No common walking shoe, the MBT shoe is the original physiological footwear. One can expect several benefits while walking in MBT Shoes including more toned muscles, less knee pain, a more straight posture, and increased calorie burn. The popularity of the shoe is astonishing. If you want to feel better and receive the full health advantages of this footwear, you need to learn how to walk in them. That's right, you need to learn the correct way to walk in these shoes.
So here we go....
First, the fit should be justly so pay close attention at purchase. Make sure when trying them on that they have the perfect fit, paying special attention to the heel, instep and toe room. After slipping on a pair, get up from your chair and move around in order to get a feel for how they balance your body. The rolling sole may feel moderately awkward at first so make sure you are upright with a healthy, upright posture. Breathe in deeply, roll your shoulders backward. Now, start walking in a relaxed but spirited gait.
As you roll over the sole from heel to toe, try to land in the essence of the Masia sensor, located at the back of the shoe. If you use more pressure to the outside of the sole, you can prevent the foot from rolling inwards, or pronating. You will feel your body set off to adjust to the instinctive active rolling movement. It is important to remember to just walk normally like you do everyday. After moving around for a while, I guarantee that you will notice how the muscles are reacting in a not so normal way.
Once you become accustomed to the rolling nature of the gait, you can begin to experiment with the length of your stride or your gait speed . You can then work into a a small speed walk, what the people at Masai Barefoot Technology refer to as "floating". As you float, make sure that you retain your upright posture and that you are maintaining the natural rolling movement of the feet. Caution: keep your legs loose and take care not to bring your knees up as if jogging.
Once you have gained enough familiarity with the shoe, begin to slow down and eventually come to a stop . Remain cognizant of your posture alignment, trying to keep it nice and straight. Keep your feet parallel and hip-width apart. Start rolling your feet to get used to the rocking motion of the MBT shoe. Keep your knees soft as the swinging motion comes from the foot joints. Feel the mid sole balancing on the raised part of the shoe. It kind of feels like a mound of sand that is under your foot . This is the best position in your MBT shoes. The area of your in-step should be vertically aligned with your knees, hips, shoulders and ears.
It does sound like a lot of instructions for a piece of footwear Practice makes perfect and in no time you will be reaping the benefits of the MBT design , working the muscles, strengthening the legs and using up the extra calories. Wearing the shoes for an extra amount of time will get you in the swing of things, allowing you to obtain all the various advantages of MBT shoes like a more correct posture, less hip pain, and more smaller waist line. It's definitely worth the investment to carefully learn about the correct way to walk in MBT. Good luck in your new walking shoes.