Although we’ve done a little informal research on our own about those popular toning shoes, we haven’t yet found a research study that really looks at whether these puppies work or not. And while anecdotal evidence can help, sometimes you just need the cold, hard facts!
According to the American Council on Exercise, none of the shoes tested—EasyTone, Skechers or MBT toning shoes—showed statistically significant increases in either exercise response or muscle activation during any of the treadmill trials as compared to a basic pair of running shoes. *Cue wrong answer music.*