The drama of the MBTs goes on.
If you have followed this blog, you read about MBTs (Masai Barefoot Technology).
The funny-looking sandal, known as MBTs, became my Sandal Saviors.
- My history of blossoming blisters – banished
- Lost toenails from pavement slapping – gone
- Walking to MBTs Nirvana was mine
Then the company went bankrupt.
MBTs Nirvana Interrupted
What followed the bankruptcy was the picture of an Old Lady Walking, desperate for MBTs.
- I scurried over ads of leftover stock, trying to avoid knock-off imposters
- I wailed when reputable sellers ran out of my size
Eventually, a U.S. store returned. But their sandals were not the same.
- I hated the women’s version with a strap criss-crossing my instep
- Not a good idea to bind feet that walk 60 miles in 3 days
- The introduction of leather sandals did nothing to boost my morale
I received a survey from the company. I begged them to bring back a non-leather sandal that worked better for walking 60 miles.
And you know what? They did!
I am sure it is because I asked.
Not Quite MBTs Nirvana
The image above is of MBTs Lila 6 Sport Sandal. It’s very similar to earlier sandals I had.
So, what’s the problem?
A simple click-and-buy was not in the cards.
- The U.S. store did not have my size
- They had no idea when (or if) they would get them in
- I found a reputable seller on Amazon
- They had the size I ordered for my last pair (Yay!)
- When they arrived, they were way too big (Boo!)
I ordered a smaller size and just received them. Let’s just say I have mixed feelings.
- Non-leather material √
- Size that fits √
- Upper straps about 1/3 the size 🙁
I hope Lucky #13 Walk doesn’t have me falling off my MBTs. With those San Diego hills, that could be a dangerous roll.