I’ll be the first to admit that I’m terrible with my exercise regime. I’d go to the gym with the best intentions and then after a month of diligently working out, I’ll start making excuses to skip my sessions. So when Reebok offered to send us a pair of their latest EasyTone sneakers to try, I was initially hesitant as I’m not the most athletics of Geeks. However, Reebok’s EasyTone shoes are designed with style in mind, for daily wear AND promises to tone the calves, hamstring and butt so I decided to forgo the heels and test out the shoes. In the interest of an authentic review, it was best that I avoid the gym (or so I told myself) and it was off to the malls I head.
My initial thoughts were that I was bouncing up and down quite a bit as the EasyTone shoes have balance pods built-in under the heel and forefoot of the shoes. The theory is that by creating a natural instability, you are forced to use more energy while walking and your muscles are forced to adapt and tone. So essentially, by shopping in these shoes, I would be getting a firmer butt? This I gotta try. After five hours of non-stop walking, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was aching in areas that I normally don’t ache in, yet I’m not so tired that I wanted to kill myself. (I was able to strap on a pair of heels later that night and head to LKF and dance for a good three hours.) While it’s too soon to say whether or not it works, I’ll be happily testing these shoes out for some time to come.
Reebok Store (All models are available except J04983)
Shop OT 271, 2/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2736 7010
Marathon (All models are available except J03497, J03946 & J05958)
Shop 616, Time Square, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2506 3139
Royal Sporting House (All models are available except J03947, J05413 & J02518)
Shop 601, Times Square, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2506 2522
GigaSports (All models are available except J02518, J03946, J05958)
Shop 124, Level 1, Phase II, Pacific Place, Admiralty
Tel: 2918 9088