Skechers Reaches Shape-Up Settlement Following FTC Findings
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Skechers reached a nationwide settlement Wednesday after the government said it misled customers about the health benefits of its products.
The footwear company agreed to pay $40 million to customers who purchased shoes from its Shape-Up line.
The Federal Trade Commission said ads for the sneakers made unfounded claims that the shoes would help people lose weight and strengthen their legs, thighs and backsides.
Kim Kardashian and "Dancing with the Stars" host Brooke Burke were among the celebrities who endorsed the shoes.
New York was one of the 45 states involved in the settlement.
Customers who purchased Skechers Shape-Ups, Tone-Ups, or the Skechers Resistance Runner can call 866-325-4186 or visit www.FTC.gov/skechers to fill out a claim for a partial refund.
NY1 reached out to Skechers for comment.