April 21, 2010

Sketchers Shape-Ups Review

It's too bad taking off weight isn't as easy as putting it on. I've still got a few pounds of persistent baby weight that just doesn't want to go away. So . . . I saved my pennies and used my coupons to buy myself a pair of Sketchers Shape-ups.

I had seen them advertised all over the place and wondered just how effective they were. After using them for a month here is my verdict:

They're not too bad. Now if you're looking for a pair of miracle shoes that will give you the rear end of a super model just by walking around the corner, you might be disappointed. But, if you are looking for a little boost to your exercise routine you might enjoy these shoes. My legs never felt sore after a walk like some have claimed, but I could feel a definite difference compared to my normal walking shoes. I have noticed a small bit of definition in my cankle (maybe one day I'll actually have a separate calf and ankle!).

I try to wear them when going on a stroll with B or when doing the grocery shopping. My policy: Every little bit helps. If you can find a good deal on them, try them out yourself. You can even try them on in the store and walk around a few aisles to see if you notice a difference (I did this several times before finally deciding to go ahead and buy some for myself).

If you have any questions about the shoes or my experience with them feel free to let me know. I'm no expert, but I'd be glad to let you know what I think!

Happy walking!


  1. Great review, i've been wanting to buy a pair of these for a while now. How much did they cost?

  2. Heather: I think they're very comfy. Your heel kind of squishes down (has a little bit of bounce to them).

    Miss Liz: I don't remember the last time I paid full price for shoes or clothing. I'm a big advocate of hunting for a deal. I got these at Kohls. They were regularly $109 on sale for $99. I also had a 30% off coupon which meant I ended up getting them for around $69.

    I shopped around before I bought them. I think $99 was the cheapest I saw them for in a store.

    Hope that helps!


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