New Type of Footwear Healthier on Your Knees and Other Joints

This commentary discusses a new type of footwear that is healthier on your knees and other joints. A lot of people don’t realize that every step one takes when walking place a lot of pressure on the feet and joints. Current shoe construction, for the most part, does not easily handle all this shock placed on the body. So what are the choices? Which types of shoes are going to best to handle all this pressure and save my knees? The answer is a new brand of walking shoes that are an essential aid to any walking fitness routine that is very joint friendly.

This joint-friendly shoe is called MBT Shoes. It is a brand that has a uniquely designed sole that provides instability as you walk, turning flat ground that we walk on into uneven terrain like walking on a beach. It has several benefits including improving core muscle strength and burning more calories, but one of the most important benefits of MBT for dedicated fitness walkers is that they are very helpful in relieving pressure on the feet and joints, especially the knees.

Most of us understand first hand that aging brings on more aches and pains, and that staying active is crucial in staying healthy. The Masai Barefoot Technology will help to keep you moving, allowing your body to increase blood flow and lubricate joints, thereby easing some of the pain.

The key to the Masai Barefoot Technology effectiveness on reducing joint pain is the multi-layered sole. It works as a buffer between the ground we walk on and our feet and joints. The curved sole allows for more equal weight distribution as you take steps, so you are not jarring joints as you stay active.

Another reason why these are the most joint-friendly shoes is that they help tone muscles that surround your knees, hips and back. They challenge the muscles to work harder and tone them much more than walking alone. This can help reduce the amount of pain by improving your posture, alignment and overall joint mobility.

So if you are looking for an easy, fast way to get in shape and protect those knees this spring and summer, give the MBT training shoes a try. You can find them in local boutique retailers, but your best bet as far as finding the widest variety of styles is to look for them online.