At Last!!! The Truth About Skechers' Fitness Shoes!

I was delighted to se an article in the Tampa Bay Times last week debunking Skechers sketchy fitness claims. I have been telling clients for years that "tone-up" shoes do not work. Skechers' fitness shoes claim that by wearing their shoes, a person can change their muscle tone significantly without ever stepping into a gym. There is no scientific research to prove their claims. Finally, the Federal Trade Commission agrees and wants you to know the truth about these quick fix shoes.

Here is what the article had to say:


The Federal Trade Commission wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers' fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian's curves or Brooke Burke's toned tush. Skechers USA Inc. will pay $40 million to settle charges that the footwear company made unfounded claims that it's Shape-ups shoes would do everything from help them lose weight to make their "bottom half their better half" without ever going to a gym. Kardashian, Burke, and other celebrities endorsed the shoes in Skechers ads. The settlement also involves the company's Resistance Runner, Toners, and Tone-ups shoes. People who bought the shoes, which cost up to $100, will be eligible for refunds. To learn more and file for a refund, go to The Federal Trade Commission settled similar charges with Reebok last year over its EasyTone walking shoes and RunTone running shoes.

So what does this all mean?

It means that there is no quick and easy pill to take or special shoe to wear, you have to do the work! There is no quick fix to get into better shape, only good habits to develop. Stick with a clean diet and be consistent with your training program.

That is the only way to get healthy and make positive changes to your body!

2014 NOTICE: The period to claim your settlement refund has expired since the writing of this article.