Skecher Shape-ups sandals cost about the same as the Skechers Shape-ups tennis shoes, but that did not deter me from purchasing a pair for about $100.00 during my recent trip to the Outlet Mall.
The salesperson persuaded me to also purchase the Skechers flip flops for $20 instead of the original $40 as part of a buy one; get the other half price deals.
I made a vow to buy the “Shape-ups Strolling” sandals after trying the Skecher Shape-ups tennis shoes for six months. The Shape-ups are somewhat famous now for helping people lose weight, improve posture and tone muscles. The Skechers Shape-ups motto is “get in shape without setting foot in a gym.” There are also a variety of other brands of toning shoes that claim to help you lose weight and tone up.
I basically wore out my Shape-ups tennis shoes after only six months. I wanted to try a pair of the Skechers Sandals to see if I could get the same results as far as firm and toned thighs and buttocks.
The Skecher Shape-Ups Sandals came with a Shape-ups Workout DVD as well as the Shape-ups Diet Guide, which offers healthy tips for shaping up your diet.
I decided to wear the Skechers flip flops (which are not as elaborate as the sandals) around the house to maximize the time I spend doing housework. I was surprised by how comfortable the flip flops are. The Skechers flip flops are easy to slip on and off and came in a lot of different color choices.
The Shape-ups “Strolling” sandals came in black and brown at the outlet mall. I chose the brown which have an attractive leather appearance and match my leather pocketbooks. It takes a little bit more time to put the Shape-ups Strolling sandals on compared to the flip flops, but they are also incredibly comfortable. I don’t wear socks when I wear the sandals.
I love the Shape-ups Strolling sandals for a more casual look. They look better than the Shape-ups tennis shoes when I want to wear a dressier outfit or sundress and still lose weight and tone my legs.
According to the Shape-ups Skechers promotional material inside the shoe box, the goal of Shape-ups is to stimulate walking in the sand. The Strolling Shape-ups sandals have a rolling bottom just like the Shape-up tennis shoes. The shoes basically replicate an uneven surface which makes you work muscles you would not normally work wearing any old shoes.
According to their promotional material, a clinical case study showed Shape-up wearers in their eight-week study lost 2.78 pounds versus the .3 pounds (almost 1/3 of a pound) lost by the control group. The ones wearing Shape-ups lost 1.31 percent body fat.
I was sold on Skecher Shape-ups after losing an inch off my thigh and an inch off my calves. The toning shoes actually make it easier for me to exercise longer because of the cushion of the soft foam insert under the heel.
Just as I did with the Shape-ups tennis shoe test, I wore my heart rate monitor when I tried out the Skecher Shape-ups Strolling sandals. My heart rate was elevated into the fat burning zone. At the end of the day, I felt as though I had gotten a workout just as I do when I go jogging.
I love the Shape-ups sandals – and I am not in any way affiliated with or backed by the company. The sales lady at the mall tried to convince me to try the Shape-ups running shoes. I told her I’d be back in six months when I am ready for my next Shape-ups toning shoes purchase. I honestly don’t believe I’ll ever wear anything but Shape-up shoes! It’s just too much fun to turn ordinary walking into a workout.