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Toning Shoes: It’s All in the Design

Posted on Dec 29, 2010
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to get in shape without having to go to the gym? That’s what Skechers claims that their Shape-ups toning shoes can do for you.

According to their website: “Now you can get in shape without setting foot in a gym.”

Other toning shoes manufacturers have made similar claims. You might be wondering if the claims are true and how a pair of sneakers can improve your muscle strength and tone. For starters, there is considerable debate over the physical benefits to wearing toning shoes. Some fitness specialists have even gone as far as to warn wearers of potential dangers to strapping on toning shoes.

However, the thinking behind the design is simple. The concept of toning shoes is based on a rocker bottom outsole. The rounded soles resemble a rocking chair and supposedly stretch the wearer’s muscles with each stride they take.

The problems lie in the fact that toning shoes are purposely designed to be unstable. This can create all sorts of issues for wearers who have poor balance or muscle weakness. They can become more vulnerable to falls resulting in injuries.

If you or someone you know has been injured by wearing toning shoes, you should contact one of our experienced Northern Kentucky personal injury attorneys at the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.

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