ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

MBT Shoes: Tone Hips, Thighs & Erase Cellulite

Updated on December 19, 2009
MBT Boost
MBT Boost
MBT Kisumu Sandal
MBT Kisumu Sandal

The MBT website defines MBT sneakers, trainers, sandals, etc. as being the first physiological footwear. Swiss engineer Karl Muller is the creator of these revolutionary shoes, and the way he discovered the principles behind them is shockingly simple.

You have to wonder why no one thought of this before him, really.

MBT stands for Masai Barefoot Technology. The name comes from Muller’s original epiphany; while visiting the tribal Masai people on a trip to Africa, he discovered they knew nothing of back pain and other common afflictions we in the West suffer. He concluded this was due to their walking barefoot, and not using conventional shoes. Muller hung onto this idea a bit longer, and, while visiting Korea, was shocked to find his own back pain disappeared after walking barefoot through rice paddies.

Back in Switzerland, he got the goods together and created a new line of shoes with the intention of eliminating all those pesky problems hip and trendy shoes have created over the years. As of today, he sells something like 1 million pairs of these babies a year. I know what you’re thinking.. what’s this got to do with the title of this article?Everything.

MBT Shoes - Masai Barefoot Technology

MBT Hiking Boot
MBT Hiking Boot

These shoes put your body back into it’s proper form. Not only that, they force you to use muscles your other shoes have enabled you to neglect. Your butt, thighs, calves and waist are all going to get a workout just from walking around the ‘hood. You can expect improvement in varicose veins, better posture, and they’re also reported to tighten abs.

Personally, I believe these work, and let me tell you why: When I was in my early 20’s (and stupid) I used to walk all over town in a pair of 6” wedge sandals. You would not believe the difference in my calves and waist the next morning. I know it sounds crazy, but using muscles you wouldn’t otherwise use really shows up if you do it right.

I’ve not been able to find another pair comfy enough to do that with, or I would, believe me. I wore those suckers till the straps broke. Which is why I’m excited about these! To be fair, they aren’t the prettiest shoes on Earth, but models and celebs are willing to pay top dollar for them. Thankfully, the clamoring has resulted in slightly more fashionable footwear, so you at least have a choice now.

They come in sneakers, sandals and boots; take your pick and start toning that hot body up!

Cost: Anywhere between $150 and $250.

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)