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New Injury Reports Raise Concerns About Toning Shoes

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According to a recent analysis of complaints filed with the Consumer Product Safety Commissions' new product complaint database, wearing toning shoes, such as Skechers Shape Ups, could lead to a toning shoes injury.

About the complaints
The product complaint database was started on March 11, 2011. As of May 22, 2011:

• 36 consumers reported injuries, allegedly resulting in wearing toning shoes
• The majority of injuries were minor, including tendinitis, foot and leg pain, and hip pain
• However, 15 consumers reported suffering broken bones

Is the design the culprit?
Toning shoes feature a rocker-style bottom designed to mimic walking on the sand. The design creates instability and requires the use of muscles not normally used while walking and can lead to:

• Falls
• Turned ankles
• Achilles tendon injuries

Popular toning shoes manufacturers
Skechers, the manufacturer of Shape Ups, is one of the leading toning shoes manufacturers. They claim that, "you can get in shape without setting foot in a gym." Other manufactures include:

• New Balance
• Avia
• Champion
• Danskin Now

If you have suffered an injury due to wearing a pair of toning shoes, you might be able to hold the manufacturer liable for damages. An experienced toning shoes attorney can help you build your case.

If you or someone you know has been injured while wearing toning shoes, contact one of our experienced Northern Kentucky toning shoes attorneys at the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.

I wore shape ups for about 2 months. Thought I could teach in them and shape up. I went to the ER after a week of back pain and had back surgery 5 days later. Coincidence?? I would NEVER wear these shoes again.
Posted by julie m on August 7, 2011 at 11:51 AM
I purchased a pair of skechers shape-up and was walking and my left ankle turn inward causing me to twist and nearly fall. Now I have a pain in my ankle and when i get up now its painful the bottom part of my foot and ankle hurts. Do not purchase these shoes
Posted by Marsha Atkins on July 31, 2011 at 08:46 PM

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