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New report that Skechers Cause Serious Injuries

Posted on Jun 08, 2011
Consumer Reports medical adviser Dr. Orly Avitzur is hearing more frequently about injuries.

"One patient was breaking in a pair of toning sneakers, and less than 45 minutes after putting them on felt her ankle turn and a bone break," said Aritzur.

Surgeons say they are not surprised. Toning shoes are intentionally designed to create instability. They could be difficult for elderly people or anyone with balance issues.

Even younger people are complaining about problems with shoes like Skechers Shape-Ups.

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