MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) was born in 1996 when we discovered that natural instability has some amazing health benefits. We made this discovery by observing the wonderfully agile Masai people walking barefoot on natural, uneven ground. Seeing these people in action made us realize that the human body is simply not designed to walk or stand on the hard, flat surfaces of modern society. So we set out to develop a new kind of footwear, one that would mimic walking on soft, uneven ground. The results have been dramatic and revolutionary. MBTs are now sold in more than 35 countries around the world and enthusiastic users testify that wearing MBTs noticeably increase their well-being.
- MBTs activate and tone your muscles
- MBTs are good for your whole body (not just your feet)
- MBTs help you burn more calories whether walking or standing
- MBTs increase your well-being
When the body is unstable, the body is stronger
When walking in MBTs, the ground is no longer flat and stable, so the body has to use more muscles to compensate and create stability. This activates the whole body, increases back muscle activity, improves posture, tightens buttocks and thighs and even burns more calories. All while reducing stress on the ankle, knee and hip joints. And with extensive scientific documentation to back up these claims, healthcare professionals around the world are now recommending MBT footwear in the treatment of backache, musculoskeletal injuries and other physical pains.
Science under your feet
The MBT Academy is our central R&D facility, providing a forum for our ongoing dialog with international experts and researchers in the fields of clinical medicine, physiotherapy and sports. Here we test, verify and optimize the effects of MBT footwear on the human body.
Today we have more than 40 studies which provide scientific documentation from independent universities and research institutes of the unique physical benefits our footwear delivers.
Watch out, there are fakes about!
There are unfortunately a number of companies offering consumers cheaper, lesser quality fake MBTs that can actually damage rather than help strengthen the body.
We therefore strongly recommend you purchase MBTs only through approved retailers and dealers who are trained to ensure you can enjoy the full benefits of our unique, scientifically-proven footwear.