If you bought Reebok EasyTone or RunTone Shoes or Apparel you may be eligible for a refund

Posted By on October 14, 2011

Advertisers may want to consider evaluating their claims for work-out gear and exercise equipment more closely.  If their claims are not supported by sound science, they may be liable as concluded by the recent Reebok settlement.

Reebok advertised that walking in its EasyTone shoes and running in its RunTone running shoes would strengthen and tone key leg and buttock (gluteus maximus) muscles more than regular shoes.  If you purchased these shoes, you may be eligible for a refund.

On 9/28/11 the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, filed a  FTC complaint. Reebok was charged with making claims about  EasyTone and RunTone shoes that the company couldn’t support scientifically.   Under the settlement (see Stipulated Final Judgment and Order for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief 9/28/11), Reebook will make  $25 Million in Customer Refunds To Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Advertising of EasyTone and RunTone Shoes.

Try walking to the post office instead of driving. “ Run more eat less” according to Judge Chin is the best way to lose weight.   See Gorran v. Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., 464 F. Supp.2d 315, 319 (S.D. N.Y. 2006)

Mark Kloempken and Tove Klovning



About The Author

Tove Klovning oversees foreign, comparative, and international law services at the law library and teaches Legal Research Methodologies I & II. She often guest lecturers on legal research methodology strategies in seminar classes and assists researchers with legal research questions relating to foreign law, comparative law, and international law, as well as questions related to the American legal system. She has written several research guides on American, international, and foreign legal issues.


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