Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Very Knee-Friendly Walking Shoe

This commentary discusses a new type of footwear that is healthier on your knees and other joints. A lot of people don’t realize that every step one takes when walking place a lot of pressure on the feet and joints. Current shoe construction, for the most part, does not easily handle all this shock placed on the body. So what are the choices? Which types of shoes are going to best to handle all this pressure and save my knees? The answer is a new brand of that are an essential aid to any walking fitness routine that is very joint friendly.

This knee-friendly footwear is called Masai Barefoot Technology. It is a brand that has an innovative curved sole that provides instability as you walk, making the ground we walk on everyday from a flat surface to one that is uneven and induces a bit of instability. It has several benefits including improving core muscle strength and burning more calories, but one of the more crucial advantages of these shoes is that they provide protection for the feet, knees and other joints from all the shock placed when doing casual walking or undertaking a strict fitness walking regimen.

Most of us are versed first hand that aging brings on more aches and pains, and that remaining active is crucial in staying healthy. The Masai Barefoot Technology will help to keep you moving, allowing your body to increase blood flow and lubricate joints, thereby easing some of the pain.

The key to the Masai Barefoot Technology effectiveness on reducing joint pain is the multiple layered rocker sole construction. It works as a buffer between the ground we walk on and our feet and joints. The curved sole allows for more equal weight distribution as you take steps, so you are not jarring joints as you stay active.
Another reason why these are the most joint-friendly shoes is that they help tone muscles that surround your knees, hips and back. They challenge the muscles to work harder and tone them much more than walking alone. This can help reduce the amount of pain by improving your posture, alignment and overall joint mobility.

Staying active is very important for overall health and weight management. But your joints and knees do not have to pay the price. The shoes hold several benefits that will make a walking routine much more joint-friendly.