I am frequently asked about the shoes that “tone”. The decision today by the FTC answers that for us. Lots of companies have them-Reebok, New Balance, Sketchers….. While I have been telling people to avoid them since they came out, there is now evidence to back up the advice I have been giving. You can find a list of shoes with the seal of approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association at APMA.ORG. In the meantime this really comes decision by the FTC comes as no surprise to those of us that understand feet and shoes. Unfortunately there is no short cut to getting fit. Exercise, not shoes, makes you fit.