“ Manufacturer: Reebok / Type: Shoes „
This past couple of years has seen me lose quite a lot of weight and then when I stopped trying I managed to maintain my weight simply. I now use exercise equipment at home as well as visiting the gym 3 or 4 times per week too. I have lost another two stone now with ease and am enjoying being slimmer and fitter than ever before. Because I this I now find that trainers are my main footwear most of the day almost every day and so I like to have trainers that are comfortable and from brands that I have come to know and trust. I have tried a couple of these toning shoes in the past, with mixed results, but figured that because these were from Reebok that they were a name that I know and trust and I would give them a go.
I actually purchased these shoes from a friend and paid just £30.00 for them. I believe that they retail for anywhere up to £100.00 depending on the variation that you have and so this price seemed fantastic to me. The shoes had only been worn on a couple of occasions but my friend found that they were too small for her and a little uncomfortable so she couldn't return them as she'd already worn them! I, however, tried them on and found that the 7 was the ideal size for me. Now often I like to have a size 7.5 if possible as size 7 can be a little too tight for me but in that respect these shoes have been perfect since the first time I tried them on.
The trainers that I purchased are black and pink. I like the pink as it brings a feminine edge to my shoes whether I am in the gym or out and about. The sole on these shoes is quite sizeable and there is the word 'easytone' on the side of these shoes. They do look like standard trainers to me really but of course they have been designed to help you tone up easily. This was part of why I wanted them from my friend but also I liked the look of them too and thought they looked quite feminine without being over the top like some ladies trainers can be. I've not had anyone notice that these are Easytone unless I have pointed it out to them so they must blend in well to others too.
The concept of these shoes is different to standard trainers and you have small raised areas on the sole of the bottom and these are designed to make you work a little harder when you're working and therefore help tone your legs up quicker than normal and also is meant to be basically unnoticeable. I found that I did struggle a little at first to keep perfect balance while wearing these shoes and I do have to work a little harder when wearing them, however I never tripped over or anything like that and so far I have found these shoes quite comfortable and simple to wear too, well, once I adjusted to them anyway. I wear these shoes several times per week, usually anyway, and have found that they have been fantastic. If they get soaked then they take lots of time to dry out but generally I do avoid this anyway, also I switch my shoes on a daily basis to ensure even wear and that they do not become smelly or unpleasant and I never put shoes in the washing machine now as this can damage them greatly, even on a gentle wash.
I have been wearing mine for a few months now and have to say that the condition is still pretty good. I have some light scuffs and scratches in places but generally I feel like the quality of these trainers is a high standard. These easytone trainers have not worn so much in places that they've broken yet and I hope to get at least a good few months wear out of them still before they need discarding. I have found that these are useful in the gym, however, I found it a little more difficult to keep my balance wearing these while on the cross trainer so on the days when I focus mainly on cardio I would wear these to the gym and then change in to a different pair of standard running trainers.
I would definitely buy these again in the future but I would not want to pay anywhere close to £100 for them, maybe £50-£60 would be my maximum. I felt that the higher price tag was a little steep, even for toning trainers, as effectively these are just comfortable trainers with a little more support and some raised areas on the bottom.
I have been going to the gym for a while now and have definitely toned up a lot more and lost lots of weight but I cannot say that I noticed much difference while away on business or on holiday wearing these for a week at a time and except for a mild aching calf the first time I walked a long distance in these they do not feel like they are doing much for me. Of course it is very difficult to detect whether something like this is working or not without just using solely these shoes and doing no other toning exercise but if I had to go either way I would say no rather than yes to them being great at helping me tone easily. Once I got used to wearing them I had no problems with these and despite feeling a little like I was jumping around on a cloud I was happy enough with the shoes. For the purposes of their design though and their usage I will give them 3/5 as that extra toning I wanted just wasn't there.
A little over a year ago, I've started to be more conscious about my health and tentatively started to plan healthy living lifestyle, which includes doing a 20-30 minute exercise such as walking around the park, jogging, skipping ropes or anything I fancy. However, when I was about to go and do a slow jog around the park, I realise I don't really own a nice and comfortable pair of trainers. I love shoes but I tend to buy flashy ones with heels that are made to hurt my feet.
So, I went on a hunt to look for a pair of good trainers. I saw these in sports direct and I was swayed by the advertisement. However, they only have the pink pairs in my size and I'm really not a fan of pink. However, I managed to find a pair of white/gold trainers on an online shop and they're a lot cheaper as well. So, I bought the Reebok Women's Easytone Rush Lux trainers in size 5 for £44.99 including the postage. Considering the RRP is around £95.00, I would say that I managed to snatch a good bargain.
The question is, does Reebok managed to hold its promise of 'Easytone'? The trainers are specially designed to stimulate special muscles in the legs when someone walks in these trainers. The sole of these trainers have raised curves at the positions of toes, heels and balls of the feet. The consequence of these domes or pods is such as the balance of the whole body has shifted and this change in balance causes the muscles in the hamstrings and calves to work more to achieve the toning effect.
From my experience of walking in these trainers for nearly a year, I'll have to say that it does give some work out to my leg muscles but I don't really see a really significant toning effect to them. It really is comfortable to walk in these trainers and they are weather-resistant. I've wore them on rainy days because I don't want to ruin my other good shoes and they're relatively water-proof and easy to work in and around shallow puddles. However, I find it difficult to walk or jog in these on uneven roads, it's similar to walking on tiny balls and I almost slipped a few times. I have yet to hurt myself whilst wearing these trainers but that's probably because I slowly get used to walking in these trainers.
As for the cost-effectiveness, personally I don't think these trainers are worth the RRP of £95.00 approximately. There certainly has been a lot of thought and innovation went into designing these trainers but I believe regular leg exercises would give better results in a much shorter time. As trainers, these are good and offers comfort and ease. However, as toning trainers, my verdict is on the borderline as I think the difficulty of walking in these doesn't balance out the level of muscle tone I've expected from these.
Overall, it does stand out from other trainers that are on the market and these trainers do offer that something extra. So, if you see a pair of these on sale, it would be a good buy. They are durable and useful for most weather conditions except heavy snow. My opinion of these Reebok trainers is that they're good with the potential to be better.
Thank you for reading. :) x
I enjoy walking and going for a run since it's a good exercise and it's better than sitting on my arse watching tele in the evening. I have always learned that it's important to have good shoes especially when you go running. It can prevent a lot of problems in the end, so better spend a little bit extra on your shoes. I found Reebok to be a good brand and trustworthy. They have been around for years and have a lot of experience when it comes to footwear. For that reason I bought these Easytone shoes.
Easystone of Reebok is intended for women who want to get their body back into shape in an easy way. According to Reebok these shoes have a unique technology integrated into the sole of the shoes which should increase your muscle activity. The sole has inbuilt balance pods that create instability with every step you take which helps with toning. It also gives you more comfort while walking.
In the leaflet that comes with the shoes has a picture along with the muscles that are stimulated and thus will become firmer. It highlights the carves and thighs saying they get 11% tighter and the glutes even with 28%. Suppose it's a plus so after now using them for quite a while I'm not that convinced if it actually works. I don't really notice a big difference but it's hard to tell since I do more sports than only walking.
The main reason why I bought these is the comfort. I already heard about these shoes and I have read about the experience from other people who were very positive. Reebok has integrated some smooth fit technology which ensures that you won't experience any irritation or any rubbing during your walking. I have to say that it's very annoying when you start feeling your foot rubbing against the back of the shoe and really makes walking uncomfortable. I have experienced once with other shoes and had to throw them out. Unfortunately it's not something you notice the first 10 minutes you choose the shoes but only later on. With these shoes I have no trouble at all and are still very comfortable even when you walk for a few hours.
I'm very pleased with these shoes as they look good enough to wear during the day (even for a quick run into town) and they are really comfortable. I still doubt the promises when it comes to increasing the muscle activity but that's always something hard to prove. If I was only doing walking and running as a sport, I could probably say if it was true or not, but that's simply not the case. Since they are very comfortable I give them four stars.
I bought these Trainers a couple of months ago. I was looking for new Trainers and had heard good things about Toning Trainers. I was assuming that these kind of Trainers would be comfy enough but I wondered how they would work.
My ones look like this picture on here but I believe that you can get these in a couple of different colours. Just simple white trainers are fine for me. I don't like too bright or colourful ones.
So what's different about these trainers? If you look at the Sole of this Trainer you will see 3 bits on it which are raised. These are spread over the Shoe and they are positioned at the Toes, at the ball of your foot and at the heel. This is designed like this to make you walk a bit different therefore helping to Tone you up.
I paid £60 for these which I know can work out expensive for Trainers as you can pick up branded trainers for a good bit cheaper but these are more expensive just due to them being that bit different. These used to be more expensive when they first came out and I think they could cost around £90 which I wouldn't spend that on Trainers to be honest.
So are these comfy? Yes. When you think of these being a bit "lumpy" on the bottom you think these would be a bit odd to wear, but you get used to them easy enough and after just a few times of wearing these I got used to them. Do they work for Toning you? I can't really comment if they make that much difference but I would like to think that they do. After all surely they wouldn't claim to if they didn't.
These seem to be durable enough and clean up well when washed. The sizing is alright as well and although I find when I wear Adidas trainers I have to get a size bigger than I normally am I can pick up my normal size - size 7 and these fit comfortably.
A good pair of Trainers that I hope last a long time. I would consider buying a pair of these again as well.
I am rather lazy when it comes to exercise. I have great intentions, but lack of time during the day due to the kids, and by the time they are shipped off to bed i am often too tired. The thought of having something i wear all the time, and that then helping me to stay in shape is rather appealing, though the £90 price tag almost put me off. I don't think i have ever spent that much money in my life on a pair of trainers before coming across this pair, and in an impulsive move i ordered them online as i had some birthday cash burning a hole in my pocket. This was just over a year ago now, and i have not looked back and worn them on most occasions since then.
The pair i chose were mainly black with pink design, and apart from having a thicker sole and the word easytone on the side, you could mistake them for any other pair of trainers. I have never had anyone say to me, what are those you are wearing? So to me, they do not stand out as being a special type of trainer.
Reeboks take on the toning shoe is that the sole of the shoe has 3 domed sections. One on the heel, one on the toe, and one under the ball of your foot. Walking on these 3 balls causes you to have to alter your balance slightly with each step and it is this which helps the toning effect.
The shoe is a typical woven mesh top. I have worn mine in rain and nice weather, and have found that they are waterproof enough if you are caught in a downpour. I wouldn't walk out the house if the weather was too wet with them however. In terms of how they have worn, i wear them every day nearly. The only time i haven't worn them on the school run is when the snow was several feet deep here last December, and i didn't feel they would help grip enough, or keep my feet dry. So say they have had 11 months of continuous use both walking around in my daily chores and with some longer walks in good non muddy conditions. Mine are still in pretty good condition, but i have noticed the toe is starting to get a bit thin on my right foot and i can see what my sock colour is through the trainer. I think this might be how i walk though, or one foot being slightly bigger.
I take a size 7 shoe, and the size 7 was a good fit for me, even though i ordered them from the internet without trying them on.
Now this pair of shoes are wearing out a little, i have begun to question whether i would replace the reebok easytone trainers with the same brand of shoe.
I am still debating this one with myself. While these shoes have been exceptionally comfortable and stylish in my opinion, and i have been very happy with them, i am not sure the toning effect actually is evident. I am prepared to buy a comfortable nice pair of trainers though, and if i spotted them cheaper than £90 then i am pretty sure i would buy them.
Otherwise, i think i might try a different brand. I have a pair of Fitflops, and when i wear them i can feel in my calfs and shins that i have been wearing them, whereas the reebok shoes make no difference at all to how my muscles feel regardless of how long i have been wearing them, but this doesn't necessarily mean it hasn't worked. Wearing them initially, i did feel a bit like i was bouncing along, but you get used to this and even that sensation is not noticeable now. The only other thing i have noticed is that i have some pretty unique footprints as you just leave the 2 circle outlines from the heel and ball of your foot. I would be pretty easy to track as it is unique to this shoe.
I bought a pair of Reebok Easytone trainers after watching that catchy advert (as most people did) about 3 months back. I have wanted a pair of trainers that help you work-out as you walk for quite a while, but was always put off by the ugly, clumpy designs of other brands. When Reebok launched these I was really happy, although they still aren't particularly 'pretty', I am happy to wear them and don't feel embarrassed about stepping out in them.
Another great thing about the Easytone trainers, is the amount of different styles and colours to choose from. There are currently 8 different styles of trainers, including Rush (which are the ones featured above), Inspire, Reinspire, Reinspire Lux, Curve, Go Outside, Trend and Smoothfit Sunsaa. Each different style is designed with specific needs in mind, but all feature the same unique sole. Easytone Flip-Flops are also avaliable. Most designs come in either a white or black choice, with a flash of colour across the Reebok logo. I have the Easytone Rush in black with a pink logo, the design and technology of these trainers are what I will be basing this review on.
HOW THEY WORK
The unique balance pod technology featured in the sole is designed to create instability as you walk, similar to walking on sand. This then increases your muscle activity in the glutes by up to 28% and in the calves and hamstrings by 11%. Reebok also claim that the trainers can help to improve muscle activity in the abdominals aswell.
I decided to get a pair of Easytone trainers as I walk 2.5 miles home from work, so I thought I would just make that walk a bit harder for myself. I have been wearing them for three months now and I absolutley love them, they are, without a doubt, the best shoes I have ever bought! After a day of wearing them, plus the walk home, I can really feel my legs aching (especially in my calves), which means they must be working. I must admit though, it does take you a bit longer to walk to your destination, as when you begin to increase your pace, it hurts!! I do love that feeling though, so it's all good. I wear these trainers everywhere; to work, to the shops etc as I just love the fact that they are helping to improve my muscle quality whilst doing everyday activities. They are perfect for those who find it hard to fit in going to the gym with their hectic lifestyles. For me, I have quite a physically demanding job, so I don't always have the energy for my daily run, but just wearing these all day means that I don't need to worry about missing that one training session.
Another bonus to these trainers is their comfort. The SMOOTHFIT technology in the Easytone Rush trainers means that all seams are either hidden or eliminated, making your walk free from any rubbing or irritation. There is also a removable liner in the shoe to add cushioning to the soles of your feet. The positioning of the heel is slightly slanted in order to enhance your stride as you walk. The sole of the trainer is not too large like most of the other brands, it is about an inch deep. I quite like this as it makes me feel a bit taller!! Reebok guarantees that the balance pods within the sole are very durable and shouldn't ever burst or need replacing.
The trainer shown above is the white version, the black trainers I have feauture the same style, with mesh lining for breathability and the pink Reebok logo, however, with just one pink stripe running down the seam at the side.
PRICE AND AVALIABILITY
The Easytone Rush trainers normally retail at £75.00 and range from sizes 2.5 to 9.5. They are avaliable at many outlets including Reebok, JD Sports, John Lewis and many others (too many to mention, in fact). To check stocklists type Reebok Easytone into your search engine. I must say though, finding sizes (especially small or large sizes) is really frustrating. As they are so popular, stockists run out really quickly (even Reebok itself completely ran out).
Overall, I would say that these are an amazing buy. My calves constantly ache now (as I wear them all day, every day perhaps). My bum does feel a lot firmer and I even have a more defined 'cut' down the side of my thigh. I would definatley recommend these trainers, although expensive, they are a great investment.