Strange Shoes. Shape Up Shoes

May 20, 2008 • Accessories


These, I just had to try. What can I say about these strange flip-flops.They remind me of the heel-less Antonio Beradri shoes everyone was talking about a month back. Who would have thought they had workout value?

For a lot less money ($39.99) you can give Shape Up Shoes a try. A half hour a day of wearing these is like a ‘Pilates workout in a shoe.’ Mind you, I almost broke my neck wearing these while doing some household chores on Sunday. But, nobody ever said I was graceful.

Here are some of the claims:

  • Shape Up Shoes are an effective fitness and weight-loss tool that allow you to tone and shape your body and shed unwanted pounds. Wearing the shoes while active encourages improved posture, a toned inner core and fantastically fit legs, abs and glutes.
  • The calorie-burning rate when wearing the sandal style is three times that of wearing ordinary shoes and two times that of wearing the boots and clogs.
  • Staying balanced while wearing the shoes requires the use of muscles not used otherwise in the legs, abs and glutes. These muscles are thus strengthened and toned significantly.
  • The deep vein pumping action that occurs with every step taken can significantly reduce the onset of varicose and spider veins. Wearing the shoes can also diminish existing cellulite and prevent it from developing, and help ease lower back pain due to spinal compression, swelling in the arms and legs, and the discomfort of plantar fasciitis.

It’s like walking on your tippy toes, while tipsy. I just wouldn’t recommend driving or grocery shopping in them.


-Lauren Dimet Waters

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2 Responses to Strange Shoes. Shape Up Shoes

  1. Monica says:

    What happened to these shoes? Now when you go to it goes to the Sketchers page?!?!?

  2. Anne Whitehurst says:

    Are they out of business? I loved mine and want more! Please contact me at 209 826 4814.
    I’ll buy them NOW. Size 5. Preferably black or green, but any color.


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