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Top Styles Of Toning Shoes

By Sandra Moore

I don’t think there is anyone out there that wouldn’t want to shed a few pounds and become a little more health conscious. There are so many diet plans, pills and exercise regimens to choose from, that it becomes mesmerizing. One new solution is found in a footwear style called toning shoes. The idea behind this footwear segment is to copy walking barefoot on soft ground like the sand or moss. They are suppose to be healthier and promote more of a workout.

The popularity of this footwear has increased every year since they first became popular a few years back. Recent reports show this segment is growing by leaps and bounds and is foreseen to expand more over the next few years.

It is mostly women who buy these shoes. It seems as though working women and busy moms, women who stand for long periods of time, are most drawn to these shoes. The allure is the promise of getting a workout while you walk. Very appealing to this segment of women who do not have a lot of extra time to head to the gym. It’s an interesting proposition to be able to get a workout from a shoe.

Skechers leads the pack with their Shape-ups walking, cross-training and running shoes. Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Joe Montana has gotten on the bandwagon as their official spokesperson, citing the benefits of Shape-ups in relieving his own knee and back pain as well as enabling him to jog for the first time in fifteen years. Skechers claim to tone, fight cellulite, improve posture and circulation and reduce joint stress.

The first toning shoe on the market, MBT says its “Anti-Shoe” will “tone muscles your trainer never knew you had.” MBT hit the big screen when they appeared in the movie “The Joneses” when Demi Moore sported hers, making the other housewives desperate for MBT’s of their own!

The list goes on and one. Rebbok has a shoe called Easy Tone, which is similar in claims, but utilizes a different shoe design than the rocker shoes above. Another brand that became famous when mentioned on Oprah is called FitFlop. They use a technology called Microwobbleboard in their sole, which provides different levels of density which work the muscles more. Other brands include Avia Avimotion, New Balance Rock and Tone, and L.A. Gear has a style as well.

As you can see, there are many choices to choose from. All make very similar claims so the choice of which one to get is personal preference. It should not be a problem finding a style you like because several options are available. Additionally, the price varies from manufacturer and range from the mid-fifties to over two hundred dollars. So if you don’t have the time to go to a gym, you might want to give the toning shoes a try.

Are you looking for skechers trainers or any walking shoes? Find what you want online and you’ll be amazed at the savings you can make. You’ll be getting the same designer quality at a price that is so much less.

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