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Offline johnmac

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MBT Footwear - Does it help?
« on: June 10, 2006, 11:07:21 AM »
Has anyone bought MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) shoes/trainers in order to try to improve a "condition". Did it help? My physio is very impressed with hers and recommends them,but I am strangely reserved about paying 130 for a pair of trainers (but 1 x physio session can cost 30).

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Re: MBT Footwear - Does it help?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2006, 11:41:01 AM »
Hi,

Think I've heard of these before but have not seen any in our local shoe stores. They really do have a different concept and people that have tried them seem to be very pleased with the results. The sole is very different.....



I wear the Birkenstock clogs to help me walk better but they are very pricey also..... guess the MBT concept will catch on if they really help people. ~Shade
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Re: MBT Footwear - Does it help?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2006, 10:20:59 PM »
Wow, I had never  heard of these before, BUT today I was talking to someone who wears them all the time and swears by them :o  She has a pair of MTB sandles which she wears for her calves and back.

Id be interested to see what other styles of footwear they make.

Heather ;)
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Re: MBT Footwear - Does it help?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2006, 10:45:00 PM »
Ive just been looking these up and it seems as if you can only purchase these shoes by visiting a supplier and getting fitted and trained on how to use correctly.....wierd but interesting. ::)
I havent found a local supplier to me.....Mmmm, I wouldnt mind getting a pair if there was a supplier local to me....Ill have to look into that one :P

Heather ;)
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Re: MBT Footwear - Does it help?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2006, 10:46:16 PM »


Heather,

Think the pictures of their sandals are very sturdy and comfy looking.

http://www.theathletesfootshop.co.uk/ishop/1062/shopscr260.html
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Re: MBT Footwear - Does it help?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2006, 05:10:38 AM »
I've been reading up on these and will eventually go to the store and see what they're about. The price is what's stopping me.

In the meantime, something similar (same idea -- allowing for barefoot walking) is here ( http://vibramfivefingers.com/ ) and a helluva lot cheaper. I got a pair and I've begun to try them out.... pretty good so far.

Meg

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Re: MBT Footwear - Does it help?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2006, 09:28:47 AM »
Meg, I think they look so funny, but if they are comfy, thats great, go for it ;D

Shade, thanks for the link.....one of their stores is not too far from me, so I'll give them a call and see what's what :D....a bit pricey though :o....BUT the lady I spoke to yesterday was pretty convincing, and she was not a saleswoman for them!!

Thanks,

Heather ;)
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94 Meniscus Repair
95 ACL/LCLrec,notchplasty,bone graft
01 90% Menisectomy
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Nov 07 Thyroid Cancer ops x 2, radiation