The Skechers Women’s Shape Ups are one of the best-selling walking shoes for women on the market today, bar none. If you like sneakers, want leather, and you like Skechers, then you have just found the perfect combination.
These are an excellent product, and the strength fitness model is the best in this particular range.
Skechers have designed these for that “sporty look.” If that is what you are after, then these will be an excellent selection for your needs.
These shoes are for women who like to walk to keep fit, lose weight, and burn calories. They have been designed to encourage you to work out, so please be aware of that. You might be wondering how a shoe can “make you” do anything. Well, lace these shoes up, and see how you feel. We think you will find that there’s a good chance you will want to get moving, once you’re wearing these Skechers Shape Ups.
This one only comes in black with white trims and white shoe laces. Not a lot of stylish choice here, but these shoes aren’t all about looks, they’re more about action. As you can see from the images, they have been designed to suit women who like the traditional sporting look.
These shoes are available in the following sizes
- 5-11 B (M) US) and half sizes from 6-8
- 5.5 C/D US – 9.5 C/D US
The actual fit of these shoes has an 87% “as expected” rating on Amazon, which is really high when compared to most other brands and models. In simple terms, 9 out of 10 women found that their normal shoe size was perfect when buying these walking shoes, and one out of ten women would need to take a half size higher.
Quick Specification of the Skecher Strength Fitness Sneakers
- These are made from Nubuck leather with a rubber sole
- Come in black/white ONLY
- The heel is 1.25″ high
- 75% of buyers left a 5 star review which is certainly worth noting
What People Love About the Skechers Women’s Shape Ups
There were over 1,400 buyer reviews on this product, so we have attempted to summarize both the good and bad points below.
- If you suffer from foot pain, you will find these a delight
- These are designed to help work out the leg muscles – shoes on their own though, do not help people lose weight, but these will assist in toning the legs and hips
Although any women would benefit from walking in these, those who are trying to tone up the legs and hips, will have those additional benefits. That is simply because of the way these shoes have been designed.
One reviewer said this:
I purchased this product with the hope that it would help my knees, as I do a lot of walking and standing at work, and this product rocks!! My back feels better, and my knees and feet no longer hurt when I get home after a 12 hour shift.
What People Did Not Like About the Skechers Women’s Sneakers
Initially there is an angle on the heel – this will take 2-3 walks to get used to the feeling. When you do, you really start to notice a difference. Needs a little patience.
3% of buyers left a 1 star review and complained that they were uncomfortable to walk in, and hurt their legs. Some also complained about poor customer service from Skechers. They do seem to be in a small minority which is good.
Common Questions & Answers
Q – If I wear a US shoe size of 8 CD, should I buy the next size up?
A – No, you should buy the same size as your normal shoes. You could move up half a size if you plan on wearing heavy socks, such as crew socks.
Q – What is the difference between (M) and (C/D) as a size?
A – This is a common question and one we get asked a lot. Check out the answer by clicking here.
Summary & Verdict
With 75% 5 star ratings, these are good and have sold in the hundreds of thousands. Keep in mind, that there is not a pair of shoes on the planet that will help people lose weight, tone the bottom or legs, or burn off calories all by themselves.
That has to do with having a regular walking plan and a good diet. That said, if you want a pair of shoes that could help motivate you to move, and spring into action like a jaguar, it could most certainly be these ones!
These shoes are designed to make the legs work that little bit harder than a normal pair of shoes. There is no question that they look good and feel great to wear. I won a pair of these myself and I love them.
Yes, like most new shoes, it takes a couple of short walks to get the feel of them. I normally find that you have broken them in after about 4 or 5 walks, or having covered a distance of around 5 miles. Once you do though, you can instantly sense that they will help tone the legs, if you follow a regular walking plan.