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Tony's Flexible Workout Shoes for P90X
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RE:Tony's Flexible Workout Shoes for P90X
9/21/08 7:48 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
I'm looking for a pair of really flexible, lightweight shoes (closer to booties) that could
be used for certain P90X workouts, as well as for kettlebell routines. For those
not familiar with latter, the preferred practice is NO shoes. But that's not very
practical for outdoor and winter use here in Jersey.
I'd also like to use the same footwear to gain traction during certain P90X workouts that I
prefer to do on carpets (e.g. P90X stretching routines), but wear socks are too slippery
So something that is super flexible and light, i.e. closer to a tight-fitting slipper - but offering
some protection over bare feet or socks - is what I'm looking for.

The footwear product that looks most interesting to me is what Tony Horton wears himself on the P90X Stretching DVD.
Tony briefly mentions a product name at beginning of exercise that sounds like 'Easy Soft.'
But a search on Google reveals nothing. For that matter, a search on Google for ANY form
of light, flexible workout shoe reveals basically nothing.

I've looked at wrestling shoes, but I don't care for the high back form factor. I'm about to look at
rock climbing boots, but before spending over $100 for a pair, I would appreciate some advice here.

So any help with identifying Tony's shoes on that Stretching DVD - or something similar that could meet
requirements stated above - would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance...

Steve_in_Jersey
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RE:Tony's Flexible Workout Shoes for P90X
9/21/08 9:30 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
Hey Steve_in_Jersey,

Like you I was looking for a shoe to work out in that was ultra light. I also started developing a pain in my right foot I believe from doing Plyo without shoes was putting too much stress on my foot.

After browsing through several sporting goods stores I settled on the New Balance 790. I am extremely happy with it. A Google search lists the weight as 8 ounces. Sounds about right to me. It was also under $60. Price is always a factor for me so it was convenient that one of the lightest name brand athletic shoes was also one of the cheapest!
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RE:Tony's Flexible Workout Shoes for P90X
9/21/08 9:49 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
For cheaper option, you can also look for Kungfu/Wushu/martial arts shoes.
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RE:Tony's Flexible Workout Shoes for P90X
9/21/08 10:56 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
Thanks, pdxjohnny and FitnessForFun.
Finally some good leads! Anyone else with
suggestions, please feel free to pitch in.
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RE:Tony's Flexible Workout Shoes for P90X
9/21/08 11:04 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
Steve -

In some of Tony's workouts he's actually wearing rock climbing shoes - check out the core synergistics dvd - they're Puma.

He also wears LaSportiva shoes in the KenpoX dvd.

I actually did a search here on the boards and this topic has come up a few times - check out lasportivadotcom and you can also do a search on google for rock climbing shoes. They're expensive, but I found a site, 6pmdotcom that often has them on sale - this is a sister site of zappos.

Good luck.
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RE:Tony's Flexible Workout Shoes for P90X
9/21/08 5:24 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
Great info, cusepack5.
So they WERE rock climbing shoes!
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RE:Tony's Flexible Workout Shoes for P90X
9/22/08 7:37 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
Wanted to let those who helped out know what I've found and purchased: Teva Mountain Scuff.
You can search for it easily on Web.
I compared it heads-up to a variety of rock climbing shoes and found it to be more flexible and comfortable, and just as light (7oz).
Pictures on Web make it appear bigger/heavier than what it really is. It feels almost like
a slipper, and you can bend it easily in half.
More comfortable and much easier to put on/take off than rock climbing shoes.
Just what I was looking for.
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RE: RE:Tony's Flexible Workout Shoes for P90X
4/18/11 6:03 AM as a reply to cusepack.
Thanks for info.

Do you/can you find out what kind of shoes Tony wears on Plyometrics?
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RE: RE:Tony's Flexible Workout Shoes for P90X
4/18/11 10:27 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
I wear the Vibram Five Fingers. Check them out! I know you will love them! I recommended the Komodo Sport. You will never see a show like this EVER!
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RE: Tony's Flexible Workout Shoes for P90X
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4/3/12 4:04 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
I have done both P90X and X2 and I have used Vibram fivefingers (aka 5toe shoes) for all evolutions of X and X2. I love the enhanced balance and agility I get from the shoe; the light weight and true grip they offer. If you aren't use to working out in a Zero Drop shoe be very careful when trying 5toes out. I sometimes run trail in the 5toe but tend to drift to shoes like the new Brooks Pure Grit for trail or the Pure Flow or Connect for street running vs the 5toe. But there are no shoes I have tried that match the sleek and low profile of the 5toe in the gym. From Plyometrics to Plyocide - Back and Balance to Kenpo X; these cannot be beat. If you are working out on a concrete floor you might want to invest in some gym style padding - or maybe move the operating to a more padded environment. Jumping around can be rough in the 5toes (as in the Plyo workouts); but 5toes offer true to form foot placement and you will soon see and feel what I am talking about after switching. The balance you get from rocking these shoes translates to your "normal" shoe as does the strength they pump into the ankle, calf, etc.

I am rather shocked we didn't see anyone in X2 rocking a pair of the 5toes. But - they do look funky to some people and the look is something that is sadly more important to many than performance. But if you are here; reading this forum I would assume you are more interested in what will help you bring it! and I stand by my person endorsement of the 5toe shoe for P90X, X2 and the hose of other BB workouts.
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