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Skechers Stress Fracture Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Six Consumers Who Suffered Stress Fractures While Wearing Skechers Shape-Ups, Wright & Schulte LLC Reports
Date:3/7/2013

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According to the complaints, Skechers Shape-Ups were introduced in 2009, and quickly became the market leader in the toning footwear category. Consumers, including the six Plaintiffs being represented by Wright & Schulte LLC, were induced to pay as much as $100/pair by advertising that touted the benefits of toning shoes. This advertising, which prominently featured celebrity endorsers including Kim Kardashian, Joe Montana, Karl Malone and Brooke Burke, promised Skechers Shape-Ups would enable the wearer to “Shape Up While You Walk,” and “Get in Shape without Setting Foot in a Gym.” In May 2012 Skechers USA agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that the company deceived consumers by making unfounded claims that Shape-Ups would help people lose weight, and strengthen and tone their buttocks, legs and abdominal muscles. While the FTC settlement provided consumers with refunds for the purchase of their shoes, it did not include compensation for injuries allegedly caused by Skechers Shape-Ups. http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/05/consumerrefund.shtm

All of the individuals being represented by Wright & Schulte LLC suffered stress fractures after wearing Skechers Shape-Ups in the course of normal, daily activities. According to one complaint, a Michigan woman sustained a stress fracture in her left foot after wearing her Shape-Ups for approximately six months (Case No. 3:13-cv-00173-TBR). A second lawsuit filed by a Hilliard, Ohio woman claims that a stress fracture in the her right foot that required surgery was the result of the Skechers Toning Shoes she wore for eight months (Case No. 3:13-cv-00165-TBR). A Tennessee woman represented by the Firm alleges her Skechers Shape Ups caused her to suffer a stress fracture on her ri
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