Reetones anyone?


pinnkels
on Jul 11, 2010 @ 01:59 am

Hey everyone!

So lately I've been seeing Reebok's ads for their Reetone shoes everywhere! I took a look at them, and they look nice for shoes that are 'supposed' to help you tone your legs. 



Mind you, I know that wearing them does not mean that my legs would end up looking like the ones on the ads. Although if they do help, then it would be good! 


The price for me is not bad, I'm just wondering if it actually works.

Does anyone have a pair and has tried them out? 
 

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Jovanna
... on Jul 12, 2010 @ 01:00 pm

Haven't tried them but like every ad they always airbrush/photo shop...so in my opinion in the images they always use in ads are always fake and make them look perfect so who knows if they actually work...& well if you like them and if you have tried them on and they feel comfy why not get them anyways to do your work outs. I don't think much of a specific pair of sneakers toning my legs cause your not just going to sit on your behind and let them do the magic cause well their not. You would still have to do all the hard work, exercise, walk, run...to get your legs in shape so to me it doesn't matter if it's a pair to "specifically" tone my legs or just any other pair of sneakers. Your still doing the job not them. So I wouldn't purchase a pair just cause the ad says they will get your legs in shape but I will look for a style I like and how they feel on my feet, comfy enough for my work outs.

Hope I helped in some way. :0)
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mamaluv
I've wondered the same. on Jul 12, 2010 @ 01:59 pm

There are quite a few versions of these out now, including winter boots. I am hesitant to shell out the money unless they really do the trick.
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Ali de Bold
Any shoes will help tone your body... if you walk/run on Jul 12, 2010 @ 04:02 pm

I think it's very clever marketing. And I'm sure people will go out of their way to buy them to test their claims. I think the key here is that you are active. If you don't do any further exercising than you are already doing, you won't see results. I personally haven't tried them, but aside from some clever positioning of padding to make you use more of certain muscles, I think it would have to be entirely up to you to make them work.
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Judy37
I own a pair on Jul 12, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

Yes, I bought a pair of Reebok Reetone shoes in the color pink this past December. I was really excited to have them but to tell you the truth I don't wear them much because they don't go well with a lot of my outfits and when I go to the gym I'm not going to want to workout in them because they aren't made for running and I may injure myself. I believe they do offer a running version though.

They are surprisingly comfortable and aren't difficult to walk in at all. I bought them because they are cute too. I personally have not seen or felt a difference but I also haven't used them enough. If you think you'd wear them everyday I would give it a try.

I've asked strangers wearing the Skechers shape-ups if they are satisfied with their purchase and they said they are really happy with them. I don't like the look of the Skechers so that's why I leaned towards the Reebok ones. I don't regret my purchase. If I get around to wearing them more often this summer I can give you an update.
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Ali de Bold
Trainer George? on Jul 22, 2010 @ 11:38 am

I'm curious to know what Trainer George thinks of all of this?
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pinnkels
Got them! :) on Jul 22, 2010 @ 06:54 pm

I bought a pair!

I've been wearing them around this entire weekend because I went on a vacation and walked around a lot. I have to say, they are very comfortable and easy to walk in. Once you get used to them, you won't feel the difference of the little bump on the bottom :P

My favorite aspect of this shoe is that it comes in a variety of colours, so you can choose one that you like a lot.

So far, I haven't noticed much of a change in terms of how my legs look, but if I do, I'll update you guys :D!
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Trainer George
My view on Reetone Shoes. on Jul 26, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

Reetone shoes will not provide you with more toning results than a regular shoe. The Reetone ads claim that they do, so I attached a study that was conducted so you can review. I hope this helps :)

So why do your leg muscles feel sore after wearing these shoes? The soles of these shoes are different which creates an instability that you're not used to when wearing them. Due to the instability, different leg muscles are being used and they begin to feel sore. This soreness doesn't mean that you are toning your legs. For people with foot issues, the instability could place them at a higher risk for injuries.

However, if you are an inactive person that loves the Reetones, and want to purchase them to walk in them everyday....well, that's a good thing! Keep active.

Here's the study:

Here's one of my articles on Chick Advisor that will help with toning your body.
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onedge
Like them on Sep 07, 2010 @ 12:13 am

I've got a pair that I wear to work. They're black leather with hot pink "pods". I haven't really noticed a difference in my legs but the shoes are very comfortable to me, which is very important working in a hotel where I'm on my feet for a decent portion of my shift.
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WinnieW
on Sep 08, 2010 @ 08:37 pm

Aren't the Reetones just a bit heavier than regular shoes? IF you have heavier shoes then you get more muscles in your legs, don't you?
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jessicawalsh
Same as regular running shoes on Sep 10, 2010 @ 05:23 pm

I do not have a pair but I am physically fit, and I can honestly say I think it is my running shoes, I wear them every where, if you don't have alot of time to workout or the weather is S***TY outsideto got for a walk, this is the perfect substitute put on your runners ( a good supportive running shoe, not converse or flat runners) and clean your house for an hour or two. I personally have 2 flights of stairs, so I run all over cleaning my house in my runners. And I think I look pretty good for having had 2 kids. So I do believe running shoes do help but any good running shoe will do. DON"T WASTE YOUR MONEY.
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