Skechers Toning Shoes Targeted in Alleged Hip Injury Lawsuit

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Columbus, OHA number of lawsuits have been filed recently regarding Skechers toning shoes, as the product has been said to cause serious injuries, ABC News reported.

According to the news outlet, an Ohio woman is suing the company after she allegedly developed stress fractures in both hips, something that she noted was caused by the Skecher's Shape-up shoes.

These toning shoes are supposed to help individuals get in shape as they walk or work, but this may not occur for everyone who uses the product. Holly Ward, a 38-year-old woman from Ohio, said that she now has pins in her hips because she wore Skecher's Shape-ups.

She noted that her routine now involves physical therapy and a significant level of pain that was allegedly caused by her constantly wearing the shoes.

"The extended use of these shoes has injured me catastrophically," Ward told ABC's Good Morning America.

These shoes have been advertised by the likes of Kim Kardashian and former NFL quarterback Joe Montana, who both spoke to how the Shape-ups can help to get people in shape and reduce pain that comes from walking.

According to the news outlet, Ward said that she wore the shoes during her work as a waitress and when she would go on walks after work. She noted that she developed severe pain after five months.

The lawsuit that she filed alleged that she developed fractures in both hips, despite having the healthy bone density of a young woman.

"The femoral bone is the strongest bone in the human body and I fractured not one but two of them without being in a car crash or any traumatic incident," she told the news source.

This type of pain has also allegedly been caused by Reebok's toning footwear as well, as the company's product led the apparel giant to reach a settlement with a woman who claimed that the shoe caused significant problems.

Advertising Age reported that despite this lawsuit, Reebok still claims that the shoes are a way to burn fat and plans to increase its investments in the specific market. 

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Since purchasing and wearing two pair of these shoes on my 4 mile walks a day, I have had one knee injury resulting in surgery, siatica in my leg with hip pain requiring nerve blocks in my back. Could it be from the shoes. Possible.

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