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Skechers Shape-Ups.
Clothing and Accessories
Shoes and other Footwear
Footwear (1615)
Skechers USA, Inc.    
Skechers
12320
 
 
Meijers
Unspecified
I suffered injuries due to the instability of the Skechers Shape-up shoes. I fell more than once, collapsing on my hips, hands and knees. I had abrasions on my legs, face and hands. It was very painful. After the first fall I had after effects that alarmed me, such as pain in my hips to the point I had trouble walking down a hallway. I fell more, and only after taking the shoes off did I stop falling. Years later, I continue to walk unevenly. The pain in my hips effects the way that I walk. I have trouble standing up. My knees hurt and I never had problems with them before.
5/9/2009
Street or Highway 
Injury→Injury, No First Aid or Medical Attention Received
Self
Female
39 years
Yes
N/A
N/A
I am keeping the shoes as a record and to prevent them from being worn by anyone else.
N/A
N/A
Comment from Skechers USA, Inc. 11/6/2014
We appreciate receiving this and all other information regarding our customers’ use of Skechers shoes, and are sorry to hear that this customer reported a bad experience with one of our products.

As explained in the instructional materials that are enclosed with our product, Shape-ups employ a rocker bottom sole and a soft kinetic wedge that require the wearer to exert additional effort to maintain balance. This additional effort activates muscles in the lower leg. Because Shape-ups operate on the principle of an unstable platform, users are advised to stand up straight, keep their weight centered, place their feet parallel and hip-distance apart, and walk at a comfortable pace, being sure to plant each heel firmly and roll forward on to the toes. Users are further advised to limit their use of Shape-ups to 25-45 minutes per day for the first two weeks of use, and to gradually increase usage time by 5-10 minute increments thereafter and only if comfortable to do so. Shape-ups are intended for low-intensity activities such as standing and walking, and not for running or vigorous sports. Skechers highly recommends consumers follow these and other instructions while using Shape-ups.

We encourage anyone with questions or concerns about Skechers' products to contact us at:

Skechers USA
1-800-746-3411 (Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm Pacific time)
Or go to: http://www.skechers.com/info/contact-us

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