Adidas' Minimalist Shoes Are Misleading, Class Action Says

Law360, New York (June 18, 2012, 11:05 PM EDT) -- A New York man filed a putative class action Friday against Adidas America Inc., claiming the company deceptively touts health benefits of its barefoot-style running shoe that are largely unproven.

In a complaint filed in the Eastern District of New York, Joseph P. Rocco said the American unit of Germany-based Adidas AG makes claims about increased strength and reduced injuries associated with running in its adiPURE Trainer shoes, which are shaped like the foot and meant to make athletes feel like they're wearing no shoes at...
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