I started putting together my list for Santa this weekend when I came across Kangoo Jumps. They look absolutely ridiculous…and amazingly fun.
I’ve read that the shoes reduce the impact on joints by up to 80%. That got my attention.
Apparently Kangoos have been around since the ’90s. I’m not sure how popular they are, but I’m seeing them more on fitness sites. I’ve never heard of them until this weekend.
To me Kangoos look like ski boots with shock absorbers on the bottom. I’m not sure about the comfort level when jogging. Seems like it lacks flexibility that my regular old Nike’s offer.
In the little research I’ve done, running in Kangoo Jumps is like to running on a trampoline. Apparently you burn up to 50% more calories and cardio in regular sneakers. Since you rebound off the ground, you use your core more to stabilize yourself.
I haven’t run across these in the DC area yet, but I’d love to try them out.
Has anyone in the Peanut Gallery tried Kangoo Jumps?
- Boing with Kangoo (keepitupdavid.wordpress.com)