Sketchers settles in 'toning shoes' lawsuit

May 13, 2013 2:14:04 PM PDT
A settlement was approved in a lawsuit against a popular shoe maker accused of false advertising.

A federal judge approved a $40 million class-action settlement between sketchers and consumers who bought toning shoes. Sketchers was accused of making unfounded claims in ads that the shoes would help people lose weight and strengthen muscles.

Consumers will get between $40 and $84 depending on how much they paid for the shoes.