Skechers Shape-ups or Reebok Easy Tone

Updated on August 11, 2010
A.T. asks from Oklahoma City, OK
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Just wanting input on the Skechers Shape-ups, Reebok Easy Tone and Reebok Easy Tone flip-flops. I am interested in getting a pair and wanted to know pros/cons/experiences/problems with these shoes. Thanks in advance!

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answers from Fort Smith on

I have been wearing the Shape Ups for approx 3 months now and I love them!! It did take me about a week to get used to them. My calves were sore and my toes would go numb also. I was also pregnant though and I had a lot of swelling. Now that I'm not pregnant...I still love them, they are so comfortable!! I wear them all the time.
I've only heard about the Reebok. I have not seen them in person, but people have told me that they have a ball in them and it moves around when you walk or try to balance. They sounded more difficult to get used too, so I went for the Shape Ups.
I got mine at Academy and they are cheaper there than on Skechers website.
Good Luck!!

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answers from Dothan on

I love my Sketchers Shape Ups. I been wearing Sketchers brand for 15 years. Their shoes are well made and usually last me 4 years in great condition and some tof the most comfortable shoes ever. I do have strong legs and work out so I dont feel the "shape up" too much however after a hard leg workout and wearing the shoes the next day I definately feel my legs/butt screaming. They help my lowerback with toting around 2 toddlers all day. I havent tried the Reebok but the technology is all the same. Worth the buy for sketcher since the shoes will last you a significant amount of time due to construction and comfort. Only fall back is literally that, fall back. Dont lean backwards or your a gonner!



answers from Albany on

The first morning wearing the sketcher tone up flip flops, i tripped on nothing and sprained my ankle really bad! Do NOT recommend them!! I haven't had any issues with my sketcher shape up sneakers though.



answers from Seattle on

I bought the shape ups and had to return them, as they fit my feet funny, and do not offer much ankel support and my foot slipped in and out causing my knees to hurt.and i would tighten them and then my top of foot go numb.



answers from Dallas on

I have the Shape-ups. They are great! It takes some time getting use to them but I like them.



answers from San Diego on

I just got the Skechers Shape-Ups. I've only worn them one time, on a 2 1/2 mile walk. I didn't feel any difference in my muscles afterward. They do take a little getting used to, balance-wise, but they're comfortable on my feet.



answers from Chicago on

I just read something on the Yahoo page yesterady where someone from Woman's Day Magazine rated them. I believe the Reebok ones were suggested for toning butt and thighs...that person said she noticed a difference with those. She did say it's only worth it though if you do a LOT of walking. She said just wearing them daily to run errands or go to the mall won't make a difference.


answers from Missoula on

Dr. Oz did a segment on them to test them out and they don't work like the commercials say they do.



answers from Davenport on

I have the sketchers shape ups. I think the are comfortable. I only wear them on the treadmill. I feel like my calf muscles are working a little harder, but I really don't think they are increasing my weight loss or building a noticeable amount of muscle. I have high arches and have trouble finding shoes that don't bother me. I love these more for comfort.



answers from Sacramento on

I have been using the Sketchers Shape Ups for 10 weeks now and LOVE them. My calves are noticeably more toned and my butt and thighs are looking tighter as well. I walk about 20 miles per week for exercise (no gym...just around the neighborhood with my daughter) and have only been wearing them during this time. If you wore them more often, I think you would see even better results. They are really comfy and only took about a week to get used to. Famous Footwear has the best price around.



answers from Pittsburgh on

I have the Sketchers Shape Ups and I love them. I have never worn a more comfortable pair of shoes. I have ankle issues and of course always looking for ways to slim down. I have been wearing them approximately 3 months or so and I would recommend them. They do take a little while to adjust to but I feel they are worth it. I have not had any ankle issues since beginning to wear them and I have noticed a difference in they way my pants fit on my hips and butt. The adjustment issue that I had was that at the end of the day when I took the shoes off and sat down, my feet would begin to ache. It was uncomfortable to walk across the floor barefoot. After about a week (when I was considering how I could return them) it all began to improve and I found the aching subsiding. Overall I feel they are good shoes and very comfortable and yes they do "help" to slim.


answers from Tulsa on

Hi AT,
Don't forget to add what you finally chose...I'd love to read all your responses. I'm trying to make the same decision. Good luck.



answers from Oklahoma City on

I have the Skechers Shape ups that look like mary janes. I got them because I thought they were cuter. I've worn them to walk the neighborhood, but can't really tell a difference. They are different to walk in, but my muscles are not sore when I'm done. My mother-in-law has the Reebok Easy Tone shoes. She said she can't wear them for long because she can tell it is working her muscles.



answers from Oklahoma City on

I have the Skecher Shape-ups and love them. I didn't have to adjust with them or anything, but I also haven't seen a difference with weight loss or toning. What I do notice is my back is not sore at the end of the day--which is amazing. There is a lot less stress on my bad back and for that reason I love these shoes.

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