Post # 1
I’m intrigued by the Reebok RunTone shoes and was wondering if anyone out there has tried them (or the similar EasyTone shoe). I have been strength training, spinning, and running (up to 5k) as well as following a nutrition plan, but am trying to get to the next level of overall fitness… and I’m wondering if these would help, in addition to everything else! Would love to hear your stories – good and bad. Thanks!
Post # 3
I have seen these as well! I was so tempted to buy some to test them out. If anyone has them I would love to hear if they work!
Post # 4
ooo me too! I’ve been eyeing them but yet to purchase!
Post # 5
I am a little skeptical on the shoes personally. I am a pronator so I need shoes that work best with pronation and I am pretty sure these shoes are neutral so I could never wear them running. I just have a hard time determining if these are legit or just the lazy mans answer to working out.
Post # 6
I tried the earlier version (Fit Flops) and I really didn’t notice a difference when wearing them.
Post # 7
I bought a pair of MBT, which are the original model for all of these shoes. I’m a runner and I didn’t notice a difference in my legs after wearing them. I did notice that I looked funny wearing them and that it was difficult for me to move quickly.
Post # 8
I just bought a pair of the Easy Tone Reinspire shoes yesterday and took them for a trial walk through the mall and this morning with the dogs I’m watching for a friend and didn’t notice any difference in how they felt or how I walked. They really felt like regular walking shoes to me.
I did wait for a good sale on them at JCPenney ($65.99 plus tax after using a $15 coupon I found on-line) and was in need of a good pair of walking shoes. Again, it’s too soon to tell if they’ll do anything for me. I think the whole basis behind all these toning shoes is to get people to walk and you’ll tone up your legs and butt this way no matter what kind of shoes you’re wearing. Just my opinion.
I will say this, the Easy Tone’s are a lot more attractive than the Skechers Shape Ups. I tried those on with my sister and she said I looked like Frankenstein, then I saw them on a a waitress and thought the same thing. Those are some funky shoes!!!
Post # 9
I have the Reebok RunTones, and while I like them, and they’re very comfortable, I haven’t found them to be great to run in, because the little “bosu” ball that’s in the ball of my foot pushes when I run and causes a hot spot on my foot. Great for walking though.
Post # 10
There have been a number of studies that state that there is not any more muscle activation with toning shoes vs regular shoes. I wouldn’t waste your money. They are designed around creating instability so that you are forced to stay alert and balanced throughout the day, or workout. that said there would be an increased chance of turning and ankle or falling if you were to run in them
Post # 11
i just bought them, to be honest i needed new trainers anyway and since im on my feet all day i figured it wouldnt kill me to have them, plus they were on sale so that helps:P my feet were really sore yesterday when i wore them, just my feet, not my legs or anything so we’ll see how it goes and il report back to you:)