Cake or Fitness? Thoughts on the Reebok EasyTones

Cake or fitness, cake or fitness. Normally they don’t exactly go hand in hand, but in a way, in the past few weeks they have for me. That’s because I was lucky enough to be selected to be a trialist for Reebok EasyTones and since my EasyTones aren’t meant for running, I can wander about the house eating and making cakes in secure in the knowledge that I am in fact, doing some good to my body.

In all seriousness, these EasyTones do confuse me a bit. They look every inch like a running shoe. I love running shoes, my best ever ones are the Nike Pegasus (not the vintage ones but the up to date ones). I currently use a pair of Gell Asics for running. Top of the range they are, trendy they are not. However, both are the epitome of comfort for running about the mean streets of St Albans. I don’t really wear them for daily use and on that note, since you aren’t supposed to wear the EasyTones for sport, why not make them look nice? I’m not a fan of the sports wear for casual wear look, unless its from Prada it looks, well, a little bit cheap.

Anyhow, do they work? Well, I have been ramping up the running again, slowly working my way back to the peak of physical fitness. This has had a marginal effect. However in the last few weeks I have put on weight again. It’s no thanks to the EasyTones which have encouraged a bit of a devil may care attitude in me and encouraged cake eating. I say this flippantly, but in all honesty, I sort of quantified calories of cake against EasyTone wearing. This is wrong, I know, slap my wrists and I’ll go away now and develop a new mental attitude.

Yes, my bottom is quite a bit more toned, yes my legs have ached in a satisfying manner and yes I think that alongside running they have helped a bit. They are very comfortable once you have got used to them, but would I buy them? No, the thing is they are just not stylish enough for my liking. They look silly with most of my clothes and I tried wearing them with a dress and leggings and I got asked if I had just come from the gym. So, there you have it, EasyTones are great in themselves and they do exactly what they say, if you use them properly. However, I think you might need to indulge in an entirely new wardrobe…

If you want to find out lots more about EasyTones there is a whole website full of information here. Keep an eye out on my blog as I’ll chart my progress with them in the months to come!


6 Responses

  1. Emma 31st May 2010 / 4:23 pm

    Cake!!!!! 😉 x

  2. Muddling Along Mummy 1st June 2010 / 9:07 am

    With you on the way they look – I like my fitflops for the simple reason that I will be seen in public with them on because they don't look hideous

  3. HoaxCaller 4th June 2010 / 4:12 pm

    I&#39;m in love with my EasyTones but I&#39;m rather confused!<br /><br />I&#39;m not an exerciser and have just had a baby so I thought I would treat myself to these state of the art new trainers.<br /><br />The plan was to start jogging in them but obviously I haven&#39;t researched and after seeing your post, realise that I&#39;m not supposed to?<br /><br />Not that it matters, for I haven&#39

  4. English Mum 4th June 2010 / 8:50 pm

    Absolutely agree. I&#39;ve worn mine because I agreed to test them, but I&#39;d wear them a lot more if they looked nicer. Admittedly there is more choice on the website than our bloggers&#39; trial, but still, silver and purple perforated leather is so not a good look.

  5. babybudgeting 8th June 2010 / 7:32 pm

    I just was given a pair by Reebo and are waiting for them I am hopeing they will magically put me off calorific food forever

  6. nuttynewmumofone 8th June 2010 / 8:28 pm

    I&#39;ve heard a lot about these lately, must go check out the site…

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