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- Shape Up fitness walking shoe
- Outer Material: Synthetic
- Inner Material: Synthetic
- Sole: Gum Rubber
- Closure: Lace-Up
- Heel Type: Wedge Heel
- Material Composition: The main material is leather
- Shoe Width: Regular
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Shape Up fitness walking shoe
Shape Ups are designed to:
How it works
Designed to improve your life by changing the way you walk, Shape Ups feature a unique, soft kinetic wedge insert and dynamic rolling bottom to simulate walking barefoot on a giving surface that gives, such as sand.
With the comfort of Shape Ups, you will feel your heel sink to the ground as you step, roll forward as your weight shifts to its center, and push off with your toes. This movement will result in stronger leg, buttock, back, and abdominal muscles as you stabilize your steps.
Due to this unconventional matter of walking, we suggest that you moderate your walking routine in Shape Ups for the first week or two (25 to 45 minutes per day), depending on your level of fitness. As you continue to wear Shape Ups, your body will adjust to this new method of walking. You will find it easy and comfortable while still enjoying the strengthening and cardiovascular benefits.Shape up while you stand
Conventional footwear does not provide proper support or aide in correct posture for long periods of standing. With Shape Ups, the simulation of soft ground will ease the stress on your joints, promote correct posture, and strengthen selected muscles as you naturally work to keep your centre of balance.
To properly stand in your Shape Ups, stand upright and find your center of balance with your feet parallel and hip-distance apart.
Shape up while you walk
To walk correctly in Shape Ups, step forward with the middle section of your heel hitting the ground first. This should give you the feeling of walking on soft ground. Roll forward onto the ball of your food and then the flat part of your toes.
Your stance should not be as wide as you walk. Your front foot should still be under your body, giving you a natural and comfortable step. This rhythmic and easy gait will help you maintain your balance. For maximum benefit, strike heel first. Then roll forward.
Get in the routine
As you walk in Shape Ups, be aware of the position of your shoes and ankles. Your ankles should not roll or bend inward, but remain parallel.
The position of your back and neck should be straight. Do not look down; look ahead to where you are going. This will keep your posture straight, resulting in tightening of your back and stomach muscles, and the lengthening of your body into a leaner line.
Exaggerated movements are part of some walking routines (such as knee raises), but with Shape Ups, your movements should be fluid and smooth.
While a natural pace is best for everyday walking, we suggest you switch up your gait -- slowing down to focus on your steps, or kicking it up a notch to get your blood flowing.
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Top Customer Reviews
Having worn them for about four weeks, I have not yet replicated this finding. After my first half hour walk, my calves felt tight as though I had been exercising. Tolerance quickly builds up and at the end of the day my feet ache less and my legs feel better than they would after standing and walking around in standard trainers.
Sadly, one shoe has already ripped along the detailing (after no undue abuse). Having spent £90 on what is, after all, an expensive pair of popular, over-engineered trainers, I am most disappointed. I am hoping that a replacement pair will be forthcoming and better made.
The rocking action when you walk certainly feels a little different to walking in normal trainers and I can feel it in my stomach muscles a little, particularly when I first put them on in the morning, how much good this is doing is up for debate though.
What I feel is the real joy of these trainers is the massive cushioning of the sole and the excellent support that they offer your foot.
I ( unfortunately) suffer from plantar faciitis, which can be agony after a day on my feet and these help this no end. they support the arch of my foot and hold my foot securely in place while I walk about, now they aren't a miracle cure, however, they do help a lot. I have less pain when walking and after my foot has been rested and whilst they are not very pretty to look they help a lot.
I already own a pair of their trainers,10 yrs old, I now use them for gardening in but still as comfy as ever!!
These 'shape ups' are new to me.
I'm 5ft tall and was looking to buy a pair of trainers to give me a little height!!
Found these and thought 'shape up' was a bonus!!
(Was a little worried as I have bad ankles that give at any moment and short tendons which make me walk more on my toes than putting whole foot down-however......
No ankle roll or painful ankles-yeah!
And they make me walk properly in a good way-as in a no effort required way!!)
Yes they are extremly comfy to walk in.
Yes they do ease aches n pains of being on your feet all day.
Yes they do give you an extra spring in your step.
Yes they do work your muscles but not in any way does it feel like extra effort and excersise-you can feel the benefits after you have taken them off in your muscles!
It's hard to explain but they really do work and are super comfy!!
So for me a bonus as I would of brought them as just trainers!!
Sizing: I'm a UK size 4.5 with wide feet.
Brought a UK 4.5 and fit perfectly.
These trainers are for normal to wide feet, if you have very narrow long feet, they will fit but you may have to wear thick socks! (If you have bunions, try Sketchers, my mother wears a lot of their range due to her bunion!!)
I'd say buy your exact size or half size smaller if your exact size gives you a bit of room at end. Hope that helps.
Also these 'shape ups' come in a wide variety, including gym trainers, cross trainers, casual shoe and even a flip flop version.
They are varied in strength of 'shape ups' sole too.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
got these really quickley. they are so comfy. i go to the gym in them and work all day, its like wearing slippers! will soon see if they live up to their name.Published 8 days ago by ann milliard
I needed these shape ups due to arthritis, rocker bottom to reduce impact. The shape ups are very comfortable a little heavier than regular runners.
More difficult to source.
They were too high for me and would gravitate to one side when I walked. I gave them to a friendPublished 21 days ago by Clara
My husband bought me a pair of these for my birthday.
At first I was a bit unsure whether I liked the look of them - I hadn't seen them before & the thick clumpy sole... Read more
I wear a 6-7 depending on the shoe and the width so I bought size 6.5, but it is on the larger side so not quite as comfortable as I'd hoped for. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vicky
Excellent shoe I have a bad posture can feel these helping after just a few minutes walkingPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Very good fit , but then I knew they would be as I have had shape_ ups before.Published 1 month ago by B D Stephenson