Skechers Shape-Ups Review: UGLY Sneakers

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

OK – here comes the “See, I told ya…”

A little ways back I did a post on all the “toning shoes and sneakers” flooding the market – with promises of toning your legs, buns and thighs… Claims to lift your butt and round your buttocks… blah, blah, blah… Simply by wearing these (UGLY) rounded bottom clunkers and walking around in them…

Uh-huh… yeah… LOL…

So – you want the latest smack-down on this sillyness?

Here it is:

FTC curbs “toning shoes” claims.

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that Skechers USA, Inc. has agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges that the company deceived consumers by making unfounded claims that its Shape-ups athletic shoes help people lose weight, and strengthen and tone their buttocks, legs and abdominal muscles. The settlement with the FTC is part of a broader agreement, also being announced today resolving a multi-state investigation, which was led by the Tennessee and Ohio Attorneys General Offices and included attorneys general from 42 other states and the District of Columbia. [Skechers will pay $40 million to settle FTC charges that It deceived consumers with ads for "Toning Shoes." FTC news release, May 16, 201] http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/05/consumerrefund.shtm

Click to get your Skechers Shape Ups refund

Click to get your Skechers Shape Ups refund

Not sure if you remember but here is the post where I first warned my readers of this whole “toning sneaker” hoax.

Go ahead and check out the official FTC notice on this where you can see the lovely and talented Brooke Burke ad for Skechers Shape Ups.

Don’t get me wrong, Brooke seems like a cool lady and a hard working mommy, from a distance – but I’m just trying to keep my women informed here, that’s all.

PLEASE pass this around to your girls – so they can be “in the know” too…

You know what I’m saying?

Your trainer for life,
Joey Atlas

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