The other shoe drops
This past summer, there were the large number of reported injuries from so-called toning shoes, which were marketed as ways to get your legs and butt into shape. Well, it turns out that the shoes might not even do what they advertise. The Federal Trade Commission has reached a $25 million settlement with Reebok, which has been barred from making unsupported claims. Reebok said in a statement that it stands behinds its Easy Tone technology and settled the complaint to avoid a legal battle.
Bottom line If you bought Reebok toning shoes or apparel after Dec. 5, 2008, you can go to www.ftc.gov/reebok for a refund. The FTC is also reviewing claims about Sketchers toning shoes.