Do skechers shape ups really work?
There are no studies that prove that Skechers Shape-ups actually work. The FTC says that the company’s own studies actually reported that people who wore the shoes had lost weight when instead they really gained weight. Ads for the shoes claimed that consumers who wear them “could increase muscle activation by up to 85% for posture-related muscles and 71% for one of the muscles in the buttocks.”
Skechers has agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges by the FTC for making unfounded claims that its Shape-ups shoes result in weight loss, as well as strengthen leg, stomach and butt muscles. An additional $5 million will go to the more than 40 states involved in the investigation. $5 million more will go to pay class-action attorney fees.
If you’ve bought the shoes you can apply for a refund here.