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Reebok faces lawsuit over toning shoe from unsatisfied customer

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by NewsBot, Nov 22, 2010.

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    The Canton Journal are reporting:
    Reebok faces lawsuit over toning shoe from unsatisfied customer
    States company makes false claims about fitness shoes
    Full story
     
  2. David Smith

    David Smith Well-Known Member

    All

    It will be interesting to see that argument unfold and the 'research' results from unbiased investigation.:rolleyes:

    Are MBT's to be next followed by all the other manufacturers making similar claims? They must be gathering in their high offices for urgent damage limitation talks as I write. Do you think they might have that :sinking: feeling.

    On the other hand it would be a shame if this action stopped production of such shoes, because although it appears from research that they do not improve muscle tone any better than walking in any other type of shoe, they are very useful for using as part of therapy for painful conditions with biomechanical aetiology.

    I myself get great relief from debilitating sciatica type pain when walking or standing for long periods by using these type of shoe. Perhaps this theraputic benefit should be their new tack in terms of the direction of new advertising.

    Regards Dave
     
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  3. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    l cant see why they would stop the manufacturing, its not the product at fault, its the marketing of the product that is at fault
     
  4. Ben Stasiak

    Ben Stasiak Member

    I personally have not had any experience with any of these shoes with "uneven/rocker" type soles. Just wondering if there is potential for injury when combined with poor biomechanics to start with?

    Any feedback would be great.

    Ben
     
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  7. Griff

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    Re: MBT's, Shape Ups & Easytone: The truth?

    Reebok to pay refunds for toning shoes under settlement with FTC

     
  8. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    Ouch, now multiply that to the global scale that they were sold on, chaching!
     
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    Here is the FTC Press Release:
    Here is the Reebok official statement:
     
  10. Griff

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    Hahaha.

    Instead of remaining committed to the continued development of their EasyTone line of products perhaps they should focus on producing some well designed research which shows what their products are and are not doing.

    Suggestions of their number one priority being their profit margins...
     
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    Are the "butt shaping" adverts by Reebok racist?

     
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    The Washington Post are reporting
    Reebok to refund customers who bought EasyTone, RunTone sneakers
    Full story
     
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    Skechers are also expecting to be fined by the FTC. Here is a company statement:
     
  14. I say take all these toning shoe companies down a notch or two for their irresponsible and fraudulent advertising on these shoes. Their behavior won't change unless they are required to fork out millions of dollars as a penalty for making these bogus claims which have no basis in science.:boxing::butcher::hammer:
     
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  17. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    Very good result on both companies;).
     
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    Now Reebok are facing action from the regulatory authorities in Australia:
    Reebok faces action from ACCC over claims it misled consumers about EasyTone shoes

    Here is the Press Release:
    ACCC takes action against Reebok Australia for alleged false and misleading advertising
    18 December 2013
     
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    And now the Federal Court has told them they have to pay up:
    Federal Court orders Reebok to pay up
     
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