I discovered Skechers Shape Ups at Nordstrom, when I was looking for a better pair of sneakers. I tried them on, and even though they cost $100.00 (more than I had ever paid for sneakers!), I was sold on them. I still wear them 1 1/2 years later.
Most flat shoes for women have thin soles. I have experienced heel pain when I wear flat shoes. I have always walked heel first; I wear down the heels first and usually on one side of the shoes. That made walking uncomfortable and my shoes looked horrible after about 6 months. I tried insoles, arch supports, heel cushions, and more to no avail. (I still wear high heels; it’s only in flat shoes that I experience heel pain.)
Since I take public transportation (yes, Los Angeles does have a Metro line: buses and rail), I tend to walk more than someone who drives their car everywhere. I have to walk to the bus stop or Metro Rail station and then to my destination. I enjoy walking. I am one of those ‘nobodies’ that walks in L.A. (the myth that ‘nobody walks in L.A.’; depends on where you are in L.A., some streets have a lot of pedestrians).
Then I put on my Skechers Shape Ups! It was like walking on a cushion. The heel area is cut on a diagonal, perfect for the way I walk. I started to walk to places I’d take the bus or train to because it was fun to walk without the heel pain. I also bought the Shape Ups flip-flops, boots, and ‘X wear’. (If only they made rain boots!) They have replaced most of my flat shoes. When I wear high heels to work, I switch to my Shape Ups for the commute.
My legs look better as does my butt (buttocks). Since I am not doing much other exercise, I give credit to the Shape Ups. I wear a pair almost every day. Now Kim Kardashian (Kim K.) is the new spokesperson for Shape Ups. Well, I discovered them on my own. But if her celebrity endorsement allows others to discover these shoes, then all the better.
They worked for me. I think that it’s good to have some comfortable ‘flats’ amongst your shoe collection. Get the best quality you can. Your feet and your body deserve it. Do you have a favorite brand of flat shoes? Maybe after partying all night or standing all day, a pair that you couldn’t live without?