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Skechers To Pay $40 Million in Settlement, Customers Getting Refunds
There’s a settlement over an ad campaign for Skechers’ ‘Shape-Up’ slimming shoes. The Federal Trade Commission said the shoe-maker will pay $40 million to settle charges over deceptive ads.
FOX News Radio’s Bill Vitka reports:
You’ve seen the ads…
(Kardashian) “Hello Shape-Ups, nice shoes.”
Kim Kardashian hawking the Shape-Ups toning shoes, which say you can “get in shape without setting foot in a gym.”
Skechers, which makes the shoes, has agreed to pay $40 million in refunds to settle charges of deceptive advertising.
The government says Skechers has been falsely claiming to have clinical studies to back up the ads. Some of the ads featured a chiropractor who said he led an “independent” clinical study. He was actually married to one of the company’s marketing executives.
The FTC says the only thing getting a workout was your wallet.
Bill Vitka, FOX News Radio.