Do Toning Shoes Really Work?

Posted on August 24, 2010

Have you seen all those commercials for “toning” shoes (Skechers Shape-ups, Reebok Easy Tone, etc.) that get you that butt and those legs you’ve always wanted?  You know what I’m talking about.

The to see if they live up to the hype.

“Across the board, none of the toning shoes showed statistically significant increases in either 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 and tone.”

So, once again, more hype than anything else.

That being said, if these types of shoes get people to exercise when they wouldn’t otherwise, that is still a good thing.

Source: American Council on Exercise: 

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