We have noted on this blog that toning shoe injuries have become a major problem for the elderly – many of whom have fallen prey to what many consider to have been fraudulent advertising practices. The Federal Trade Commission has charged Sketchers with making false claims about the benefits of these shoes and the company has set up a $40 million fund to refund consumers who have been swindled by these practices. Click here to read more.
More importantly, many folks have been seriously injured simply by wearing these shoes. We are seeing stress fractures, tendon injuries and falls, especially for elderly consumers, who have suffered broken hips and other injuries after attempting to balance themselves on these round bottomed shoes.
People who have been injured have recourses available and should explore their rights against companies who profit off of innocent consumers with claims that clearly were not medically founded.