More than 4,000 Kansas consumers are going to see a weight gain – in their wallets.
Those who were part of the claims against Skechers USA Inc.-brand toning shoes will receive refund checks totaling more than $295,000 as the result of a legal settlement.
The settlement resolved allegations that Skechers made unsupported health claims in advertising its Shape-Ups, Tone-Ups and Resistance Runner athletic shoes.
The multi-state settlement required Skechers to refund almost $40 million nationally to over 500,000 consumers. Kansas consumers are receiving nearly $300,000 for their more than 4,000 claims.
Kansas joined 42 other states and the Federal Trade Commission in the settlement.
"Fraudulent marketing practices and questionable advertising claims prevent consumers from making informed decisions," Schmidt said. "Kansas consumers deserve an honest accounting from sellers."