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Kim Kardashian

Skechers Got

My Ass in Order

5/16/2012 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kim Kardashian
doesn't care WHAT the Federal Trade Commission says ... she says Skechers worked for her, and THAT'S why she became the company's pitch person.

Kim made a 1-year deal with the company, which touted Shape-Ups as a shoe that promotes toning and weight loss. The FTC now says the claims are bogus ... that there's no proof the shoes do squat.

But Kim is telling friends and family ... when she signed the original deal, she was a habitual Shape-Ups user and it toned the back of her legs and her considerable ass.

Kim says she signed a 1-year deal that ended in January, but even before the expiration she started to hear about the new research which showed the shoe didn't work, so she stopped promoting it all together.

Even though she wasn't about to promote the shoes for other people to wear, Kim had conflicting feelings about using the product herself.

Kim says she wouldn't endorse the shoe now -- but she's not throwing her Shape-Ups out.  She still has them and might still wear them.

Hope springs eternal.

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11:00 AM PDT -- A rep for Skechers tells TMZ, the company stands by its toning claims despite agreeing to pay out $40 million in settlement costs. Under the settlement agreement, the rep says Skechers is still permitted to market  Shape-Ups as a toning shoe.

According to the rep, Skechers only agreed to settle because fighting every single lawsuit would've been really expensive.

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61.

cdog    

I did lose some weight while wearing these shoes. It was about 6 pounds but I didn't change the way I ate or excercise either.

806 days ago
62.

Laurie    

I love my Skeechers and I think they do work!!!

806 days ago
63.

jeri    

The word is HAWK, not HOCK. HOCKING is when you try to sell something at a pawn shop. HAWKING is when you are acting as a salesperson/spokesperson for a product.

806 days ago
64.

RedwoodPerch    

Maybe the FTC should fine KK for saying that she got her ass in order. Which we all know... She didn't.

806 days ago
65.

True Blue 203    

eww, her face is starting to look weird. in 5 years she's going to be kind of scary looking.

806 days ago
66.

Mary    

Her lips look like they are going to blow (up). She is so nasty.

806 days ago
67.

victory    

Blah, Blah, Blah, Sketchers! All I can think about looking at Kardashians' face holding those shoes, is how many dirty penis' have been in that mouth, and her kissing Kayne. YUCK!

806 days ago
68.

Pimpcessa    

I wonder if she ever has a day that she doen't use fake eyelashes? Thata's gotta suck!

806 days ago
69.

SusanCoyote    

If there is a shoe that makes your ass huge, flabby and covered in cottage cheese, Kim is your spokesperson!

806 days ago
70.

3Storms    

She's still fat and out-of-shape and fat, so I doubt the shoes worked. And I doubt a holier-than-thou materialistic person like her even bothered ever wearing "commoner" shoes.

806 days ago
71.

Snowdude    

Welcome to the newest season of "Hogs Gone Wild" staring all the old douches and introducing the newest douche Kanye "Chipmunk" West. The newest sponsor, Skechers" will promise a new, larger set of full fat lips, just like Kim and Kanye, because you'll constantly be falling on your face.

806 days ago
72.

Snowdude    

Welcome to the newest season of "Hogs Gone Wild" staring all the old douches and introducing the newest douche Kanye "Chipmunk" West. The newest sponsor, Skechers" will promise a new, larger set of full fat lips, just like Kim and Kanye, because you'll constantly be falling on your face.

806 days ago
73.

Joey    

Anything the kartrashians endorse, my family will avoid like the plague.

806 days ago
74.

janet    

Kim/Kardashians can try and spin all they want. Still not working. They have a very prooven track recdord of being an advertisers nightmare. Their very well known horrible reputation as cons is as strong as ever. No one trusts a Kardashian as far as they can spit. Hence, companies won't go near Kim or Kardashians. Kimmy is trying to spin it around like she is turning down offers like she has integrity.


Sketchers work for her?...that's why she was replaced by a French Bulldog. No joke. No lie.


C'mon, notice how you never, ever see Kim/Kardashians wareing their 'own so-called clothing line'. They wouldn't be caught dead wareing those overpriced, very poorly made, ripped off from actual designers clothes. Hell, if that dosen't sum it up don't know what will.

806 days ago
75.

Grouchy Smurf    

If a Kardashian is promoting a product you can be sure it doesn't actually work.
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When Kim washes her face the sewer lines get plugged from all the sludge from her face.
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Somewhere in China a child is praying that their Kardashian slave-master dies a horrible death so that they can be freed.

806 days ago
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