‘Frankenshoes’ keep Sun city editor on her toes

- June 4th, 2010

(Note: Nicole Bergot, the Edmonton Sun’s uber-fit city editor writes today’s post. Bergot, a marathoner and triathlete who likes to pump iron, reviews a pair of Trim Treads.)

post-itstorageOh, sweet Frankenshoe, if only it were that easy.

To slip on a pair of thong-toed Trim Treads for a mere half-hour per day and achieve the body of your dreams.

But what fun would that be? What the beefy boat-shaped sandals will give you is a walk workout that might place demands on your lower limbs thus far starved for attention.

I trotted mine out in the ‘burbs of Sherwood Park, passing streams of friendly runners, dog walkers and cyclists who paid no heed to the giganteum cobalt blue arch-rockers.

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Trim Treads didn't exactly knock Bergot off her feet. She prefers her runners.

I only got one questionable up-and-down from a grumpy soccer mom waiting in her mini-van for the kids to wrap it up. She wouldn’t be caught dead in those puppies – plus it was windy out, gosh darn it!

They are indeed the ugly duckling of the sandal world. But walking atop them, just maybe you can become more swan like. A  ballerina almost, each footfall landing high on the toe, working the arch and thus the calves.

I am getting carried away — they were OK. I much prefer my runners. The weird sandals, well, they get two footprints out of five.

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3 comments

  1. ???? says:

    To comment about what???

  2. lowry says:

    I have a pair! I love them but I ONLY wear them around the house…It’s cool to do things around the house and get my legs and all workin!!! plus they are much cheaper than the others!….

  3. Mary says:

    I got these a long time ago they used to be called Shape Up Shoes (way before Sketchers) anyway looks like they changed there name to TRIM TREADS. I personally think they rock! My butt really did firm up. My legs all together get a workout- you can feel it! I wear them in the mornings at home before I go to work. My friends that have ordered them rave about them too. Just thought Id share.

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