Women’s Sirima 5S MJ Metallic Grape Wine

MBT Women's Sirima 5S MJ Metallic Grape Wine

The MBT Women’s Sirima 5S MJ is a timeless silhouette with a street-style edge. Finished in a rich metallic grape wine colour, it is versatile and easy to pair with any outfit, making it the go-to shoe that can take you for a stroll in the park or dressed up for a lunch date. Crafted with premium cow leather and a fitted with a microfiber footbed, this durable and trustworthy shoe is the perfect companion to take you through any activity. Equipped with MBT’s signature patented rocker sole and a pivot-axis midsole, it promotes an active rolling movement which stimulates exercise with every step you take. Available in Metallic Grape Wine. For more details, click here: https://goo.gl/0GvT4m

Selecting the Right Shoe for You

Selecting the Right Shoe for You

For most of us selecting the best shoe for seems a bit overwhelming, but, in reality it’s not all that difficult if you have an understanding of how your feet move, and how the technologies in running shoes work. Picking the right shoes for running is more of an art than a science. Many runners experiment with different brands and models until they find just the right fit, feel and functionality for themselves. There is only the best running shoe for you as each runner is unique in how much they train and what their running style is. There is no such “perfect” running shoe. The best running shoe for you depends entirely on the shape of your foot, your bio-mechanics and on the amount of running you do. Running shoes are designed to protect your feet from the road, provided the traction on various surfaces, cushion the strike shock and support your feet.

Running shoes provide the best protection for your feet, legs and body from the repeated stress of thousands of foot landings per mile. Each time you take a step and land, your foot absorbs two to three times of your body weight. This repeated impact is different from other sports. Running shoes have built-in features that enable you to run day after day more comfortably and with less chance of overuse injury. Here are some of the advantages of running shoes:

  • Superior Cushioning
  • Flexibility in the right places
  • Stability or Motion control
  • Traction on road or trails
  • Torsional stability – stiff where needed
  • Night-time reflectivity
  • Breathability

Let us know how our feet move:

  1. Neutral movement: Feet turn inward slightly as they hit the ground, called pronation.
  2. Overpronation: Feet roll too far inward, the arches collapse and provide no support. Overpronators usually have low to flat arches.
  3. Supination: Feet roll outward rather than inward. Supinators usually have high, rigid arches that don’t absorb shock well.

If you’re one of those lucky runners who is neutral, you will probably face fewer injuries. However, if you’re among the majority of runners who overpronate, or you supinate, you may be prone to injuries.

Types of injuries common to overpronators:

  1. Achilles tendonitis
  2. Arch pain
  3. Knee pain
  4. Rigid big toe
  5. Hip and lower back pain

Types of injuries common to supinators:

  1. Iliotibial band syndrome
  2. Plantar fasciitis
  3. Achilles tendonitis

Yeah, selecting the right pair of running shoe might be a stinky job for you, but somebody’s gotta look at your feet. Take a good long look at your feet. Feet, just like people come in all sizes shapes and designs. Does your foot look like your uncle John’s with a wide forefoot and flat arch? Or, do you have a sleek high-arched foot like your funny Aunt Mary? A running shoe that fits is very important. For the best fit and the most comfortable running, match your foot type to the shape and components of your running shoes. Feet can easily be divided into three categories; low, high and neutral arches. Shoe manufacturers make shoes for each type of foot: overpronators, supinators and neutral runners. Although people with a neutral footstrike can wear just about any type of shoe, it’s best to stay away from those with a lot of devices designed to control movement, which is why neutral shoes have very few –bells and whistles.” Neutral shoes are best for neutral runners and supinators. Even before you step inside a store, you need to know what type of foot you have.

Neutral Shoe Characteristics:

  • Single-density, soft to moderately soft midsoles
  • Zero to moderate torsion rigidity (a fancy technical term that refers to how easily the shoe twists when it’s held by the heel and the front is turned in the direction of the big-toe)
  • Semi-curved to curved shape (when looking at the sole)
  • Very flexible

Support shoes are designed for runners who overpronate. Since there are varying degrees of overpronation, shoes for overpronators offer varying degrees of support and stability. At Running Warehouse we classify support shoes as being mid, moderate or maximum.

Mid-Support Shoe Characteristics:

  • Small portions of midsoles that are higher density
  • Soft to moderately firm midsoles
  • Mid to moderate torsion rigidity
  • Semi-curved to curved shape
  • Very flexible

Moderate Support Shoe Characteristics

  • Larger portions of midsoles that are higher density
  • Soft to moderately firm midsoles
  • Mid to moderate torsion rigidity
  • Semi-curved to curved shape
  • Moderately to very flexible

Maximum Support Shoe Characteristics

  • Much larger portions of midsoles that are higher density
  • Moderately firm to firm midsoles
  • Moderate to maximum torsion rigidity
  • Semi-curved to semi-straight shape
  • Mildly flexible to moderately flexible

Runners who severely overpronate need motion control shoes. Shoes classified as moderate motion control are best for severe overpronators who run for about low to moderate mileage (10-20 miles-per-week), runners new to the sport who severely overpronate or larger runners with moderate overpronation. Maximum motion control shoes are best for the large runners (men over 190 pounds, women over 150) who severely overpronate.

Moderate Motion Control Shoe Characteristics

  • Much larger portion of midsoles that are higher density
  • Firm midsoles
  • Moderate to maximum torsion rigidity
  • Semi-straight to straight shape
  • Mildly flexible to moderately flexible

Maximum Motion Control Shoe Characteristics

  • Largest portion of midsoles that are higher density
  • Firm midsoles
  • Maximum torsion rigidity
  • Semi-straight to straight shape
  • Mildly flexible

Now, you may ask about cushioning. Well, cushioning doesn’t refer to how soft a shoe feels but rather how long a shoe will provide shock absorption before it breaks down. Since cushioned shoes weigh more than shoes with less cushioning, the amount of cushioning in shoes and body frame size are closely related. Larger runners tend to break down shoes with less cushioning, and runners with smaller frames may feel that maximum-cushioned shoes are too heavy. As with pronation control categories, we break cushioning levels down based on the amount of cushioning in a particular shoe.

Maximum Cushioning Characteristics

  • Largest cushioning devices
  • Midsole materials resist compression
  • Good for high-mileage, larger runners and runners who want a luxurious ride

Moderate Cushioning Characteristics

  • Medium-sized cushioning devices
  • Variety of midsole materials
  • Good for any amount of training volume and body frame size

Minimum Cushioning Characteristics

  • Small amount of cushioning devices
  • Best for fast-paced training or racing and runners with smaller body frames

So now should you Wear a Racing Flat or Trail Shoe?

Racing flats are very lightweight, with a minimum amount of cushioning. Generally, you should consider a racing shoe if you fit into these categories:

  • Your are a man who races at under 6:00 minute-per-mile pace
  • You are a woman who races at under 7:00 minute-per-mile pace
  • You have a smaller body frame. (Larger runners who race fast can wear racing flats, but like any shoe with a minimal amount of cushioning, a racing flat will quickly break down when worn by a larger runner)

Trail shoes are designed to offer better traction and stability than road shoes. If you run over 50% of the time on trails, you should consider a trail shoe. Characteristics of trail shoes are:

  • Minimal pronation control and cushioning
  • Durable outsoles usually with lug patterns
  • Low profiles
  • Protective uppers
  • Quick-drying materials
  • Often water-resistant

However, not everyone is so lucky. Some people over-pronate when walking and running. When this occurs, the foot rolls inward far too much, and this can cause pain and injury to the knees. Overpronators need to wear running shoes that are motion controlled and stable. Under-pronators or supinators have feet that roll outward when they walk and run. If this is your situation, you need running shoes that provide flexibility and lots of cushioning. Mild pronators can usually wear neutral running shoes. The feet of these runners roll inward slightly, which absorbs shock and enables the ankle to support the body properly. When you hear the word last in regard to shoes this refers to the shape of the shoe as well as the form (mold) around which the shoe has been made. If you are a neutral pronator, the best last type for you is semi-curved. If you over-pronate you want a straight last because it controls inward motion. If you underpronate you need rigid, high arches and a curve last that promotes inward motion.

This article is posted by MBT Physiological Footwear.

The Advantage of MBT Rocker Bottom Curved Sole Shoes

MBT Shoes Benefits

MBT Rocker Bottom Shoes have an innovative sensor patented insole that brings several benefits of custom orthotics at an affordable price. Each insole is individually custom molded for each foot, to ensure perfect fit and support no matter your arch type, foot shape or differences between the left and right foot. MBT insoles support your feet in proper alignment to promote healthy foot function and improve overall body alignment. The patented MBT core helps keep foot muscles and arches active and toned. Studies have already proved that improving overall body alignment helps improve biomechanical efficiency and reduce the incidence of stress injuries. Proper support underfoot can reduce foot fatigue and improve circulation for better endurance. The MBT rocker bottom sole technology includes a full range of cushioning and support levels that helps you achieve a comfortable, customized fit in virtually any footwear whether for sports, work or leisure.

MBT’s curved soles are personalized insoles custom molded to each of your unique feet. Curved soles offer the best support that you can get. Your feet are unique, off-the-shelf insoles are not. They are designed to a standard mold, making it difficult to account for the wide variety of feet in the world. Prefabricated insoles assume an identical left and right foot, something most of us do not have. MBT’s curved insoles fit both of your feet perfectly for ultimate comfort and support. Individually custom molded to each of your feet, they conform to the curve of your arches perfectly no matter your arch type. Any differences between your feet in length, arch shape or foot type don’t matter. If you need extra support under the ball of the foot – it can be added just for you.

Numerous studies have shown that orthotics help address the foot misalignment issues behind many injuries. Many people don’t realize these benefits only come if the insoles properly fit. Poorly fitting insoles can place your feet in unhealthy positions, impairing foot function and mobility and negatively affecting overall body alignment. They are uncomfortable and can cause pain and bruising to the arches. Custom molding is the only way to guarantee a perfect fit.


MBT’s outsoles dynamically support your feet without unhealthy excess rigidity. To ensure a perfect fit to your lifestyle MBT offers a range of insole models so that the width of the insole and its amount of stiffness and cushioning can be tailored to your needs. MBT’s are affordable and easily available. Order and you can walk out with them right away! MBTs feature a patented dynamic core for more energy with every step. Our lightweight shoes are designed to provide just the support you need without excess rigidity. We achieve this through a resilient core that flexes to provide feedback while retaining its custom shape for life.

To stay healthy your foot muscles need to stay active and engaged. Orthotics and arch supports are often far too hard and rigid, and fail to flex in response to movement. This impairs natural foot function, which over time can cause foot muscles to grow passive, decreasing muscle strength and arch flexibility. In contrast MBT Rocker Bottom Curved Sole Shoes are dynamic – they support your feet properly to prevent overpronation while flexing appropriately to return energy. Dynamic energy return facilitates utilization of joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and proprioceptors. This helps keep feet and arches active, healthy and toned. To ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefits of more energy beneath their feet we offer insoles with different stiffness levels to accommodate different needs, such as higher impact activities, greater loads or rigid footwear. Regardless of the insole model with MBT you get lightweight, efficient support that enhances, rather than compromises, performance.

For your convenience we recommend you having several pairs of MBT’s at the same time. That way you can get different pairs for different types of footwear and uses, for example a pair for sports and a pair for dress shoes, a pair for casuals, etc. MBT’s will begin caring for your feet as soon as you begin to use them in your footwear regularly.