WKU Public Radio News Staff
Rocker Bottom Shoe Lawsuit
Wed May 16, 2012
Kentucky Joins Settlement against Shoe Company
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 www.ftc.gov/skechers to learn more about refunds made possible by the settlement.