There are tone up shoes and then there are Chung Shi shoes. Chung Shi offer not only beat the competition on the increases in muscle activity which they generate, but they also offer superior posture correction and the widest range of personal wellness benefits of any brand of tone up shoes.
Chung Shi has been on the market for some time now, and whilst popular in Europe and the UK, it has taken a while for Americans to catch on to the Chung Shi way of walking. With America's favourite, MBT shoes to compete with, it has take a while for consumers to make the switch, however many are doing so drawn to the impressive range of benefits which the shoes offer.
Chung Shi shoes increase muscle activation in the lower body up to 50% when walking, and offer excellent orthopaedic benefits. Chung Shi orthopaedic shoes correct the posture to get the back straight and the shoulders moving back. The weight is moved onto the heels, ensuring that whether standing or walking, the bones are perfectly aligned and the body moves efficiently. The shoes achieve this with an angled sole, which puts the forefoot higher than the heel, shifting the weight distribution and ensuring perfect posture.
With the posture corrected, the body is in the best position to work efficiently, with the bones, muscles and ligaments working to maximum effect. The shoes are well cushioned for a comfortable fit, with added arch support to support the feet adequately through the heel to toe roll. With the angle in the sole to overcome when walking, the heel to toe movement is more pronounced, and increases muscle activity with each step.
The plantar fascia stretching movement from heel to toe helps to condition the feet, the blood circulation is boosted and the shoes stimulate the reflexology centres on the feet to rejuvenate the body and bring life back into tired feet. The shoes are a Class 1 EU medical product and are recommended by many doctors and podiatrists for the benefits they offer sufferers of painful joint and muscle conditions, and they have even been reported to help prevent many common problems from developing in the first place.
By boosting blood circulation Chung Shi shoes help to prevent the formation of varicose veins, they increase strength and stamina throughout the lower body, improve core muscle strength, ease pressure points in the feet and make you burn calories much faster.
For the maximum correction and the greatest boost to the toning, the Balance Step is the best choice. Featuring a 20Âº angled sole; it makes sure that the muscles work at their hardest. For more comfort and longer sessions, the Chung Shi Comfort Step reduces the angle to 15%, much better for long term wear, or until the feet become conditioned to the Chung Shi way of walking.
Whether you want perfect posture, faster toning, or a boost to personal wellness, Chung Shi shoes are a great choice.