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“Toning” shoes debunked

Empirical evidence backs up what most of us knew all along. The absurd "toning" shoes that companies are now making a pretty penny (it's a $17 billion a year industry already!) with that promise to tone various parts of the body or burn more calories compared to regular shoes are debunked by a couple independent studies at UW-La Cross.  They tested energy expenditure, muscle activation in a number of different muscles, heart rate, VO2, and RPE (rating of perceived exertion) between regular running Read more [...]