Idaho gets slice of Skechers claims settlement

Idaho gets slice of Skechers claims settlement

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 16 at 2:36 PM

BOISE -- 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 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 doesn't admit wrongdoing, according to the agreement with 43 states and the Federal Trade Commission.

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