Reebok EasyTone Trainers are a new generation of sport shoes meant to help people get the most of their workout. The blurb is: “EasyTone helps tone key leg muscles. How? Balance pods are built-in under the heel and forefoot of the shoes. The balance pods are designed to create natural instability with every step which forces your muscles to adapt and encourages toning.” (source Reebok EasyTone leaflet)
Apparently it increases muscle activation up to 28% in gluteus maximus (bum), 11% hamstrings (back of thighs) and 11% calves.
As you know from my last post, i have started a spring body cleansing. That means i will ditch the junk food in favor of fruits and vegetables, get over my sugar addiction and start exercising more. The exercising more part is what brought me together with the EasyTone shoes.
I don’t like going to gym, i find it quite boring personally and i am lacking in motivation to go every day/week. Tried it before last year, spent 160 euro on a 3 months membership and only went 2 times. So i suppose its just not my cup of tea.
What i do enjoy is walking, rain or shine i don’t really mind as long i have my ipod with me and comfy clothes. So to start my walking programme i decided to walk up and back from work (20 min walk one way) everyday and three times per week have a longer walking session.
So here are the wonder shoes:
I have been using them for about a week and i honestly can say I’m noticing that is something different. To tell you bluntly, I’m feeling soreness in muscles that i didn’t know i had. The walking is more pleasurable, they are extremely comfortable and i have noticed it helps with my posture as well. I don’t know if they are meant to help with posture or not, but even if its just the placebo effect I’m still pleased.
I am placing them on the same league with MBT`s and Skechers Shape Ups but with a more fashionable look and affordable price. Mine were 85 euro, i know they are not cheap but compared with the MBT`s (about 200 euro) they are very reasonable. Also because they are black and i can wear them at work everyday so I`m getting good use out of them.
The range of colors is very limited, you can choose from white with blue stripes or black with hot pink stripes. I suppose they will bring more models in the future, i know in America you can find them in silver as well.
Also the promotional add is brilliant, loads of beautiful models parading in hot pants and EasyTone shoes. I hope my legs will look like that or i want a refund!
Anyway, add or no add the shoes are a good investment if you are a novice in exercising like me.
xo xo xo