Sunday, July 22, 2007

slim down while strolling...

Have you seen these new shoes yet? I've come across them a few times in my blog wanderings and have to say that my curiosity is piqued. Shoes that give you a workout while you walk... who knew? They're hot in Europe and gaining popularity here.


There's the Fit Flop which can be purchased online and at some Bath and Body Works. Well, actually they can be pre-ordered as they have already sold out since their release in the beginning of July! The red is kind of cute and if they can really make my butt smaller and my legs leaner... well, I won't be too picky about their appearance! They run about $45- not bad if they work!
















Then there's the MBT Trainer that is supposed to work your core to improve posture. These come in various styles and at around $250 a pair... they'd better work... especially since they're kind of funky looking. This baby blue pair is doable, maybe... I really could use core help since I can never seem to get to Pilates class anymore... Hmmm...












What do you think? Lots of hype or the latest greatest thing in passive exercise?

9 comments:

debbi said...

Hi-
Thank you for leaving the info on Ali Edwards' blog, in the comments, about hypothyroidism and the book. I actually was still reading the comments to see if anyone noticed my question and answered it. So, thank you again. I am going to keep trying to figure this out!

lainakay said...

debbi - so glad that you found the message. hope it helps... good luck with everything. sorry i got the wrong name in the comments. i realized it after i posted. take care!

Shaka said...

these shoes-my father in law has to wear a form of this because he tore his achileas(sp?) tendon. they make walking possible and comfortable for him.

lainakay said...

shaka - hopefully you're saying that he wears the MBT shoes and not the FitFlops! Not that he wouldn't look cute in those?...

Calie Anderson, C.I.D. said...

I'll be honest. I think they look like hospital or orthopedic shoes. To get a good workout I'll stick with my Asics and few hard miles of running.

Anonymous said...

I think the work out in the MBT shoes comes from falling down...can you walk in those?! Not cute...but if they do what Pilates does...without the work...I'm all for it! ;) -L-

lainakay said...

calie - i agree, not the most attractive shoe and a real workout is always ideal but i'd sure love to supplement my limited real workout time with passive exercise that can be done during my regular day!

l - yeah, not sure anyone could be graceful in the MBTs... but Pilates abs while walking through the mall... can it be true?!

Design Mom said...

If you buy some, please give us a report. I'm so curious about these shoes.

lainakay said...

design mom - will do... hopefully we won't have run out of flip-flop weather by the time they have them in stock again!