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07 September 2010

Toning shoes the new rage

Call them toners, shapers, or rocker bottoms, those exercise shoes with the distinctive thick, rounded soles are flying off the shelves and onto the feet.

Call them toners, shapers, or rocker bottoms, those exercise shoes with the distinctive thick, rounded soles are flying off the shelves and onto the feet of even the most clodhopper-averse walkers.

Toning shoes use curved soles and extra padding to alter the wearer's walking gait, apparently engaging seldom-used muscles, increasing blood flow and reducing stress to the lower back.

 
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