Fad or Fantastic?

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Registered: 12-09-2003
Fad or Fantastic?
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Sun, 08-29-2010 - 6:44am

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http://www.skechers.com/shoes-and-clothing/brands/skechers_sport/product/shape-ups_-_jump_start/wslb


A friend bought a pair and recommended them so just to keep her company I bought a pair too!   Being in Australia I had to pay double the price but that is a whole different story.


At first I thought they were a gimmick but having now worn them for a while I have changed my opinion.  They take a bit of getting used to.


Plantar fasciitis can be a problem so I make sure I stretch a little more often.


I was in Athlete's Foot the other day with dh and the salesperson asked me my opinion.   He commented very positively on them even though he wasn't selling me the shoes, nor did I purchase them from his store.


What do you think?  Reckon you would try them?


Kinda glad my friend didn't buy a Mercedes LOL!


 

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Registered: 02-07-2001
Sun, 08-29-2010 - 9:58am
My opinion? Fad. I'm sure they probably do a bit of stretch work on your legs, but then it stops.
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Registered: 07-04-2007
Sun, 08-29-2010 - 3:56pm

I would have to try them...but I can see how the shape of the sole might make you place your foot correctly when walking (heel-toe-heel-toe)...also says that it takes getting used to when walking on softer surfaces which causes you to use different muscles to compensate for balance--I can see that it might use and strengthen different muscles under these circumstances.

Like any good shoe...it is what is comfortable and what works for you. If the shoes are comfortable you will walk more!

Hope you have success with them--much cheaper than a membership to a gym! Yeah, good thing it wasn't a Mercedes (LoL)!

Michelle/mica_ga


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Registered: 03-20-2001
Sun, 08-29-2010 - 4:13pm

I personally think you'd enjoy the mercedes more....

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Registered: 03-14-2007
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 1:57pm

With the fusion and screws in both of my reconstructed feet, they would way not work for me!! They've been mentioned on another board I frequent. Some who tried them like them, some didn't like them until after a couple of weeks wearing them and others didn't like them at all. I think they're a marketing fad to make money and even if I could wear them, I would not buy them.


The Mercedes sounds like a good idea though! ;)


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Registered: 12-12-1997
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 11:25am
I don't think so. I love my present brand of tennies and have never been able to get used to any kind of shaped, rigid sole. My foot needs to flex more or it cramps up.

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Registered: 12-09-2003
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 2:31pm

They definitely exercise your legs more than regular sneakers.

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Registered: 12-09-2003
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 2:36pm

I agree on the heel toe heel toe and they take

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Registered: 12-09-2003
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 2:39pm

on chocolate and you may well be right!


Time will tell.

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Registered: 12-09-2003
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 2:42pm

I agree 100% on not trying them for you Donna and understand.


I showed them to a friend who goes to Curves and all the instructors there wear them.


Actually a Z4 BMW would do it for me LOL!

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Registered: 12-09-2003
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 2:44pm
Thanks for checking this out Ann.

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