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I Hope You Didn't Buy Reebok's EasyTone Or RunTone Shoes Because I've Got Bad News

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I'm sorry to have to tell you that they don't work. Especially in all the amazing ways that Reebok's catchy ads told you they would. I hate when stuff like this happens. It's like the time I bought Sea Monkeys only to discover that the cute little creatures advertised were, in fact, just pellets that expanded into dead worms in water. Shame on you, Reebok, for tricking people into buying Sea Monkey shoes! If you've been duped or just like a good story, the video below elaborates on Reebok's latest drama and how they're making it up to people who bought their shoes.

 

 

Even though Reebok stands behind their toning shoes and success rate numbers, the FTC is making sure everyone knows that Reebok's claims don't hold up to research findings. An FTC consumer protection director named David Vladeck delivered the following statement to reporters:

The consumers expected to get a workout. Not to get worked over. (ABC News source)

Can't say I didn't see this coming, but I'm actually surprised by the 25 million dollar customer refund settlement. Take your cut by filing for a refund at: http://ftc.gov/reebok

If anything, Reebok's actions prove that lying will cost ya. Oh, and that you actually have to go to the gym to see results. And lastly, that ugly shoes are nothing more than ugly shoes.

 

written by Bianca Jade a.k.a Mizzfit

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5 comments
mary - houston October 14th, 2011 8:00AM

Dissapointed with Reebok, bought shoes because they were comfortable not for toning benefits. The only toning shoe I like are the MBTs, they feel nothing like Reebok, guess that's why they are much more expensive.

Alicia Tunby October 29th, 2011 4:44AM

I bought the Easytones and within 3 months had totally blown out the right pod in my right shoe because I powerwalk and I guess this shoe was just no match for me intense powerwalking but I will say this, I am in love with Asics gel Kanbarra shoes and I have had a pair now for almost two years and no damage at all so I just went and purchased a new pair and they are affordable!

MizzFIT October 29th, 2011 5:23AM

Mary,

You're definitely not alone. I did a workout with my friend and she had her EasyTones on for it, and afterwards she said her feet really hurt and that she was uncomfortable throughout the entire workout. I felt so bad for her. The workout was hard but she shouldn't have been in pain from it, y'know? I'm glad you see a difference with your MBTs. Thanks for letting me know!

MizzFIT

MizzFIT October 29th, 2011 5:26AM

Hi Alicia!

I love to hear about women falling in love with their sneakers! And even better to hear that they're affordable. And yes, I just think EasyTones are a bad investment. Although I have to say I really love my Reebok Zigtech sneaks. Some Reebok shoes are a hit and some are just a total miss! Glad you found your true shoe love :)

MizzFIT

Alicia Tunby October 29th, 2011 3:25PM

Yes I agree and I generally am very hard on a shoe as last summer I was powerwalking upwards of 16 miles in a little less than 3 hours so I was not doing a little fox trot either! The Asics have been a living dream and I have not had the first problem with them and no cracks or damage to the soles whatsoever and that says a lot. While I am not walking near as much as I was last summer I still will bust out 8 or so miles in a few hours and the Asics are still kicking! Not to mention they look good too!

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