WASHINGTON, D.C. - If you bought Skechers' Shape-Ups and other toning shoes you may be getting money back as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over alleged deceptive advertisements. On July 12th, the FTC will begin mailing 509,175 checks to consumers who bought the toning shoes from Skechers USA.
The check amounts will vary, and will be based on the portion of your claim that was approved. If you didn't file a claim, the deadline already expired.
The FTC alleged Skechers deceptively advertised its toning shoes, and made unfounded claims that the Shape-ups shoes would help you lose weight, strengthen and tone your buttocks, legs, and abdominal muscles. The FTC also alleged Skechers made deceptive claims about its Resistance Runner, Toners, and Tone-ups shoes.
To settle the case, Skechers USA agreed to pay $40 million to settle the FTC allegations. The FTC is distributing the refunds through a court approved class action settlement.
If you have a question about the settlement checks, call 1-888-325-4186.