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“Toning Shoes”…It’s “Utter Nonsense!”

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Can a pair of sneakers help you tone muscles, lose weight and develop better posture just by wearing them? That’s what shoe manufacturers, such as Skechers and Reebok, are claiming about toning shoes.

As a matter of fact, some shoe manufacturers are hinting that their toning shoes may eliminate the need to go to the gym. They claim that the shoes can help wearers tone their butts, legs and abs, as well as burn calories just by wearing the specialized sneakers.

“Get in Shape Without Setting Foot in a Gym,” Skechers claims.

However, there have been an ever-growing number of critics from the medical field voicing their concerns about the safety of toning shoes.

Claims that toning shoes can significantly contribute to a person’s fitness are “utter nonsense,” according to John’s Hopkins University’s School of Medicine professor Barbara de Lateur.

Lateur and other medical professionals have issued warnings that toning shoes can result in strained Achilles tendons, among other types of injuries. There have been many injuries reported across the nation as a result of toning shoes.

Bryan Markinson, chief of podiatric medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, went as far as to warn some of his patients to begin an “active stretching program,” if they were going to purchase toning shoes.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as a result of wearing toning shoes, you should contact one of our experienced Northern Kentucky injury lawyers at the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.

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