The claims of MBT shoes by its manufacturer
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The manufacturer claims that this shoes can activated the neglected muscles as well as improving the body posture and gait if people use it correctly. Besides that, MBT shoes also capable of shaping the body, easing back as well as taking care of problems related to joint, ligament, muscle, and tendon injuries. Moreover, there is also claim that these shoes can help in getting rid of cellulite and burning extra calories. For your information, the manufacturer no longer makes this claim. However, the rumor still spread in many eyes and ears.
A study of MBT shoes
Because of the booming phenomenon of these shoes, there is even a study, which observes about the effectiveness of these shoes. This study is by Sheffield Hallam University, with Tim Vernon as the leader. As said by Tim Vernon, there will be reduction in strain of the body when people are walking in these MBT shoes. Moreover, if people walk on these shoes properly, they need to make shorter strides compare to when using normal shoes. For your information, the more strides you take is just the same as you do more work. In conclusion, wearing these shoes showed a better result for the knees, hips, as well as ankles compared to when people are using the conventional shoes.
Speculation of MBT shoes
On the other hand, there is also speculation that these shoes may not be for everyone. Dr David Johnson, consultant of orthopaedic surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital, Bristol, said that the claim of these shoes to assist posture, hip. Back as well as knee problem are not having proved evidence and no good rational explanation. Although it is true that these shoes provoked instability, it is trough increasing the muscle activity as well as energy needed to walk. In other words, it will also has the possibility of increasing fatigue as well as tiredness.
A thought from fitness expert
From Laura Williams, she shared that some of her clients who wore MBT shoes did not continue on wearing them. They said that it aggravated their back as well as hips. One main problem predicted from this case is that every people might have his or her own bio-mechanical quirks. When people wear these shoes with no proper instruction or recommendation, it might make things worse. Regarding the ability of these shoes to beat cellulite, Laura could not agree on it.