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Skechers to Pay $40 Million Over Toning Shoe Claims

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    Skechers advertised that its toning shoes would help people lose weight, build muscle and get in shape, claims that will now cost the company $40 million in a settlement with U.S. regulators.

    The Federal Trade Commission announced today that the company has agreed to the settlement on charges that it "deceived consumers by making unfounded claims" about its Shape-ups, Resistance Runner, Toners and Tone-ups lines of shoes. Consumers who bought the shoes are entitled to refunds.
    http://gma.yahoo.com/skechers-pay-40-mi … ories.html
    If it sounds too good...etc.How many bought these and believed their claims?

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      darn!...i wasted my money!

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    I bought my pair because a friend and a family member recommended these Sketchers.  My friend's podiatrist recommended them because they are similar to shoes that he would prescribe.  My friend is a dancer and had some serious surgery to her tendons.  Yet, she teaches ballroom dancing.  I was looking for something comfortable.  I still have my pair and switch them with my other shoes whenever I go for a walk.  I have to laugh because in the beginning, I had to get used to them because they are good for making you stumble and possibly fall.  I don't care for celebrities like Brook Burke-what's her face or Kim Kardashian pushing products.  You can get a celebrity to push anything if you meet their price.  Celebrities don't make a difference in anything I buy.

  3. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I don't think the issue is celebrities--it's that the shoes don't do what the maker claimed. So you had shoes that can make you stumble for no reason?

  4. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    People will believe anything if it sounds magical.

    Skeechers must have forgotten to say that walking and exercise are involved.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    So what's the big deal?  I don't feel I've been bamboozled.  Why should I cry over money that I spent on this?  Three or four years ago?   I'm not saying that the issue is celebrities here, but celebrities were hired to make the product sell. BFD.   Personally, I don't care.  I made the decision to buy the shoes, and I still use them.  And they are still comfortable.  Ever hear of Kelso Earth Shoes or Birkies?  Same friggen' difference.  They were different because they had low heels that made your feet rock as you walked.   They sell you on comfort and being good for your feet.  Ever try the shoes yourself?  People who have not even put on a pair of these shoes are so critical.  If I have the time, I'll join the lawsuit.  I'm no stranger to class actions, but some people want to think they'll get money out of the manufacturer.  For your information, money is the name of the game, and manufacturers will try to sell you all the time.  For your information, those shoes have height to them, and it takes a little time to get used to them.  What would you know?  You already indicated by your question that you know nothing about these shoes, yet you are so quick to criticize.