(Closed) Sketchers shape up shoes?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I have fit flops and I don’t know if they help (my mom actually commented on my thighs and calves, though!) but they’re really comfy and I don’t have as much back pain.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My mom and sister have those. They both reallly like them. I havent talked to them about them in detail, but I know they use them alot.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

A lady my mom works with has them, and they didn’t do anything for her! But she is also over weight, so that might be part of her problem!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I tried some of those on recently, and they are soooo comfortable. The are squishy and make you feel like you are sinking into the soft soles.

As far as toning and whatnot, I have no idea…and it’s true, they aren’t the most attractive shoes, but I’d still wear them because of the comfort level.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Does anyone have feedback on the Sketchers or Reebok Shapeups – I walk about 1 mile in my commute (each way) and am thinking these would be helpful!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Im sorry but no shoe is going to take the place of working out and I dont buy into the shoes at all. Comfort wise, that I get and I’m sure theyre really good for not only your feet but your knee and hip alignment plus your back and really good for your posture. Plus, theyre really, really ugly. I see them sometimes on campus and theres no way. If I was going to buy into these shoes that claim to tone my calves and butt, I would go with the Reebok easytones bc those are at least attractive and look like regular athletic shoes.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I agree they are not attractive, and, I already go to the gym.  But considering my commute/walk, it might be worth it to wear them (if, they actually do anything for you, that is!)  I’m not exactly concerned with my fashion during my commute : )

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

My friend wears those shoes for work. She figured it couldn’t hurt since she is a nurse and works long shifts. I’ve never worn them.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m thinking of getting Earth shoes – they’ve used “negative heel” technology for awhile.  I tried some of the Shape Ups on and was surprised by how comfortable they were.  I sometimes walk 2 miles to school, and while yes, no shoes are going to take the place of working out, I see it as the equivalent of wearing ankle weights while I walk – just makes it a little more effective.  

They sell them at DSW at a discount if you are still interested – I say try em on!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am a nurse, and bought them for work, mostly because they are supposed to help for people with heel pain (and the first day I wore them was my first shift where I didn’t have heel pain in ages) – they actually do work your core more (they are harder to balance in) but they didn’t work my legs more than usual. I suppose if I rocked back and forth on them while standing they might do more for my legs (I might try that when I am waiting for babies to deliver)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have heard great things about the Reebok Easytone shoes from the girls at my clinic and the girls at the hospital. They say you def feel a difference in your legs vs regular shoes and even if they didnt they say they would wear them anyways because the are so comfortable and their feet have stopped hurting so much after working all the time.

However they are in no way meant to take the place of exercise and dont cause weight loss, nor do they claim to. They simply add an extra 11% muscle stimulation to your gluts while walking and some other % to your calves.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I tried them but they threw off my posture and my back started hurting all the time. No more back pain since I gave them up.

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