There are plenty of occupations that require people to be on their feet all day, especially in the medical industry. Comfort and support are the primary factors for these people, but what about fitness? Shape up shoes were introduced to the world in recent years and were met with scepticism and intrigue. But now that people have been wearing them for a while we are left wondering do the shape up shoes work?
The shape up shoes for sale are also known as rocker or toning shoes and have chunky, rounded bottoms that sort of rock as you walk. They are meant to tone, sculpt and slim the bum, hips and thighs while you walk, all without stepping into the gym. These shape up walking shoes and slip slops, which can be found on sandal hangers in many health and fitness stores, sell for upwards of $100 a pair so you may well want to consider if they live up to their claims before you buy the shape up shoes.
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) put the shape up shoes for men and women to the test and made some depressing discoveries. It is the walking that helps with toning and slimming and is not the work of the shape up shoes. Skechers which is one of the makes with its own line of shape up shoes disputes the study.
Podiatrist and surgeon Jason Scott, who knows a great deal about foot conditions, shoes and accessories such as a boot shaper, suggests that while the shape up shoes for women and men do require extra use of the calf muscle which may help with toning and firming the legs, this puts additional strain on the Achilles tendon and may lead to tendonitis. This is a painful condition which is very difficult to get rid of.
The shape up shoes have considerably more padding than normal shoes which is why some people choose to overlook the bad reviews about the fitness claims in the name of comfort. Having read this the choice to buy and wear the shape up shoes is yours. Will you buy a pair?