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  • So I just bought some trippy new shoes (and not from the spammers here)

    I just got a pair of MBT shoes. They're silly expensive, but I got them on sale, so they're only really expensive now...

    First impression was "Whoa...this is weird!" But after I walked on them for ten minutes, I got really used to it and it felt good.

    These are some of the benefits of the shoes, according to MBT. The idea with the MBT shoes is "natural instability". Perfectly flat walking surfaces don't occur often in nature, so the MBT creates an "uneven" walking surface that causes you to have to balance more and causes your muscles to fire more. But read up on the link if you want to know more because they describe it better than I do.

    Anyway, as you might suspect, this is another attempt to address my lower back pain. We'll see in the coming weeks if it works or not and that kind of thing.
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    I just got a pair of MBT shoes. They're silly expensive, but I got them on sale, so they're only really expensive now...

    First impression was "Whoa...this is weird!" But after I walked on them for ten minutes, I got really used to it and it felt good.

    These are some of the benefits of the shoes, according to MBT. The idea with the MBT shoes is "natural instability". Perfectly flat walking surfaces don't occur often in nature, so the MBT creates an "uneven" walking surface that causes you to have to balance more and causes your muscles to fire more. But read up on the link if you want to know more because they describe it better than I do.

    Anyway, as you might suspect, this is another attempt to address my lower back pain. We'll see in the coming weeks if it works or not and that kind of thing.


    Anyone remember 'Earth Shoes?'
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    • #3
      Interesting - I suppose the original shoe design with a heal was based around the stirrup for horse riding. As it's no longer necessary why not alter the shoe design.
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      • #4
        Anyone remember 'Earth Shoes?'


        Not the first time around in the '70s that everyone but me seems to remember...but I own a pair now and wear them fairly frequently.
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        • #5
          Interesting - I suppose the original shoe design with a heal was based around the stirrup for horse riding. As it's no longer necessary why not alter the shoe design.


          If there's a strange shoe that's supposed to be good for lower back pain, you can pretty much bank on me finding it! I've known about this shoe for at least a couple of years now, but thought it was too much money until I found some sales on the shoe.
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          • #6
            a friend of mine is behind a company that's re-designed the soccer boot, apparently it makes the kick more accurate, I think he stands to make a bloody fortune
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            • #7
              Great, I'll try those next! Oh, wait...I don't play football.

              Dang, got all excited for nuttin'!
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              • #8
                Interesting! I've actually been considering getting a pair of these:

                http://www.vibramfivefingers.com

                Similar concept I guess, but even weirder.
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                • #9
                  wow Lee - they look cool - I've found a shop in Brisbane that has them and I'm off to Brisbane later this week so I'll check them out
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                  • #10
                    Interesting! I've actually been considering getting a pair of these:

                    http://www.vibramfivefingers.com

                    Similar concept I guess, but even weirder.


                    Fascinating!! I'll check into that a little more!!!!
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                    • #11
                      "And trains your body even while standing"?!?!
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                      • #12
                        "And trains your body even while standing"?!?!


                        Yeah, because you're forced to balance. I can already attest to this one in the short time I've worn them.
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                        • #13
                          wow Lee - they look cool - I've found a shop in Brisbane that has them and I'm off to Brisbane later this week so I'll check them out


                          Nice! Yeah, there's a place just down the road from me that has them, so it's just a matter of when I have time to get over there and check em out.
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                            Yeah, because you're forced to balance. I can already attest to this one in the short time I've worn them.


                            That's a pretty great idea really.
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                            • #15
                              MBTs are decent shoes but not very durable. Keep the receipt in case you need to return them for a new pair.
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