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“Sketchers Shape-Ups” were first introduced a few years ago, but now, with the endorsements of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, they are gaining momentum in the athletic shoe world. The premise of the shoe is that they are supposed to help people who wear them lose weight, tone their muscles, and improve their posture, without having to step one foot into the gym. Although the company claims that avid Shape-Up wearers can see amazing results, are they really worth the $100 price tag?
For starters, many will say that Shape-Ups are not the most fashionable shoe on the market, which is in large part due to their bulky sole. The sole is elevated, and that’s where the “soul” of these magic shoes lie. Many wearers say that due to the way that the sole is made, walking can some getting used to. Most Shape-Up wearers also reported that they would feel a burning sensation in their legs when they walked in them, similar to a good workout.
However, even though some people have said to see results, The American Council on Exercise has put out a statement saying that based off of an independent research that they conducted on the shoes, they ”… found no evidence to suggest that the shoes help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength and tone.”
Choosing to purchase a pair of Sketchers Shape-ups is entirely up to the person who has to shell the money out, but, it must be noted that results are not typical, so the shoes should be bought more for fashion rather than function.