What are shape up shoes?
Shape-up shoes are a new trend in the fitness world. They are designed to challenge your balance while walking; therefore, increasing muscle tone to your calf, hamstring, core, and gluteus muscles. The Shape- up shoe has a built up sole which brings your center of gravity in a more forward position.
Why were Skechers Shapeups recalled?
As part of its efforts to stem overhyped health claims, last year the FTC alleged that Skechers deceptively advertised its toning shoes, including making unfounded claims that its Shape-ups shoes would help people lose weight, and strengthen and tone their buttocks, legs and abdominal muscles.
What are the advertisements for Skechers Shape ups?
The Skechers advertisements challenged by the FTC include: A Shape-ups ad telling consumers to “Shape Up While You Walk,” and “Get in Shape without Setting Foot in a Gym,” and claiming that the shoes are designed to promote weight loss and tone muscles.
Are there any refunds for Skechers toning shoes?
Consumers who bought these “toning” shoes will be eligible for refunds either directly from the FTC or through a court-approved class action lawsuit, and can submit a claim here .
What was the FTC complaint against Skechers shoes?
The FTC complaint charges that Skechers violated federal law by making deceptive advertising claims, including falsely representing that clinical studies backed up the claims. Under the FTC’s settlement, Skechers is barred from making any of the following claims for its toning shoes unless they are true and backed by scientific evidence:
When did Skechers resistance runner tone ups come out?
Resistance Runner, Toners, and Tone-ups became available in mid-2010, and retailed for $60 to $100 a pair. The FTC complaint charges that Skechers violated federal law by making deceptive advertising claims, including falsely representing that clinical studies backed up the claims.