Review of Skechers Shape-ups
Skecher Shape-Ups are an unusual looking shoe that will give you an awesome work out. They perform according to their advertising.
Skecher Shape-Ups are an unusual looking shoe that will give you an awesome work out.
I desperately needed a new pair of walking shoes. I have been trying to rehabilitate an ankle sprain and the last time I walked I began to get shin splints. So armed with my internet research I ventured out to Famous Footwear. The first thing I saw upon entering the store was a display of Skecher Shape-ups. They were on my research list. While I was at the store trying them out and trying to decide if I liked them the clerk told me that they were flying off the shelf and that they had many people come back to purchase additional pairs in other colors and styles. There was a cute Mary Jane style with the same sole.
I wasn’t quite convinced. They look a little funny with their big rocker shaped sole. I walked around the store in them for about five minutes. My thighs and calves felt like they were working a bit harder than usual. They had a soft cushiony feel and they were light-weight in spite of that chunky looking sole. My ankle wasn’t hurting one bit. While I was walking around the store another customer told me how much she loved her Shape-ups but it took a little while for her to get used to them.
So after a few minutes more and my ankle not even hurting a little bit I decided that these were the shoes for me so I took them home anticipating my return to a consistent walking regimen. I wore them around the house for about 20 minutes or so that evening to get used to them.
The next morning I donned my new funny looking shoes and headed out to give them a longer test drive. I met my walking buddy and off we headed. After about five minutes of brisk walking I noticed some muscle fatigue in my thighs, calves and glutes. Wow, it felt like I was really getting a work out. I actually had to cut the walk short. When I got home I was tired and I was definitely feeling the work out.
All of the things that are advertised about the Skecher Shape-ups shoes seem to be an accurate representation of my experience with them.
I would definitely recommend Shape-ups. It is a good way to put some oomph into your walk. They have a helpful informative video on their web-site.
Skechers shoes are great and they have some really cute and comfortable styles. From boots to sandals to athletic shoes there is something for everyone.