TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas has joined a national settlement with Sketchers USA Inc. over claims it made about some of its shoes.
Kansas joined 42 other states and the Federal Trade Commission in filing agreements to resolve allegations against Sketchers.
The company claimed its Shape-Ups, Tone-Ups and Resistance Runner athletic shoes could tone muscles and help people lose weight. The deal requires the company to allocate up to $40 million for consumer refunds nationwide.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release Wednesday that Kansans who bought the shoes can go to the attorney general’s website or call his office for information on how to obtain a partial refund.