Although advertisements for Skechers Shape-ups make the product look fun and harmless, there are several potential dangers associated with the use of the popular toning shoe. The instability created by the design of a toning shoe can lead to serious injuries. The product liability attorneys at the law firm of Estey Bomberger can help victims injured by the use of a Skechers Shape-ups toning shoe. Our decades of experience assisting victims of defective or dangerous products gives us an advantage when going up against big insurance companies looking to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. We can help victims secure the compensation needed for current and future injury expenses.
Falling from Wearing Skechers Shape-ups
One of the dangers associated with the use of Sketchers Shape-ups toning shoes is falling. The rolled surface design of the toning shoe forces the wearer to work harder to maintain balance. In a training video made by Skechers, the company advises wearers to step forward with the middle section of the heel first and then roll forward onto the ball of the foot while pushing off with the toes. As you can see, unless each step is taken in accordance with Skechers directions it could be very easy for even the most in-shape person to lose their balance while wearing a toning shoe. For elderly or out-of-shape users, the risk of falling is significantly higher.
Gait Distortion from Wearing Skechers Shape-ups
Every person has a different pattern of movement, or gait. Foot strike, or how a foot comes into contact with the ground, varies depending on an individual’s movement dynamics and if the individual is walking or running. The type of shoe the individual is wearing also affects foot strike to some degree. Skechers Shape-ups toning shoes completely change the way a person walks. The toning shoe’s ability to alter a person’s gait may cause a user who had no pre-existing alignment issues to develop a distorted gait. Wearers of the toning shoe who have existing alignment problems can unknowingly worsen their condition.
Skechers Shape-ups Injuries
The following types of injuries have been associated with the use of Skechers Shape-ups toning shoes:
- Stress fractures
- Hip fractures
- Femur fractures
- Foot and hand fractures
- Ankle fractures
- Tibia fractures
- Fibula fractures
- Pelvic fractures
- Head injuries
- Joint injuries
- Ruptured Achilles tendon
- Scrapes and cuts
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Other types of serious injuries.
Free Consultation with a Dangerous Product Attorney at Estey Bomberger
To learn more about your legal rights in a Skechers Shape-ups personal injury lawsuit, contact a dangerous product attorney at Estey Bomberger for free. We will gladly answer your questions and address any concerns you have in regards to your toning shoe injury. You may be entitled to compensation for any expenses related to your injury, such as medical bills, lost earnings from missed time at work, loss of quality of life, and pain and suffering. We do not charge any retainer fees and will not charge you a fee unless we obtain compensation for you.