I just removed 95% of the advertising on this blog. One reason I chose tonight is because I wanted to comment on the Sketcher's shoe settlement and sine I am an affiliate of the program, this post would be considered biased. There were also other ads that I wanted to make posts but the affiliate agreements prohibited me from doing so. without having the limitations advertising placed on me, I'm freer to comment on what I want to comment on.
For those who do not know what Sketcher's Shapeups are, they are design that are claimed to help tone your body when walking. There was a class action settlement for alleged false advertising by making that claim and another pending lawsuit alleging the shoes are unsafe.
I hesitated in purchasing the shoes because of the cost (over $100.) and because I was skeptical on how they would work. I purchased them at Kohl's and was reassured by the salespeople and Kohl's policy I could return the shoes at any time if I did not like them or was unsatisfied for any reaon.
I have high arches and need to wear prescription orthotics. Even with the prescription inserts, I always had sore shins when walking any length of time to the point I had numerous stress fractures. When I started walking in my Sketcher Shapeups, I felt the change from the shins to the buttocks, thighs, and down the lower legs and for the first time in my life, I could walk ANY length of time without my shins getting sore and legs tightening up. I felt like a horse that long needed corrective shoeing that had corrective shoeing the first time in its life.
Yes, Sketchers Shapeups take a bit of getting used to and you need to learn to walk in them but even so, they are much less dangerous than high heeled shoes!