Sketchers Paying $40 Million to Settle False Advertising Claims

Skechers is going to be paying $40 million to settle a huge class action over its “toning” shoes, which advertised that the shoes would help people lose weight and tone leg/calf muscles.  More than 520,000 claims could be made.  Settlement claimants with approved claims will be able to obtain a repayment of up to $80 for Shape-Ups, $84 for Resistance Runner shoes, $54 for Padded Sole Shoes,  and $40 for Tone-Ups. Last year, Skechers also settled a governmental investigation brought against it over “toning” shoes from the Federal Trade Commission.

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