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Old 07-01-2009, 02:44 PM   #1  
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Has anyone tried these? Are they worth the $40? I think I would break my neck in them but if they'd really make my butt look better its a risk I'm willing to take. What do you think?
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:55 PM   #2  
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I had to look this up, because my first thought was "how could shoes possibly make your butt look any better?"

It's an interesting concept though. The only thing that bothers me is that they say "The calorie-burning rate when wearing the sandal style is three times that of wearing ordinary shoes and two times that of wearing the boots and clogs." I highly doubt that is true. And they don't provide any sort of study or proof for this. Plus, it looks like it'd be dangerous to be active wearing these xD

I'm not knocking it entirely, but I would consider something like squats for your butt.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:57 PM   #3  
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They probably make your rate of regular walking more inefficient, so in theory you would burn more calories walking around in them, but whether its enough to count or shape up your butt, I have no idea.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:31 PM   #4  
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I bought MBTs today. They were 95 and I feel they are a bit ugly, but I like the way they feel and if they make my thighs, calves or *** look hotter, I'll be happy.

I also occasionally have lower back pain (especially when hillwalking) and I've heard they can do wonders for that.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:38 PM   #5  
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I also have the MBT shoes and I love them... I do feel more of a pull in my thighs and my butt so I do suspect that they work
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:40 PM   #6  
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$40??? where did you find them at this price? i tried on a pair at dsw and they were listed for $100. ive been really interested in these shoes, but when i tried them on, they didnt feel that much different, so i was skeptical for $100. now $40... id be more willing to try...
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:06 AM   #7  
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I like the idea, but they're just too ugly for me to wear. I'd rather do squats.
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I havn't tried that brand, but I work for a store that used to sell Fitflops, which work in a similar way. I bought them only because I got a good price. The first couple times I wore them, I could tell my legs were being worked, but after that, I was used to it. I don't think it made a difference for me or anyone else. We only sell them online now, but we have had several customers in the last month return them to our store saying they don't like them at all. It is a different brand, so maybe it is better.
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:24 PM   #10  
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pay me your $40 and walk around on your tiptoes
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