Kentucky Joins Settlement against Shoe Company

May 16, 2012

Kentucky is one of 44 states reaching a 45 million dollar settlement with Skechers USA, Inc.  The settlement stems from complaints about deceptive advertising for rocker-bottom shoes.

The  44 states have joined the  Federal  Trade  Commission in reaching the settlement with the footware company.   Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says the firm made advertising claims and “couldn’t deliver on its promises to consumers.”

The suit alleges that Skechers claimed its rocker-bottom shoe products would cause consumers to lose weight, burn calories, and tone or strengthen muscles.  Consumers who purchased Shape-Ups, Tone-Ups, or the Skechers Resistance Runner may be eligible to receive partial refunds. They  can go on line to to learn more about refunds made possible by the settlement.