Today Show with Matt Lauer 7/15/2010
Do toning shoes really help ? the Today Show http://msn.com gives us a look …
Shoes do for feet what tires do for wheels . They provide a barrier between our feet and the ground . Both the shoe manufacturer , and the tire maker insist that without their products , our machines our doomed to failure , or at least mediocrity. With the foot being made up of mostly bone ,(There are 26 bones in the human foot28 if you include the sesamoid bones at the base of the big toe;) most of us appreciate the cushioning factor above all else . Along with protection , shoes offer support to the foot . Specialty shoes (basketball , track spikes , climbing shoes , etc.) have design specifications that assist in athletic function . What then , is all the hype about ? Barefoot running , FitFlops, Five Finger shoes … What gives ?
As we attempt to uncover the truth about the newest fitness fads , we encourage insightful feedbck on all products and experiences . Our first look will be at the Reebok Step Tone , then the Nike Free TR , some technical gear , and anything else that we can think of .
For now , check out the video , form an opinion , and then share it with the rest of us .
Coming Soon : Shoe Review WeHateLarry.com now features a FitGear Review section in which all readers are encouraged to share their fitness product experiences . From heart rate monitors , to sunscreen , we are interested in finding out what works and what doesn’t.
Toning shoes , do they work ? Which brand is best ? What do you think ?