Reebok EasyTone Shoes Review

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

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Reebok, I am just a happy customer. I have purchased my trainers with my own money.

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12 Comments

  1. razzledazzle
    April 5, 2010 / 7:07 pm

    Love the look of the black ones. The ad on tv was a little too “sprite zero” for my liking! Very unrealistic. They are a great price compared to MBT’s.

  2. andreea
    Author
    April 5, 2010 / 7:15 pm

    You should see the white ones too, they are class! I figured they are a safe choice in black, with the rain and all :). I know, the add is a bit much no shoe will make my legs/bum look like that.

  3. April 6, 2010 / 7:56 am

    it’s good to see that they actually do something 🙂 I had noticed these and the MBTs, but they really are ugly to see 😉 while these are very nice!

  4. andreea
    Author
    April 6, 2010 / 10:18 am

    I tried the MBTs and i didnt like them, it feels like im gonna break my ankle when im walking. I suppose they just dont work for me.

  5. Eva
    April 8, 2010 / 9:16 pm

    Where can you buy these in Dublin?

  6. andreea
    Author
    April 8, 2010 / 9:19 pm

    I got mine in Lifestyle Sports.

  7. Cowboy
    April 13, 2010 / 9:07 pm

    Just how pleasurable was your workout, Karen wants to know….?

  8. andreea
    Author
    April 13, 2010 / 9:20 pm

    It was very pleasant, it could be even nicer if the lovely Karen would join me on my walk :).

  9. Elizabeth
    September 9, 2010 / 12:45 pm

    i bought a pair of easytone and i find them impossible, the main reason is the tongue of the shoe is cutting into my foot, usually all runners the tongue is one piece where these the tongue is sewing half way and there is a lip and is really cutting into my foot, do you have this problem

  10. andreea
    Author
    September 9, 2010 / 4:46 pm

    Hi Elizabeth, no i didnt have that problem so far and i walk in them at work a lot. The only issue i have with the shoes is that my feet get very hot in them, thats all.

  11. mary
    September 10, 2010 / 11:02 am

    i have the same problem as Elizabeth

  12. andreea
    Author
    September 10, 2010 / 5:17 pm

    @Mary- as i mentioned previously, i dont have such problem with the shoes. Everybody is different 🙂

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