What You Should Know
Shape Ups are comfort and training shoes developed by Sketchers. They claim to help the wearer tone up and lose weight just by wearing the shoe during a regular work or school day. The shoe’s motto is “Shape up while you walk.” The Sketchers company has attempted to create a shoe that could be worn throughout the day to increase energy and muscle tone in the lower part of the body without injury, pain or strain on the muscle. The result was the Shape Ups design.
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Specialty shoe designed by Sketchers.
Shape Ups are created with soft, arched soles that simulate sand walking. When weight is applied to the sole during a normal step, it sinks while maintaining just enough curve to force the foot to roll. According to the Sketchers literature on Shape Ups, this movement works to improve muscle tone in the buttocks, lower leg, calves, thighs and abdominals.
Consumers wishing to learn more about Shape Ups can view demonstration videos and commercials on the Sketchers website. There is also a Team Shape Up where users can join others who wear the Shape Up shoes for working out or simply walking. In order to meet the needs of the consumer, there are various different styles of Shape Up. When the shoe was first introduced, the athletic look was only offered by Sketchers. Today, there are versions that look like athletic shoes, casual shoes and hiking shoes. Shape Ups are available for both men and women.
Sketchers offers clinical study information on the benefits and effects of wearing Shape Ups, but there are no links to the official study published online. Be that as it may, the results of the study include increased weight loss, muscle tone and decreased body fat. Trials participants were followed for six weeks.
Sketchers official website offers the Shape Ups shoes for sale directly or through various offline retailers. The shoe is priced starting at $110 a pair. If the shoes are unworn, they can be returned within 45 days for a full refund.
- Sketchers sells Shape Ups online and offline.
- Shoes are backed with a 45 day money back guarantee.
- Shape Ups are much more costly than other fitness shoes.
- Some consumers may not like the look of the shoe for everyday use.
- There are no links to official research studies online.
- If you currently lead a sedentary lifestyle that does not involve walking, Shape Ups will not benefit you very much.
Shape Ups may be a good addition to a workout routine to increase weight loss and fat loss. The Sketchers Shape Ups, however, cannot be worn in every life situation. People who are required to dress professionally at work may not have the time to use the Shape Ups enough to see a benefit and that narrows down the potential customer pool dramatically. There is also the cost of the shoe which is far greater than comparable fitness shoes.