Idaho gets slice of sketchy Skechers claims pact

Sketchers didn't buff your buttocks? Consumers may be entitled to refunds after legal pact

Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The claims about Skechers seemed amazing: The shoes with the funny rocker soles would tone up your buttocks and help fight cellulite.

But they turned out to be sketchy, and Idaho residents who bought the shoes will be able to get a refund, thanks to the state's share of the $45 million legal settlement.

Idaho residents who purchased Shape-Ups, Tone-Ups or Skechers Resistance Runner shoes may seek payment by going to www.ftc.gov.

Idaho's slice isn't much — $76,152 — but it may be enough to get started on a gym membership.

In the meantime, Sketchers is prohibited from making unsubstantiated claims its shoes can help buyers shed pounds or beef up their back muscles.

Skechers USA Inc. doesn't admit wrongdoing, according to the agreement with 43 states and the Federal Trade Commission.

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