FTC: Skechers deceived consumers with shoe ads

This undated handout image provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows and advertisement for Skechers fitness shoes. Skechers USA will pay $40 million to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that the footwear company made unfounded claims that its Shape-ups shoes would help people lose weight and strengthen their rear-end, leg and stomach muscles. The settlement also involves the company's Resistance Runner, Toners, and Tone-ups shoes. The agency says Skechers made deceptive claims about those shoes, too. (AP Photo/FTC)

May 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers' fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian's curves or Brooke Burke's toned tush.