Vermont’s attorney general says Vermont will share in a settlement with a footwear company over unsubstantiated health claims about its shoes.
Skechers USA will pay $40 million to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that the company made unfounded claims that its Shape-ups shoes would help people lose weight and strengthen muscles.
The settlement also involves the company’s Resistance Runner, Toners and Tone-ups shoes.
Consumers who bought the shoes will be eligible for refunds.
Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell said Wednesday that Skechers will pay 43 states and Washington, D.C., a total of $5 million for deceptive advertising, of which Vermont will get $70,000.