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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New shoes, new bum?

Okay, apparently the new rave has been the new(?) Skechers Shape-Up shoes, and a few people on LBT have gotten and have been using them. They claim they've been seeing a difference in their legs and bums from them. So... I started researching.

The feedback seems good, but I'm still not certain it's not due to the fad, but I looked around and, after NOT finding them anywhere, finally found them at Dick's Sporting Goods. However, I had a 20% off coupon for Famous Footwear (who would have had to order the shoes for me). Thankfully Dick's saw they had a sale if they would take the competitor's coupon, and I was off with my new shoes for $20 less than expensive.

I took the dogs for a walk with them and I have to say they are comfortable. I'm not sure if I was working new muscles with them, but I did feel a bit more winded than normal. Again, not sure if it's my imagination or not. Some people had complained that they were heavier because of the thick soles, but I didn't find that to be the case at all. They are very lightweight and, because my walk is more of a lazy schlepp, it makes me have to pick my feet up more so I don't trip myself.

I'm not sure how long it will take to tell if they're working my bum, especially since I STILL hurt from falling off my rollerblades. :) But the only thing that does suck right now is the two nice blisters I have on my heels from aggressively wearing and using new shoes. I hate that... :(


  1. Hmm I need some new joggers. I might have a hunt around for these. Were they expensive? Let us know if they do end up toning the bum.. then I will pay a thousand bucks for them lol

  2. HAHAHA! I teasingly told hubby that they were a thousand dollars WITH my 20% discount! lol

    Here in the states they run anywhere from $100/US to $110/US. I got them for $100 and then got 20% off with the coupon.

    I wish I had not fallen the other day so I could tell you if the pain in my bum was from the shoes or not. And I don't know what stores you would have there that would carry them. The Skechers by my house, ironically enough, did NOT have them. They weren't sold out, they simply didn't carry them.

    But so far a few people on LBT have them and have been saying they really feel they get a different workout with them.