Our next stop on Today’s Hottest Toning Shoes brings us to AVIA Avi-Motion.
AVIA’s website sells the shoes for between $60 and $150 dollars, depending on the style you prefer. As is generally the case, Amazon sells them for considerably less, making this the way to go when you purchase online.
Our research indicates that the price of AVIA’s toning shoes is slightly less than the Skechers, but their selection is much smaller.
We also found AVIA’s website much less useful in finding information and facts about their toning shoes. This was a huge disappointment from a major company that is trying to compete in a very competitive market.
Aside from the limited selection and lack of information, we only found a few complaints about the Avi-Motions.
The only real complaints we found were the shoes causing unexpected muscle pain in the feet. Similar to the Skechers, The Hot Gift Guys suspect that this is due to the nature of the shoes, and their unconventional design intended to work muscles that do not get worked in conventional shoes.
AVIA is not as explicative about their design features as the Skechers are. They claim to have a specially designed shoe with negative heel engineering, forefoot flex grooves, an Archrocker® shape, and the Shear Cantilever® System, which help get your muscles working.
From what we can tell, this all adds up to imitating walking on soft sand, as the Skechers also claim.
AVIA also claims their unique design helps to create a forward momentum while walking, making it more desirable to continue walking.
Based on reviews, the claims are accurate. The desire to continue walking is increased, and the shoe design makes them comfortable to be in for hours at a time.
We also found a few reviews that the Avi-Motion Toning Shoes reduced back pain, an indication that they also help improve posture.
Unlike the Skechers, there were no independent studies to back up the claims made by AVIA, and there was no warning to wear the Avi-Motion for short periods of time when first purchasing the shoes.
Another interesting note was that there were markedly fewer reviews for the AVIA Avi-Motion on Amazon. This is an indication that there are fewer buyers who are impressed with these shoes.
Thus far in our quest for the hottest toning shoes, The Hot Gift Guys have got to say that overall, we are more impressed with the Skechers Shape Ups.
P.S.- We still have a long way to go in our quest for the hottest toning shoes. Stay tuned for more fabulous reviews!