Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Shape-Ups- The real truth

" Now you can get into shape without setting foot into a gym"-Sketchers Shape-Ups video

Ok ladies enough with thinking Shape-Ups will make your legs sexy and toned! If shoes can make your legs look damn good then everyone would have great legs. The only reason Shape-Ups might make your legs look better is because your average person starts moving and walking more once they buy them. I mean sure if you go from couch potato to moving on a daily basis then yes of course your legs will look better. However what will really shape your legs is lunges, squats, deadlifts, sprints and all things cardio......not just some flashy shoe.

There has been two recent studies from the American Council of Exercise that concluded there is "simply no evidence to support the claims that these shoes will help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength and tone." Sure Sketchers claims their product does work and they give numerous testimonials on how satisfied people are with them but don't be fooled. Most of the time these companies do horrible studies and end up with garbage that they try and make seem like real evidence to you.

Overall Shape-Ups to me do nothing for you. They claim to help your posture when in fact they seem to put you into worse posture. They claim they will reduce cellulite which is just hilarious, sorry your not losing cellulite because your sporting these shoes! If you really love how the shoes look and they get you moving and active then good for you, but do not expect true results or miracles from these things.


  1. Hank, it's worse than that. These shoes are BAD for you. As you point out, they hurt your posture. A close friend is a physical therapist and claims these shoes have resulted in a whole new flow of business from injuries directly related to these and other similar shoes. Everyone should take your advice.

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