Skechers to Pay $40M to Customers Over ‘Shape-Ups’

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The Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that Skechers USA, Inc. has agrees to pay customers more than $40 million to settle charges that they deceived consumers with their ‘Shape-Ups’ shoes.

According to a post on the Federal Trade Commission’s website, the company made unfounded claims that ‘Shape-Ups’ would help customers lose weight and tone their buttocks, legs and abdominal muscles simply by wearing the shoes.

According to the FTC, Skechers also made deceptive claims about its Resistance Runner, Toners, and Tone-ups shoes.

If you purchased a “toning” shoe from Skechers, you may be eligible for refunds either directly from the FTC or through a court-approved class action lawsuit, and can submit a claim here.

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