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Skechers Women's Shape-Ups Toners

Updated on May 6, 2016

What is Skechers Shape-up Toners shoes?

Shoes that help people work their leg muscles are nothing new to the market but it is only recently that their popularity has risen to new levels. There are many different makes of toning shoes on the market but Skechers Shape Ups for women are flying off the shelves and maintain their position as the number one toning shoe today. The big question many people have is if these types of toning shoes are really worth the money?

Benefits of Skechers Women's Shape-ups Toners

They are specifically designed athletic shoes that advertise that it will help you firm up faster, use-up more calories, and enhance your posture. A few of the primary features include:

* Antibacterial sock lining to improve breathability and steer clear of moisture developing,

* A "kinetic wedge" within the sole that rocks backwards and forwards to pressure parts of your muscles to operate harder while you walk,

* Rubber tread to increase traction.

* Obtainable in traditional sneaker style with lace in advance, and in an array of colours.

* Created for extreme comfort while walking, with less harmful effects on the joints.

How Do Skechers Women's Shape-Ups Toners Work?

Firstly, how do these athletic shoes really work in a way that it will help you firm up more rapidly? It's natural to become skeptical if this involves something that claims that will help you slim down faster!

Skechers claim that you could use-up more calories because of the curved style of the shoe, which the instability produced by the "kinetic wedge" can make parts of your muscles continue to work harder to be able to stay balanced. The end result? More well developed calves, upper thighs and butt muscles.

Independent research has confirmed that the appearance of the shoe may impact your workout routines, and will assist you to increase muscle activity as they are being used. Other research has came to the conclusion the footwear simply motivated people to work out more than ever before - therefore the evidence continues to be inconclusive.

Of the findings, we usually see that the finest results usually involved in the improvement of posture which will help to make your workout routines more efficient.

What Clients Say About Skechers Shape-Ups

The amount of sales speak volumes: Skechers have many happy clients who are returning to purchase more pairs of those athletic shoes. A lot of get them for the firming benefits and claim they have observed positive results when putting them on . One rater even evaluated the footwear while doing house work and observed that her leg muscles were aching when she finished!

However, many clients purchase the footwear only for their comfort and reduced effect on the joints. They have discovered that it helps make exercise and daily walking much more comfortable.

The primary issue for the very first stocks of Skechers Shape-Ups was they looked noticeably dissimilar to standard athletic shoes. The good thing is that there's now a wide range of athletic shoes that appear to be like every other type of sneaker, which means you will not instantly stick out as you put on these footwear for your daily walking. Most clients feel the shoe feels slightly odd and abnormal to put on in the beginning because of the rocking motion, but you rapidly get accustomed to them.

Apart from this, the primary issue for the brand new style is they run slightly small - you may want to order a size bigger than you normally wear.

Have there been any dissatisfied customers?

The biggest complaint to date is the fact that the Skechers Shape-Ups looked a little different from your standard sneaker. This was in part due to the special "kinetic wedge" that was incorporated into the sole of the shoe. This complaint was common in the first generations of the shoe. The newer Skechers no longer have the same problem. In fact, they look like any other sneaker on the market. People that buy them won't have to worry about sticking out like a sore thumb. Apart from looks, some people say that the shoe feels a little odd in the first days of wearing but that this feeling fades in a few days as the muscles of the feet and legs get used to them.

The only other complaint was that the sizing of the shoes is slightly off and that they tend to run a little on the small side. Consider this if you are planning to buy a pair for yourself.


Because of the brand new styles available, Skechers Women's Shape-Ups Toners are now more available to a wider selection of ladies who want something which appears like a conventional sneaker. Even though they are more expensive than many athletic shoes, they are worthwhile if you are searching for something comfortable which will enhance your posture and will let you firm up faster than usual.


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    • moiragallaga profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      You're welcome ktrapp and thank you for dropping by and commenting. I'm glad you found the article useful.

      You make a good point OutdoorsMom, that is indeed what should be kept in mind when checking out the product. What may be good for one person might be the case for someone else. Thank you for your comment.

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      7 years ago from Seacoast, New Hampshire

      I think one other question to keep in mind is -"Are they good for your feet."

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      Kristin Trapp 

      7 years ago from Illinois

      I have been wondering about the effectiveness of these since I have seen t.v. commercials for them. The idea behind them (using more muscles) seems to make sense; I might give them a try since I have already been thinking about it. Thanks for this timely article.


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