Oh, how I wanted these to work. At first, I thought they were working. I could feel something happening in my calves. Alas, it wasn’t enough to make any difference.

Reebok has agreed to refund $25 million to consumers like me who purchased its shoes based on deceptive advertising. Commercials for the shoes were quite convincing, claiming the shoe helped tone muscles in the legs and backside. I saw a commercial a few days before Christmas in 2009, and I immediately requested a pair. Of course, they were sold out until well after the first of the year.

The Federal Trade Commission says Reebok didn’t have any proof its EasyTone and RunTone shoes toned and strengthened muscles. That’s why I had absolutely no trouble admitting I had fallen prey to deceptive advertising and applied for a refund. If you purchased a pair, go to ftc.gov/reebok for more information.

5 thoughts to “Reebok EasyTone

  • Ernessa from 32 Candles

    Oh, thanks for this review! I’ve been thinking about getting a pair myself. Where did Ken find them? Wonder if Zappos has them…

  • lff

    I got these too, because I liked the idea that I could work my muscles more just doing my everyday stuff. But…I talked to a physical therapist about them who said they actually do more harm than good; wearing them is akin to wearing high heels. I haven’t stopped wearing mine yet, but it definitely took away some of my glow…

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  • Nikki

    Thanks for posting!!!

  • Jah

    What?! I’m outraged!

    I think deep down I knew this had to be a gimmick, but I bought into the hype anyway and also got a pair in December. I’ll check out the refund — realllly hoping they don’t ask for proof of purchase, because both the both and receipt are probably long gone by now!

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