The Dr Scholls claim the same thing as the [REDACTED]. They are to help you tone up. It took awhile to learn how to walk in the shoes since they rocked. At first I tripped a bit getting use to the new balance change because of the shoes. Walking up and down stairs was a chanellege. I that to walk on the middle of the shoe or I would lose my balance and fall down the stairs. I had to go to physical therapy because my hips and lower back hurt from the shoes. I wouldn’t want anyone else to go through that kind of pain. I wouldn’t want a pregnant women to get seriously hurt. I became pregnant after having the shoes for awhile. If I would have known that these shoes were like the [REDACTED] I wouldn’t have bought them and put myself at risk. I think people should be warned about these shoes also.