MBT shoes are physiological footwear--the first footwear that has a positive effect on the entire body. MBT stands for "Masai Barefoot Technology." Their innovative design includes a multi-layered, curved sole which makes for a unique and rewarding walking experience. The key to MBT is its patented sole structure. The shank, PU midsole with Pivot and the Masai Sensor create a soft surface that is akin to walking barefoot on springy moss or on a sandy beach. This creates a natural instability underfoot, which activates the supporting muscle system and has positive effects on the entire body. Wearing MBTs significantly improves your gait and posture and relieves pressure on your joints and back. It also exercises a large number of muscles, whether you’re walking or standing. This, in turn, stimulates your metabolism, burns extra calories and speeds up muscle regeneration. In addition, MBTs can have a firming effect on abdominal, leg and buttock muscles. Wearing MBT shoes can also be a therapeutic tool for back, hip, leg and foot problems. At MBT they don't believe in shoes. They believe in footwear that makes you better from the ground up. The MBT Nafasi casual shoe features an understated yet modern design that's perfect for any day out. It packs in all the MBT benefits with a fresh look and feel, striking the perfect balance between health benefits and attractive looks. Dual Board construction with casual SS11 outsole featuring rubberised toe and heel protection for excellent durability. Upper utilises a construction from full grain and split leather for comfort and quality with a full grain leather lining and sockliner for soft comfort. MBT's have been designed to stimulate the postural and stabilising musculature of the whole body. Revolutionary sole construction utilising the interplay of the Shank, PU midsole and Masai Sensor places the body in a natural instability that can otherwise only be achieved by walking barefoot on natural, uneven surfaces. The natural instability activates the body's supporting muscle system and has positive effects on the entire body. The positive effects of wearing MBTs includes significantly improving your gait and posture whilst relieving stress in your joints and back. Additionally they exercise a large number of muscles, whether you're walking or standing. This in turn, stimulates your metabolism, burns extra calories and supports muscle regeneration. Leather. Rubber sole. MBT, where function meets lifestyle Innovator of wellness footwear that employs superior materials, craftsmanship and construction MBTs are designed to enhance and strengthen the natural physiological framework of the body. Dual board last construction.