MBT shoes - 'Fashion' ?

haffieSeptember 12, 2007

Hi all,

Posting here for first time and do not know where else to check - maybe KT - but anyway...

Have any of you ever seen or worn those MBT (pricey) sport or walking shoe based on the movements of the Masi? Supposed to be very good for posture and 'unused muscles' of which I have plenty! Also have knee problem (miniscus) but not too severe yet and want to start walkikng more.

Thanks for your opinions...

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They look interesting but I have never tried them.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2007 at 1:55PM
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Seen them. Never tried them. I think they work on the same principle as Earth shoes. Earth shoes offer more fashion options.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2007 at 4:10PM
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Tried them on today. The soles are like a half circle. When yhou stand at rest, the foot rests on the ground just below the arch. The heel is at one end of the half circle, and it is softer than the rest of the sole. I had a hard time feeling comfortable in them, but noticed that as I walked around the store, they were getting more easy to wear.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2007 at 1:51AM
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Thanks for info - I am here in Austria where they are seen quite often. Am thinking of buying a pair (or 2 at this price!) and think maybe I should just try them on like you did Sheilajoyce. I checked them out at Zappos and will save HUGE amounts of money. They all run around $435.00 in dollars over here, and around $250.00 at Zappos no shipping, free return. Guess if I do not like them, or can not get used to them and fall flat on my face, I can always send them back any time, I was told. Did you get a pair Sheilajoyce?

Speaking of shoes, definitely 'fashion' heading is the "Bare Soles" which family member told me about...what an idea. Next summer tho for me! Buy one sole, different tops and I'm set to go!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2007 at 3:25AM
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Whoops - I meant 'Onesoles' shoes, not Bare Soles!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2007 at 11:13AM
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I just got an Avon cataloge Campaign 20 and they have knockoffs of these MBT shoes for $39.99/oxford and $29.99/slide on page #119. Description says leather and man made materials. The "rocker" sole does not look as curved though. They seem too flat in the center. The MBT shoes looked kind of dangerous to wear on stairs though. Maybe these would be good "starter shoes"?

I knew they would come out with knockoffs somewhere at some point in time. They got knockoff Crocs and knockoff Earth out. Now the question is; Are these as good as the originals?

There is also a free Curves pass for a tour and analysis that comes with a pair of these - a ussles add-on if you ask me.

*They also have the fake Crocs with rhinestones in gold, silver or black. Oh-la-la. I don't know if they are the comfy kind like Payless has, or just the look-a-likes like Target has.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2007 at 6:55PM
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I have a pair of MBT shoes. They are excellent for distance walking, but not so safe for wearing around the house; you can lose your balance with quick starts, stops and pivots.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2007 at 9:32PM
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That's what I suspected. Thanks for the input.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2007 at 10:19PM
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Thanks all for the comments...have decided to go ahead and order pair from Zappos to be there when I return home. Will give them a try walking, and do agree with above postings, both, that walking up or down stairs will not be a good idea...will also walk around the house till I feel VERY comfortable AND SAFE, then head outside on sidewalks for the walking program I want to do. At these prices, they should be filled with gold on the inside of the soles! But lots cheaper than Europeans are paying for them, that's for sure.

The Earth shoe sounds interesting as well. Thanks all again.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2007 at 10:04AM
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I purchased a pair of the MBT Shoes called the sport white. When I received them, I was a bit thrown back on how weird they looked. They looked clunky and huge. I put them on and was instantly feeling weird. They rock back and forth, due to the curved sole. But after a few minutes of wearing these MBT's, I became use to the weird motion and began to walk around. They actually felt really good. Walking felt better from some reason. As you walk, the shoe actually propels you in a correct fashion. When standing still, you feel more upright and my back felt more straight

Here is a link that might be useful: MBT Shoes

    Bookmark   March 1, 2008 at 12:46PM
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