Posts Tagged ‘Trim Treads

‘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.)

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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.