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All About Kinetic Footwear
Posted by Cam
Last Reply March 20, 2011 at 12:41
Started March 20, 2011 at 12:41
A new category of footwear is quietly emerging, and could possibly be the next trend for people seeking shoes that make walking, comfortable, enjoyable and fun.

Unlike many brands of fitness & toning shoes (Skechers, MBT) which are designed to de-stabilize the body and challenge muscles more, kinetic footwear is designed to set your body into motion, absorbing impact and returning energy with each step. Muscles can become less fatigued, thus encouraging the wearer to walk longer distances.

A few brands of kinetic footwear are discussed in my blog, and other brands are going to emerge soon in this category:

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MBT shoes for Athletics? Need help!
Posted by Ben
Last Reply March 16, 2011 at 20:54
Started March 5, 2011 at 06:21
I had my ankle fused after a bad accident in high school, 16 years ago. I am very active and do as much as my body will let me, which consists of cycling, moderate hiking and stair climbing and always comes with some pain. Lately I've gotten into boxing. This is very difficult for me due to the amount of footwork involved and is more painful than my usual activity's. I wear regular sneakers to exercise but I'm wondering if MBT shoes might be better and help with the pain? Has anyone out there with a fused ankle ever use MBT shoes (or any other shoe) for physical activity?

Thank you very much
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mtb repairs
Posted by Tony
Last Reply March 14, 2011 at 11:51
Started March 14, 2011 at 11:51
Just phoned Bolton Bros to organise a repair of my Chapa mtb's
They say they no longer do repairs for mtb shoes
Anyone know where to get them repaired now
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medical problems and mbt
Posted by brian
Last Reply February 27, 2011 at 23:49
Started September 5, 2008 at 22:57
im co-director at foot-well.com where we sell all posture shoes, we are specialists. Though I am not a medic and would happily defer to the opinion of trained professionals such as podios etc, this thred is some general advice I can give through serving 8500 customers this last year. So any medics on here please no offence intended and happy to learn from you too.

thought i would try to guide people about health and mbts.

mbts improve posture due to the curved sole keeping you constantly unstable, your brain adjusts by autorepsonse to make you stand straighter. A knock-on effect is that your brain forces your leg and core body muscles to work constantly to keep your balance, which then tones you up. Simple as that, ignore anything else you have read that doesnt explain this.

mbts help people who stoop to walk upright, which stops them having neck and back problems in general. stooping by only 4 degrees increases the load on your whole back by 25%,so these customers see an i... read more
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Posted by J L AVERILL
Last Reply February 22, 2011 at 02:13
Started May 11, 2010 at 01:00
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MBT for heavy runners
Posted by Oliver Hilsenrath
Last Reply February 21, 2011 at 19:17
Started February 21, 2011 at 19:17
I am a heavy dude, in my 50’s and in good aerobic shape. Of all sports
I like jogging. I have everything one needs to collapse arches, damage
knees and hurt the back. I am however careful with shoes and routines.
MBT are excellent for guys like me. The cushioning is excellent and
the rolling of the foot is similar to the rolling routine they teach
soldiers when they take a significant fall, spreading the impact over
the entire foot. Because of their special built, MBT shoes warm you up
faster and after 15 minutes you are in a perfect Masai floating
routine that feels as if you could keep up forever – runners know this
feeling. Since I use MBT I gradually gave up on ice after a run, gave
up the lumbar belt and the knee protectors I was using. The only
downside – they are a little expensive.
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Gore Tex
Posted by Bill Marsh
Last Reply January 17, 2011 at 22:17
Started January 3, 2011 at 01:10
I own 4 pairs of MBT's & I obviously love them. They all came with instructions, telling me not to get them wet. I've read that the heel sensor can deteriorate if it gets wet.

I'm considering the purchase of a pair with gore tex (GTX), but I'm wondering if the exposure to water is still a problem for the heels. I understand how gore tex can protect the uppers, but I'm not so sure about the lowers.

Does anyone have experience with any of the GTX models or have any information on the technical aspects of how they protect the whole shoe for use in wet or snowy conditions?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Any PHYSICAL problems after buying MBTs
Posted by Zoe
Last Reply January 6, 2011 at 09:20
Started August 5, 2008 at 15:48
Hi.... I wondered if anybody with any physical problems after using MBTs would like to comment (as opposed to problems with MBTs falling apart or problems with the manufacturer).

I'm just curious as I never had any problems with my feet whatsoever before wearing MBTs, yet within a few weeks of wearing them every day, I now have permanent damage to my feet, have had 2 operations, and am possibly facing a third operation later in the year.

I'm not suggesting the MBTs are definitely to blame as it could be a combination of using MBTs, over-exercising, or just a mere coincidence. However, if anybody else has any physical problems that they think may be attributable to MBTs, then I would be interested to know.

Many thanks
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Posted by Allison
Last Reply January 5, 2011 at 15:02
Started August 29, 2008 at 05:39
I got my MBTs this month and have been wearing them lightly, but I just went on a "real" walk today in them and I got blisters on the backs of my feet so badly I needed to take them off and walk in my socks back to my car! The shoes are a bit tight, but I wanted them to be snug, cause I thought the next size up felt too relaxed. Any one else with this problem? What should MBTs feel like in regards to tightness?
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Sport 2 or kaya?
Posted by Whit
Last Reply December 27, 2010
Started December 27, 2010

I have been wearing the mbt sport 10+hrs a day, 5 days a week for my job as a
hairstylist and I have absolutely loved the benefits and have no pain (even with
circulation and swelling issues)! But as you might guess, I have run these
babies to the ground and I'm shopping around for another pair.

I tried the Mary Jane style ones (Tunisha) but they were low profile and didn't
feel the same reassuring rocking, high profile, arch support as the Sport 2.

I've seen the Kaya style online. Anyone try this?

Sport 2 (again) or the Kaya? I'd love to look a little more "stylish" but health and
comfort is more important to me if the kaya isn't comparable to my original ones.
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MBT Shoes For Marathon?
Posted by Ben
Last Reply December 24, 2010 at 15:45
Started December 24, 2010 at 15:45
I have a fused ankle, which makes running impossible and walking for extended
periods of time painful. I am thinking of doing an Iron Man race, as swimming and
cycling has never been a problem for me. However, I'd need to try to walk the entire
marathon portion of the race. I know that I cannot do this with regular shoes, and I'm
wondering of MBT shoes might be my solution? Anyone out there use MBT shoes for
these purposes?
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Wellness Footwear Trends for 2011
Posted by WalkWithoutPain
Last Reply November 12, 2010 at 12:41
Started October 2, 2010 at 21:19
Here's a video on wellness footwear trends for 2010:

"All About Rocker Sole Shoes - Wellness Footwear Trends for 2011"

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Can you buy real MBTs on line
Posted by pat
Last Reply October 28, 2010 at 16:36
Started September 4, 2010 at 22:46
Are there any genuine MBT sites out there to buy on line or are they all fakes????????
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Posted by Lynn Adams
Last Reply September 28, 2010 at 14:58
Started September 28, 2010 at 14:58
Is there anyone from London who has found a local cobbler/shoe repairer who can successfully resole MBTs? I have had a pair of Kisumu2 sandals for over 3 years and love them as they are the only footwear I can wear comfortably for long periods. I have a Mortons Neuroma on my left foot and even MBT shoes are not as comfortable as my sandals. I had them resoled once by Bolton Brothers as recommended by MBT. I need them resoled again, but have found out from Customer Services at MBT that the service is no longer available because they produce such a variety of new stlyes now. I cannot afford to buy a new pair every tine the sole wears out (who can?)

I've read the posts about alternative makes TheraSandals and Fitflops but I cannot wear Fitflops as my instep is too high and I don't think they would offer sufficient support for all the walking I do. TheraSandals look to be the same style.

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Benefit from Mbt shoes
Posted by Alice
Last Reply August 30, 2010 at 09:43
Started August 30, 2010 at 09:43
MBT shoes can change the way most of us use our muscles as well as reduce shock forces to the entire skeletal system. Masai Barefoot Technology makes all surfaces like walking in sand. Unlike most conventional training shoes that only support and cushion your feet, the unique lever spring action of MBT's challenge the core strengthening muscles to be more active. This creates good posture and increases shock absorption for all the joints."
With MBT shoes, I was able to walk much smoother and more balanced of both feet. Fantastic. I couldn't live without my MBTs now. They allow me walk much more normally with good posture.
Though it is a little expensive , I love it for it give much benefit ti my health!
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upper back and neck pain
Posted by mai ryan
Last Reply August 20, 2010 at 13:55
Started August 20, 2010 at 13:55
I wear my MBT sandals 50% of the time. I bought them because of working in a café and on my feet a lot, even though they were expensive. Now I have a muscular pain from the shoulder blade to behind the ear, it moves from side to side and it can be in front, from the clavicle to the ear. The only explanation I can think of is the MBTs. Its been about three months since I started wearing them, and the pain is around the same age. Anyone else have this happen?
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Genuine MBT's
Posted by Barbara
Last Reply August 7, 2010 at 08:53
Started August 3, 2010 at 19:26
Does anyone know where genuine MBT's are made. Everytime I try to buy a pair, they always seem to be made in China. I would be grateful if anyone could let me know where genuine ones say they are made
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proper fit?
Posted by Denise Fitzgibbon
Last Reply August 6, 2010 at 19:04
Started August 6, 2010 at 19:04
I ordered my shoes online because no one in Vermont sells them. I got the same size
as my danskos. They came in the mail today and they seem a little tight. I'm
wondering if they will break in over time or if I need a bigger size. Help!
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Did I get duped?
Posted by Dawn
Last Reply August 6, 2010 at 03:26
Started January 6, 2010 at 02:26
I'm brand new to MBT shoes. In fact, I was all set to buy another brand
(Skechers Shape ups) when I read on a message board that MBT is much
better. So I immediately googled MBT and found shoes that were actually
cheaper than the Skechers. Naturally, I ordered them. I just realized
when I received shipping notification a little while ago that they are
coming from China! Am I getting "fakes", or a knock off shoe that is
going to be terrible quality?
Thanks so much for your reply.
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RE: Common Sense and MBT's
Posted by Teresa
Last Reply August 6, 2010 at 03:22
Started August 6, 2010 at 03:22
in response: ". . . buy on line, ignore the training and the fitting then you are asking for trouble and resorting to lawsuits may gain you money but not common sense"

I went to a very reputable local shoe store, known for it's fitting expertise. They stock expensive comfort shoes, mostly European brands. They fit those with foot deformities, corrective shoes, and even shoes for people whose foot sizes differ greatly from one to the other. They also carry the MBT shoes. I have foot problems, so I buy good shoes. They know me in the store!!

I went in to try on the MBT's. My "fitting" consisted of the salesperson bringing me my size. I was fitted with a EU 39 (which was fine, by the way). My narrow heel, and wide instep, was not an issue. My training consisted of being told to slow down my pace, narrow my stride, and stand up straight. Sounded a lot like my mother :o)

Sometimes, a real good sales pitch is needed to sell high dollar shoes. You have to play to vanity,... read more
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