Many have attributed the growing popularity of toning shoes, or wellness shoes, to the claims shoe manufactures have made, such as Skechers’: “Get in shape without setting foot in a gym.” Consumers are left with the impression that Skechers Shape-ups can help them become physically fit without having to spend long hours in the gym.
Fitness Specialists Don't Buy It
Not only have many fitness specialists refuted those claims, especially coming on the heels of a recent American Council on Exercise study that found that toning shoes fail to live up to the promises made by shoe manufacturers, but many are warning of potential dangers to wearing toning shoes.
“There’s major risks, especially for adults,” said David M. Davidson, national president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.
Mr. Davidson claims to have treated patients who have developed Achilles tendonitis and stress fractures allegedly caused by wearing toning shoes.
Many attribute the problems to the “rocking chair” design of the toning shoes citing that it creates instability.
“Creating instability, on adults especially, is not a good thing,” said Mr. Davidson.
Injured By Toning Shoes?
If you have been injured while wearing toning shoes, contact an experienced Northern Kentucky injury lawyer at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.