As the sales assistant explains, Skechers' Shape-ups aims to shape up while you walk. The shoes are designed to:
- Promote weight loss
- Strengthen the back
- Improve posture
- Firm calf and buttock muscles
- Reduce cellulite and tone your thighs
- Increase cardiovascular health
- Reduce stress on knee and ankle joints
Sounds good to us and so we put the shoes to test and tried it out personally. Hubby says he felt the difference immediately. He usually experiences knee joint pain as he walks (probably due to injury, heavy weight and other reasons). After putting on the Shape-ups shoes, the pain is very much relieved. I also tried it on and the design and cushion within the shoes makes it so comfortable to walk with. The pressure that I usually felt at the base of my feet has also reduced.
There are various designs and colours to choose from and Skechers recently came out with new series of Shape-ups that are running shoes. Hubby and I are very satisfied with the try out and without much hesitation, we bought a pair of Shape-ups for ourselves.
The sales assistants have been very helpful, patient (we tried so many pairs of shoes), friendly and not hard-selling. One gave us free bottled waters, another gave some mini free gifts for the kids and more stuff that is packed together with our purchase. That includes a DVD and booklet, Shape-Up magazine, pouch, coffee pack, water bottle, $20 vouchers, I Phone cover and tote bags. We also got a life-time membership card (spending $150 and above) that will entitle us 10% discount on our next purchases.
The freebies helped to relieve the bit of our heart pinch but I guess most importantly is seeing the effectiveness of Shape-up shoes to help us improve our daily walk.