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New Balance Facing Class Action Suit Over Toning Shoes

Posted on Jan 23, 2011
Toning shoes have taken America by storm. Shoe manufacturers, such as Skechers, claim that their specialty sneakers can help wearers get in shape without having to step foot in a gym. Many consumers are left believing that toning shoes can do the exercise for them.

Skechers, which produces Shape-ups, has gone as far as making these calms in their ads. Skechers’ ads claim: “Now you can get in shape without setting foot in a gym.”

New Balance Involved in Class Action

However, many are contending those claims. New Balance, Inc. is facing a class action lawsuit, which accuses the shoe manufacturer of false advertising, breach of express warranty and unjust enrichment for their toning footwear ads. The complaint alleges that New Balances’ ads omit concerns that some scientists have raised about the safety of their toning shoes.
There have also been some in the medical field that have issued warnings that toning shoes can result in a serious foot or leg injury.

Dr. John Giurini, Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, implies that consumers should take into account their unique foot structure before choosing any type of exercise shoe. He also explains that a person’s foot structure can change as they get older and that factor should be taken into account before choosing a pair of sneakers.

Hurt by toning shoes?
If you have been injured while wearing toning shoes, you may be able to recover compensation. Learn more about your rights by calling an experienced Northern Kentucky personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson. You can reach us by calling (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.

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