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FTC orders refunds for those who bought ‘muscle-toning’ shoes

Easytone shoe sole

Easytone shoe sole by Reebok.

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, charged Reebok with making claims about EasyTone and RunTone shoes that the company couldn’t support. According to the FTC, Reebok claimed that using these products would strengthen and tone leg and butt muscles. To settle the case, Reebok has agreed to pay $25 million for refunds to people who bought Reebok toning shoes or apparel.

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Federal Trade Commission alert, FTC.gov

Dec. 9, 2009, DavidsonNews.net, Can new shoes actually keep you fit without a workout?”

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