Make Sure Your MBTs are Real, not Fake!

Here at Footwear etc., we get a lot of phone calls from customers who have been scammed. How is this possible? We all want to save money on shoes. Many disreputable companies take advantage of this by creating sites that carry knock-off shoes at deeply-discounted prices, and call them authentic MBTs. Unfortunately, many people unknowingly purchase shoes from these companies and don’t find out until it’s too late that they didn’t get the real deal.

How can you tell a scam? There are several tell-tale signs to look for. First, does the web site in question have a phone number where you can speak with a human being? If not, don’t order from them! Second, does the site sell any models or colors that are not listed on MBT’s web site ( If so, don’t order from them! Third, has your credit card been billed by an address in China? If so, you’ve been scammed. (Do note, however, that even some authentic MBT models are made in China. However, you shouldn’t be billed by a company in the far east.)  Did the shoes fall apart fairly quickly? They probably aren’t real MBTs. Finally, is the web site listed as an authorized dealer on MBT’s web site ? If not, don’t order from them!

Footwear etc. is proud to be one of the largest authorized dealers of MBT shoes. You can always rely on us to carry authentic MBTs. Not only do our retail stores and our online shop have an extensive variety of MBTs, we even have a concept store devoted to MBTs within The Core by Footwear etc. (located in Palo Alto, CA). We take MBT authenticity very seriously and work hard to ensure that you get the quality you expect from these shoes.

Even our customers have remarked about how good it feels to not have to worry about whether the MBTs they order from us are authentic. Here are a couple of samples:

“This is my second time ordering from this website. I was afraid of getting fakes, so I made sure to order from a place that also had actual stores. I was more than pleased with my MBT shoes as well as the shipping and packaging.”

“I chose to shop at Footwear etc. because I felt secure that I am getting the “real thing” (MBT’s). In my thorough research, Footwear etc. seems to be the most popular and trusted site for ordering a wide selection of real MBT’s at reasonable prices.”

Don’t take a chance on getting fake MBTs! Be sure you purchase from an authorized dealer, like Footwear etc. Many people have learned the hard way, save yourself a lot of grief!

4 Responses to Make Sure Your MBTs are Real, not Fake!

  1. phyllis says:

    boy did I learn the hard way I bought a pair that was cheaper only to find out that they were made in Vietnam they broke down in about seven mo. My first pair are over two years old and going strong they wrer made in China cost twice as much but well worth the money. I guess the saying is true you get what you pay for.

  2. Robin says:

    Thanks for your input, Phyllis. Authentic MBT shoes are made in China, Korea, and Vietnam, but at MBT-approved factories. If you don’t get a pair from an authorized dealer, you definitely could be out of luck.

  3. skip holloway says:

    Hi Phyllis. I recently purchased three pairs of MBT’s from an authorized MBT dealer. All of them were made in Indonesia. This seems to run counter to your explanation to Robin that authentic MBT shoes are made in China, Korea and Vietnam? Also, what color is the authentic label on the Vietnam-made shoes? Black or white? Thanks!

  4. Skip holloway says:

    Sorry Phyllis. My July 26 post was a question that was meant to be directed to Robin.