Friday, January 29, 2010
A little bling for my feet!
My first review (a girl needs a little practice, doesn't she?) is of the Reebok EasyTone Reinspire.
I had researched some of the other brands but most of them just looked funny. I saw these shoes in black and brown and they reminded me of bowling shoes. When I saw that they came in silver and gold (more like brown), I had to have the silver ones. And they arrived looking just like the ad... My first thought, "I hope they fit, I want a little bling for my feet!" My husband said, "What are those?!?" It just confirmed the fact that men have no sense of style.
Despite what the reviews said, I ordered a size and half larger than my foot. I learned this trick from the running store after I complained about always getting blisters. Your feet need room to expand as you exercise. For me the size and half larger have always worked. So, I usually wear size 7 but got these in size 8.5. I probably could have gone with an 8, but I haven't had any problems with the 8.5. They cost $100 but I found a $25 off coupon in my running magazine, so I got them for $75 plus shipping. (It may seem expensive, but my running shoes are $84).
After my first step, I thought, "Wow... I feel bouncy!" I wore them around the house for two days (just in case I needed to return them) and they made me "bounce" around the house. It was sort of fun. I decided to take the baby for a walk on the 3rd day and we did 3 miles in them. The bounce continued in my step outside on the hard concrete sidewalks and pavement. After I finished the walk, I felt like I could feel it in my calves and hamstrings more than with my regular running shoes. I thought perhaps I had just fallen for the sales ad, so thus began my month trial with them.
Verdict: I still love them. I am not sure whether I am really working my bum like they say it will, but I can definitely feel it in other areas. I have worn these to walk, run, and even workout at the gym. I know that these will not replace my running shoes in the least bit, but I wear them when I am not in heels or in my running shoes. I think they look cute with jeans or workout clothes. I get so many compliments about my shoes, that I feel like Reebok should be paying me advertising fees. As far as the price, I'll get back to you. If they hold up then they are worth it. Some reviews I read on line indicated they fall apart fast. Not so far, but I have only worn them for a month.
Have you tried these shoes? Let me know... I am curious to read other opinions.
Posted by Jen at 12:35 PM