MBT QUICK START GUIDE

Welcome to your 1st step to MBT world of health!

Founded in 1996 in Switzerland, MBT is available in over 45 countries worldwide. MBTs aren’t just shoes. MBT is a certified Class 1 medical device in Europe with over 70 medical studies/researches conducted worldwide in helping to improve your *POSTURE, *BALANCE, *BLOOD CIRCULATION, and *REDUCE LOWER BACKPAIN and *INCREASE LOWER LIMBS MUSCLE ACTIVITY.

Design

MBT offers a vast range of footwear for every occasion and lifestyle. From classic formal office dress wingtips to casual slip-ons and outdoor hiking sandals. MBT performance running range is now available, from lightweight racers to high mileage marathon shoes. Most MBT running models are accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

Guide

So to begin with, you should only wear your MBTs as long as you feel comfortable. Gradually increase the length of time you wear them and after a short period of adjustment, you will be able to wear them all day long, 7 days a week.




When walking in MBTs, start to walk naturally at a good pace with your back straightened, trunk shouldn’t lean forward. Step on the MBT Sensor (soft part under the heel) and roll from heel to toe. Take particular care that your feet don’t roll inwards or outwards.

To check for correct posture in MBTs, stand upright with your feet parallel and hip width apart. There should be a straight line all the way from the balancing area (middle of the shoe where the PivotAxis is), to the knee, hip joints, shoulder and ear.

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT MBT

  • What makes MBT so expensive?
  • MBT was founded in 1996 and has a patented technology. The curved sole is comprised of five key components that together promote the gentle rolling motion experienced while wearing MBT shoes. It is the combination of these specific components which make MBT shoes truly unique and original.
  • Why do the shoes look thick on the sole?
  • MBT offers a vast range of footwear for every occasion and lifestyle. From classic formal office dress wingtips to casual slip-ons and outdoor hiking sandals. MBT performance running range is now available, from lightweight racers to high mileage marathon shoes. Most MBT running models are accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
  • Do I have to learn how to walk again?
  • If you walk barefoot on a beach or on a natural uneven ground, do you have the feeling that you have to learn how to walk again?
  • Of course it takes time to change a passive gait pattern into an active one, but you will adjust your gait very fast.
  • Can I jog in MBT?
  • This is up to each individual. MBT footwear is great for fitness walking. If you choose to jog in MBT, we recommend you to use MBT running range.
  • Can I wear MBT every day and for how long?
  • You can walk and stand in MBT as long as you feel comfortable wearing them.
  • If MBTs are prescribed as a secondary therapy for pre-existing medical conditions, their use must be supervised by a medical trained specialist.
  • Can I wear orthotics in MBT?
  • We do not recommend wearing orthotics in MBT. While most MBT footbeds are removable, we recommend that you always consult your Podiatrist before wearing custom orthotics in MBT shoes due to its unique rocker construction.
  • Try wearing your MBT without orthotics to fully benefit from the technology.
  • Why do my leg muscles ache after wearing MBT?
  • The aching sensation experienced by some individuals, especially in the first few days of wearing MBT, is a well-recognized phenomenon in any individual undertaking a new exercise program and is known as delayed onset muscle soreness. It normally settles after wearing MBT regularly.
  • Please pay particular attention to:
  • Pregnant women (if MBT are not worn before the pregnancy)
  • People with severe injuries or inflammations
  • People who haven’t passed a 12 weeks post-operative phase
  • Blind people
  • People with vertigo
  • Is there a break-in period?
  • Yes. Although break-in time varies from person to person, a good ballpark is to start 1 to 2 hours the first day and work your way up to all day as you feel ready. This should be a gradual process. This break-in period is different in different people and a function of how much or how little walking a person does.
  • What should I expect to feel?
  • As your body adjusts to the active movement of MBT, you may experience tightness and fatigue in feet, calves, hips and lower back. This should all subside with regular use after the break-in period. Although obvious at first, the shoes will quickly become natural and intuitive.