I. Love. My. Skechers Shape Ups.
Why do I love them? It's that simple thing you want from shoes: THEY ARE COMFORTABLE. When I researched them online before buying ($100 at Zappos.com) I read that wearing Shape Ups was comparable to walking on mattresses. Which it is.
Plus, Shape Ups are high. They make me taller.
Zappos reviewers say the sizes run a bit small, so I got a half-size bigger than I usually wear. There are dozens of styles and colors and are made for both women and men. I have begun to see women wearing them, but Joe Montana (in the commercial) is the only man I've seen in ShapeUps.
Caveats: Shape Ups are good for walking and standing, but I would not recommend wearing them for any activity that uses lateral movement. Shape Ups are designed to be unstable so that your muscles have to work harder to maintain stability. That instability plus the height make the shoes precarious for activities other than walking and just wearing around. These are not athletic shoes in the pure sense.
As Tami says, any toning that comes from wearing them will be because you feel like walking more.
I have heard others say that there is an adjustment period with these shoes, where knee and hip joints can ache as the body realigns. I did not experience this.
Since the time my Shape Ups arrived 3 months ago, these have been my go-to shoes. I give Shape Ups ten toes up.
I found a $10 off coupon for you, good until July 1. So if you've been considering Shape Ups (or any Skechers product), now you can save a little. Just follow the link and directions below.
Save $10 OFF your purchase of $50 or more on Skechers.com with Coupon Code: "SPRBONW"
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