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MBT shoes?

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Philip Mann, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Philip Mann

    Philip Mann Member

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    What do folks think about MTB shoes?
  2. ezlington

    ezlington Member

    MBT's can be useful for Sagital plane problems but probably due to a large ground contact area it can exacerbate retro-patella and medial knee problems.
    Many patients swear by them, but paying over £150 for a pair of shoes that allegedly imitate (Massai) barefoot walking, rather than taking your shoes off seems excessive.

  3. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    Slightly off topic, but this whole market of these SACH/rocker sole shoes has just taken an interesting turn.

    Dunlop have just delivered their attack on the market with a retail price of $75 for women's shoe and will release a men's range early in the new year for about the same price(?)

    First container sold out in record time.

    They look quite good compared to the $220 Sketches.....
  4. irish frank

    irish frank Member

    undecided. several clients love them but others dont.. i would be reluctant to advise my patients one way or the other... BTW its very comfy here on the fence:D
  5. Jeremy Long

    Jeremy Long Active Member

    David ...

    I'm going to assume the Dunlap is being distributed down in your areas. We have a recent glut of cheap SACH-soled rocker athletic shoes. These include those from Avia and Dr. Scholl's. It's amazing how quickly questionable shoes can be imitated and produced, just to make a couple quick bucks. It's also funny how we regularly see new pairs being worn into the office, but never well-worn pairs.

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