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    Default Shape Ups by Skechers?

    Has anyone tried these shoes? They're fantastic. I just bought a pair today, and the support is great! It's really good on my bad foot (http://www.dogforum.com.au/offtopic-...upid-foot.html) and they feel really bouncy, I'm already standing up straighter and taller and when I went for a walk in them today I got back and my legs and abs and back felt like I had done a good hard workout, and the circulation to my bad foot is realy good. I find that I want to walk now, I want to get out and go, which is great. Pretty pricey but seriously worth it. If I can lose a few kilos too, I will be very happy.

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    I was going to ask if anyone here had tried them So they really do what they claim then ?
    I've thought about a pair for awhile now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    I was going to ask if anyone here had tried them So they really do what they claim then ?
    I've thought about a pair for awhile now.
    Mmmmm... they do do what they're supposed to IF you walk heel-toe. If you're flat footed, or a toe walker, they either will a) not benefit you or b) you'll need a physio to help you adjust how you walk.

    There is merit in the design, though, from a physiological aspect.

    Some of the "cheap" shoe shops offer them also... I trid some, then tried Sketchers, then tried the MBT's (the physio variety). The cheap ones hurt my feet, the Sketchers and MBT's were both very comfy, with the Sketchers around half the price of the MBT's.

    If you buy, my advice is to save up (if you need to) and buy quality as opposed to the "Payless Shoes" variety...

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    Thanks for that Villian

    To be honest not sure how I walk though. I do have some pretty bad back issues though,wonder if they would impact on that.

    Might give them a miss I think
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    What about if you are pigeon toe in one leg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Thanks for that Villian

    To be honest not sure how I walk though. I do have some pretty bad back issues though,wonder if they would impact on that.

    Might give them a miss I think
    If you have back issues, they are supposed to be excellent, but talk to your physio first and do it with their support/ assistance.

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    I didn't get the Originals, I got the Extended walker ones because I didn't want to look like a noob at school, and I got the blue, silver and turquoise looking ones. I can already tell a difference in my posture, and since I have had them my neck hasn't been sore like it usually is, giving me bad migraines. I walk with my feet pretty straight, but the way they work is to make you shift your balance all the time, like walking on soft sand - your heel dogs into the sand, rolls over the top and then you push off with your toe - so I think it should be fine. It really is like walking on sand, and I actually prefer walking on them instead of bare foot. They're great. The only problem I've got with them is that if I was to catch the edge of the shoe, I would roll my ankle pretty bad, as I have weak ankles.

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    We used to get dad to bring them home from America yrs ago so glad they are readily available here now.

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    Had no idea what you lot were talking about, so googled "Shape Ups by Skechers" & now i know

    I hate tying laces and swear by redback boots. Super comfy & easy to hose mud / poo off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipps View Post
    Had no idea what you lot were talking about, so googled "Shape Ups by Skechers" & now i know

    I hate tying laces and swear by redback boots. Super comfy & easy to hose mud / poo off
    yep my sneacker days r over & these days it's all about wearability & do they wash off easy, lol..............

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