Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thoughts on Training Shoes

With the release of Reebok EasyTone Trainers in the UK, it suddenly seems as though the market is flooded with footwear promising to tone you up when you walk. First came MBTs, then FitFlop, Skechers Shape Ups and now the offering from Reebok. This is not a bad thing though. Like all areas of the market, competition is good and with the sports shoe manufacturers competing on price, looks, and whether the shoe does what it claims, the winners here are the consumers.

Having been promised a pair of Reebok EasyTone from Reebok themselves, I am looking forward to seeing how these measure up against the Skechers and FitFlops that I already own. My Skechers are certainly very comfortable due to the extra thick sole, but the curved shape of them also means that you have to work harder at balancing whilst walking in them and that can only be a good thing when it comes to toning your muscles. As a self-proclaimed heel addict, who would have thought I would end up with more than one pair of trainers in my wardrobe?

The Reebok EasyTones also have a cushioned sole: “DMX Max enhanced underfoot foam cushioning for lasting comfort” if we are being really specific! They boast a “SmoothFit seamless design [which] ensures minimal rub [and] decreases irritation”. The “Women’s Specific Last technology ensures a better fit” and they have an antibacterial sockliner which I don’t think any of the other shoes in this genre have. See what Reebok say about them in their promotional video, here. And there's an explanation of the technical aspect of the shoes here.

The ‘tone as you walk’ generation of shoe certainly seems to be the next big thing in sports footwear so the race is on to see which manufacturer will be next to jump on the bandwagon.

The new Reebok EasyTone Trainers are available at Fitness Footwear priced from £62.95.

1 comment:

  1. I got my easytones yesterday from Reebok and they are comfty. I can feel it in my legs today, can't wait to see the results