No they don’t. The Masai Barefoot Technology shoe is supposed to be based on the barefoot walking of the Masai tribe from Africa. The MBT shoe is supposed to mimic that barefoot walking. How can it do that? How can you get a barefoot gait while wearing great big lumps of shoe. They even used to claim that they can cure cellulite with them. That makes them no better than snake oil. The MBT shoes makes the muscles work harder. That’s a bad thing, right? Surely a good shoe would make the muscles work less not more. What has happened to all the Podiatry Arena threads on the MBT shoe? Have the died off like the MBT shoe should? Here is some commonsense on this shoe.