>So has anyone tried any of the workout shoes sold by Reebok and Skechers? Easily led by the cuteness of the shoes and the glossy ads, as well as the $50 price tag, I recently purchased a pair of the Reeboks Easytones.
Cute shoes, eh? Not only were they pretty (and purple!), they were supposedly guaranteed to make my walks that much more effective.
But it was not to be. I walked less than my usual route in these yesterday, and towards the end was certain that I had broken a toe from the uncomfortable effects that these shoes had on my poor feetsies. I kept thinking that maybe they just needed “breaking in,” until I was in such pain that I was literally dragging my right foot the last two blocks to make it home!
And what do most people do in pain? Why, they call their mother, which is just what I did. She told me to take them off immediately and return them. And she’s right. You only get one pair of feet if you’re lucky, and these shoes were so painful that they could potentially do long-term damage to my feet. So back they go!
I know that some have had fantastic results with these shoes, so I’m sad that they didn’t work out. But I’d rather have to walk an extra mile to stay in shape rather than lose my feet!