MBT having full form of Masai Barefoot technology established in 1996 grew up from the minds of engineer and athlete Karl Muller with the concept of simulating the challenge of walking barefoot on earth. The idea strike him when he noticed certain Tribesman in Masai located in Africa never suffer from back pain and do have a well known posture and in an awe to find out more he discovered their habit of walking barefoot on uneven surfaces of their paddy fields. These uneven surfaces for walking are not part of the society where he grew up in west and connecting the two pieces together, he concluded that walking on flat surfaces with flat shoes or conventional shoes might be the prime reasons for back pains and problems related to joints and knee. Thus the invention of MBT shoes having multilayered curve layer with no heel and providing feeling of walking on sand or grass took place.
Since the first prototype of MBT trainer designed way, back in 1996 to these years MBT shoes grew having branches in 55 countries around the world. The whooping sale of MBT shoes in all these years is a growing concern people have provided to their health and fitness and have taken the allegation made by the company very seriously. Furthermore, the popularity of MBT shoes was also increased due to the celebrities like Jemima Khan, Jodie Kidd, Sadie Frost, Heidi Klum and many more garnering their collections with the happening MBT shoes. Taking up the idea from MBT shoes, many reputed footwear companies are venturing in the basic design adopted by MBT and are making same allegations of providing unused muscles some exercises.
The basic allegations made by MBT shoes and still they stick with same confirming with correct usage will activate neglected muscles activity that will eventually help in improving posture, gait, tone and shape of users body. Apart from this continuous use of the shoes will help in decreasing back, heap, leg and foot problems and will improve the joint, muscle, ligament and tendon injuries. Some of the users calling these shoes as “Smallest Gym” have made some fabulous claims regarding these shoes and conveyed its use in losing weight and burning cellulite, however, these claims are not supported and backed by the company.
The effects of MBT shoes seem ridiculous for some of the big players in footwear industry but the effectiveness of MBT is also backed by studied conducted by some universities and research centers. MBT shoes are taking maximum efforts to meet the conventional needs of their customers and develop new ideas related to the filed in their central research and development facility at MBT academy. With a dialogue forum with international experts and researchers from medicine, physiotherapy and sports, they are constantly thriving to get the best results via test, verification and optimization of MBT footwear on human body. If you really want to try MBT shoes then please look for the approved and authentic retailers of the MBT shoes as there are many fake MBT’s offering consumers cheaper and lesser quality MBT Shoes.