Shoes specially made for losing weight are available today and can be quite effective. These shoes have been out for a while and some companies have risen to the top demonstrated that they can provide a quality product to consumers. One such type of these shoes is the MBT Shoe made by a company called Swiss Masai. In case you did not MBT stands for Masai Barefoot Technology. In this write up we want to take a closer look at these special shoes.
The development and idea behind the MBT shoe design is quite interesting. What the shoe attempts to do is structure the shape of the shoe so that it simulates walking on sand. Specifically, the they want to attempt to make it as if you are walking along the natural sand environment of the Masai in Kenya. Sports trainers have known for quite a while now that working out on dry sand is a great way to get in excellent cardiovascular condition. As you walk on sand it creates an uneven surface on your feet and it forces you to shift your center of gravity to an unnatural position. Your body compensates for this by using several different muscle groups in your feet, calves, thighs, and torso that you would not use wearing typical shoes. This is the ideas behind the MBT weight loss shoes and it does seem to work for some people.
More specifically, MBT makes several positive claims and benefits from wearing their shoes. They will take muscle groups not normally used in walking and make them active. The shoes will give you a better posture, and a more effective gait when walking with or without the shoes. It can potentially help you with problems you may have with your back, hips, legs, and feet. The shoes can help you recover from injuries to your tendons, joints, ligaments, or muscles. The shoes are also designed to alleviate tension and stress on your lower joints.
Another particular claim of MBT is that is you walk one mile in these weight loss shoes it will be as if you walked two miles in ordinary shoes, and you will burn equivalent calories. One thing is for sure, users find that after the first few times they walk in the shoes their calf and thigh muscles are sore. Also, while you are just starting to use the shoes they will feel uncomfortable but that feeling goes away after twenty minutes or so. Once you get used to the feel of the shoes users find that they can walk effortlessly and comfortably. The shape of the sole is designed to make you walk with your back straight and your stomach flat, and your whole stride shortens up and quickens. These are the major effects that owners of MBT shoes experience.
Overall owners of the MBT shoe really like the results. It is typical that if you walk for three or four miles at a time for several times per week you will experience some weight loss. Some people are using them for every day use and find that this helps to keep their legs toned and looking nice. These are just walking shoes you really do not want to use them for running. It is recommended that you go to a store and try them on, as you want to make sure the heel is snug and fits correctly. If the shoes fit correctly they should feel snug and it should feel as though you are walking on stilts when you walk in them.