Washington, D.C.—Claims that Skechers' fitness shoes can help shed pounds and tone muscles are sketchy at best, says the government - and they're going to cost the company millions of dollars.
The settlement also involves the company's Resistance Runner, Toners and Tone-ups shoes.
The FTC alleges Skechers made deceptive claims about those shoes, too.
The FTC says Skechers falsely represented that clinical studies backed up the company's claims about its toning shoes.
Consumers who bought the shoes will be eligible for refunds.
Forty-five states sued, including Alaska which will receive $71,000 in the settlement.
For more information, visit the FTC's website or call FTC’s Skechers Hotline at 866-325-4186.