UW-L researchers found that the latest toning shoes don't live up to their claims.
"The claims were overstated," said John Porcari, UW-L exercise and sport science professor who led the independent study. Porcari and UW-L researchers regularly conduct research on fitness programs, trends and gadgets for the council.
"These were hard-to-believe claims such as improving circulation, providing weight loss and tightening your abdominal muscles," Porcari said. "There is no way these shoes would tone your butt."