Karl Müller Masai Barefoot Technology Shoes, 1996 Photo 37

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50 Ugliest Shoes Karl Müller Masai Barefoot Technology Shoes, 1996

Karl Müller Masai Barefoot Technology Shoes, 1996

Like all "toning shoes," MBTs feature a thick sole with a rounded heel designed to slightly destabilize the wearer and modify biomechanics. While the health benefits of that have been disputed by scientists and podiatrists, its ugliness remains incontrovertible.       

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