Reader Joey asks “I need professional, non-biased opinions on the MBT’s”.
I reviewed MBT’s, on my 12/22/07 posting. Here’s the link: https://drshoe.wordpress.com/2007/12/22/cnettv-me-on-masai-barefoot-technology/
As an additional summary, I’m not a huge fan of MBT’s because they are heavy and expensive and don’t work at all for narrow or shallow feet.
Research the company cites to validate their findings were done on healthy college students, having little or no pathology. Not surprisingly, there have only been three studies, all sponsored by the company and none within the past several years.
Typically when someone comes into the office wearing MBT’s, I work with them to transition out of the MBT’s into a more normal type of shoe and I have never recommended MBT’s as a first line of treatment.