No Big Surprise: leg and butt and muscle-toning shoes don't work new study finds
Posted Aug 02 2010 9:58am
You can file this one in the "No Big Surprise" round basket, but according to a new study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise, the so called "muscle-toning shoes" by such manufactures a Reebok (EasyTone) and Sketchers ( Shape-Up ) don't tone anything...least of all your butt as suggested by the now well know Reebok commercial below.
According to the authors of the new study, "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."
"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."
Reebok obviously disagrees saying “the bold conclusions
made in the article are not supported by the actual data presented” and
that the company “has never claimed that by wearing EasyTone a person
will burn more calories or that EasyTone is a ‘magic bullet’ that will
But you be the judge as to what Reebox does or does not claim below.