There are lots of different shoes out there in the world but MBT’s are the first I have come across to have an instruction manual with them. MBT stands for “Masai barefoot technology” and the shoes are designed to stimulate walking in sand. The shoes have a curved sole creating this sensation. MBT’s are not designed for running but when walking increase joint support and helps people to utilise their core to get a better core workout. MBT’s help to tone and strengthen the legs around the bum and hamstring region. MBT’s are often reccomended by doctors to those who suffer from collapsing arches and other ankle and sole problems. As a personal trainer I have seen many customers come in to our personal training studio wearing these shoes as reccomended to them by their doctor. These shoes aren’t really practical for working out with, as you shouldn’t run in them and for weights you don’t get a good foot support which you would need for example when doing a shoulder press as you don’t want to be rocking with weights above your head. I like MBT’s and think they are alot of fun but whether or not they will stand the test of time we will see. They are quite expensive priced around £150 but for good trainers that offer this unique form of training this price isnt as far fetched as it initially may seem.