT shoes can be better substitute for most foot orthotics that are prescribed to either relieve heel pain or improve the biomechanical system of our foot.
All MBT’s have the soft Masai sensor cushion and rocker bottom mid-sole. The sensor cushion is located right under the heel. Its response facilitates adaptation to the terrain. The balancing action of the mid-sole, with its integrated self-righting or rocker bottom technology exercises the smallest foot muscles and controls the motion in a very skillful manner. All parts of the shoe work in perfect harmony with the wearer leading to active exercising of the lower torso and lower extremities while eliminating the stress on the joints and ligaments.
MBT men’s and women’s shoes can help in improving people walking as well as standing since they are designed to decrease pressure on the whole skeletal system by encouraging your muscles to absorb the shock of walking instead of your joints and the skeletal system. While standing wearing MBT, it helps in the increase of blood circulation, reduces shock, and helps to stand for a longer period of time without pain.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary study has found that standing on MBTs can increase peak pressure in the toes by up to 76% and lower peak pressure in the midfoot and heels by up to 21% and 11% respectively!
Wearing MBT shoes and MBT sandals can lessen stiffness in the big toe joint, prevent bunions, reduce heel pain or plantar fasciitis, pain in the forefoot, and painful callus appearing on the ball of the foot.
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