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... :(
Posted by Beth at 5:42 PM