ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Shoes ~ Special High Heels that make you lose Weight

Updated on February 7, 2012


Question: Can shoes help you lose weight?

Answer: Oh, Yes they can!!

ツ★ It’s a shoe that will hit the stores soon and they are called Antelope High Heels.

The heel has a concave sole and a spring mechanism that slightly destabilises the person wearing it. As a result the designers are confident that the high heels will make the body work harder, while you are walking. It should also help with posture, which can give a slimming effect. Women will be able to lose as much as half a stone, if they wear it for 3 to 4 weeks. The shoes will be available in different styles and colours after being fully tested.


My Views

I am not so sure about wearing these shoes, for safety issues and if I did, I would be walking like Mrs DoubtFire. (If you don't know her, check out the Movie - Mrs Doubtfire). Only recently - January 2012, a Minister – Theresa May, got her heel caught in between the pavement in Downing Street – of all places (Prime Ministers Residence). See video below, which shows how she pulled it out. A little bit embarrassing….

If that could happen in Downing Street, what chance do we have in wearing these special Concave shoes on the streets of London?

One of the designs for the special heels



Would you be able to walk in these shoes?

See results



Ministers Heel stuck at 10 Downing Street


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @Express10 - Lol. Me too. To me they are just shoes to admire and not to wear. Thanks for stopping.

    • Express10 profile image

      H C Palting 4 years ago from East Coast

      These things look scary and I jump and spin on ice skates. I would wobble only a few steps before falling on my face or duff.

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @EZ Swim Fitness - Thanks for sharing your story. :-)

      I'm glad you stopped by.

    • EZ Swim Fitness profile image

      Kelly Kline Burnett 4 years ago from Southern Wisconsin

      Lady E,

      Oh, what fun! I have owned MBTs and the other and miss my MBTs which I literally wore out. The running joke which was absolutely true, I would go anywhere I could where my MBTs. The other shoes were similar but not the same quality.

      And yet, try standing on a pool deck with the concave shoe sole - not a wise move. Luckily my body has great balance and I work constantly on balance so it was never an issue.

      Just wanted to share my silly shoe story - thank you for indulging me.

      Thoroughly enjoy your article. Thank you!

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK


      Lol Angeline - they would look quite cool in a display cabinet. Lovely to see you again. Thanks.

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK


      Thanks Ruchira, I had a look. They look so comfy and are definitely a safe option. Thanks. I'd love to get a pair later this summer. :)

    • anglnwu profile image

      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Hmm, those shoes belong in the display cabinet--at least for me. They look nice, though. I know they also have flip flops that work the calf muscles to produce shapely calves. what would people think of next? Very interesting topic and thanks for alerting us. Rated up.

    • Ruchira profile image

      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Did not know about heels doing the

      In America there are these special shoes, sketchers which help lose weight. I used them and do they help to tone the muscles of the legs..pasting the link below...

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @The Finance Hub ~ So lovely to see a man comment on this hub. lol. Glad you stopped by. :)

      @donnaisabella ~ Hello, that is an excellent idea - trying them around the house. I see you like lovely high heels too. Take Care. Thanks for stopping. :)

    • donnaisabella profile image

      Donaisabella 5 years ago from Fort Myers

      If they will work as they say, best advice is to wear them around the house during the normal time you one exercises, otherwise you are in danger of losing good posture. Thanks for sharing. And the Minister Theresa May's shoe, that has happened to me many times (thin hills on the pavement - the danger of getting stuck in between the slabs is always there so one has to watch out). Thanks for sharing.

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Chabilis ~ Lol. Be careful with those heels... Thanks for stopping by to comment.

      @AlwaysExploring ~ Lol Ruby. On a serious note, people could even break a leg or twist their ankle. Later in the year, I will check the progress of the testing of the shoes and if it did hit the market....then update the Hub. Good to see you again. Thanks. :)

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @asmaiftikhar ~ Thanks for stopping. I appreciate your comments.

      @Imkarn - Thanks for sharing that. I will search google. I like the sound of your Sketchers. They will be better and more comfortable than the one above. Cheers.

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      It looks like you might lose more than weight with these shoes, like maybe your life!!Hee..Just kidding.. I bought a pair of sketchers with the rounded sole, I don't wear them often, I am afraid people will think i am drunk..HaHa Thank's..Interesting article..

    • chablis345 profile image

      chablis345 5 years ago from Berkshire

      I have enough trouble staggering around on heels as it is without worrying about whether I am losing weight at the same time!

    • ImKarn23 profile image

      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Doubtful, me thinks, Lady E. I have a pair of sketchers walking shoes that claim to 'tighten and firm'. their soles aren't flat and i have to pay attention to what i'm doing (walking) at all times - or - it's soo easy to trip. I cannot imagine THOSE heels - and - i'm a heels kinda girl! Interesting...

    • asmaiftikhar profile image

      asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

      lady E as usual a unique and interesting theme.Thanks for sharing.i voted u up!

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Paradise ~ Thanks for your comments. I'm trying to get my head round it too. lol.

      @Katrinasui ~ Good idea. Maybe we should test it out for them and that should mean, they give us FREE pairs for the test trials. Thanks for stopping. :)

    • katrinasui profile image

      katrinasui 5 years ago

      Its hard to understand that these special high heels will make you lose weight. I think we have to try it. i have no problem to wear this special heel:)

    • Paradise7 profile image

      Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      I don't quite think the shoes will work the way they are advertised. Maybe you'll lose a little weight, maybe not. I imagine a lot of it is hype to sell the shoes. Also, I wonder if they are good for your feet. They also will be dangerous if they adversely affect your balance.