Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 10:35 a.m.
Nevada is getting nearly $83,000 in a national settlement over Skechers' claims that their fitness shoes helped users shed pounds and tone muscles.
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says Wednesday that the state's portion is part of $45 million the footwear company is paying to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission.
Federal officials say Skechers made unfounded claims that its Shape-ups shoes would help people lose weight and strengthen their butt, leg and stomach muscles.
The settlement also involves the company's Resistance Runner, Toners and Tone-ups shoes. The FTC alleges Skechers made deceptive claims about those shoes, too.
The FTC says Skechers falsely represented that clinical studies backed up the company's claims about its toning shoes.
Consumers who bought the shoes will be eligible for refunds.