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Old 05-16-2012, 01:14 PM
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Default Sketchers shape ups $40 million fine

Well, it seems Sketchers has been ordered to refund everyones money for the shape ups people bought under false claims that they would help tone and help people lose weight.

http://www.ktvz.com/money/31072227/detail.html

turns out people have been walking around in hideous shoes for no reason lol.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:18 PM
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Holy crap!
What about the several other companies out there with similar shoes making similar claims? I think Nike and Reebok both have similar types... maybe they just didn't quite make the same claims? Wow. This kinda sets an interesting precedent..
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On one hand, I find it silly to be angry/need compensation that your shoes haven't helped you lose weight (unless perhaps they were quite expensive and specifically marketed as such, which is not the case).

On the other, it's stupid to claim your product will help people lose weight if there's no evidence for it. Just market them as shoes instead of fibbing about them.
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Reebok already had their lawsuit settlement.
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Holy crap!
What about the several other companies out there with similar shoes making similar claims? I think Nike and Reebok both have similar types... maybe they just didn't quite make the same claims? Wow. This kinda sets an interesting precedent..
yeah I'm not sure. I guess it's because they used a chiropractor using a false study who was also married to a marketing director for Sketchers and they didn't reveal that he was paid to do the commercial. I guess that's the main issue.

So I'm not sure what will happen with the other companies selling similar shoes, if anything.
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wouldn't have worn them even if they promised to stop my hair from frizzing and picked up my dogs poo for me honestly lol ugly shoes is right.

People are so quick to jump and throw their money in the wind for these quick weight loss ideas. health eating habits and exercise. that's it. no way around it. especially not magic shoes lol

and they got KIM KARDASHIAN to model these shoes. Of all people.
As if A. She would ever be caught dead wearing them or any sketchers shoes in public and B. She needed ANY help getting a shapely figure lol
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On one hand, I find it silly to be angry/need compensation that your shoes haven't helped you lose weight (unless perhaps they were quite expensive and specifically marketed as such, which is not the case).

On the other, it's stupid to claim your product will help people lose weight if there's no evidence for it. Just market them as shoes instead of fibbing about them.
I agree. it's hard to say whether the shoes did or did not help people lose weight when they probably continued on with their bad eating habits as normal. If you think shoes are going to be the thing that changes your life... well that's another problem entirely lol

But it seems the issue isn't whether they really do or do not help people lose weight but that they made false claims based on false studies conducted by paid "actors" and apparently you have to put up tiny print saying they are paid to say this.
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Reebok already had their lawsuit settlement.
I didn't hear about this one.

So I suppose the others will be coming soon lol
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It's like the lady that won the lawsuit against Nutella because she thought it was healthy.
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turns out people have been walking around in hideous shoes for no reason lol.
Now we just have to wait on the Crocs people to settle for making people wear ugly shoes
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