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Posted by ANA ROMAN
Last Reply January 27, 2012 at 19:25
Started January 27, 2012 at 19:25
I am being told from experts the shoes for Rhuematoid Arthriti is MBT shoes. I'am a fashion-niesta and since I recently have been having problems with my feet (espicailly my toes) and I can't no longer wear just any shoe I was wondering is there anything for a girl like me someon can suggest? I hate the look of these shoes. Are there any shoes out there that are fashionable for someone like me? Or please suggest a decent pair of shoes where I don't feel and look my grandmother.
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___80 for new soles___,.... think of it twice
Posted by Pierre
Last Reply January 9, 2012 at 15:53
Started August 1, 2009 at 07:59
Hi All,

Got 2 pairs of MBTs.

After 8-9 months of average use, I had to replace the soles of first pair:

80 euros (EIGHTY EUROS)!!!

What a joke/shock!

If you are lurking around these shoes:

+ 240 euros shoe (which I was happy to pay)
+ 80 euros in less than a year
= 320 euros in less than a year.

I really feel abused, and I am glad to see that other brands are picking up the concept. You can be good and expensive, but you just can't hope for a future by abusing your customers. If MBT does not stop that little game, they will end up chewing their own soles for breakfast.

This is the word of a businessman.

Think of it twice
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Vertigo problems
Posted by Sioux
Last Reply December 14, 2011 at 16:47
Started August 15, 2011 at 08:16
I am thinking about buying a pair of rocker trainers but I suffer from
an inner ear condition which means on occasion I suffer with terrible
feelings of vertigo - room spinning, disorientation - I have read these
shoes are not suitable for people with these sypmtoms- can anyone out
there advise if they have felt dizzy or experienced any vertigo type
symptoms when wearing these trainers. Dont want to buy a pair only to
find they induce my symptoms. Thanks Sioux
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MBT vs RYN shoes
Posted by Rob
Last Reply November 28, 2011 at 01:50
Started March 23, 2009 at 07:31
I'm hearing more and more about RYN shoes now and I'm wondering if RYN shoes are actually better than MBT shoes. It seems that the quality of MBT footwear has been getting worse in recent years. Are there people out there that have stopped buying MBT's and started buying RYN's instead?
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MBT shoe sales best prices
Posted by Julie
Last Reply November 6, 2011 at 11:14
Started October 31, 2008 at 01:19
Just wondering if anyone knows any MBT shoes sales on at the moment for getting cheaper MBT's as they are generally quite expensive to buy.
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Correct size for MBT boots and shoes?
Posted by Batin
Last Reply October 16, 2011 at 20:29
Started July 15, 2008 at 20:47
I'm hoping someone can assist.
I currently have the Kisumu sandals, size 39 (US 9), which fit well. I now want to purchase online (no stockist in my vicinity) a pair of walking boots and trainers. However, I find the sizing system confusing. On the basis of the MBT women's foot sizing chart that I downloaded it appears I should go with a size 41 (US9.5-10). Maybe even size 41 2/3, if I want to leave plenty of room for socks.

Does anyone here who normally takes a size 39 sandal also have the shambla walking boots or black sports unisex trainers? What size did you buy? Do they fit well?

Any tips greatly appreciated. (-:

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shoes with steel reinforcement
Posted by Liz
Last Reply September 30, 2011 at 17:24
Started September 30, 2011 at 17:24
When purchasing my first pair of MBT Rocker Bottom Shoes I was
referred to a "Shoes That Fit" store by a Podiatrist.
When going there, the cost to me appeared great. I asked why, when I could purchase Rocker Bottom Shoes elsewhere for far less. The answer was the ones that would be best for me should have rigid soles, reinforced with steel. The cheaper shoes are flexible. I paid on sale including taxes $174.00. Never had paid such for any shoes.
However, they did the trick, by relieving my months of intense ongoing pain in all ways. The salesman knew exactly which shoe I should have after hearing my disabilities. He got the correct shoe on the first try after measuring. I usually wear a 7 or 7 1/2. (I feel a trained salesman is needed to choose the correct shoe. It made the world of difference with me.) The shoes I purchased are a size 8 1/2. Different countries, different measuring scales. Hope this helps those that still suffer pain after purchasing their Rocker Bottom Shoes. ... read more
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Toe pain/numbness
Posted by Joseph
Last Reply September 1, 2011
Started September 1, 2011
I've had a pair of MBT for about two months and have used them quite a lot. Early on I experienced pain and numbness in the 3-5th toes, but assumed it was part oft he "adjustment." It has persisted and although I got some relief from keeping the lower part of the lacing VERY loose, there is still the tendency.
Has anyone had this experience? Is it just that the shoe last is too narrow? Are there wider lasts? Is there some way to contact MBT about this?
Any help appreciated.

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DON"T buy MBTs online
Posted by Rob
Last Reply August 31, 2011 at 07:53
Started August 31, 2011 at 07:53
There is lots of posts on this forum about buying MBTs from online websites. Many of these posts are deleted as they are obviously spam.

Please note MBTs are a specialist shoe that should be carefully fitted, and need to be the correct size, often a smaller size than you might normally buy. Therefore you should only buy from a physical shop with MBT trained staff, especially if its your first ever pair.

Somethings are best not bought online, MBT shoes falls into that category.
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disappointed in mbts
Posted by cb
Last Reply June 28, 2011 at 12:07
Started August 27, 2010 at 18:30
I purchased these shoes several years back, paid close to $300 for them, but figured they'd last many, many, many years. They did help with some hip pain I was having, and I did wear the shoes a lot. When I noticed wear on the soles, I decided to pay to have them resoled, only to find out it could not be done (too much mid-sole wear?). The shoestore could not/would not help me and the customer service agent at mbt seemed nonchalant about my issue and I felt like I was being scolded for not sending shoes in sooner to be resoled. No apology from either place. I'm out $300 and no shoes! I feel both manufacturer and shoestore need to make sure consumer is aware that AT THE VERY SLIGHTEST SIGN OF WEAR, the shoes need to be fixed. Extremely disappointed and disgusted!
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Where can I find these mbt's
Posted by Barbara
Last Reply June 18, 2011 at 20:51
Started June 18, 2011 at 20:51
Hi where can I find these MBT shoes.try something new yhat helps me. I take a rolling pin the same one that you roll pie crust with.Roll your foot on it while you are watching TV or on the computer. You can also freeze you a bottle of water and roll your foot on it when your foot really hurts.That really feels good. Good Luck God Bless!
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Posted by Fred Baker
Last Reply June 15, 2011 at 17:43
Started June 6, 2011 at 01:21
Before paying Aust$380, I would like to try a "cheap" pair of MBT and will consider "used". Can anyone suggest a website or shoe store because I now cannot find the site previously located which advertised such MBTs.
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MBT store service
Posted by Yoonmi Jung
Last Reply June 8, 2011 at 06:54
Started June 8, 2011 at 06:54
I bought 3 pairs of shoes from MBT milan store in Italy.
After I sent money by international banking, I had to wait about 2 months till I get the shoes.
Among the shoes, I wanted to exchange one pair of shoes because of the size. And it took another 1 month and still I have no answer from the store and I called the store more than 10 times but couldn't get any answer that I wanted to hear. I full paid and have no I idea to whom I should talk to.
Without any discount, I paid via cash(because of their cash only system) but I couldn't get one pair of shoes of 320Euro for more than 3 months.

Hard to find headquater office number.
Also, it is hard to believe this kind of service!
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Moonwalk & MBT Shoes
Posted by Claire Mannion
Last Reply May 31, 2011 at 16:12
Started March 3, 2011 at 20:49
Hi All,

I am doing the Edinburgh Moonwalk (26.2 miles) and have brought a pair
of MBTs only to read that they are not recommended for this type of

Please can someone tell me why this is ??

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Re-sole MBT's
Posted by Melanie Harwood
Last Reply May 31, 2011 at 06:29
Started March 1, 2011 at 13:45
Where can I have my MBT's resoled? "There's a hole in my shoe dear Liza, Dear
Liza..." You get the idea! I love my MBT's so much that I just cannot bear to wear
anything else. They were a gift from my best friend two years ago as I was suffering
from the most horrific back and knee pain. Within days of wearing them the pain was
gone and I don't want to wear any other shoe every again. Help?! Can anyone tell me
where to get my faithful (still as good as new except for the one hole in the one
shoe's sole, must've stood on a stone or something nasty". Hugs. M.xxx
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Blistering problems
Posted by Amanda
Last Reply May 27, 2011 at 05:15
Started March 4, 2010 at 16:55
I was wondering if anyone has had any blistering problems from their MBTs. Everytime I wear them, the back of my heel rubs against the shoe creating a terrible blister. I love the shoes but cannot wear them if this continues to happen. I've put cushion pads in the backs of them and it doesn't seem to help at all. My mom has the same pair and she does not have this problem. I wonder if it is my foot thats the problem. The shoe size isn't the issue because they are a size smaller than wheat I wear- which is what I was advised to buy. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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34, thinking about having a ankle fusion done
Posted by john
Last Reply May 11, 2011 at 16:21
Started December 8, 2010 at 03:31
Im 34,and have developed arthritus in my ankle. woundering if i can get back to a active lifestyle running, wrestling, and many other activities? not sure i want to do it, but pain gets so bad i dont want to walk on it. any ideas?

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Counterfeit MBTs
Posted by Dayna
Last Reply April 11, 2011 at 18:29
Started October 28, 2010 at 23:36
When looking into purchasing my first pair of MBTs, it never crossed my mind that there was a possibility of counterfeit ones out there.

I had reason to believe my recent purchase of MBTs were counterfeit; everything seemed legitimate when ordering online at www.mbtonlineshow.com; they have the MBT logo, they have information on the benefits of the MBT shoe and how the technology works, etc., but after receiving the shoes I immediately doubted they were MBTs because of the quality. I sent an e-mail to www.mbtonlineshow.com and they stated the MBTs sent are original; Still skeptical and wondering if they are using a play on words, since they might be “original” to them, I located www.us.mbt.com and sent an e-mail; it was confirmed they were counterfeit and mbtonlineshow was not an authorized MBT dealer!

I immediately called my credit card company and opened a dispute for fraud and being ultra paranoid I cancelled my credit card to guard against any potential fraud these people... read more
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mbt shoes se
Posted by mbt shoes
Last Reply April 7, 2011 at 01:51
Started April 7, 2011 at 01:51
Does anyone know of a store which sales MBT shoes near Joplin, MO. Maybe in Tulsa,Ok., Springfield, MO. or Rogers or Fayetteville, Arkansas. I would like to buy a pair, need help with a bad ankle but don't want to buy them online. Please help!

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Ryn Names "Top 5 Walking Shoe for 2011"
Posted by Cam
Last Reply March 20, 2011 at 12:48
Started February 13, 2011 at 16:18
Ryn footwear was selected as one of the "Top 5 Walking Shoes for 2011" on Walking.About.com The selection of the Top 5 walking shoes was determined from reader input and their panel of walking experts.

You may vote from Feb 11 to March 8 for the #1 Walking shoe for 2011, by clicking on this link: http://walking.about.com/od/prshoe/tp/rca2011-walking-shoes.htm Only one vote will be tallied per pc.
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