St. Louis Defective Product Lawyer
With an increasing focus on health throughout the nation, many companies are taking advantage by offering their customers products that will assist in their journey towards optimum fitness. These products range in type and purpose, however, they all are there promising an easy and convenient way towards making fitness an integral part of your daily life. Most of these products have the best of intentions and are truly an excellent tool towards increasing the health of the consumer; however, some products have masked and hidden dangers that should not be taken lightly.
The Dangers of Toning Shoes
One of the most nationally recognized new products of this trend is that of "toning shoes." These shoes are targeted primarily towards the female demographic and promise that by just switching your shoes that the consumer can walk their way to a slimmer, shapelier body. Toning shoes are specialty shoes, typically having rounded soles, which supposedly help consumers tone muscles, lose weight and gain other fitness benefits simply by wearing them.
The idea is that by walking on these shoes that the user will be destabilized and will have to utilize more muscles during walking; this will stretch and exert the muscles as the user continually works to keep their balance. This, however, is not always what happens. By destabilizing the user, the entire body is thrown off and therefore the user is much more prone to injury.
The athletic footwear industry has been aggressively marketing this product that typically sells for $150 to $200, leading to sales estimates of more than $1.5 billion dollars. What the athletic footwear industry, however, has failed to tell the consuming public is that some physicians question whether the toning shoes offer any of the touted health benefits - in fact, many are concerned that they have serious safety concerns. Many of these products change the way users naturally walk and balance themselves. It should have been expected that injuries would follow.
Have you been injured by toning shoes? We could help!
These types of shoes are marketed by such major shoes manufacturers as Sketchers, Reebok, Masai Barefoot Technology (MBT), Avia, New Balance, and Fit Flop. These types of shoes have caused serious injuries to unsuspecting consumers across the nation with injuries including Achilles tendon tears and stress fractures. We at the Onder Law Firm believe these injuries are the result of the athletic footwear industry's overzealous hype of an unsafe product in an attempt to cash in on the latest too good to be true fitness gimmick.
We can help you hold these companies accountable. If you have worn a pair of these shoes and you believe you were injured as a result, a personal injury attorney at our firm would be happy to discuss your legal options and the option of pursuing a
product liability case. We understand the complex nature of these cases and have the experience necessary to help. For an initial case consultation, contact our office as soon as possible.
To schedule your initial case consultation, contact a St. Louis defective product attorney from our firm as soon as you can.