Toning or unstable shoes had been all the rage a decade ago. The makers of these shoes used to make remarkable promises for the shoe. These promises varied from helping weight reduction to reducing cellulite to tightening the buttocks to fixing sore backs. The shoes were built with a rocker on the sole intended for increasing muscle activity to get those alleged benefits. However, the evidence didn't back the alleged benefits and there was a great deal of litigation from dissatisfied customers and several companies were forced to make multi-million dollar pay outs with the Ftc.
Although all that is in the past you will still find a few of these shoes available and they still do have some support from those who are familiar with the footwear. The shoes can alter the way that you move and then for some individuals that may potentially lead to an improvement in some things like low back pain. At the same time, it could make some individuals with low back pain feel more painful. There is a lot of effort being geared towards investigating just what toning shoes do and exactly who can benefit from them and who may be hurt by them. Each person are going to respond in a different way to them.
Foot doctors seem to particularly like these sorts of toning shoes because of the kind of patients that they see. The rocker sole character of the shoe makes them particularly great for those with a sore great toe joint, as with these shoes the big toe does not have to move as much. However, while that may be helpful for that joint it can put more stress on the ankle joint so might create or make more painful issues at the ankle joint. It was problems like this that led to the litigation issues in the past and need to be taken into consideration by anyone advocating or using these shoes. They do have their uses and they may help for the right individuals with the appropriate issue.