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Sketchers claims that "Shape ups" shoes can help you burn more calories, tone your muscles,
improve your posture and improve the stress in your joints!!!
The shoes are interesting and at first they 'appear' to work for you, this is due to them making you work muscles which you do not usually work, once you have got used to them the feeling of them having any effect seem to deminish. Over time I believe your body adapts and learns how to balance and react to changes when wearing them. I also can't say that I have noticed any real change to my body tone over the last 5 months of using them.
There are many people who suggest they work magic, and when pushed you soon find out that the majority of these people actually do no excercise and are looking for a quick miracle cure. The effects they see I believe are largely due to doing more excersize as much as the shoes.
One of my neighbours comments interested me enough that I went a got a pair of these shoes as she seemed convinced they were magic. The reality is that she walked to the shops instead of driving and because her leg and thigh tone improved this was evidence enough that the shoes worked for her. The fact she was walking 60% more was of little importance. She still swears they work as well.. lol
Im not convinced Karen and my bum still has a lot to be desired
I had a pair of fit flops over the summer and with being an already active person I didn't notice a difference. However it may be different for someone less active people.
I actually took them back after 8 weeks but only because the instep side of the heel had squished up which was probably due to my supinaion but after only having had them a short while (they were recommended by my orthotist) good old John Lewis refunded me!
Theyre a load of snake oil.
I have something thats proven to help you burn more calories. I'll sell you two bricks for the bargain price of £129.99. Put them in your pockets and you'll burn more energy every time you walk.