Will Skechers Shape-ups give you a perfect buttock as celebrity Kim Kardashian portrays in the commercials? Will Reebok toning shoes give you a tight body like Eva Mendes? In general, will toning shoes that imitate your grandma’s rocking chair motion really tighten and transform your body? Or, are these shoes and celebrity commercials a tease?
These are the questions that thousands of Americans are asking due to the ever growing lawsuits facing toning shoe companies.
Want to Know the Real Truth?MBT, the originators of toning shoes, claim that their shoes will help solve knee and back problems, ease joint pains, relieve tension in the neck, and help tone and firm the buttocks and thighs. Reebok and Skechers have also made similar claims, and have even produced company sponsored research studies to support their effective toning shoe claims.
However, the American Council on Exercise conducted its own study regarding MBT, Skechers, and Reebok toning shoes and found that these shoes do not deliver the fitness or muscle toning benefits they claim.
What this Means for ConsumersYou should not purchase toning shoes believing that the shoes will tone your buttocks or burn more calories. Many doctors have indicated that these shoes force adults to learn how to walk all over again, which can be scary and lead to toning shoe injuries.
Reebok is facing many lawsuits from consumers claiming that their product did not perform as advertised, and New Balance is also facing suits for deceptive marketing. However, the most serious lawsuit is against Skechers for injuries that occurred to an Ohio waitress who wore Shape Ups for five months on-the-job and developed severe pain. She claims she fractured her hips because of the toning shoes and had to undergo surgery. This is not the only Skechers Shape-ups injury, as there are many more claims of this nature.
Future of Toning ShoesCurrently, sales for toning shoes continue to climb the charts, and sneaker analyst Matt Powell predicts that the sales of toning shoes will increase 400% in the year 2011. This information indicates that millions of consumers believe the myth that toning shoes will perfect their legs, buttocks, and thighs.
However, when a giant athletic shoe company like Nike hasn’t jumped on board with toning shoes, you may need to ask yourself “why” and reconsider the toning shoe injury claims before purchasing a pair.
If you have a toning shoe injury, please call the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson and speak with one of our skilled Northern Kentucky toning shoes attorneys today in a free legal consultation at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.