Have you suffered an injury while wearing Skechers Shape-Ups toning shoes? Backed by celebrity endorsements by the likes of Kim Kardashian and former NFL quarterback Joe Montana, many consumers were easily led to believe the claims that the specialty sneakers can help wearers get in shape without having to step foot in a gym.
Unfortunately, it is now clear that not only will these unusual shoes not deliver on the exercise promises but using them could lead to injury. In fact medical professionals have recently issued warnings that toning shoes like Skechers Shape-Ups can result in a serious foot or leg injuries including:
- Hip fractures: broken, bruised.
- Leg Injuries: Strains and Sprains, Fractures, Dislocation, Joint Injuries, Shin Splints, Tendonitis, and Nerve Damage.
- Ankle and foot fractures: Stress Fractures, Fallen Arches, Hammer Toe, Turf Toe, Inflammation of the Forefoot, Plantar Fasciitis, and Joint Displacement.
- Wrist injuries: fractured, tears.
- Head injuries: Coma, Concussion, Hematomas, Brain Damage, Hemorrhage, Skull Fracture, Contusions and Blood Clots.
- Joint injuries
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
These claims indicate that Skechers Shapes-Ups produce a substantial risk of causing chronic injuries and inducing falls due to their elevated and unstable rocker-bottom sole, which alters gait mechanics and creates instability. Among other things, the lawsuit points out that Consumer Reports documented as of May 2011 that Skechers has seen more reports of injuries or complaints than any other product in its database.
Additional, potential Skechers Toning Shoe injuries include:
- Knee Injury
- Trimalleolar Ankle Fracture (this toning shoe injury involves fractures in all three malleoli of the ankle)
- Muscle Strains
- Dislocated Hip
- Ruptured Achilles Tendon