I don’t think there could be a sharper contrast going from barefoot running sandals to K-Swiss Tubes. The high-tech sole is supported by the tubes that give the shoe its name. K-Swiss claims that the gradually decreasing diameter of the tubes (the biggest of which I can stick my pinkie through) are engineered to work “in harmony with the motion of the foot” no matter the wearer’s gait or size.
Before I even made it to my run, I have to confess that I tripped on my way down the stairs. The soles of the Tubes are wider and longer than my feet, and it was immediately clear that it would take me awhile to adjust to them. Although the shoes are pretty lightweight, I did feel that my run was a little more arduous than in either my old Pumas or the running sandals.
I was happy that I made it through my two-miles without any foot pain, nor were my feet sore the following day.
How often do you slip on a new shoe and feel like it was made for you? It doesn’t happen very often. The other issue with new shoes is that whole breaking-in period, which can wreak havoc on your first workout or two together.
That’s why I love the K-Swiss Tubes, a new sports shoe from the popular shoe maker. Straight out of the box I felt like the shoe wrapped and hugged my foot for a perfect fit. And I didn’t have to go through any of that breaking-in nonsense, they were comfortable from the start.
If my word isn’t enough, maybe Jillian Michaels‘ will be. She was seen wearing a pair of K-Swiss Tubes during her Ellen appearance last month, in which she showed the talk show star a few at-home workout moves.