Last week Vivawoman told us about her new Skechers Tone Up slippers. Coincidentally, it was when I was drooling over the FitFlop Pietra slippers. Both are “mere slippers” with a function ostensibly to help tone your legs and bum. But can slippers or footwear do that?
Skechers and FitFlop says yes of course.
From my personal experience with FitFlops, I did not experience dramatic toning up of my legs or bum. It must be said that I do not wear my slippers everyday because I work and I can’t wear FitFlops to work (I could but I don’t 😛 ) and the only time I wear them for any length of time is when I’m out shopping or travelling.
I came across the Skechers Tone Up slippers and Shape Up shoes at the Skechers boutique over the week. The Skechers Tone Up slippers do look and feel like a dupe of the FitFlops at a smaller pricetag. The Skechers ones are RM169 each.
Unfortunately, I could not find any that fit my feet. Size 5 was too small in the footbed and Size 6 was too loose at the thong area – I have narrow feet. For reference, I take a 4 in Fitflops. So I passed.
Skechers Shape Up shoes look like regular sports shoes but perform an additional function to burn calories and tone muscles if it is to be believed. The shoes were heavy! I can’t imagine wearing them and walking for any length of time. Perhaps thats why they burn calories – you will certainly need more energy to just lift your feet!
But all that comes down to the question of whether what you wear on your feet can actually help to tone and shape your body?
I say any type of footwear can – if you wear them for any length of time and do a lot of walking all the time. Perhaps these toning and shaping footwear by FitFlop and Skechers help by maintaining your posture so you may burn up some additional calories.
But in the main, I’d say regular and constant walking is the key, not what you wear on your feet.
That said, the FitFlops and Skechers Tone Up slippers look pretty good on the feet. If they do work, why not eh? 😉