That was my first thought when I saw Skechers new Shape-Up Shoes.
Then I started hear more and more good things about them. Great for your back. Great for your butt. I even heard of someone who got rid of incontinence with the help of Shape-Ups. When my mother visited from Sweden and told me that they sell for 300 bucks over there. I decided that it was worth $100 to try them out.
If people are willing to pay $300 and still only have good things to say about them then I get interested. So I picked up a pair of black and white Metabolize Shape-ups.
The first thing I noticed is that it felt like walking on bouncy cushions. I felt very tall. No wonder consider how high they are but they also make you straighten up your posture so the effect is double.
I didn’t follow the instructions to use them for only 45 minutes the first two days, I never follow instructions. NO I just put them on and did my thing. The first two I had a lot of errands to run so that’s what I did.
I just wore just wore my new shoes doing what I normally do errands, dropping of and picking up kids and I only wore them outside the house. This is what happened:
The first night I felt my back.
The second night I felt my buttocks
The third night I my transverse abs joined the party.
I was very impressed by the effect I felt by the Shape-Ups. I had to remind myself to stretch since I didn’t think about the fact that I was working out. After three days I decided I was probably better off using them every other day as I built up the strength in my back. The shoes toned my muscles much more that I had expected.
A week after I’d purchased the shoes I took them on a power walk. It was a very comfortable and the bouncy effect made me feel very fit. But I must confess that the work-out was impressive. I normally have to work very hard to get out of breath by walking but that was not the case when I was wearing the my new shoes.
Pros and Cons with Skechers Shape-Ups Shoes:
+ tones calves, back, abs and buttocks
+ corrects posture
+ increase resistance while you walk which improves your circulation and helps you burn more fat
+ improved circulation helps combat cellulites
- since you don’t really notice that you work out it’s easy to forget to stretch afterwards
I can definitely recommend the shape-up shoes. If you can planning to use them indoors or during the summer months I would consider one of the open shoes since the sneaker is very warm. It is also very important to remember to stretch your muscles and remember let them rest. If you work your back muscles during fitness you stretch out after wards and you don’t get surprised if you feel your muscles the next day. Same goes for these shoes. They really work your back with is excellent since a lot of people suffer from back and neck pain however we also have a tendency to think that ache in our back muscles is dangerous. Just like any other muscles in your body the muscles in your back can get sore.
The shoes comes with a booklet and a DVD, it is probably a good idea to read the instructions.
Remember to build up your strength slowly and stretch your muscles after using your new shoes and you will love your Shape-Up shoes.