In the early 1990s, Swiss engineer Karl Müller realized that both shoes and backaches are unknown to the Masai tribesmen - and that there is a causal connection between these two facts.
By walking barefoot on the natural, soft, uneven ground of their East African homeland, the Masai activate those muscles that atrophy when one walks on hard, even surfaces wearing conventional shoes.
With its special sole construction, the MBT (which stands for Masai Barefoot Technology), places the body in a natural instability which is being compensated by a balancing movement, i.e. through increased muscle activity. Stress on joints is relieved by activating the joint and stabilizing muscle groups. The result is an erect, natural and biomechanical correct gait.
MBT can help with back, hip, leg and foot problems as well with medical conditions regarding the muscles, ligaments and tendons.
The result is a huge selection of athletic shoes (over 60 different styles); casual shoes, sandals and work shoes for both men and women, very few of which are shown below:
For Medical Use:
Masai Barefoot Technology for medical applications: MBTs can contribute significantly to alleviating a variety of ailments, and many doctors and physiotherapists like to use them to treat patient.
For Sports Use:
Masai Barefoot Technology is used in sports: many professional athletes rely on MBTs for regeneration, prevention and accelerated healing of injuries and in endurance and coordination training.
For Daily Use:
Masai Barefoot Technology in everyday use: train muscles, burn calories, protect joints ... while you're doing something else. Shopping, in the office, at home, MBTs act as training equipment, every step of the way.
Choose from many more styles and options here.
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