The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered Reebok to refund 25MM in refunds to consumers who brought their various toning shoe products, WWD reports. I was always skeptical of these toning sneakers that supposedly worked miracles on your lower half .
According to a complaint filed by the FTC, Reebok claimed that their shoes increased strength by 11-28% in your calves, legs, and butt muscles compared to regular excercising sneakers. Well, in order to prove that they needed more than a picture but hard evidence which Reebok lacked.
David Vladeck, the director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection told WWD, “The FTC wants national advertisers to understand that they must exercise some responsibility and ensure that their claims for fitness gear are supported by sound science.”
So, if anyone spent money on any Reebok”s EasyTone products you can get a refund either directly from FTC or through a court approved class action suit. [Fashionista]