Woman blames Skechers Shape-ups for health problems

February 15, 2011 9:19:22 AM PST
Holly Ward bought a pair of Skechers Shape-ups because of the company's claims that the shoes help tone and shape leg muscles. She says she wore the shoes to work for five months and then started to experience severe pain.

After consulting with her doctor, and undergoing surgery to repair fractures in her femur, she determined her injuries were caused by wearing the shoes.

Ward is now suing Skechers.

The company says Shape-ups are safe and that scientific studies support the fitness benefits of toning footwear.