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$40 Million Class-Action Skechers Lawsuit Settlement Checks Will Be Sent to Consumers This Week, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC
Date:7/17/2013

Judge Russell’s ruling.
[bigstory.ap.org/article/judge-oks-class-action-settlement-over-skechers May 2013]

Wright & Schulte, LLC specializes in defending the rights of those who have suffered severe injuries after using products with defective or dangerous designs. Our experienced Skechers attorneys have a proven track record of successfully going up against large corporations. We are here for individuals who think that they have been injured due to these toning shoes to speak to our Skechers lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

Deceptive Advertising Regarding Skechers Toning Shoes Alleged Benefits

At the heart of this recently settled class-action Skechers lawsuit was the claim that Skechers intentionally misled consumers in advertising for its toning shoes by claiming that these shoes provided health benefits that had not been substantiated by scientific evidence. Specifically, Skechers toning shoes ads claimed that wearing these shoes could tone leg and buttocks muscles, tighten abdominal muscles, and reduce knee joint stress.

However, an independent study conducted by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and published in June 2010 found that, “there is simply no evidence to support the claims that these shoes will help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength and tone.” [acefitness.org/getfit/studies/toningshoes072010.pdf June 2010]

Although Skechers has denied allegations of falsely advertising the health benefits of its toning shoes, company representatives have stated that Skechers ultimately decided to settle this case to avoid having to a endure a long, expensive trial. In fact, when the $40 million settlement was first reached in May 2012, Skechers' chief financial officer, David Weinberg, stated that, “while we vigorously deny t
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