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    I was at Lady Foot Locker today and saw pairs of Toning shoes. I need a good pair of shoes while I work (waitress) and thought I could kill two birds with one stone- comfortable shoes and leg toning to boot! Has anyone tried these shoes? For 100.00 a pair- I want to make sure they can be worn for hours at a time.

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    I was at Lady Foot Locker today and saw pairs of Toning shoes. I need a good pair of shoes while I work (waitress) and thought I could kill two birds with one stone- comfortable shoes and leg toning to boot! Has anyone tried these shoes? For 100.00 a pair- I want to make sure they can be worn for hours at a time.
    I haven't seen those but I was interested in the Skechers sneaks that make similar claims. I googled around a bit and found this:


    Shoes' toning claims draw experts' doubts - CNN.com

    I would really like a shoe that helped with back pain, since that's a problem for me, but this article was kind of discouraging. I'd also really like to hear about anyone's experiences with these shoes.
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    One thing that I have learned about back pain is that it could be coming from an alignment problem with your feet. If you think about it, the feet support the legs, which lead to the hips and back. I went to the doc years ago, and they put me in orthotics (inserts for for shoes) that made all of the difference in the world for my hip and back. My initial ones were custom made and covered by insurance. I now have some that I bought at the Good Foot (Feet?) store that work extremely well, but took some serious getting used to and were not covered by insurance. It was worth the expense for the pain to be gone.
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    I haven't seen those but I was interested in the Skechers sneaks that make similar claims. I googled around a bit and found this:


    Shoes' toning claims draw experts' doubts - CNN.com

    I would really like a shoe that helped with back pain, since that's a problem for me, but this article was kind of discouraging. I'd also really like to hear about anyone's experiences with these shoes.
    Thank you for the link- very interesting. I decided against the toning shoes and went with a pair of New Balance instead.

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    I tried to do a quick search to see if this has been discussed here, but could not come up with anything. Have any of you ever tried those ion foot spas that supposedly detox and draw out heavy metals and contaminants through your feet? You know, the ones where the water turns nasty colors? I tried one after a massage yesterday and there were browns, blacks, yellows, bubbles, etc. in the nasty looking water. I did not see anything besides salt being poured into the water with the ion thingy, so I don't think the lady was trying to fool me or anything. And, if all that yuckiness doesn't come from your feet, then where is it coming from? Any comments?
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    I've heard of them, but never tried one. The spas in my area aren't offering them as of yet, perhaps due to cost.
    Can you tell us if your feet felt better after having the treatment. I'd be interested in knowing if there's a significant difference, as I know they're very pricey.
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    I have a friend that goes weekly for the ion thingys. She told me she feels better and has more energy but I have read that Doctor's in my area in Canada said that the machines really don't do anything? She pays 35.00 for 1/2 hour foot soak

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    They make my BS meter ping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norealityhere;3721208;
    I've heard of them, but never tried one. The spas in my area aren't offering them as of yet, perhaps due to cost.
    Can you tell us if your feet felt better after having the treatment. I'd be interested in knowing if there's a significant difference, as I know they're very pricey.
    My feet didn't feel much different, but the lady there said it usually takes several sessions to get most of the heavy metals and toxins out. She also said it is supposed to help your sleep, clear your sinuses, etc. etc. I got the treatment as a special with the massage - so for a one hour massage and ion foot spa it was $85 total. Just the spa alone would have cost $35. Is there ANY kind of medical basis to support the idea that negative ions can "draw" toxins from your body?
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