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Sketchers Shapeups Shoes, Sandals, and Slip-ons

Updated on August 20, 2010

Tone Up with Sketchers Shape-Ups Shoe

When these shoes first came out, I didn't believe that they actually worked, but I'm not a huge promoter of the tone up shoes. They're simple, stylish, and work the money that Sketchers charges. You couldn't ask for a better shoe that offers support for your feet, legs, and back, while improving your circulation, weight, joint strain, posture, and muscle tone.

At first, I thought the shoe's heel looked crazy and silly. I was never wearing those shoes, and no one was going to ever find me with a pair.

Times change. Feelings change. I love them!

The Sketchers Shape-Ups now come in a ton of different styles. If you don't like to lace up your shoes, find a pair of slip-ons. If you don't want to wear tennis shoes, find a pair of sandals. Sketchers has really found a way to create a great shoe that is stylish and accessorizable.

For me, when it comes to a shoe, I want a little style and a lot of comfort. When I tried on a pair of the Sketchers Shape Ups flip flops, I was in love. They cupped my feet perfectly and were an ideal fit for my foot. I was worried about my knees, as I have knee problems and never wear anything but flats, but while walking on the shoes, even the flip flops, I definitely feel a difference.

If you are looking for a protective shoe, you want to try these. I know many people who have tried them because of one reason or another, and you can't take them off their feet. One example, is a lady who has had knee surgery; she was left with constant pain while walking, which started causing shortness of breath because she was staggering while walking and walking slightly hunched over. After putting on the shoes and walking around the house, she hasn't taken them off since (well except for church). She no longer experiences shortness of breath while walking, and her knee pain has reduced because there is less strain on her knees while walking.

If you feel like you've tried everything else and nothing has worked. Try these shoes!

Below, you'll find out how they work and what all they're designed to improve (muscle tone, cellulite, weight, etc.).

Buy Sketchers Shapeups

The Sketchers Shapeups are designed to help you! They are a great shoe that has many benefits. Although, they may seem a little expensive, they are definitely worth the buy. Sketchers has designed this line of shoes, sandals, and slip-ons to:

  • Promote weight loss
  • Strengthen the back
  • Firm calf and buttock muscles
  • Reduce cellulite
  • Tone your thighs
  • Increase cardiovascular health
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve posture
  • Reduce stress on knee and ankle joints

How many people can say they don't want to get a little toned? Or they couldn't lose a little weight? Wearing these shoes, one can potentially improve knee, ankle, foot, and back health.

Wearing Sketchers Tone Up shoes, you can strengthen and tone your muscles, improve your circulation, and they can actually help you lose weight. Because the shoes help strengthen the muscles and increase blood flow, the impact on your joints and lower back is actually reduced. The shoes help improve your overall health, which makes them a great buy.

Plus, they are stylish and come in tons of different types of shoe, ranging from tennis shoes, flip flops, Mary Janes, and other sandals. Because there are so many different types of Sketchers Tone Ups, you can definitely accessorize with anything you have in your closet; well, maybe not formal attire, but more casual and casual-work clothes can definitely be accessorized with.

These shoes and sandals are made for men and women because Sketchers knows that both genders can be equally as hard on their feet. These shoes are geared to help you withstand being on your feet for long periods of time, making them ideal for warehouse, sales, and production work.

The goal of the design is to help keep your feet and body comfortable while walking. The shoes contain a rolling bottom, soft foam insert underneath the heal, and a dual-sensitivity midsole, that work together to provide the feeling that your constantly walking on something soft versus a hard, concrete ground or whatever type of surface you're walking on.

How do Sketchers Tone Ups Work?

Believe it or not, but you won't know or truly understand until you try it.

These shoes are designed to change the way you walk. Your heel will sink to the ground as you step, roll as your weight shifts to the center, and then push off with your toes. This repetitive movement is all that is needed to muscle strength in your legs, butt, back, and abdominal muscles.

The kinetic wedge that is in the shoe stimulates the rolling sensation that you experience while walking in these shoes. The wedge is designed to stimulate walking barefoot on a giving surface, such as sand.

And, if you've walked on sand, you know that you can feel your muscles with every step. These shoes will definitely help tone your legs and butt as you walk around the mall, parking lot, school campus, at work, or where ever.

You won't be able to feel every bump in the road as though you were wearing regular tennis shoes or sandals, which reduces the strain and impact that your joints feel while walking on hard surfaces.

How are Shape Ups Made?

The Toneup shoes are made with many layers of padding and insoles that correct your walking patterns and overall balance. The shoes are made with 5 protective layers.

  1. Upper: well padded upper layer is made of leather and breathable mesh for support and comfort
  2. Sockliner: EVA insole designed for foot protection
  3. Midsole: polyurethane frame designed for support and stabilization
  4. Kinetic Wedge: soft foam designed for maximum shock absorption
  5. Outsole: rubber outsole designed for motions vital to a natural walking

Remember that Sketchers is a brand that you've trusted for over 15 years. Your feet are protected with Sketchers.

Where to Buy Shape Ups?

If you've decided to give the tone up shoe a try, there are many places that you can look for them.

  • Academy Sporting Goods
  • Journeys

Check any shoe store that sells Sketchers shoes. You may be able to find the Sketchers Tone Ups at the Shoe Department, Payless Shoes, and Footlocker.

How Much are Shape Ups?

When it comes to the price of the shoe, they're on average between $50 and $115, depending on what style you purchase.

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      7 years ago

      i have had trouble with neck pain for several years now. i've worn my skechers steel toe shape ups for only a week now and i have had very little pain in my neck since. i can tell they make me stand straighter. love them!

    • ReuVera profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      I am wearing ShapeUps for more than a year and I love them. I also wrote about my experience with them. great shoes.

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      8 years ago

      It is well written and are well informative, helpful tips are well includes a budget is.

      I encourage you to write further to be you.

    • Jen's Solitude profile image

      Jen's Solitude 

      8 years ago from Delaware

      Great info, thanks for the details. I was wondering about Sketchers, now I know.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Fontana, WI

      These shoes are great for conferences and places with floors of nothing more than concrete. Great Hub! I had problems lifting my feet initially - I learned but I did stub my toe a couple of times. I have had my MBTs for 5 years now and just purchased the Sketchers - great value for the dollars.

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      8 years ago from Florida

      I tried on the sandals and kinda of liked them they were comfortable. Now I know how they work I may try them

    • Whitney05 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Georgia

      I felt the same way Jen, but they're awesome. It's free to try them on and walk up and down the isle. Give it a try... Some of the shoes are actually kind of cute and blend in the wedge that is so noticeable in the tennis shoe version of Shapeups.

    • JenDobson27 profile image


      8 years ago

      Well I guess I can't knock them before I try them, but I don't think I'd be caught dead wearing those things! Pretty much everyone I know that's actually tried them says they are great. Who knows I'll probably end up with a pair :)

    • RapidJunction profile image


      8 years ago

      Very good and thought-out research on the sketchers. I haven't got the pair of sketchers, but I am gonna buy the shapeups today. I think their shape isn't that strange, actually its different and may be its only tailored towards the comfort zone.

    • dashingclaire profile image


      8 years ago from United States

      Love my shape-ups because I don't have to go to the gym!!!


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