Saturday, May 22, 2010
Shape Ups sneakers: Just what the doctor ordered?
Shape Ups sneakers are made by the Sketchers shoe company and are the latest ‘let the shoe do the exercise’ footwear with a curved sole (or negative heel). Sketchers claim the rocker sole helps minimize shock to the weight bearing joints whilst improving posture, stamina, metabolism and cardiovascular health while burning calories, reducing cellulite and building muscle. These shoes do come with a ‘breaking in’ warning and can take sometime to feel comfortable. For some this shoe design may be just what the doctor ordered, but for others not quite the panacea, the market rhetoric seems to offer.