Reebok will atone with refunds for deceptive advertising of EasyTone shoes
By Sarah Lane All Consuming Blog Moderator
According to the Federal Trade Commission complaint, Reebok made unsupported claims in advertisements that walking in its EasyTone shoes and running in its RunTone running shoes strengthen and tone key leg and buttock muscles more than regular shoes.
Shoe Suits Today the Federal Trade Commission put its foot down on unsubstantiated claims that their toning shoes strengthen and tone muscles: Reebok to Pay $25 Million in Customer Refunds To Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Advertising There’s further trouble for toning shoes with a class action suit brewing against New Balance for similar reasons, and a lawsuit against Sketchers Shape-Ups where a customer [...
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