The latest trend in fitness footwear is footwear that effortlessly tones your lower half. Perhaps the most popular take on this trend at the moment, Reebok EasyTone promises to give you better legs and a better butt with every step, and with a price tag of about $100, you wouldn’t need a cash advance from your employer to get into a pair of these ‘exershoes’. However, do they really work? I stepped out every day for a week in my new pair of Reebok EasyTone Go Outside sneakers from Onlineshoes.com. Here’s what I found.
Without a doubt, the EasyTone sneakers made me more aware of the work my legs were doing through the day. I believe after 3 days of wearing the shoes walking around NYC, my legs were indeed getting more of a workout. The cushioning is excellent, and my feet stayed dry and cool.
However after walking one mile my first day, the tops of my toes were so sore that I headed back home to take care of them. I slipped off the shoes and the tops of my toes were torn up from friction! I think the culprit is the area where the rubber SmoothFit technology meets the upper, at the base of the tongue. When I reach my hand inside the shoe I can easily feel where my toes were being pushed up against this hard edge. The next day I put on my EasyTones, I bandaged my toes and wore my thickest athletic socks, and everything was fine. But this may be something Reebok wants to look into, in case I’m not the only one feeling the pain.
Verdict: The Reebok EasyTone shoes do work! For best results I suggest you spend more than an hour a day walking in them. Just make sure you adequately protect your feet from any possible rubbing with thick socks and bandaids.
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Have you tried the Reebok EasyTone sneakers? How was your experience?