Customers might eat up Skechers‘ claims that their Shape-Up toning shoes can make you fit without working out, but the Federal Trade Commission isn’t amused; in fact they’re fining the company to the tune of $40 million for making false claims–to be paid out to customers in the form of refunds for their shoes. More
By now you’ve heard that a 38-year-old waitress from Ohio is suing the Skechers company because she alleges that their Shape-Ups toning shoes gave her double hip stress fractures after wearing them to work for five months. (Apparently, she was healthy and had no bone density issues prior to wearing the shoes; now she’s in physical therapy and has pins in her hips.) Of course, this lawsuit is still pending, but what do you think: Does this recent news affect whether or not you’d buy and wear Skechers Shape-Ups? Take our poll:
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When you buy a pair of TOMS (which are based on the Argentinian “alpargata”) one pair gets donated to a child who needs a pair of shoes. An admirable, charitable stunt. But it turns out that TOM has a lazy, sneaky cousin named BOB. Skechers just introduced their line of charitable “alpargata” shoes, and, yes — they did choose a three-letter man’s name in all capital letters as the name of the collection. And yes, they do look exactly like TOMS. More