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Masai Barefoot Technology: Could This Be Love?

Today, I tried on my first pair of Masai Barefoot Technology shoes–the next big thing for your legs and feet, said to mimic the motion of walking barefoot on the beach. Corporate literature claims that wearing these sneaker-like sabots reduces stress on the joints.

Better still, the all-black style doesn’t look too dorky when paired with dark trousers.

I–I think I’m in love, but I didn’t buy. Yikes! With tax, they’re more than $250!


“…the unique uplifting lever-spring action of the MBT® sole challenges the core strengthening muscles to be more active. This reactive, more supportive muscle action creates good posture and increases shock absorption for all the joints, significantly reducing muscular-skeletal compression…” says one website.

The shoes I tried came with their own videotape that teaches you how to break them in. You begin by wearing them no more than an hour a day.

Is anyone out there enjoying a pair? Please share your experiences!

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posted August 29, 2006 at 11:05 pm

Got ’em. Love ’em. Worth every penny!>

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posted August 30, 2006 at 6:58 pm

is it really worth the price? and not just another try out promotion>

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posted August 31, 2006 at 4:41 pm


posted August 31, 2006 at 4:52 pm more info from actual peer reviewed journals- only beef I can see so far is unvalidated claims- be careful if you have known forefoot or knee problems according to these studies>

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posted September 1, 2006 at 2:22 pm

i have had mine for a year, not that big a difference if you ask me except that they make me taller. oh and i got mine on ebay for like a hundred bucks. never buy retail!>

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