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Reebok Easytone and Simplytone Toning Shoes

Updated on March 7, 2012
Reebok Easytone Styles for Women
Reebok Easytone Styles for Women

Reebok Toning Shoes Grab The Headlines

Primetime TV advertising, sporting celebrities, attention grabbing advertisements and sleek styling – No one has done more, or spent more on toning shoes than Reebok. They have ensured that their toning shoes have been placed in front of the largest possible audience, and appear to have got the message across that getting in shape can be fun and highly rewarding.

Reebok originally started life in the north west of England, producing running and training shoes before hitting the big time with their Freestyle aerobics shoes in the 1980’s which became the shoe of choice whether you worked out or not. Despite some good shoes since, it has not been the must have footwear since. Until Easytone that was which brought Reebok back.The Easytone is a much loved exercise shoe which has had millions of women hooked, and with good reason. With the reported benefits of the shoes they are a great choice, regardless of how much more butt they tone.

According to the FTC, Reebok were unable to substantiate its claims that the shoes improve lower body shape and increase muscle activity significantly. As such they have been ordered to pay out $25 million in settlements.

According to Reebok's Daniel Sarro "Settling does not mean we agree with the FTC’s allegations; we do not. We have received overwhelmingly enthusiastic feedback from thousands of EasyTone customers, and we remain committed to the further development of our EasyTone line of products"

Despite the shady advertising, the shoes appear to still be a highly popular choice, and many women are getting the benefits of the Easytone workout. The advice is don't read too much into the specifics of muscle toning in Reeboks's claims, try them out and see if they work for you.

Reebok Reetone - The Toning Shoe Collection
Reebok Reetone - The Toning Shoe Collection

Back in business

Reebok are back in vogue and their highly fashionable Easytone toning shoes are some of the most stylish tone shoes money can buy. The Easytone range of toning sneakers offers the chance to get more out of exercise, and to turn everyday exercise into a muscle toning session. As Reebok says, “they let you take the gym with you”, and allow you to keep in shape without having to commit precious time to the gym.

Reebok Easytones in action
Reebok Easytones in action

Toning with Easytone

With Easytone shoes, every step taken results in increased muscle activity in the buttocks, calves and hamstrings according to the shoe manufacturers. Simply by changing footwear the lower body can get an extra toning session whenever on the feet, and they are a fun way to improve muscle strength, increase stamina, condition the body and get better muscle definition for super sexy legs.

Reebok developed the EasyTone range to mimic the same toning benefits as balance ball exercising. When working out with a balance ball, balance is disrupted requiring constant muscle adjustments to maintain posture which increase the rate of toning. Air filled pods on the outsoles of the shoes provide a slightly unstable base, with the shifting air causing small instabilities when walking. The body compensates by activating more muscle fibers throughout the lower body.

The instabilities are small, but the value adds up over the course of an exercise session, and the effects can rapidly be felt. After a walk in Easytones, the legs feel more tired and you get the feeling you have just had a great workout.

Reebok Easytone are famed for their highly comfortable design, with soft uppers and a silky seamless lining. With the seams taken away from the feet, abrasion is minimized and a moisture wicking lining keeps the feet cool and dry during an intensive workout.

Reebok Easytone in White & Pink
Reebok Easytone in White & Pink
Reebok Reeinspire Lux for Women
Reebok Reeinspire Lux for Women

Reebok Easytone Benefits

  • Generate more muscle activity in the buttocks
  • Boost muscle activation in the calves and hamstrings
  • Great choice of styles makes working out more fun
  • SmoothFit lining to prevent abrasions to the feet
  • Highly breathable uppers and moisture wicking linings

Reebok Easytone Go Outside for Women
Reebok Easytone Go Outside for Women
Reebok Simplytone Sneakers
Reebok Simplytone Sneakers

Reebok SimplyTone Shoes

Reebok SimplyTone shoes are a variation of the Easytone, which still give the great leg toning benefits and attractive styling, yet does so with a more robust construction. Many people were put off buying the Easytone for fear of popping the air filled pods, and with it, the dream of a better body.  In most cases, the pods are unlikely to burst, being protected by a hard rubber tread. The SimplyTone replaces the air filled pods with a foam construction, ensuring than no matter where you put your feet, your pods will never burst.

The shoes offer slightly less toning than the Easytone, but the design is more comfortable for long term wear, and the traction very good. The arch support is first rate, the toe box roomy, and they have the same SmoothFit lining for comfort.  There is a price saving on the Simplytone, albeit at the expense of a wide choice of styles to choose from. 

Reebok Easytone Flip
Reebok Easytone Flip

EasyTone Flip

The Easytone Flip offers the same great toning benefits as Easytone sneakers, with a style much better suited to the summer. The shoes utilize the instability pod design to generate increased muscle activity, yet are highly stable with a secure soft leather strap. Far from the usual foot nightmares which often accompany flip-flops wearing, the Easytone is a highly comfortable summer sandal with great stability, in spite of the wobble created by the pods. No matter where you go in the summer, these are a great choice and will give you more rewards for every step you take.

Easytone Boots: Passion
Easytone Boots: Passion

Easytone Boots

Reebok are primarily a sneaker manufacturer, producing an extensive range of trainer styles for sports and fitness. However they have branched away from their standard designs with a new range of Easytone boots.

The EasyTone Passion offers greater protection for cold and wet winter weather with a leather construction, and the instability pod outsole keeps the legs and bottom toning throughout the winter. Available in black or brown leather, Easytone boots are highly comfortable, and are sure to keep the feet warm thanks to a 200g Thinsulate faux fur lining. Anti-microbial treatments keep the feet healthy and the boots from taking on odour, and the water repellent exterior will keep the worst of the weather from spoiling the day. The boots measure 10 inches around, and 7.5 inches high from the arch. 

Mens Easytone Shoes

Whilst the greatest choice of mens toning shoes is with the Reebok Runtone, there are two great Easytone mens models to choose from.

The Easytone Stride Walking shoe is the most striking of the two, with sleek black leather uppers and silver detail.

The Easytone Calibrator offers more understated styling and a smarter style, with a choice of white, brown or black.

Reebok Easytone for Men

Mens Easytone styles
Mens Easytone styles

Other Reebok Toning Shoe Styles

The Reetone collection has been further expanded with the release of the Reebok Runtone. The Runtone shoes feature a more robust instability pod construction for jogging and running, and are a great way to build up core muscle strength, boost stamina, and get the legs toned in the fastest time frame.

To complete the range, the Reebok TrainToneSlimm gives the muscle toning benefits of the Easytone with a style better suited to the gym. The shoes offer the extra grip and flexibility for a gym workout or fitness class, and will add extra value to your whole workout.

Traintone Slimm and Runtone Sneakers

Reebok RunTone for running and TrainTone Slimm for the gym
Reebok RunTone for running and TrainTone Slimm for the gym

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