Slimming Insoles

Created by Dr. Robert Metz, Slimming Insoles were advertised as “the first and only massage insole in the world which reduces weight and regulates the digestion system.”

Here’s a link to the 1997 FTC complaint against Metz and his company. It noted that, “In truth and in fact, scientific studies do not demonstrate that Slimming Insoles cause significant weight loss without changes in diet or exercise."

And yet, Slimming Insoles are still being sold. I'm not sure if Dr. Metz himself is selling them. But you can buy some at Amazon, and they make specific claims about causing weight loss: "These slimming magnets emit magnetic waves which weaken fat cells in your body... Lose weight by walking with magnetic insoles."

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Mar 3, 1996

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Dec 04, 2019
     Category: Shoes | 1990s | Dieting and Weight Loss

Weight loss gimmicks have always been around, but they seemed to reach a peak in the 80s and 90s. Maybe now that everyone is boycotting Peloton bikes, they’ll make a comeback.
Posted by Brian on 12/04/19 at 09:42 PM
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