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Started by Bridget
Posted: January 5, 2010 at 01:10
Is anyone aware of a class action lawsuit against MBT? I know many people have been injured while wearing them.
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Reply #1 by Denise Galante
Posted: February 6, 2010 at 18:33
I am interested in starting a class action against poorly made copys
of the mbt like sketchers ..I don't feel they did enough product testing and my bac is all srewed up now..I have Xrays to prove it
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Reply #2 by Amanda
Posted: March 7, 2010 at 19:37
I'm considering a class action lawsuit against MBT myself. I know of 1 more person,
besides myself, who has had problems with his feet after using the MBT's. Neither one
of us had problems with our feet before. We are both over weight and purchased the
MBT shoes because of the advertising which claimed to help you get fit and better
your posture, etc. Well, we no longer wear these shoes yet our feet, because they are
used daily, do not get the opportunity to heal properly. It feels like a muscle was
pulled in the ball of my foot. I feel these shoes are creating more problems than they
are worth. I want to file a lawsuit and perhaps a class action lawsuit against the
company. The only people these shoes seem to actually help are the podiatrists

If you want to file a lawsuit or class action lawsuit, and you live in the U.S. please
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Reply #3 by Question
Posted: March 10, 2010 at 14:51
Did you buy the shoes from a trained shoe fitter, or did you buy them online? Did you break them in gradually, or did you "overdo" it in your MBTs. Did you follow the instructions for how to walk properly in the shoes, or did you just do your own thing?

If you have been overweight and sedentary, you really need to pay attention to your form as you become more active. Any physical therapist or personal trainer will tell you that. If a shoe doesn't feel comfortable, then maybe it's not the right shoe for you. No shoe works for everyone. And there are hundreds of thousands of people that have enjoyed huge benefits wearing MBTs and other rocker-sole shoes.

Should Nike be sued if someone sprains an ankle in a running shoe? Should stilleto manufacturers be sued if a heel breaks?

You need to take responsibility for yourself. As a disclaimer I do not work for MBT, but I have been wearing the shoes for years without incident, and they are far better than ordinary shoes.
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Reply #4 by Geegee
Posted: April 13, 2010 at 20:57
I have to agree with Question, this obsession with lawsuits is

Amanda, MBTs need to be worn and used correctly, just like any other
piece of athletic equipment. If you went nuts on a treadmill and
injured yourself, it would be your fault alone, not that of the
You write that you are overweight. MBTs can certainly help with core
stability, muscle working and burn a few extra calories when walking,
they are not some quick fix to losing weight. The only way to do that
is to completely change your diet and lifestyle. If all you change is
your shoes, you're not going to get any thinner.
Come on Amanda, take responsibility for your life and your weight.

And by the way, I have no association with the MBT company, save for
wearing their shoes for more than three years.
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Reply #5 by renee abramowitz
Posted: May 8, 2010 at 02:57
I purchased sketchers after completing vein surgery. After wearing them for four weeks,i experienced a painful vein behind my knee. i had it removed. at the time i did not connect it to the shoe. about three weeks later another vein appeared beside my knee. the doctor could not understand why this happened so quickly. again i had surgery. i believe the shoe was the cause. anyone else experiencing the same. please contact me at nanny 227@msn.com
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Reply #6 by J L AVERILL
Posted: May 22, 2010 at 17:47
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Reply #7 by crocks
Posted: May 28, 2010 at 23:22
I only wear MBTs, nothing else, and have done so for months. I go bushwalking in them,
no problem. People having trouble are likely buying cheap copies and not the original.

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Reply #8 by sassisue
Posted: June 9, 2010 at 03:54
I agree people a lawsuit happy. Quit wearing them. Write to the
manufacturer and ask for a refund, but quit with the lawsuit jibberish.
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Reply #9 by homebound
Posted: June 12, 2010 at 01:48
Easy for all of you to criticize lawsuits when you are not the injured one. I am not overweight, not out of shape and in good health. Last week I suffered a severe sprain wearing the shape-ups. It is my right foot, can't drive, clean my house or even take a bath without help. I have been bedridden for one week, have lost wages, and had numerous other expenses. These shoes are marketed as good for work, but there is no warning about walking on unstable ground. Don't know what I am going to do now. If there is a class action lawsuit, I would like to know.
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Reply #10 by LG
Posted: June 15, 2010 at 02:45
I was just injured while wearing sketchers. HAve two fractures of my right ankle and a
sprain to my left ankle. No reponse from company.
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Reply #11 by Question for Homebound
Posted: June 24, 2010

If this had happened in a pair of Nike's, would you be trying to sue Nike?

If you wore a pair of heels and twisted your ankle would you sue the heel manufacturer?
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Reply #12 by homebound
Posted: June 27, 2010 at 02:07
These are freak shoes, marketed at being stable, and they are not. I wish I was wearing Nike's instead. New Balance has a similar version with a disclaimer. I would not wear heels to work, so this is a non issue. By the way, I have not pursued a lawsuit, not worth the hassle. I will try to get my money back for the 2 pairs that I purchased.
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Reply #13 by MBT4ME
Posted: June 29, 2010
BUY THE MBT's not Sketchers. or you'll get what you paid for. Also, do not buy from
those supposed MBT manufacturers. Only a few are real ones and suggest you ONLY go
through the Walking Company or Footwear Etc.

You will get cheap imitations and you won't get your money back.
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Reply #14 by Jana
Posted: July 2, 2010 at 23:47
Don't mix shape-ups with MBT. Sketchers are trying to benefit from MBT success, but there is not real technology behind. Stop looking for somebody to sue. Because buys like you, companies have problems and happy consumers are suffering. Just stop wearing them and blame yourself not the company.
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Reply #15 by Sketchers Shapre Up Victim
Posted: July 5, 2010 at 19:35
I am frusatrated with all of the advertising with Sketchers Shape Up's...I specifically watched the DVD and read literature and felt I was a fully informed individual. Alhough I didn't expect miracles with regard to shaping up thought that together with a good walking program I would see results.....but the results I received were less than desired....I had felt they were somewhat unsteady, so really watched the surfaces that I walked on......but it was no help when I couldn't stop a fall and broke an ankel. I sure think that the litature should have some statement as to the stability issue and the company shbould back up it's product. I am not trying to be sue happy here, but my summer is shot...I've incured medical costs.....I've lost time at work not to mention that I now have to depend on others to help me.
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Reply #16 by otis
Posted: July 7, 2010 at 03:00
buddy ,i am sure you bought fake shoes, tell u what i purchased MBT Chapa Men's black Shoes 683
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Reply #17 by shellia
Posted: July 7, 2010 at 08:21
If you are looking for an amazing addition to your personal health collection, you can stop searching. MBT shoes is totally differentIt is unstable, not stable,It has a positive effect on the entire body, not just the feet,It activates your muscles instead of undermining them,Its sole is curved, not flat. MBT shoes increase muscle activity, strengthening and toning of the leg, buttock, stomach and back muscles takes place during everyday activities like walking and standing. Their unique design has supposedly help wearer's tone up, lose weight, and even smooth cellulite, which has garnered the brand a lot of attention as well.
The Mbt Sandals is the first physiological footwear that has a positive effect on the whole body,Nubuck and mesh upper keep your feet cool and dry.they are light, airy and very comfortable to use.The Mbt Sandals also comes also contains the T.P.U technology and nylon mix with glass fiber adds an extra firmness to the construction of the sole, while it ensures a stabile weight distribution and a natural rolling movement of your foot. Its dual density provides high wearing comfort and provides the best body-treatment.
Vibram FiveFingers—the only footwear to offer the exhilarating joy of going barefoot with the otection.FiveFingers stimulate the muscles in your feet and lower legs to build strength and improve range of motion. Our customers report an increased sense of balance, greater agility, and visibly improved posture.
FiveFingers footwear connects you to the earth and your surroundings in a way that is simply not possible in conventional shoes. It puts you in touch with the earth beneath your feet and liberates you to move in a more natural, healthy way.
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Reply #18 by Jo Ann
Posted: July 14, 2010
Interested in learning if there are any other with injuries as well as a class action suit.....I am sitting here with a broken ankel thanks to the Sketcher Shape Ups. Yes I read the literature, yes watched the disc, and yes I was careful knowing well they were a little rocky. Now I just wonder who else feels the way I do..
Sketchers has been the only shoe that I buy and so trusted that they would have a good product...boy was I wrong.

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Reply #19 by Hey Homebound!
Posted: July 16, 2010 at 03:08
I'm sorry about your issue, but neither MBT nor Skechers markets their shoes as being stable at all. They are deliberately unstable. You need to be aware of your form and be able to overcome instability. Obviously, this wasn't the case with your accident.

Unstable shoes will never be stable. If you want a stable rocker sole shoe, try a shoe that doesn't have foam cushioning in it.
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