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Are toning shoes unsafe? Reports of injuries raise concern

From the Consumer Reports article

Ads for Skechers Shape-ups and similar toning shoes suggest they can help give you a firm behind and shapely legs. But our recent analysis of complaints to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s new product complaint database suggest the shoes could send you to a doctor’s office or even an emergency room….

…Ads for Skechers Shape-ups and similar toning shoes suggest they can help give you a firm behind and shapely legs. But our recent analysis of complaints to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s new product complaint database suggest the shoes could send you to a doctor’s office or even an emergency room….

…Steve Lamar, Executive Vice President of the American Apparel and Footwear Association, a trade group to which Skechers belongs, told us that the injuries often stem from misuse of the shoes. He said these are exercise products and that there is risk with any exercise……

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