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Kim K Hocked

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5/16/2012 8:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Skechers fitness shoes Kim Kardashian tried to convince you to buy don't actually work ... not even a little bit ... so says the federal government.

The Federal Trade Commission has determined Skechers made unfounded claims about its Shape-Ups shoes ... pushed by hot-bodied spokespeople like Kim K and Brooke Burke.

According to the FTC, Skechers lied about clinical studies which the company said proved the shoes help people lose weight and strengthen muscles in the ass, legs and stomach.

In fact, Skechers has agreed to pay $40 million in settlement costs ... and anyone who bought the shoes will be eligible for a refund.

Still, Skechers is reportedly disputing the FTC decision -- and plans to conduct more research on the effects of the shoe.

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anon    

What is KIM"S amazing talent other then PORN.. She has the amazing ability to attach herself to scams... maybe not just attach herself but is a living scammer herself.. How many times now has TMZ or others reported on her scams or legal woes with copying other brands or banking credit cards & the wildest of all was her wedding.. Three are just too numerous to mentions shady dealings with the Kardashins but people still keep buying into there crap.

889 days ago
32.

Superman    

I think the celebrity spokespeople should be sued, also. If you endorse a product that you don't even use, that's also false advertising.

889 days ago
33.

DaveT    

With these style shoes, rocking-chair style, what's the point?
If you walk that way, seems it would just over-exercise your calf muscles, and probably put stress on knees instead of hips.
Plus...how do you stand up? Wouldn't it be like being drunk? If I wore shoes like that I'd fall over backwards :D

889 days ago
34.

Reality     

This just reinforces the claim Kim Kardashian is a NARCISSISTIC IDIOT. Not only is she motivated by anything with dollar signs$$$$, she is too stupid to make sure the product does what it's suppose to do before making any kind of endorsement. I think we have seen this before from her......

889 days ago
35.

oc    

anything the Kardashian touches become poison, can't for that day when this family fade away from the news

889 days ago
36.

partypoisonmcr    

I bought those! It actually compromised my work out with my personal trainer lol. Don't know what I was thinking...

889 days ago
37.

partypoisonmcr    

I didn't think I would lose weight, but maybe it would perk my butt up? Always looking for an easy way out. Sigh. Where's my refund!

889 days ago
38.

charley    

whore kim would try to sell her used tampons if it garnered her a profit..........People should now sue the skank for her lies!

889 days ago
39.

JDUB    

Of course they work, I wore them and now I have a huge azz and genital warts

889 days ago
40.

LC    

FAIL.

889 days ago
41.

TJ    

Pretty, photogenic, promiscuous daughter. Ruthless,grotesquely ambitious mother- the formula for wealth and notoriety in America. Worked for them???

889 days ago
42.

pat    

More black men laugh at her and are completely turned off by her than would want to sleep with her.

She's the ONLY one who doesn't know what a joke she is and what is being said about her behind her back. Even from within her inner circle, they hypocritely laugh at her..

889 days ago
43.

Denver    

I was running in my Skechers, wearing my power balance bracelet and the ab belt that melts pounds away with gentle electric massage. Products for a gullible public. KK is worthless to society but she didnt make the shoes. Chinese children did.

889 days ago
44.

PG    

When are they going to investigate her shoecrapple scam?

889 days ago
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psychicruth    

I wore those shoes on a few long hikes and had seriously sore muscles-they do do something-my calves complained to me!

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