Friday, March 12, 2010

Shape Up Bitches !


Hello There My Little Fuzzy Peaches,

The above picture is of Sketchers Shape Ups, a new sneaker out on the market. I just bought a similar pair in black so that I could wear them at work since I am required to wear black shoes. Sketchers has other styles to chose from.

No, this is not a sponsored post. I am just really pleased with the shoes.

Basically, not only have my knees been hurting due to the lastest work outs I've been subjected to, but my posture sucks ass, and I am pigeon-toed. Being pigeon-toed sucks. I am more prone to tripping over my own feet, and dancing is harder for me. Wearing heels is also really hard too. Basically, I've felt hindered in life.

Anyways, Sketchers claims that these shoes give you more of a workout for your legs and butt, because you are engaging more of your muscles when walking in them. People I've talked to swear by them. They know people who have lost weight wearing them and incorporate them in their walks. I don't doubt it, because you are walking from heel to toe in them and using more of your muscles. I suppose you could equate it to walking in sand.

As for me, I can't tell, as I've been hurting from my Bitch classes lately. My teacher has been having us do squats and kicks. So if I am sore, I can't tell if it's from the actual working out that I've been doing, or because of my new shoes. I am willing to bet it is probably more of my actual working out. So I don't know if I am sore from the shoes.

But I can tell you they are a miracle worker for my back, as I am now standing up straight. Not only that, but there is less pressure on my knees. Most importantly however, is that when I walk in these, I am not as pigeon-toed as I was without them. In fact, I am walking normally in them. And to me, that is a huge fucking deal. I feel like a normal person, and I don't feel like people are watching me walk. I used to get teased all the time for how I walk. I still sometimes do. Now I can finally feel like I am blending in.

These shoes run about $100, and I think they are worth it. I paid $120 for my running sneakers so these to me are a better deal.

Another company sells shoes like Shape Ups for $245. With that price you would think it would fondle you too. I hear that Kmart and Curves make a shoe like Shape Ups that sell for under $40. But I wouldn't trust that.

I bought my pair at Sketchers in San Francisco because they were out of my size in the stores in my area. I wear a size 6, and apparently women my size love these shoes.

I recommend you go to DSW Shoes as they are at least $10 cheaper than the Sketchers store.

Anywhore, if you own a pair, please tell me how you like them. I wear them to work, and my feet aren't tired like they usually are, and I walk for hours at a time without sitting down. I hear they aren't really for running, but you could probably walk in them on the treadmill to incorporate them into your workouts.

So that is all for now loves ! Have a wonderful weekend !

Kisses ! Besitos ! Bussi !




20 comments:

Secretia said...

It's good to wear walking or workout shoes because having them on encourages us to walk more and faster. We get some training even when we are working this way.
I do it when I can.

Secretia

Paul Nichols said...

I walk alla time. This winter I have walked many a mile in our nearby mall. I've made friends with several other mall walkers. We've mentioned shoes. Those who wear what you bought rave about them, too. I can tell you that it takes about three weeks of regular wear to notice weight-loss or inch-loss. That's what they say anyway. I hope you don't lose too much. Don't want that SF wind to blow you away. :)

Ily said...

Sketchers is a great brand...I'll check out DSW for these shoes. They sound perfect for walking my dogs and firming up!

BamaTrav said...

I'm sure I would like you, even with pigeon toes. ;)

Deine Mutter said...

Hallo liebes Kindchen,

Na so was! Ich habe auch ein Paar, und renne mit diesen Schuhen in der Gegend herum!!! Die taugen mir sehr und ich schau schon ein bisserl besser aus.

Viel Glueck bei Deiner Tanz vorfuehrung ich hoffe das diesmal jemand filmt.

Viele Busserl, und ich hoffe es geht Dir bestens.

Deine Mutter

Shelly Rayedeane said...

As long as they do the job, I guess that is all that matters.

I hope I don't sound like an ass but looks are important to me when it comes to clothing.

I don't like the design. Lol.

But then I don't have knee problems or hurt when I work out either.

I'm glad you found something which works for you.

Ms. Jenni [xo] said...

I was pigeon toed as a kid. My doctor as a kid told my mom to put me in ballet classes. I started taking ballet when I was 2 years old. The only time you can still tell, is when I'm really tired and slack off on my posture.

Sweet-Britches said...

You're sore from the working-out. At least, it BETTER be from the working-out or you're getting ripped-off!

I'm glad you found some awesome shoes! :o)

Danielle said...

I have heard that they are awesome. I need to go get me a pair or two. I hear the boots are really cute!

mac said...

If your back gets sore, all you need do is ask. I'll be there with a massage, custome made just for you.

Old Knudsen said...

First time comment so I'll start by saying aren't those Cannons so easy to use? I have the same as you a 12.1 mexa pixal as my more primative camera jumped to its death from my pocket but the steady cam thing is great, not very good with distance but a great camera Old Knudsen gives it 4 out of 5 stars.
Serious runners who buy all those expensive trainers are finding out they are what are causing their knee pains and a cheap pair of muddy guddies are the best, converse I think are what you have that are similar.

Each to their own for people with deformed feet I suppose.

BamaTrav said...

I was born on the 11th of December. What day were you born?

Senorita said...

Bama Trav,

My bday is November 30th.

Winivere said...

That was my Christmas present to myself (before I lost my job), but it rained for two months so I couldn't wear them. I have been working six days a week, so I don't have time to workout. I wear them when I go marketing or shopping. I am amazed to see a flatter tummy from just going to buy groceries and shopping in them. Wear them whenever you are going to be doing lots of walking, like going to the mall, buying groceries or just doing housework! Wish I could wear them everyday! XX

Winivere said...

P.S. Wearing these shoes means having to train yourself to walk differently. That might help your pigeon-toe problem. I love how cushiony they feel. They put a bounce in my step. LOL... Mine are black and white. I love them. I would definitely recommend them to a friend! These are the most expensive pair of tennis shoes I have ever paid for but they are worth every penny. Fortunately, I got mine during a Christmas sale. XX

BamaTrav said...

Yes, I noticed that you were a sagittarius also. That is a very nice pic on your header by the way.

Paul Nichols said...

Our oldest daughter's birthday is Nov 30. She beautiful, adventurous, talented, smart, frisky, too.

mac said...

Of course, I wear boots a lot. I do have some fine Sperry's for relaxing :-)

The Pipster said...

I would wear these all the time if I could. I have a different brand, but it is the same concept. I wish I could run in them to super blast my ass. Your little fuzzy peach, Pippi

Juliana said...

Thank you SO much for posting this, I was actually just googling today to find a review on them! I trust you more than any random reviewer!!!