Skechers just came up with a new line of cross-training footwear called Skechers Shape-Ups, and it seems to be all right – until I saw the ad and its far-fetched claims that are probably not true. If you click on the poster above, you’ll find that this miracle sneaker can improve blood circulation, posture, strengthen the back, tighten abdominal muscles, firm up buttocks muscles, tone thighs and reduce cellulite, and firm up your calf muscles – just by wearing this shoe! That’s right, no need to go to a gym! But wait – don’t those things happen naturally if you choose to walk and do physical activities, no matter what shoes you wear? Doesn’t really help that the poster doesn’t explain the mechanisms of how exactly Skechers Shape-Ups can help you achieve these things.
Not really a big fan of the design either. It’s clunky and looks like a throwback of mid-90’s fashion, when Skechers platform-type sneakers was the rage among grade school-aged girls. I owned one of those when I was younger and they were a pain to do Dance Dance Revolution in.
But maybe Skechers Shape-ups are actually more comfortable than they look, and maybe they do make cross-training or walking around a lot easier via the invisible jet engines hidden on the fat soles. Available for P4,590 at Skechers Trinoma, Robinsons Place Manila, Market! Market!, Glorietta 5, and Festival Mall.