(Closed) skechers shape-ups :Fad or Real

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have to be honest; I wouldn’t wear them because I think they’re ugly lol

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I try not to rant about this often but since you asked: I’ve got a lot of beef with these “calorie burning/shaping” shoes. They work under the principle that because your feet are constantly unbalanced, you’re forced to activate your core & other lesser used muscles(essencially to keep you from falling). The concept is completely absurd. What will more likely happen, especially with out of shape people looking for an easy route, is that they’ll get injured because their balance is so stunted. I would never suggest these to anyone!  They’ll do way more harm than good.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Listen to your trainer! Skecher shapups are awful for your feet, especially if you already have low arches or week ankles. They provide absolutely no support and can cause overpronation which is terrible for your knees, ankles, and back. Personally, I wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I have them. They did nothing. 

I thought it was a good idea ssince i am on my feet 8+ hours a day…. all it did was make my lower back hurt….   ( I’ve worn them for a year now)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have no evidence but my own experience. I have Reebook easy tones and I love them, they might not work as they say but I don’t get tired easy when wearing them and after a day of shopping in them my legs feel like I’ve done a bunch of sit ups. Besides unlike other I’ve seen on TV they’re normal looking. But it might be a rare case.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Well mine work. I wear them a lot and they motivate me to walk more so maybe that had something to do with it? I have a pair of jeans that are too long so I wear them a lot with those jeans LOL I lost weight from walking around the block a few times a week and (around the mall, to get the mail, to the grocery store) lot’s of little places. So eh- it is what it is. I love my shoes =) they are way more comfy than my chucks or my flip flops and those are the only other shoes I ever wear. They are soooo heavy though- they took some getting used to.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Please don’t use them if you have ANY foot, knee, or back problems.

I’m an Orthotist, which means I evaluate and treat patients with braces/orthotics.  I can’t tell you how many patients I have that have messed up their feet/developed tendonitis/back problems/etc due to these shoes.  In my professional opinion, they are only good if you have no issues, only use them for a couple hours at a time, and need the shock absorption as you work on hard floors…. or have too long pants like HappilyEverAfter54  🙂

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have foot knee and back problems and I think they’re ugly. I’d never wear them.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

 I really think its all just a hype. I would never wear them for two reasons, 1) I wouldn’t want people to think I buy into crap like that, and 2) I honestly find them really ugly.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

DONT use them!!!! They may inspire you to walk more, but they will cause more pain than weight loss is worth. Try walking on a treadmill at an increased incline instead. It gives you the same kind of workout without the future pain.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I guess I’m the odd woman out here, but I love my shape ups. Now, I will say they do NOTHING for me as far as burning calories and all that hype, but that’s not why I bought them.

 

I’m on my feet all day at work, and when I wear my shape ups I don’t hurt at the end of the day. After wearing these for a few months, I randomly switched back to my old tennis shoes. After my 12 hour shift I was limping because my knees and back hurt so bad! I put on the shape ups again, and it was such a relief to my joints.

 

But maybe it’s just me. *shrug*

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