A 44-year-old member asked:
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someone suggested i give the skechers toning shoes a go for my shin splints. do they really work?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
32 years experience Podiatry
Not really: If toning leg muscles could happen just from wearing shoes.... It is too good to be true. Walking and exercise will serve you better. Toning shoes have somewhat a rocker sole, making it wobbly under you and the theory is, that makes your muscles work harder in standing and walking. For those with balance issues (as seen in the elderly) this increases your fall risk. Not recommended.
Answered on Apr 7, 2013

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