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Skechers Shape-Ups Injuries

Skechers Shape-Ups $40 Million Consumer Injury Lawsuits

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Skechers Shape-Ups $40 Million Consumer Injury Lawsuits

Skechers Shape-Ups FTC Charges | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Injuries: Dislocated Hip, Broken Hip, Broken Ankle,
Foot Or Leg Injury | Consumers Mislead, Shoe Benefits Not Supported, Misleading Advertising, False Claims

Skechers Shape-Ups $40 Million Consumer Injury Lawsuits

Skechers Shape-Ups $40 Million Consumer Injury Lawsuits

Did you break a hip or other bone while wearing Skechers Shape-Ups toning shoes? Skechers Shape-Ups and other similar toning shoes have become incredibly popular because of claims the specialty sneakers can help wearers get in shape without having to step foot in a gym. But some in the medical field have recently issued warnings that toning shoes like Skechers Shape-Ups can result in a serious foot or leg injury. Some users of Skechers Shape-Ups have reportedly suffered broken hips and broken ankles, among other injuries, while using the shoes. Besides Shape-ups, Skechers also made deceptive claims about its Resistance Runner, Toners, and Tone-ups shoes, the FTC alleged.

Our Skechers Shape-Ups injury lawyers are investigating claims of injuries related to these and other toning shoes. If you or a loved one suffered a broken hip, broken ankle, stress fracture, or Achilles tendonitis that could be the result of wearing toning shoes like Skechers Shape-Ups, we want to hear from you. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, or other damages. For a free legal evaluation of your case, please call one of our Skechers Shape-Ups injury lawyers today.

Skechers Rocker Bottom Toning Shoe Injuries

The makers of Skechers Shape-Ups and similar toning shoes claim these products can help you get in shape without having to use a gym. According to advertising for these shoes, they are specifically designed to simulate walking barefoot or walking on an uneven surface, such as sand. Manufacturers claim that the unstable shoe design forces wearers to use their leg muscles more, resulting in toner muscles and more calories spent with every step.

Consumers are buying into the hype: In the first three quarters of 2010, they spent approximately $579 million on toning shoes, which is up from $145 million for all of 2009, according to the market-research group NPD Group. Skechers was the market leader in the toning footwear category. Industry shoe sales peaked in 2010, with sales close to $1 billion. Shape-up fitness shoes, which Skechers introduced in April 2009, cost consumers about $100 a pair. Resistance Runner, Toners, and Tone-ups became available in mid-2010, and retailed for $60 to $100 a pair. Kardashian, Burke and other celebrities endorsed the shoes in Skechers ads.

The claims made by the makers of shoes like Skechers Shape-Ups have not, however, convinced many in the medical community. The American Council on Exercise commissioned a study by the University of Wisconsin to determine if toning shoes like the Skechers Shape-Ups are effective and safe.  The study concluded that the shoes do not provide the benefits advertised:

    “Across the board, none of the toning shoes showed statistically significant increases in either exercise response or muscle activation during any of the treadmill trials,” ACE says. “There is simply no evidence to support the claims that these shoes will help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength and tone.”

Additionally, some physicians question their safety because of the way the shoes de-stabilize the foot and alter gait. 
There is a real risk that toning shoes can cause injuries in some people, and they may cause falls in which additional injury can occur.   The shoes can be a particular problem for older consumers or those who have difficulty keeping their balance.

According to a recent USA Today article, shoes like Skechers Shape-Ups can cause strained Achilles tendons.
One women who wore the shoes told USA Today that she suffered a broken ankle after awkwardly rolling over the outside of her foot during her first mile-long walk in Skechers Shape-Ups shoes. Injuries that may be caused by Skechers Shape-Ups and similar toning shoes include:

  • Stress fractures in ankles, knees and legs
  • Trimalleolar fractures
  • Broken hips or legs
  • Broken bones
  • Broken ankles
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Ruptured Achilles tendons
  • Other serious injuries requiring surgery

Shape-Ups models that are part of the claim are:

  • Shape-ups Evolution
  • Shape-ups Extended Fitness X F
  • Shape-ups Extended Wear X W
  • Shape-ups Kinetix S R T
  • Shape-ups Originals
  • Shape-ups S2 Lite
  • Shape-ups Toners
  • Shape-ups Trainers
  • Shape-ups Work Slip Resistant
  • Skechers Tone-Ups
  • Skechers Toning Shoes
  • Skechers Toner Shoes
  • Skechers rocker sole shoe
  • Skechers rocker bottom shoe
  • Skechers round bottom shoe
  • Skechers rounded sole shoe
  • Skechers toning shoes
  • Skechers Resistance Runner

Legal Help for Victims of Skechers Shape-Ups Toning Shoe Injuries

If you or someone you love suffered an injury as a result of Skechers Shape-Ups or a similar toning shoe, you may have valuable legal rights. To find out how our Skechers Shape-Ups injury lawyers can help you, please fill out our online form, or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today.

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Skechers Toning Shoe Claims Based on Questionable Science

Sep 17, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Millions who believed that Skechers Shape Ups and Tone Ups sneakers would help them lose weight and tone muscle faster will be entitled to a refund, according to the terms of a settlement reached between the manufacturer and consumers who joined a federal class-action lawsuit against the company. The marketing campaign behind Skechers Shape Ups and Tone Ups sneakers was flawed, the Federal Trade Commission believes, though the terms of the settlement stipulate that the sneaker company...

Skechers Toning Shoe Purchasers Looking at Refunds, Alleged Skechers Shape-Up Injury Victims Await Their Day in Court

Sep 10, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Consumers who purchased Skechers Shape-Ups and other Skechers toning shoes could soon see refunds, now that a judge has granted preliminary approval to a settlement that resolves charges that the company made unfounded fitness claims in its advertising for the shoes.  The Skechers toning shoe refunds should go out sometime next year, following a March 19 fairness hearing to grant the agreement final court approval.The Skechers toning shoes settlement only resolves lawsuits involving the...

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