Fit Flops and MBT - Two New Fitness Shoes for Better Health

In 2009, there are several styles in shoes for fitness walking. Even though the choices are plentiful, one theme that seems to stick out is pro-body. End users have started to understand that most sneakers are bad for the body and has aided in accelerating this movement. That back and knee pain are a direct result of common footwear and the resulting problems affiliated with the fact that these types of shoes cause you to walk on flat and hard surfaces.
The walking shoe trend for 2009 of being pro-body is a result of the current situation in fitness footwear. Several different products are at hand, but a small percentage go beyond looks and shiny styles in their design. Few are produced to give you the health benefits you deserve.

A new class of footwear for this year is called fit flops. The main premise of the FitFlop is to induce a bit of instability as you walk. The engineers have accomplished this by creating a sole with multiple densities called micro-wobbleboard. This technology has a uniquely built mid-step and forces the legs to work harder when walking. The concept provides not only extra work for the legs, but are also constructed to have a cushioning effect for maximum comfort. The advantage of the FitFlop sole construction is that it reduces the amount of shock on the joints. As you walk, the sole absorbs more shock, which alleviates strain on the feet, the knees and the ankles.

Another brand that has taken that is pro-body is the MBT footwear. These shoes have a multi-layered pivot sole that mimics walking on an uneven terrain such as on soft moss. The curved sole provides several benefits while walking or standing. They significantly improve the posture and help relieve pressure on the joints and back. MBT also activates more muscles, whether walking or standing. This helps stimulate the metabolism, burn more calories, and helps firm the legs and abdominal muscles.

There are a growing number of people that now realize that the traditional walking sneaker is not going to cut it anymore. The trends are moving toward alternative footwear as mentioned above. People are becoming more educated about fitness and health, realizing that most shoes work against us. That walking on flat surfaces is horrible for our overall health and well being. That's why new footwear, like those mentioned above, have become part of the Worldwide trend toward an anti-shoe solution.