Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • MBT Women's Nama Casual Patent Shoe,Grey,37 2/3 EU (US Women's 7.5 M)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      
MBT

MBT Women's Nama Casual Patent Shoe


Price: $99.95 - $264.95
Select Size Chart  |  Fit: As expected (71%)
71% of customers say this fits as expected.
Too small
2
Somewhat small
1
Fits as expected
10
Somewhat large
0
Too large
1
12 customer reviews
Is this feature helpful? 
Thank you for your feedback.
They are true to size - I wear size 9 (women's), and the pair I received in that size fits just great.
Helen of Troy "El" | Fit: As expected
I like these because when I got my first pair, I was in so much heel pain, the only shoes I could wear were MBTs.
Myshiloh | Fit: As expected
The Nama are true to size,nice style, and the most important i can walk miles !!!
Ammo | Fit: As expected
Leave a comment (optional)
Grey
  • Leather
  • Rubber sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1 1/4"
  • Platform measures approximately 1"
  • leather
  • rubber sole

Shop the MBT Store at Amazon.com
Learn how the anti-shoe is pro-body.
To buy, select Size
Choose from options to the left

Product Description

MBT believes in footwear that makes you better from the ground up.

MBT: The idea of Physiological Footwear
MBT, Masai Barefoot Technology, was invented by Swiss engineer Karl Müller. During a visit to Korea he made the startling discovery that walking barefoot over paddy fields alleviated his back pain. Back in Switzerland, Müller began to develop a footwear technology that would make the natural instability of soft ground such as Korean paddy fields or the East African savannah accessible also to those, who have to walk on hard surfaces. In 1996, after years spent on research and development, Masai Barefoot Technology was mature enough to be launched on the market. MBTs are now available in over twenty countries, and approximately one million pairs of this revolutionary footwear technology are sold every year.

How the anti-shoe is pro-body:
Because of the specially designed sole, wearing MBTs significantly improves your gait and posture and relieves pressure on your joints and back. It also exercises a large number of muscles, whether you’re walking or standing. This, in turn, stimulates your metabolism, burns extra calories and speeds up muscle regeneration. In addition, MBTs can have a firming effect on abdominal, leg and buttock muscles.

The key to MBT is its patented sole structure.
The Shank, PU Midsole with Pivot and the Masai Sensor create a soft surface that is akin to walking barefoot on springy moss or on a sandy beach. This creates a natural instability underfoot, which activates the supporting muscle system and has positive effects on the entire body.

MBT

MBT technology mimicks walking in barefeet.


Wearing MBT mimicks walking on soft, natural ground.

When the heel strikes, the heel sinks into the ground and the body has to stabilize. When the foot rolls forward, there is a controlled rolling over the balancing area towards the ball of the foot. The toe rolls off (without pressure).
MBT
MBT's ensure the foot’s natural rolling movement and optimizes pressure distribution over the whole sole.


The Anti-Shoe

MBT would like to help people all over the world lead a healthier, more active and happier life. MBT is convinced that human fitness and health are significantly influenced by the way we walk – this conviction has already been substantiated objectively by many scientific studies.

MBT therefore attempts to awaken and strengthen the awareness of physiologically correct walking among people world-wide by disseminating the idea and concept of MBT physiological footwear. The benefits of physiologically correct walking can thus be made available to as many people as possible all over the world, in a straightforward and uncomplicated way.

MBT
MBT's Masai Sensor creates natural instability, to which the body responds with increased muscle activity.


MBT's Patented Sole Technology

The Lasting Board binds the upper and lower parts of MBTs together.

The Shank provides firmness to the sole and also ensures the foot’s natural rolling movement and optimizes pressure distribution over the whole sole.

The PU Midsole with Pivot triggers an active rolling movement and exercises a large number of stabilizing muscles throughout the entire body when walking or standing.

The Masai Sensor creates natural instability, to which the body responds with increased muscle activity.

The rubber Outsole protects the Midsole.

MBT, Masai Barefoot Technology, was invented by Swiss engineer Karl Müller. During a visit to Korea he made the startling discovery that walking barefoot over paddy fields alleviated his back pain. Back in Switzerland, Müller began to develop a footwear technology that would make the natural instability of soft ground such as Korean paddy fields or the East African savannah accessible also to those, who have to walk on hard surfaces. In 1996, after years spent on research and development, Masai Barefoot Technology was mature enough to be launched on the market. MBTs are now available in over twenty countries, and approximately one million pairs of this revolutionary footwear technology are sold every year.

See all Product Description
  • ASIN: B0029U18CI
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 5 x 5 inches; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: Nama W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,851 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
    • Average Customer Review:
    Would you like to give feedback on images?

    Customer Reviews

    Well designed and very well made.
    Helen of Troy
    The fabric of this style is very stiff and makes it uncomfortable when walking and trying to manuever the velcro straps when putting on and taking them off.
    pepper
    These are my 5th pair of MBT shoes.
    Shoe Person

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Dr D TOP 100 REVIEWER on November 30, 2010
    Verified Purchase
    I think I own the entire line of MBT for women and have enjoyed the benefits of pain-free walking for years! I tried on the Nama Casual Patent Shoe and decided not to purchase it. It is a very pretty shoe with the patent leather but the patent leather at the back ankle area comes up higher and is very stiff hitting the back of my ankle in an uncomfortable way. There are other MBTs that I prefer to this one for comfort and comfort is very important to me. I think combining patent with a shoe that comes up higher was a bad choice of combo. The patent is stiffer then most of the other MBT shoes and with this shoe coming up higher, this makes it more difficult to put on, remove and walk in comfortably as the stiff part hits the back of my ankle. I prefer other MBT shoes.

    MBT technology and superior materials allow many people to walk pain-free that wouldn't otherwise due to a variety of medical conditions. Just read all the testimonies about how people love being able to walk pain-free because of this shoe. If you are just wanting the rocking technology, there are lots of copycats out there such as Skecher and Aspire but the quality of material used does not compare to MBT. Someone told me that I had spent $200 unnecessarily because their shoe was the same and I went and tried on the Skecher and Aspire and let me tell you that yes they rock but the quality of materials used is not the same at all. The MBT absorbs shock 1000 times better than Skecher or Aspire for one thing which is crucial to my shoe selection for me.

    MBT technology also "raises your bottom line" and if you aren't used to them, you will be needing to stretch out and you will be sore let me warn you.
    Read more ›
    2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By pepper on December 29, 2010
    Color Name: GreySize Name: 43.5-44 M EU / 12 B(M) US Verified Purchase
    I have worn MBTs for over 2 years and love them. The fabric of this style is very stiff and makes it uncomfortable when walking and trying to manuever the velcro straps when putting on and taking them off.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D.N. on February 10, 2012
    Verified Purchase
    Title says it all, I normally have to wear a shoe lift in my right shoe or I get IT bursitis flare ups. I have not needed them for this one! Great shoe, get lots of compliments, didnt notice stiffness. Wear these to work, on my feet all day and they are comfortable.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Helen of Troy on July 13, 2010
    Color Name: GreySize Name: 39.5-40 M EU / 9 B(M) US Verified Purchase
    I like this walking shoes a lot: they do not look bulky or ugly, are pretty light and provide great support for the feet, while reducing the negative impact on both leg and hip joints from walking on hard surfaces. I also like the fact that I do not need to lace these shoes up - they have velcro.

    They are true to size - I wear size 9 (women's), and the pair I received in that size fits just great.
    Well designed and very well made.
    Feet feel great because of the support they get and because of the soft cushioning of the sole that acts as a shock absorber.
    Much less stress on both leg and hip joints.
    I am in pretty good shape, but I did feel that these shoes made my leg muscles exercise more.
    Made me another inch taller.
    Make me stand and walk straight (I tend to slouch at times).
    I wear them with jeans and they do not look any different than a pair of sneakers.

    Overall - great walking shoes! Would highly recommend them!
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ammo on July 27, 2011
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: 39 M EU / 8.5 B(M) US Verified Purchase
    I love the MBT's. They change my life, i have sandals, boots,and shoes for everyday.
    The Nama are true to size,nice style, and the most important i can walk miles !!!
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By maria on April 17, 2013
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: 35 2/3 EU (US Women's 6 M) Verified Purchase
    this shoes are narrow. I have medium feet and this shoes a bit long but too narrow. I like design and quality but sad they are dont fit as expected
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

    Visit Amazon's MBT Store

    See our full selection, shop by category, discover related brands, and more.
    MBT
    About MBT
    MBT - The Original Physiological Footwear since 1996

    In modern life we simply don't move enough. We wanted to make it easier for people to add more movement into their everyday life. The link between instability & movement, like what is experienced while walking barefoot on soft natural… Read the story & more in Amazon's MBT Store.

    Look for Similar Items by Category

    Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry > Women > Shoes > Athletic > Walking