One of the biggest and most profitable markets today is the fitness footwear sector. People are quite happy to pay well over $ 100 for a pair of shoes which will make them run faster, be able to jog for longer, jump higher etc. – the list goes on and on. It’s as if all you need to do is pull on a different pair of shoes and you’ll be transformed into an Olympic athlete in an instant.
However, it’s a phenomenon which has been there for a long time – and it now seems to have peaked with toning shoes. The idea behind these is that you can wear toning shoes and get a free lower body workout that will tone your lower body muscles just by walking around as you usually do every day anyway.
Toning shoes use a special design of sole which introduces a small element of imbalance into the process of walking. As a result of this, the leg and buttock muscles work a little harder than normal as they attempt to restore the natural equilibrium of the body.
That’s how toning shoes work and how they deliver a leg toning, butt trimming lower body workout. If the theory holds, then every single step that you take whilst wearing toning shoes will help you to tone up and get into better shape.
There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence in the form of user reviews around the internet that seems to suggest that toning shoe owners are happy with the results that they’re getting.
Of course, it might be possible that someone who has bought a pair of toning shoes, or been given them as a gift perhaps, might be motivated to walk a little more often than they usually do. It’s all the same in the end. If they produce results for you then does it matter if it’s because of some magic sole or because you’re walking a little further each day?