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Skechers Women's Shape Ups Optimize White 11801 W 7 UK

4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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  • Outer Material: Leather Manmade
  • Inner Material: Manmade Fabric
  • Sole: Manmade
  • Closure: Lace Up
  • Shoe Width: B
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  • Item Weight: 907 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
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  • Item model number: 11801 W
  • ASIN: B001N0MSQA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jun 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Skechers Shape Ups are back in black! These Skechers Shape Ups Optimize - Black combine all the comfort, style and fitness benefits of Shape Up trainers with a classic black

These Skechers Shape Ups Optimize Black have a lovely suede finish!

Shape Ups are the new range of fitness shoes from Skechers which are designed to give you a better workout while you walk by mimicking the effects of barefoot walking. Wear your Shape Ups regularly for faster fat burning and muscle toning results for a stronger, healthier you.

Shape Ups key benefits include:

  • Improved posture
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Firms buttock muscles
  • Strengthens back muscles
  • Tightens abdominal muscles
  • Reduces cellulite
  • Tones muscles


  • With the interest in health and fitness on the rise, Shape Ups are essential for summer, especially for women who will want to tone up their legs, reduce cellulite and quickly achieve that perfect bikini figure for when the skies clear and the temperatures rise.



    Skechers Shape Ups have undergone a clinical case study to become officially certified fitness shoes with rapid results.


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    42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Shame they just weren't for me 14 May 2010
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    I ordered these trainers as I actually liked the chunky look of them, and then I was fascinated about the fitness claims, the hype etc, and wanted to try them out for myself. I ordered black nubuck, which are lovely, although the nubuck does seem to mark easily and I suspect they may not look quite so smart for very long.

    On the positive side, they are extremely comfortable. I didn't find it too difficult to get used to walking in them and they feel very soft and underfoot.

    On the negative side however, they didn't fit me very well. I am a 6.5, so I ordered a 40. They did seem to slip up and down on my heel, so I tried them with thick socks and lacing quite tightly. The problem with this, was that if I laced them too tightly, my toes started to feel numb. If I laced more loosely, they just felt too sloppy. I wish I'd ordered a 39 too for comparison, but suspect it might have been too small. There's no denying that the shoes are chunky, and they are never going to look elegant. They are more akin to hiking boots than trainers, in both feel and look. They did make me feel like Minnie Mouse, with huge feet, and I would certainly only ever contemplate wearing them with jeans or long trousers, never shorts (as optimistically shown by the model in the advert). I felt very aware of these huge things on the ends of my legs and had to take great care walking downstairs etc. As other reviewers have also pointed out, I did feel that the shape of the shoes had a tendency to make my feet over-pronate and this concerned me. I can understand how some people say they have twisted their ankle wearing these, as you are quite raised up and there is little ankle or arch support.

    Sadly, I never got to try them outside, as I knew I couldn't return them once I'd worn them.
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Buy for Comfort 1 May 2010
    Colour Name:Black nubuck|Size Name:5 UK
    Hi I bought these shoes as I have wanted some MBTs and these were cheaper. I have the same trainer from sketcher just with the normal sole so thats why I chose them. Well after using them every day for about a month I can say I have felt no real difference, in saying that though they are very comfortable. I walk too and from work every day. It is about 40 min walk there and back. I felt a slight heavier feeling in my calf when wearing them so they probably would work for someone who doesnt walk as much as me. Mind you going back to the comfort bit, I have very bad knees. They lock and dislocate frequently and walking although is good for them can get painfull. With there shoes I have had NO knee pain. Its been a relief. I would buy them again for this reason alone. I have a friend with MBT's that I tried on. They are much more of a work out. So if you have a job where you are on your feet a lot or walk alot in your own time then I would say these will be a very good purchase as they are very comfy and do improve the way you stand. If you are wanting to use them purely for exercise then I would spend an extra few quid and get the MBT's. If you do not stand correctly you will feel it in your lower back as I did when I first wore them.
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    23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars I'd give these ten stars, if I could! 22 Jun 2010
    I bought these shoes in the black leather option about a month ago. I have a physical job and I'm constantly on my feet, so these seemed to be an excellent way to optimise, (pardon the pun), the benefits of my demanding work.
    What I didn't expect was the opulent comfort that these shoes offer. I have slightly dodgy knees and these Skechers take all the strain off my poor joints. They are a marvel! To coin a cliche, these shoes really do make you feel like you're walking on air, and knowing that you're toning up at the same time makes one feel somewhat virtuous! I've already noticed a difference in the way my clothes fit and generally feel much better in myself.
    I'd recommend these shoes to anyone. I didn't even have to wear them in or acclimatise myself to them - they were great from day one.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing sketchy about these but the style 23 Mar 2011
    I've been wanting a paif of Skechers shape ups for a long time, but could never really justify the large price tag to myself. However, when I last cashed out from Dooyoo, I decided I would put the money towards a pair as a bit of a treat.

    There are a range of different styles in the 'Shape Ups' range. However, knowing that I intended to wear them at work, my choice was pretty much limited to buying something in black. There were some rather nice quite girly looking shoe stlye ones, but they were even pricier, so I eventually opted for the 'Optimize' design, a sort of black velvety effect lace up trainer, with a tiny bit of grey and silver detailing, including some grey nodules on the sole of the shoe, and some shiny silver on the lace eyelets. Whilst this was black and smart enough to reasonably pass as shoes at work, there is no denying that there is something a little orthopedic looking about this shoe - it looks rather like the kind of built up shoe I might be offered if I had one leg longer than the other! I think this is largely because in order to incorporate the soft squishy kinetic wedge, the sole does have to be thicker. The shoes have a curved sole, designed to change your posture and the way you walk and to hopefully leave you fitter and more toned.

    Skechers make a variety of claims on the HUGE box these shoes come in . The shoes apparently improve circulation, tighten abdominal muscles, reduce joint stress, firm calf muscles, tone and firm the inner thighs, firm buttock muscles, strengthen the back, and improve posture. The shoes make no direct claim to help people lose weight, but the information booklet included in the box shows results from a number of independant studies indicating that people lost an average 2.78 lbs after an 8 week trial, compared to 0.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Really good
    Bought these because I had plantar fasciitis. Have worn them many times and they give really good support to the foot. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Clarissa
    5.0 out of 5 stars Shape ups
    These shoes have become the most worn shoes in my ward robe. They are fantastically comfortable - like walking on air. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Ms Amazon
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Trainers
    Bought these as my first purchase of Shape ups. Loved them that much bought more in different colours and Tone up boots. Very comfortable. Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Maggie
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great very comfortable would recommend
    I bught these to help with the pain I have from a foot condition called Planter Facilitis, they are very comfortable and help to excercise your calf which is recommend for this... Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Ms Tracey Brownlie
    1.0 out of 5 stars Beware!
    Really disappointed with theses......after reading reviews saying the sizing was a bit big I orded half a size down from my normal size. Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Catherine Bell
    5.0 out of 5 stars shape ups
    I have 2 pairs of these and they are really good exercise and so comfortable. They take a bit of getting used to but worth the effort.
    Published 18 months ago by happybunny
    5.0 out of 5 stars best ffowear ever
    I bought my first pair just over a month ago in the hopes that they would help with a foot problem. I was not disappointed, I wore them all day on day one which included two 2mile... Read more
    Published 20 months ago by PIGGYWIG
    5.0 out of 5 stars shoes,
    Great shoes!
    They fit well and have been great for both my posture and fitness. Being black I can wear them for work too!,
    Published 20 months ago by Dede
    4.0 out of 5 stars The best trainers I ever owned... if only they were more durable.
    The first time I saw Shape Ups, I thought they were absolutely hideous, too expensive and just another ridiculous fad. Read more
    Published 22 months ago by TyLean Polley
    3.0 out of 5 stars Shape ups
    These runners are great for walking in. I wear them to work every day and have done for months. I have never experienced any pain from them so im happy about that after reading... Read more
    Published 22 months ago by Susan Appleby
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