Nikken Magnetic Insoles

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Take a walk with Nikken magnetic insoles in your shoes and show your feet that you love them. You can find more information, prices and order the Nikken magnetic insoles by clicking the picture of the item you are interested in below. You will then be taken to the Nikken website to complete your request.

Nikken magnetic insoles - mSteps, mStrides

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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 maybe surpasses them, and that’s Nikken’s new mSteps and mStrides.

Have questions? Check my magnetic insoles FAQ

What’s New in Nikken Magnetic Insoles?

Sometimes the magnetic nodes crack and break in the Kenko mSteps and mStrides. Instead of having to replace the whole pair of insoles, you can now replace just the broken magnet. The replacement magnets come in packs of 10.

Why these magnetic insoles?

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 mSteps, mStrides and Magsteps 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® are in shoes all over the world.

I think the mSteps and mStrides are are going to be even more popular and beneficial.

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 mSteps, 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.

Two Types of Magnetic Insoles

Nikken insoles come in two varieties. mSteps are a thin magnetic insole that fits easily into your shoes. When you get these magnetic insoles, you will notice that one side has small bumps and the other does not.

If you are familiar with Nikken’s older insoles, the mSteps are comparable to the Magsteps, but with much smaller bumps. I’ll be honest, I miss the bumps. Many people didn’t like the bumps, so the mSteps will be much better for more people.

The mStrides are thicker than the mSteps to provide more cushion and have replaced the old Magstrides. No bumps on these magnetic insoles.

Both the mSteps and mStrides use the new DynaFlux magnetic nodes to create a constantly changing magnetic field as you walk.

How to Order the Nikken Magnetic Insoles

To order any of the Nikken magnetic insoles, just click on one of the pictures above or anywhere on this page and you will be taken to the Nikken website to get prices, additional documentation and to order.

The sizes for the magnetic insoles: small is for shoes from size 5 up to size 9 and large is for shoes from size 7 up to size 12. In most cases, small is for women’s shoes and large 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 mSteps are in my shoes and I notice when they are missing. The best response I get from my customers who are using any of these magnetic insoles 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 the Nikken magnetic insoles 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 mSteps.

13 Responses to Nikken Magnetic Insoles

  1. DJ says:

    Do the magnets ever lose potency?

    • Wayne says:

      Hi DJ. Not in my 16 years experience using Nikken’s magnets. Nikken uses permanent magnets, so the magnetic field shouldn’t degrade unless something significant happens to them.

  2. Veronica says:

    Hi Wayne, i have the old Magsteps way back 2006 and i can say it really helps for my job but then i change my shoes and throw it but forgot to take my magsteps. That was so sad. Thanks God i found you.

    • Wayne says:

      Hi Veronica. I did the same thing when I wore out my previous pair of shoes. You get used to them being there and forget all about them until you get a new pair. You definitely notice when they aren’t there.

  3. Diane Watson says:

    Hi Wayne…How do the new mSteps hold up? Do they wear as long as the original magsteps?

    • Wayne says:

      Hi Diane. The insole itself should last longer because it is a more durable material than the MagSteps had. The magnetic inserts can break though, usually at the toe where it has to bend a lot. There are two ways to handle that.

      One is, if one of them breaks to the point where it will come out then just leave it out. There are more than enough magnets in there to make up for it.

      Two, Nikken has replacement magnets that you can buy so that you can replace the broken one if you want to.

      When my current insoles wear out I will buy another pair of mSteps. I have had one crack in each insole, but not to the point that the magnet falls out.

  4. Lisa May says:

    Hello, I dont have a comment but a question. I had a pair of these insoles years ago and really liked them. I’m on my feet a lot on hard surface and walk a lot. which pair of these insoles would be better to wear? I think with the older insoles you could turn them over so they werent so bumpy. Thanks!

    • Wayne says:

      Hi Lisa. You mentioned the bumps, so you had the MagSteps before. The current version of those are the mSteps. They still have bumps, sort of, but they are so small that you probably won’t feel them. I would stick with them as long as they worked for you, whether you used the bumpy side or not.

  5. Rafael de Larrazabal says:

    Hi, I enjoyed reading your blog about Nikken insoles as this was recommended by a friend. I am from the Philippines and wondering about what size I should get. Filipinos have smaller feet than Caucasians and I am a male wearing a size 8 US. Also mstep or mstride that is the question.
    Appreciate your help. thanks Raffy

  6. Rick Parkinson says:

    i have used these insole for years. In fact I still have the original ones I bought back in 1993, worn out but I still use them. I had dislocated my ankle and after it was fixed I had to walk down the stairs one step at a time, step down with one foot, then step onto the same step with the other foot. After a couple of weeks using these insoles I could walk down the stairs properly. I feel that these insoles helped my ankle finish healing as it was always stiff after being dislocated and only after i started using these insoles that stiffness went away. I to notice when I wear shoes without these in them. I am looking forward to getting another pair soon. Those originals have worn out at the balls of my feet, but are still usable so far.

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