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We hope this is the first of many, many nails in the coffin for those ridiculous toning shoes: earlier today, Reebok agreed to settle FTC complaints alleging that the company made unsupported claims about the health/fitness/tight butt benefits of toning shoes. Reebok Intl. will be opening their wallet to the tune of $25 million, for customer refunds. Let this mean we will never have to see another annoying Kardashian/Skechers ad again. [NPR]