Neato New Stuff I'm "In Like" With: Skechers Shape-Ups
Not "in love" because I can hear some smart aleck out there saying, "I'm so sick of people saying they're in love with things. You love people, not things."
Yeah, I hope me saying "I'm in like" makes you happy if you're one of those people that gets annoyed by folks saying, "Oooh, I'm totally in love with blah, blah, blah."
Moving right along... remember last week when I told you I drove to Dana Point right after running the Pasadena Marathon because I wanted to go to the awesome LA Moms Blog party? Well, we got some nice gifts at the party - lots of really cool gadgets and products, but my favorite gift was a pair of Skechers Shape-Ups. Aren't they cute?
I've been asked at least once every day for the past week about them. Everybody wants to know if they work - if my gluteous maximus turned into a shapely bootay overnight.
No, it didn't, but I still wore them a lot this past week because post-marathon, they made my legs feel really good. I've seen the commercials about these shoes and I was super skeptical, but I do feel a difference when I walk -especially in the backs of my legs. I even feel a difference when I'm just standing. I feel like my posture is a bit better, and, weirdly enough, like my muscles are working a bit.
Second question I've been asked is are they worth the price. Three people asked me this today - random strangers bugged me about my shoes, asked if they're worth the $$.
My answer? If these shoes are the incentive you need to get out there and make you walk more, then yes. If you're not going to wear them, not going to walk, then no, don't get them. They aren't worth the approximately $100 price tag if they're just gonna sit in your closet.
There were lots of other cool products there (here's a great recap of all of them if you're interested) but the Skechers really stood out to me because they're the one thing I used every day this week. When these wear out I'll definitely replace them with another pair. I might just be "in love" with them!
*I was given this pair of shoes for free but FCC disclosure, no one required me to write this, paid me to write this, or asked me to positively review these shoes. These are my honest opinions and experiences. It was a nice surprise to get such a nice take-home gift, especially when it's enough of a treat just to hang with the other fab moms that write for the site!