After doing all our research on Today’s Hottest Toning Shoes, we have to admit that the MBT Anti-Shoes have definitely peaked our interest.
The story begins with the creator, Karl Mueller who realized on a visit to Korea, that walking over padded fields and soft sand relieved his back pain. He then began a mission to create a shoe that simulated that effect.
And the MBT’s were born – Masai Barefoot Technology that is – designed to mimic the way the Masai of Kenya walk over uneven ground.
Why do we tell you all this? Because it is the primary selling point of the MBT’s. They are marketed heavily as the shoe to improve posture, relieve foot and back pain, and increase energy. In fact, the only claims they make to being Toning Shoes is that it is a nice side effect of wearing the shoes.
We were pleasantly surprised to find out that the MBT shoes are carving out their own niche, without trying to ride the fad wave of being the hottest toning shoes.
They are on their own mission – to help people live better, more comfortable and productive lives by selling a superior product that they know will make a difference for their customers. This is why they claim to be the Anti-Shoe.
And we have to agree. Their website proudly proclaims it, and supports their claim. As do all of the positive reviews we read (We didn’t find one negative review). The anti-shoe…interesting.
- Wearing MBT’s significantly improves your gait and posture and relieves pressure on your joints and back.
- Wearing MBT’s exercises a large number of muscles, whether you’re walking or standing.
- Wearing MBT’s, stimulates your metabolism, burns extra calories and speeds up muscle regeneration.
- Wearing MBT’s can have a firming effect on abdominal, leg and buttock muscles.
Based upon everything we could find regarding the MBT’s, these claims are accurate. In fact, (and this is somewhat hard to believe) we got the impression that the MBT’s are not hyped enough. The sales efforts seem to be very humble, matter of fact and to the point – a refreshing change in an overhyped world.
The only Pitfall we found was the $100 to $200 price tag for the shoes. Admittedly, a little hefty for a pair of shoes, but everything we saw said they were well worth the money, and were built to last.
So, between the huge selection of styles, the quality craftsmanship, the excellent salesmanship and straight forward mission, The Hot Gift Guys have to say that the MBT Anti-Shoes are indeed The Hottest Toning shoes this year!
P.S. – Be sure to order ½ size larger – the MBT’s run small like the Skechers – Unlike the Skechers though, MBT plainly advertises it up front. Honesty – we love these guys!