New Fitness Equipment Makes Summer Workouts Simpler

Have you been looking for a more efficient way to lose weight this summer? Need to tone your muscles in your legs? Your glutes? You could waste your summer away by spending hours in the gym. But why? There’s so many other fun things to do in the summer.

Two new walking shoes claim to give a simpler, more effective way to get the workout. The new fitness products are suppose to help shed the pounds and tone you muscles more efficiently, without spending hours in the gym this summer. They claim to allow you to get an extra workout while doing what we all do on a daily basis…walking. The concept has taken hold and become very popular across the world. They are in a class of shoes called toning shoes. Some have a curved sole bottom and others have a thick sole which creates instability as you walk.

The new walking shoes are called MBT and FitFlops. Both are relatively new brands of footwear that premiered and became popular in Europe and have since become increasingly popular in the United States. Featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, and 20/20, both these walking shoes are being talked about everywhere. But why?

The reason both these shoes have become so popular with fitness buffs is that they are both a range of footwear with the gym built in, so you can get an extra workout while you walk. Both these styles are designed to give you a more efficient workout, allowing you to burn more calories, activate and work neglected muscles, improve muscle coordination, absorb more shock and reduce the danger of suffering from a joint strain.

These walking shoes utilize different technologies in their design, but the concepts and goals of each is the same. They both help you burn more calories while walking, tone neglected muscles, decrease shock on the joints, and improves stamina.

The technology of MBT is a curved sole, which is suppose to challenge the leg muscles to work harder. In doing so, they help burn more calories and tone the legs and buttock muscles. They also promise to help with posture, back pain, and knee pain.

FitFlops started as a sandal for summer, but they now have a full line of shoes, boots and clogs. Even a pair of slippers. They have a technology in the sole called microwobbleboard, which is a thick sole that creates instability and makes the legs work more. They are very popular.

I have read several reviews of these two toning shoes, and the verdict is still out on the effects of these shoes. My conclusion is that they are too good to be true.