37 people have filed a class action lawsuit in San Diego, California against Skechers alleging the shoe company’s negligence and fraud caused serious injury to those who bought and wore Shape-ups or Tone-ups shoes. This is the largest class action lawsuit filed against Skechers so far.
One of the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit, Lisa Baseet, said that after nine months of wearing the shoes, she twisted her ankle and tore the tendons and ligaments in her left ankle. All plaintiffs in the suit say they suffered serious injury, from torn cartilage to hip fractures, 10 News reported.
An attorney for the plaintiffs said that he doesn’t know of any safety tests performed by Skechers on the shoes which change the way people walk. “Man has been walking the same way for many years, and this changes the way you walk. It’s not a surprise people are going to have problems,”
The Federal Trade Commission recently fined Reebok $25 million over false claims regarding its toning shoes, and experts believe that Skechers claims will soon be examined.
Reportedly, the plaintiffs want Skechers tone ups shoes off the market as soon as possible.