Thursday, September 2, 2010

Review: Trim Treads Fitness Shoes

Trim Treads Fitness Shoes are designed to help tone legs, firm your buns, improve  circulation, burn calories as well as improve balance and perfect posture – from everyday wear. Trim Treads show results in as little as 30 minutes a day. And the best part? There is no special exercise required-no heavy workout equipment and no extra time required! Trim Treads are unisex fitness shoes and come in sandals (flip-flops), clogs and boots in a wide variety of both neutral and bright colors.

How They Work
When wearing your Trim Treads, your body has a tendency to rock forward or roll back. By focusing on the flat part of the shoe under the ball of your foot, you are engaging muscles in your legs, buttocks and core.


Because Trim Treads improve circulation, they can significantly reduce the onset of varicose veins and spider veins. These shoes help ease lower back pain, reduce swelling in the arms and legs, relieve plantar fasciitis discomfort as well as reduce cellulite and prevent new cellulite from developing. 

Initial Thoughts
Trim Treads run big and are only available in whole sizes.  So you should go down a size - if you normally wear an 8 go to a 7, and if you wear an 81/2 you should also go to a 7. I  normally wear a size 11 in women’s so I ordered my Trim Treads in a size 10. They fit perfectly!

I feel in love with Trim Treads as soon as I laid eyes on them. They remind me of an Asian sandal, which matches my fashion sense perfectly. I choose the blush sandals which are absolutely adorable! They are a beautiful cheery shade of cotton candy pink. They are made from 100% vegan materials. The soles are soft and cushiony and the strap is even softer. I couldn’t find the material used, but it feels like a soft terry.

Unlike other fitness shoes, Trim Treads require no unique exercises or activity to aid and improve your body.  This is very convenient for those of us who are not able to make it to the gym or set aside time during the day. I love the fact that I can put them on, clean my house, yet still receive all of the benefits from a workout.

Trim Treads Really Do Work
legsWhile balancing in these shoes, you are able to concentrate on different muscles that are  not normally used when wearing every day fitness shoes. I couldn’t wait to try my Trim Treads. As soon as I received them, I put them on and began walking back and forth throughout my living room. At first, I couldn’t feel a difference. It took just five minutes before it felt like I was on a Stairmaster. I could feel my calf and thigh muscles being targeted.

I could feel my legs burning from my ankles all the way up to my bum which was similar to the feeling I would get from an hour long speed-walk. I love wearing them around the house and wear them out on my regular shopping trips. Based on my height, weight and age, Livestrong suggests that shopping while pushing a grocery cart burns 198 calories in just 30 minutes. I can only imagine the additional calories I burn while wearing my Trim Treads!

Easy To Wear
The soles are thick under the ball of the foot and thin under the heel. I’m used to wearing chunky shoes so these didn’t take long to get used to. It took just a few seconds for me to become comfortable with my balance. My husband, who of course does not wear heels wanted to try them out. He put them on and began walking around with no problem at all. The first thing he said was “do they make these in mens too?”

The strap is very soft and comfortable, even through extended periods of time. There is limited traction on the bottom of these shoes. Trim Treads advises not to wear while driving or on wet surfaces.

Trim Treads are available in sizes 4-12, and up to a size 13 in select colors. They are affordable, effective and efficient! Trim Treads are the perfect solution for busy moms like myself who have little or no time to make it to the gym. Additionally, they are great for men and women who want to get trim and fit with virtually no effort.


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PURCHASE INFORMATION: Sandals retail for $39.99; Clogs $60.00; and Boots $80.00  Visit Trim Treads online or find a local retailer.

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*Disclaimer: The opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. A sample product was provided to me in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review or host a giveaway.


  1. I've not heard of these sandals before, but your review has help me with my skepticism. Your reviews are quite helpful and will be a factor as to whether or not i will buy them. I enjoy reading your reviews!

  2. Great review but I can honestly tell you I would never be caught dead in these. It would feel like I was walking on stilts.

  3. I would probably wear these believe it or not! I'm sure I would benefit from them quite a bit and once you got used to them; they'd be pretty easy to wear!


  4. These sound cool, but I probably wouldnt ever wear them in public!

  5. Honestly? My husband refuses to walk next to me when I'm wearing them out. But I actually like the look. It's different!

  6. After reading your review I really really want a pair! I always have wondered if these type of shoes work but since they worked for you and you can tell they are working I am super excited!! I also appreciate that you identified that they run big so to order a size down -that is important!!! thanks for the great review and giveaway!!

  7. i have heard that these types of shoes/sandals are ESPECIALLY good for walking on sand and softer ground. I am still a bit skeptical that they are healhty for your BACK. I have had many back surgeries and would hate to "pull" with shoes that stretch TOO much. I do love some of the colors though...the green one (Grass?)! thanks much!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  8. After a twin pregnancy and not having time to work out I would love to have a pair of these. I think I might feel a little silly wearing them out, but if they really work it would be worth it! kim777 at aol dot com


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