I received the email below this afternoon and was happy that I never bought any of the “toning” shoes.  Did you buy them?  Go to the Federal Trade Commission’s page for Skechers Refunds for additional information.


From: USA.gov Team [mailto:subscriptions@subscriptions.usa.gov]
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2012 1:57 PM
Subject: Refunds Available for Skechers Toning Shoes

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, charged Skechers with making unfounded claims that its Shape-ups and other “toning shoes” would help people lose weight and tone their buttocks, legs, and abdominal muscles.

To settle the case, Skechers USA has agreed to pay $40 million to provide refunds to people who bought Skechers toning shoes.

Learn more about the refunds, how to apply, and how to avoid misleading marketing claims.

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