NEW: October 2013 Introducing Nikken’s new Kenko mStrides magnetic insoles. These new magnetic insoles incorporate the same DynaFlux magnetic technology introduced in 2 years ago in the Kenko PowerChip. I think the DynaFlux magnets are the best thing that Nikken has ever done with magnets and I’m very excited to start hearing the testimonials that people will have with these new magnetic insoles.
Magsteps, the original Nikken magnetic insoles, were the very first product that Nikken had when they started out in Japan in March of 1975 and they have been offering them ever since. Many companies have tried to duplicate what Nikken has created with the Magsteps. Only one other magnetic insole comes close to them, and that’s Nikken’s Magstrides, and now the new mStrides.
Some companies have tried to compete by offering magnetic insoles with a handful of magnets around the outside edge and maybe a few in the center. They create an uneven magnetic field. Nikken’s magnetic insoles, the mStrides, Magsteps and Magstrides, provide an even magnetic coverage across the entire surface of the insole.
Here’s what Nikken says about their magnetic insoles:
When your feet hurt, your whole body knows it. But you can be relaxed and comfortable even if you’re on your toes all day, thanks to Nikken insoles.
Nikken introduced the original Magsteps® in 1975 — the company’s first product. The textured surface was inspired by the pebbles found underfoot in Japanese public baths, known to produce a stimulating and energizing sensation. In the insoles, this was combined with magnetic technology, another ancient principle. Today Magsteps® and Magstrides® are in shoes all over the world.
Can magnetic insoles really help?
Yes they can. As Nikken’s description said, when you feet hurt, your whole body knows it.
Have you heard of reflexology? In reflexology they have mapped all of the parts of the body onto the bottom of the foot. When you go to a reflexologist for a treatment, they will work on areas of your feet to address anything that you have going on. Headaches, sinus problems, aches and pains, it’s all right there on the bottom of your feet.
When you wear Nikken magnetic insoles in your shoes, the magnetic fields from those insoles will stimulate all of those points. If those insoles have bumps, like the Magsteps, then your feet are stimulated physically as well as energetically.
I won’t go so far as to say that wearing Nikken insoles is the same as reflexology, but some of the benefits are similar.
Check out the testimonials for Nikken’s magnetic insoles.
Note: A pair of medium Magsteps is also available as part of the Vital Day Pack that you can see here.
Three Types of Magnetic Insoles
Nikken insoles come in three varieties. MagSteps are a thin magnetic insole that fits easily into your shoes. When you get these magnetic insoles, you will find that one side has bumps and the other does not. I found the bumps on my Magsteps to be uncomfortable while walking so I just flipped them over to the smooth side. Now that I have been wearing them for three years ( I’ve heard from some people whose MagSteps insoles lasted them 10 years! ) I decided to try the bumps again and my feet handle them fine now.
Magstrides are a little bit thicker, include Nikken’s far-infrared technology and have a little more cushion to them. Due to the extra thickness, some people cannot fit them into their shoes. If you have plenty of room in your shoes, height-wise, then these will work for you. If your shoes are tighter you already have a shaped insert in your shoe, then the MagSteps will be a better choice for you.
The new mStrides are thicker than the Magsteps to handle the thicker DynaFlux magnetic nodes. Those magnetic nodes are what make the mStrides so special. They create a bigger magnetic field that penetrates your feet much deeper than the magnets in the other types of insoles.
The sizes for the magnetic insoles: small is for shoes up to size 8 and medium is for shoes up to size 12. The large insoles fit shoes that are really big. In most cases, small is for women’s shoes and medium are for men’s shoes.
People often ask if magnetic insoles work and what they do. What I can tell you is that my feet feel great when my MagSteps are in my shoes and I notice when they are missing. The best response I get from my customers who are using MagSteps is that their feet feel good. That’s all that matters to me. Check with your doctor if you have an implanted device, like a pacemaker, before using Nikken insoles or any other magnetic product.
Need more information? The brochure and quick reference sheets are available on the Nikken ordering website. Just click on the images of the magnetic insoles above and you will be taken there.
As an independent Nikken wellness consultant I do not represent or speak for Nikken. The content of this website represents my opinion based on my use of MagSteps or those of my customers who are using them. Also, none of these statements have been reviewed or approved by the FDA. I am a massage therapist and therefore unable to diagnose, treat, or prescribe specific products for specific conditions. With that said, I don’t leave home without my Nikken magnetic insoles in my shoes. I use the MagSteps.