Skechers settles suit over Shape-up sneakers

The fitness benefits of Skechers’ Shape-up sneakers, which the company says build muscle by keeping the wearer off balance, may be based on shaky science. Buyers of Skechers Shape-ups or the brand’s other toning shoes will be eligible for a partial refund from a $40 million settlement that the company made with the Federal Trade Commission and 42 states recently.

The fitness benefits of Skechers’ Shape-up sneakers, which the company says build muscle by keeping the wearer off balance, may be based on shaky science. Buyers of Skechers Shape-ups or the brand’s other toning shoes will be eligible for a partial refund from a $40 million settlement that the company made with the Federal Trade Commission and 42 states recently.

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Skechers settles suit over Shape-up sneakers