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Multiple Skechers Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Five Consumers Who Suffered Serious Ankle Fractures Allegedly Due to Wearing Shape-Ups, by Wright & Schulte LLC
Date:3/21/2013

ording to court documents, the plaintiffs of these Skechers broken ankle lawsuits purchased Shape-Ups after being swayed by various ads that touted the alleged health benefits of these toning shoes (including that they improved muscle tone and helped wearers get in shape without going to the gym). However, an independent study overseen by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) 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.”
(http://www.acefitness.org/getfit/studies/toningshoes072010.pdf )

In May 2012, Skechers was legally order to pay the Federal Trade Commission $40 million for such Shape-Ups misleading advertising. As part of this ruling, the court also found that Skechers failed to alert consumers about the possible risks associated with these toning shoes and that Skechers had not perform sufficient safety testing on Shape-Ups. [http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-05-16/business/35454807_1_lawsuits-in-multiple-courts-distraction-of-several-years-cost-and-endless-distraction

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