If your new year’s resolution is to get a better body in 2008 then your feet are a perfect place to start and what better present to give them than a pair of MBTs. Masai Barefoot Technology has proved popular in recent years, promising fitness, health and beauty benefits and they are now available in workwear and fashionable colours. MBTs (Masai Barefoot technology) make it easy to get active, get moving and feel better in 2007! Based on the simple premise that what you don’t use, you lose, the unique sole on MBTs makes your body work more efficiently when walking or standing – activating hundreds of tiny muscles that support our joints and skeleton. They encourage you to stand up straight, improving your posture and gait, as well as burning extra calories and helping to tone legs, stomach and buttocks. Try them and feel the difference. When your body works more muscles, you feel more comfortable, the MBT patented soles combat tired feet, and the relief from back and joint pain will put a spring in your step. MBTs are perfect for anyone who wants to improve their fitness, whether its maximising the benefit of the morning trudge to work from the train station or getting in shape after birth while pushing the buggy. ‘A variety of styles are available including trainers, sandals, business and leisurewear. MBTs are registered as a Class 1 medical device in the EU and they all feature the Swiss-engineered patented multi-layered sole, which transforms normal passive walking into dynamic active walking – MBTs are named for the Masai people of East Africa who walk barefoot and rarely suffer from backache. Recommended by leading doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropodists and fitness trainers worldwide, they are also worn by stars of screen and catwalk, who wear MBTs to improve their health and fitness and enhance their appearance. The footwear was first launched in Ireland in December 2003 and 100,000 pairs have been sold countrywide. MBTs are available throughout Ireland at selected shops, gyms and therapists, priced from €199 to €239. Visit www.swissmasai.ie or call 1890 929511 for more information on MBTs. Each pair comes with detailed instructions and exercises, as well as an introductory DVD.