(Ad banner from the Skechers.com website)
According to the Skecher’s Website:
Tone-ups® sandals are a great new way to help tone your legs, get more exercise and lose weight while you walk! Tone up in style in our top sellers and new arrivals.*
* Walking regularly in Tone-ups® may lead to the fitness benefits noted. individual results may vary
Skechers certainly has the market saturation and household name recognition to make a good run at this.
And, if you are one of that seemingly growing segment of the population that embraces thonged sandals as everyday casual and business wear, you’ll be happy to see a wide number of colors and fabrics available for your perusal. The following is just a small sampling of currently available styles:
I, as no great fan of flip-flops in capacities outside of beachwear, am unlikely to be swayed into buying a pair of these.
But, for flip-flop lovers galore? These may be a tempting wardrobe addition.
As is the case with Shape Ups, the main question for Tone Ups will be the same: Do they work as claimed?
In regard to the validity of any health claims, that issue remains to be seen and tested objectively in the real world.
However, whether or not rolling-stride walking shoes such as these are actually miracle bun and calf shapers, I suspect that anything that gets people on their feet and get moving is a positive thing.