Product Type: Skechers Hunter Original
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A must have!
Skechers Shape Ups
Member Name: sammo85
Skechers Shape Ups
Advantages: Shape up whilst walking, good for posture and extremely comfortable.
Disadvantages: none that I believe
Putting on just under 8 stone over 10 years something just had to be done! So the idea of walking but with a shoe that burns more calories and tones more than usual I just had to get a pair! I believe there's only two brands with these type of shoe and thats Sketchers shape ups and Reebok easy tone. When I saw the shape ups on a TV advert I really didn't like the look, I thought they were ugly and far too bulky. I was heading to the shops thinking I was coming back with the Reeboks, when I got there the sketchers were much more eye catching and so comfortable and only just seeing a ad on my facebook page with Kim Kardashian wearing them and they looked great I could not resist (sad I know).
So what is this 'Sahpe up trainer' do? Well Shape up is designed to burn more calories, strengthen the back, firm calf and bottom muscles, tone and firm thigh muscles, increase cardiovasular health, improve posture, reduce stress on back and joints and relieve muscle tension and fatigue.
Does it work? Yes I believe it does and the reasons are the fact I can feel the muscles that I usually don't feel. It feels harder to walk in but without the discomfort.What I mean is they are so cushioned and comfortable that it makes it a lot easier and what I mean by harder is that they do make you work at walking where it rocks from heel to two rather than placing foot down and rocking to toes. Also where you rocking further back and forward than normal you can really feel those muscles stretching.
At first you feel you are walking funny then you get so use to them and I suppose you 'learn' how to walk in them and honestly can't keep my feet out of them I love them!
The varietys were never ending what ever your favourite colour they'll have them! I chose white with silver and blue pattern, very attractive! They are higher than the average trainer which is great for me as I am only 5ft 1 nearly 2! This is because the shoe has layers so under the upper part of shoe you have sockliner which is an antibacterial treatment that helps odours. Underneath that is a midsole which is a two part firm and soft density midsole that gives that rocking affect from heels to toes. Then under that is the ultra soft kinectic wedge technology giving each stride a gradual transition. Last under is of course the rubber outsole that has maximize traction that lugs and treads while enhancing cushioning.
The shoe also comes with white laces or the colour that your shoe is so you have a decision or have a spare whilst other is wash!
All around the shoe they have small holes that are for the obvious reason of making them breathable which I have had them in other shoes but these are incrediable! I can feel the slightest breeze through them and instantly feel my feet cooling down which is sensational when your feet are burning from walking.
Their are four types in the womens range:
The original (my ones) are perfect forbusy women who need an easy way to get in shape.
X.F are perfect for women who want a continual full body workout while at work, home or on the go.
SRT are perfect for those who want to maximize their workout.
A.T are perfect for walking, exploring and outdoor adventures.
They also do boots, mens and trainer shoe with bars so they would look professional for nurses, hairdressers etc anyone that stands on their feet for several hours as its not just for shaping up but for posture too!
I also wear them on my bike rides and find them still very comfortable and easy as the wedge makes me taller so I can stop easier! The tread on the bottom of the shoe really grip well to the peddle.
I wear them out and about and they seem to go nicely with all casual clothes so I can pop them on and if we go for a walk I can rather than leaving my hiking boots in my car or having to rememberto take them.
I will definatley buy a few pairs in nthe differnt ranges as I'm loving these! They do cost £89.99 which I believe is reasonable.
Summary: An excellent trainer!