So, you are probably wondering what all that has to do with ‘magic shoes'? Well, that particular phrase may not be in the advertisement, but the claims of a particular ‘new' type of footwear come awfully close. These ‘new' shoes appear to be a marketing spin on a type of shoe modification occasionally implemented by podiatrists. This type of modification, a ‘rocker bottom' orthosis, can be added to an individual's footwear when motion of particular joints are painful or could further damage. A healthy individual with no foot problems wearing them may actually create problems of joint or muscle limitations. We as consumers are always being enticed with the latest, greatest and need to be armed with good information. There are a plethora of products out there to help you get in shape or ‘shed the pounds' but very few can compete with a good pair of shoes and a regular walk or run!