Thursday, February 11, 2010
MBT Footwear- The Anti Shoe- Review.
I have told you all how this year I really want to do more to be healthier and get in shape, well some times that is easier said than done ……Finding the time to go to the gym or even to do a routine at home can get a little complicated when you have kids.
I want to talk to you about the MBT footwear. For those of you that are not familiar with this revolutionary footwear, let me enlighten you: The MBT Shoes (anti-shoes).
MBT sneaks fitness into walking and running errands, as they engage, tone and tighten muscles and joints in the leg, back and buttocks area in ways not possible with any other shoe… just by wearing them. Inspired by the pain-free fluid movement of walking barefoot in the sand, MBTs support the body’s architecture every time they’re on your feet.
The MBT Footwear claims to activate and strengthen the small supporting muscles which are the body's "natural shock absorbers".The key to the MBT is the patented sole construction, at the heart of which is the soft Masai Sensor. It is located directly beneath the heel and simulates walking and standing on uneven ground. This creates a natural instability, to which the body responds with small, intuitive, compensatory movements. The midsole, with its integrated balancing area, requires an active and controlled rolling movement with every step. In conjunction with the Masai Sensor, the body's entire musculoskeletal system is activated and exercised, the muscles in the buttocks, stomach and back are strengthened, posture and gait are kept relaxed and upright and stress on the joints and back is relieved. Not only does the anti-shoe increase the fitness levels of its wearer with every step, it also has sustainable health benefits.
I have been wearing the MBT’s for a few weeks now and I have to say that after the initial time where I got used to my feet to being in total flat contact with the ground, I love it! I thought the shoes were a little hard at first, but after about 10 minutes of wearing them I had gotten used to them and they are actually very comfortable.
My back is a total mess…….I have one leg slightly shorter than the other one, which you can’t really tell, but I noticed on the stress that it causes on my back and if you add the fact that my feet are totally flat….You get back pains 24/7.
I have found that the MBT’s provides me with extra support which eases the pressure points in my back, and have actually helped me with the back pains. One feature I totally love about the MBT’s is the curved soles……I find myself rocking back and forth and flexing my legs when I am standing still which is a great exercise for your calves and buttocks and at least for me, it is also very relaxing.
How does MBT do this? according to their website, The positive effect of the MBT is based on the principle of "natural instability". An effect which can, in fact, be achieved without the benefit of high-tech footwear: by simply walking barefoot on soft, uneven, natural ground such as sand or moss. However, in today's thoroughly modern world this is not always easy to do - but the health benefits are significant. While wearing MBTs the body is forced to maintain its natural balance, thereby stimulating and exercising the body's supporting muscle system which results in numerous pro-body benefits.
I have to say that I was not 100% sure about the MBT’s , but I am always up to trying new things and I was and am really impressed with the results I get from the MBT’s!
MBTs are available in a wide variety of styles and colors, all of which feature unique, patented technology and special engineering, the different styles that goes from sneakers to boots to sandals are really stylish and attractive, so you can get really nice looking footwear while getting all the benefits from the MBT’s.
MBT has decided to help in Haiti relief efforts. For every person that posts a picture on their Facebook fan page of them in their MBTs, they will donate $5. Promotion will be up untill March 1st.
The product(s) provided for the review were sent to me free of charge from the company or the PR agency. The product(s)offered for the giveaway are free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and not by any means influenced by any other part.