Do the Sketches Shape-ups Shoe Works or is it a Scam?
I’ve been seeing their commercials in TV and was really curious if they really do work or just a marketing gimic (from pills, equipments, now to shoes?).
So this would start my quest for gathering knowledge regarding the Shape Up Shoes by Sketchers. I have been reading some Shape Up Reviews by searching at Google but I’m still not convinced. It is a bit pricey starting at $99 in Amazon prices and I wonder how much would that be if it in the Philippines. I did another search and voila, Shape-ups generally costs around PHP~4500 in Sketchers stores here in Manila.
These Shape-up shoes has a lot of claims like improving blood circulation, toning your body, lose weight, improving your posture, and other stuffs that it’s like having the results of cardio vascular activity + strength training without doing anything but walking. It is really a claim that is hard to believe but reviews say that they have felt good in wearing these shoes. It may get a bit of getting used too but bottom line, they say that it works. Who wouldn’t like your own personal gym by simply wearing your shoes and walking around?
Another thing I also read was the appearance of these shoes. They are not really the types you can just wear anywhere because they look like cross training shoes and these shoes are better off in the gym. (in my opinion only based on pictures)
But my question still is, do shape up shoes work? Hopefully I could get replies from people who actually bought the shoe and are currently using it. It’s hard to go around the web looking for honest reviews because usually they just flatter the product so that you will buy them and they get commissions (who can blame them, one has got to make a living).
Btw, there are other brands targeting the same market like FitFlops, MBT and New Balance but that would be another post.
I’ll update this post when I find more info about this shoe and who knows, maybe I’ll be a proud owner of a pair soon. ^_^