How many of you remember Skecher’s Shape-ups?  Those are one of the four “toning shoes” that Skechers USA heavily advertised to make individuals believe they could lose weight and get into shape by simply wearing the shoes.  Joe Montana, Brooke Burke, and Kim Kardashian are among the celebrities who helped advocate the idea that these shoes actually helped consumers lose weight.  Only a few people I know can actually look amazing and stay fit without breaking a sweat at the gym… and it’s not those people who wear Shape ups!

Skechers USA’s Unfounded Claims Regarding their “Toning" Shoes:

It has come to light that Skechers USA’s claims that “its toning shoes would help people lose weight, build muscle and get in shape” were unfounded.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) called Skechers out on their bogus claims, and charged Skechers for misleading consumers.

Skechers Settles FTC's charges against them:

According to news sources, Skechers USA has agreed to pay $40 million in a settlement with the FTC.  This penalty will help “provide refunds to people who bought Skechers toning shoes.”

Line of Skechers Shoes that Are Included in the Skechers Settlement Refund:

  • Shape-ups
  • Resistance Runner
  • Toners
  • Tone-ups

Additional Information:

According to the Federal Trade Commission, consumers who bought the shoes are eligible for a refund.

For additional information, consumers may contact FTC’s Skechers Hotline at 866-325-4186.

Click to apply for a Skechers refund.

Have any of you purchased these "toning" shoes?  What was your experience with them?