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Skechers Says Toning Shoes Work, Study Says Otherwise

Advertisers claim that Skechers’ toning shoes will give you great benefits, but researchers say otherwise.  Who are you going to believe?

Skechers Shape-ups are becoming all the rage.  From hairstylists to stay-at-home moms, consumers have been flocking to stores to purchase these must-have shoes.  Tone those problem areas by simply tying on a pair of tennis shoes...who wouldn’t be interested?

Medical Experts are Worried
Medical experts have already been stepping forward and expressing their concerns over Skechers Shape-ups and other toning shoes.  They claim that by changing the way you walk (which is in essence, how these shoes work), people are at a great risk of serious injuries.  Already, there have been reports of broken bones.

The American Council on Exercise Has Joined the Debate

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) asked a team of exercise scientists from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, to look into the popular toning shoes.  Researchers ended up performing two studies, which included two groups of twelve physically active women.   During one of the studies, researchers monitored shoe wearers while they completed a dozen five-minute walks on a treadmill.  They looked at the study participants’ heart rate, amount of calories burned and other factors.

Here is what ACE had to say about its findings:

“Across the board, none of the toning shoes showed statistically significant increases in their exercise response or muscle activation during any of the treadmill trials.  There is simply no evidence to support the claims that these shoes will help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength or tone.”

Don’t be fooled by sore muscles, because that is not an indication that the shoes are doing their intended job.

To find out more about the risks of Skechers Shape-ups read our other articles:

Do You Have a Claim?
If you have been hurt while wearing Skechers Shape-ups and are wondering if you can take legal action, contact one of our experienced Northern Kentucky injury lawyers today.  You can reach us by calling (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.

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