I posted about my new shoes here. A USA Today article looks at whether they work or not. I have to believe it is just a case of "your mileage may vary." I have seen tremendous results in my body with no other explanation than I wore the shoes. They are SO comfortable I now own 3 pairs. Not the expensive Sketcher brand, but TheraShoes distributed by K-mart. I couldn't pass up the BOGO 50% sale a few weeks ago. I now own an outdoor pair, an indoor pair and TheraSandals.
My husband called them my "Herman Munster Shoes." He has a pair now, too. He has bad feet, thanks to genetics. He finds them quite comfortable and wishes they made a decent pair of TheraSandals for men. Right now, it's only flip flop types which he despises. So, now my normally 6'2" hubby lurches around at 6' 4 1/2 " thanks to these babies and if it helps his feet, all the better.
What I found more interesting was that my two older kids wanted a pair too. They have them as their "indoor shoes." My kids could do with a little core muscle work, so I figured there was no harm in having them wear them inside, not for active outdoor activities. They are not allowed to carry the baby when they are wearing them, so I'll be watching for a pattern of running to put their TheraShoes on when I ask them to help with the baby ;-).
For me, I'm just looking for comfort with the possible side effect of a stronger core. So far, I have lost 18" since I got my pair on May 6th (almost 2 months). In that time I have lost 5 lbs (I'm working on that...I've plateaued the last 2 weeks), so some of that might be due to weight loss, but it certainly can't account for all of it.
Ed. Note: I forgot to give credit to my husband for passing on the article from USA Today. Thanks, honey!