Target Corp. has settled a consumer lawsuit over claims that its private-label TrimStep toning shoes didn’t perform as advertised. According to public filings, the settlement occurred earlier this month after a federal judge in July denied Target’s request to have it thrown out of court.

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal said court papers show that Target sold nearly $9 million worth of the now-discontinued sneakers,
manufactured by Los Angeles-based ACI International. Packaging for the shoes promised improved muscle
tone, posture and comfort.

Target denied  wrongdoing in court filings. The article stated that toning shoe
manufacturers including Skechers, Reebok and New Balance have together
paid more than $67 million to settle similar court and Federal Trade
Commission claims.