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mbt's and Plantar fasciitis

Posted by dixie on 6/14/05 at 09:29 (176752)

Any comments on the MBT shoes in general? Will they hurt or help in the case of Plantar Fasciitis? I do a lot of walking, and recently way overdid it in Chicago and NY. I walked for hours in loafers and Arche shoes, and now the pain is terrible.

Re: mbt's and Plantar fasciitis

elvis on 6/15/05 at 14:38 (176863)

dixie....I just looked up MBT and I would suggest talking to your doctor before trying MBT. It look like a negative heel similar to Earth shoes. It also looks to have a rolling action with that big fat mid-sole section. Here's a link to a site that lists heel spur as a conditon that MBT treats. Just click on 'Medical & Therapy' to see the list of foot conditions by scrolling down. I just called a local MBT store here in San Diego. They cost $224 for sandal and $235 for the shoe. Of course the lady I spoke to was very high on MBT. Caution....it could be a cult ! LOL

http://www.mbt-uk.com/

Anyway I have suffered from chronic plantar fasciitis for the past 18 months and just got relief (~80%) from a new orthotic. I will talk to my doctor on Monday and report back on what he thinks of MBT.

Re: mbt's and Plantar fasciitis

Suzy D on 6/16/05 at 20:05 (176972)

How do you go about ordering MBT's in the US. I didn't notice any ordering information on the home page. Thanks, Suzy

Re: mbt's and Plantar fasciitis

elvis on 6/16/05 at 23:03 (176984)

Suzy D..........try this link to locate an MBT dealer closest to where you live. Foot Solutions whihc is a chain in California is all over the place here in So Calif (San Diego)

http://www.swissmasaius.com/mbt_get_training.asp

Re: MBT shoes

Suzy D on 6/18/05 at 07:27 (177050)

Thanks a lot. That was very helpful. Suzy