By Nic Price on 5 February 2007 — 1 min read

Prompted by DulwichMum’s comment in my previous post, here’s some info on MBTs.

MBT stands for Masai Barefoot Technology and is the “invention” of a Swiss doctor who observed that the Masai tribe in Africa had fantastic posture and back problems rarely occurred.

So he created this shoe which simulates the effect of walking barefoot through a desert.

Basically they make you look like you’re walking around on a couple of boats!

It makes it impossible for you to stand still so your body is constantly working out and it’s supposed to be especially good for your core stability – like you’re doing Pilates all the time.

Available via the internet or at Dr Boo’s on North Cross Road.

I haven’t tried them myself, but maybe after this plug I may be sent a pair to try out 🙂

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  • Thanks for that! I remember now reading about them – in Dulwich Life magazine I think? Anyhow, I went to try them on in Dr Boo and they looked a little ‘therapeutic’ if you know what I mean.

  • I did buy some MBTs, over a year ago, and am now so completely hooked that (a) other types of shoes make my legs hurt, and (b) I had to buy the sandals last summer, too. You don’t buy MBTs to look fashionable, that’s for sure. But if you need to work on core stability, then maybe they are for you. They take a bit of getting used to, but they’re amazingly comfortable. I’m now after a pair of the walking boots – did you see any of those at Dr Boo?

  • Thanks for your comment Hannah

    I dont’ know about the boots… if I here anything I’ll let you know 🙂

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