Reebok sued for $25 million over false ads for ReeTone

18 Oct

The Federal Trade Commission won a civil suit against Reebok because its ReeTone shoes were proven ineffective.

It all began with advertisements for ReeTone that promised a 28 per cent increase in toning effectiveness.

Then, studies proved the commercials wrong. The ReeTone shoes didn’t provide any extra boost to a workout. 

But Reebok maintains that customer feedback has been mostly positive to its ReeTone shoes.

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Reebok/reetone shoes, Chandigarh Complaints, Reviews: reetones of my shoes are damaged

With news of the lawsuit, people turned to injury lawyers to be compensated. However the $25 million won is meant to refund all of the ReeTone shoes purchased.

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In recent years, toning shoes have exploded onto the marketplace. Toning shoes are purported to provide an exceptional workout when they are worn while engaging in everyday activities. This type of shoes is advertised as a way to be able to work out without going to a gym or engaging in any especially active behavior.

Public reaction to the lawsuit mostly blames the consumer for buying the shoes, not Reebok.

Reebok must be bum-med @ having to pay a £25mil settlement #Reetone Did consumers really think they would just transform into Kelly Brook?
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October 14, 2011
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2 Responses to “Reebok sued for $25 million over false ads for ReeTone”

  1. Angela mobley August 10, 2012 at 3:05 am #

    I purchased a pair of reetone but didn’t know about the lawsuit . How can I be apart of the lawsuit?

    • khethiwerudd August 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

      Hello Angela, as the article mentioned, the class action lawsuit had just been settled. I do have another article on my blog about this lawsuit that delves more into depth but I believe it’s too late to benefit financially from that particular lawsuit. Did you feel as though you were ripped off by the advertisements? Or did the product benefit you in any way? Just curious. Thank you for reading.

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