Today’s Guest Post is from Carolyn of Urban Vivant.
These are NOT cute shoes. These are not my foxy, square-toed, five inch black patent Aldo stilettos. These are NOT my classy mahogany snakeskin Enzo peep toes. These are a pair of posture-improving, calorie-burning, brown suede MBTs. Super clunky and not a bit of chic.
BUT, they are comfy. And really, with a pair of jeans long enough to cover the orthotic looking heel, they’re not so bad. After wearing them for three days, I do have to say that I do notice a lot less tension in my lower spine, due to the way the MBTs force you to hold yourself. Because the sole is curved, I find my posture more aligned, as my pelvis tucks in and my shoulders go back. It feels quite a bit like walking through sand, not particularly challenging, but noticeable. As to whether or not they burn extra calories? Sure, I guess anything that makes your muscles work a little harder would burn more calories, but I doubt it would add up to anything significant.
They are pricey, I got mine on sale for $160, but they normally retailed for $230. So far, I think they’re worth the cost, just because my lower back feels so much better after a mere three days. That’s just me though. You gotta remember, $160 can buy quite a few pairs of cute night-out shoes that make their money back in the form of free drinks. These MBTs? They are so un-sexy, I think I would have trouble convincing my boyfriend to let me have a sip of his water.
MBT Women’s Kaya Mary-Janes in Chocolate Nubuck are on Sale at FootwearEtc.com for $165 with Free Shipping, regularly $250. Each pair of MBT’s also includes a free instructional DVD. Thanks for the great post, Carolyn!
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