View Full Version : Anybody use those tennies that are supposed to tone your butt?

Pocket Pony
Nov. 25, 2009, 04:46 PM
I've seen so many ads for them - the tennies that are oddly-shaped at the sole so you (presumably) walk funny. They are supposed to tone your thighs and butt. Anyone have any?

Crooked Horse
Nov. 25, 2009, 05:12 PM
No, but Mr. Crooked Horse LOVES the commercials... ;)

Nov. 25, 2009, 08:33 PM
No, but I am really tempted since I need new sneakers anyway... ;

Nov. 25, 2009, 08:35 PM
No, but I am really tempted since I need new sneakers anyway... ;

Ditto :yes:

Nov. 25, 2009, 09:07 PM
I am desperate so would love to know- do they or don't they???

Not riding has taken it's toll on my parts that already had issues!

Tha Ridge
Nov. 25, 2009, 09:10 PM
I've tried them. My boyfriend's mom wears the MBTs religiously and swears by them. I'm not crazy about them, but I can see how they would work.

Nov. 25, 2009, 09:37 PM
Complete and utter bull is my thoughts on them. A friend bought them. They have no scientific evidence behind them whatsoever. If you walk a lot in any sneakers and eat properly, your butt will be helped. If anything they look bloody awful to walk in.

Nov. 25, 2009, 09:46 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE them...don't know what they do for my butt, but they do wonders for my back. I run/walk/am insanely active, so its hard to notice specifics, but they do relieve a lot of pressure in the back because it just kind of glides?

Nov. 25, 2009, 10:04 PM
So you can run in them???? That was my question for the guy at the Reebok store but he was kinda like "i dunno".

Natalie A
Nov. 25, 2009, 10:13 PM
I have them and think they're comfortable and work for my feet and back issues and like wearing them for walks, etc. Don't know if I particularly believe their claims, but I do like them.

Nov. 25, 2009, 10:28 PM
Yeah you can run in them just fine. It DOES take some getting use to though! Don't put em on and just go...have to work up to it. HR note...they do NOT work in stirrups lol

Nov. 25, 2009, 10:39 PM
I have them and find that they help with my shin splints. I find them to be very comfortable. I am not sure about the whole "butt" thing. Mostly, I like them because I find that I don't get shin splints as often.

Nov. 25, 2009, 11:26 PM
I bought the Skechers Shape Ups for work. I'm a bartender, so I figured I could tone my booty while working. They are hideous looking, but I think they have helped a bit. My pants seem to be fitting a little looser, but who knows if the shoes are what's doing it.

Nov. 25, 2009, 11:28 PM
are you talking about the new Reebok ones or those ones with those huge wedge shaped soles? I think the Reebok ones are based on a different technology, I've read its supposed to be like walking on mini Bosu balls. I don't know if the wedge ones function based on the same theory. Either way, they are intriguing and I wonder too if they actually have a measureable effect.

Nov. 26, 2009, 10:31 AM
I have the shape ups and my butt burns after a 3 mile walk. I love it! They are ugly but comfortable as heck.

Nov. 26, 2009, 10:33 AM
I've been thinking about getting a pair. I've read that they help your posture as well as tone your butt.

Nov. 26, 2009, 10:46 AM
They're ugly:


Nov. 26, 2009, 10:50 AM
I do a lot of walking around campus... plus standing in class... These shoes are so very tempting.

The Reebok Easytone (http://www.reebok.com/microsites/easytone_reebok/)

Perfect Pony
Nov. 26, 2009, 11:45 AM
I just want the woman's body on the Reebok ad....wow!:eek:

you can have it...just have those same photographers and touch up artists take the pictures and photoshop them.

Nov. 26, 2009, 11:46 AM
The Easytone seem to be a different shape though. The Skechers have a curved sole where the rocking back action is what works your glutes.


But I don't have a pair yet. I'll post next OTD as to how well they work. :lol:

Nov. 26, 2009, 11:54 AM
I would like to know as well - I walk a lot at work and usually wear Dansko clogs, but if these are good on your back...

Nov. 26, 2009, 10:25 PM
The Sketchers ones are hideous!