The Flex Mini® vs. Reebok EasyTone & RunTone

The Reebok Company, which is primary known for its athletic footwear has developed a new series of shoes designed not only to be worn during exercise but also to function as a means of exercise. The Reebok EasyTone & RunTone shoes have soles that feature small pockets of air in them. These chambers are said to be modeled after a balance ball. As the user wears the Reebok EasyTone & RunTone shoes his or her leg muscles are forced to do extra work.

The technology employed by the Reebok EasyTone & RunTone shoes is said to have been tested in multiple studies performed by Reebok. However, we are unsure about whether any 3rd party studies have been published regarding these shoes. The Reebok EasyTone & RunTone are sold in various stores but they are also available through the official Reebok website. Here the Reebok EasyTone & RunTone shoes retail for between $69.99 and $124.99. Shipping and handling for orders over $99 is free from the official website. Shipping for other orders is $5. There was no mention of a product warranty and Reebok’s 30 day return policy was subject to certain conditions regarding the condition of the returned product. Shipping times and other details were tough to locate.

 The Flex MIniReebok EasyTone & RunTone
How much does it cost?The Flex Mini costs $199.99.$69-124.99 with free shipping and handling for orders over $99. Otherwise shipping is $5.
Does it require assembly?No, the Flex mini does not require assembly. It comes ready to go.NO. These are sneakers that are ready to wear out of the box.
Are there any 3rd party clinical trials to back up the claims?YES there was a very comprehensive clinical study conducted. The results showed that 100% of users said it worked in some way. 92% said it was easy to fit into their daily return. 90% were more toned and firmed.While there have been studies performed with the Reebok EasyTone & RunTone shoes it is unclear if they are 3rd party studies.
Is it FDA cleared? Please note that most products are not required to be FDA Cleared. This is a status that makes the Flex Mini unique.Yes – the Flex Mini is the first and currently the only of its kind to be cleared by the FDA for Toning, Tightening and Lifting the Butt and Backs of the Thighs.NO. But these sneakers and do not require FDA clearance.
Do you need exercise while using it?NO. You put the FLEX MINI on, turn it on, and it does all the work for you using electronic muscle stimulation to perfectly contract and work all the muscles in your butt and backs of the thighs.YES and NO. You do not need to actively exercise but you do need to walk while wearing the Reebok EasyTone & RunTone shoes.
Do you need to focus on your form?No you don’t need to even think about form. The FLEX MINI keeps track of the intensity and duration of the concentrated muscle contractions for you.NO. The shoes are designed to work without the user paying attention.
When can you use it?You can get a concentrated rear end workout while you are doing your make-up, at work, watching TV, surfing the net, folding laundry, cooking, talking on the phone, helping the kids with their homework...virtually anywhere and anytime.Any time that you are free to wear sneakers.
Can you tone other parts of the body?YES, you can add accessories to your order that are specifically designed and fitted to be worn on other parts of the body. There is one for the stomach and another for the arms. These accessories are individually FDA Cleared for toning, strengthening, and firming their specific body parts. Click here to learn more about the Flex Range of products.NO. The Reebok EasyTone & RunTone shoes work primarily on the lower body.
Is it portable? How big is it?YES, is it very portable. It is about the size of a pair of shorts. It comes with a free travel pouch and weighs less than one poundYES. These shoes are the same sizes as any other shoes.
Is it discreet?YES, the Mini is very fitted to the buttocks and back of the thighs and not bulky in any way. The remote is very small and tucks away in a small pouch on the side. You can wear it discretely under clothing and while doing virtually anything.YES. In a sense, the Reebok EasyTone & RunTone look like normal sneakers.
Does it require hard work or motivation?NO, you do not need to exercise or break a sweat during a toning session. You don’t need to find time for the gym and it requires no energy to give your entire rear end a very concentrated workout.NO. These shoes cause you to exercise throughout your day.
Does it require batteries?No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.NO. The Reebok EasyTone & RunTone shoes are not battery powered.
What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.30 Days conditional return policy
What is the "Product Warranty" period?If there is any problem with your Flex Mini it can be exchanged for a new unit for a full Two Years from your original purchase date.This is unknown.
Do they ship internationally?YES. The FLEX Mini is currently shipped to over 100 countries. Check our order page for a list of all the countries we ship to.Not specified
Do they have toll free ordering and customer service?YES: (800) 222-7154. Our friendly customer service staff is available to help you between 9am – 6pm MST.YES
Is there bonus material with your order?YES! Your Flex Mini Order Comes with a full 1-Year subscription presented by our sponsors to either Fitness or Elle magazines (A Retail Value of $50!).No bonus included
What is the delivery time for domestic orders?1 week or less.Not specified