(Closed) Shoes to promote weight loss!?

posted 9 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I think any type of shoes can promote weightloss, as long as you wear them while keeping up with a consistent routine of cardio and strength training, and don’t wear them out on numerous trips to the refrigerator!  🙂

I’d be more tempted to spend the $100 on two sessions with a personal trainer– one to set me up with a program, and then another one six weeks later to check my progress and give me a new program for the next six weeks.

Post # 4
4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have the fitflops, which are a similar thing to this.  I have a lot of walking on my commute to work and I thought it would be a little better than wearing $2 Old Navy flip flops.

I haven’t noticed that big of a difference.  They make my legs and butt a little sore so maybe they’re toning something.  I wouldn’t hold out for life-changing results though ;o)

Post # 5
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wouldn’t do it!

As a kinesiologist I was entrigued and I went to the website to check out the “science”

In one sentence they state the shoe promotes you to dig in your heel, shift your weight to the center of your foot and then push off with your toes and this will increase your back strength and core strength blah blah blah – THIS IS HOW WE ALWAYS WALK – shoes or no shoes!!!!

So then I went to the clinical trial to see what they asked the participants to do while wearing the shoe that resulted in the weight loss and strength increases and they didn’t say and they didn’t even have a link so that I could read the actual lab report!!!

If I were you I would stick to the old fashioned tried and true method – increase caloric expenditure (exercise) and decrease caloric intake!!!!!!

Good Luck!

Post # 6
1011 posts
Bumble bee

I think the principle behind these shoes is the same as the MTB and Earth shoes.  They “may” promote some toning, but that’s probably because you’re using muscles that you don’t normally use.  Of course if buying the shoes makes you walk more (b/c you want to get your money’s worth), well, they might get you started on a regular habit.

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