For the last 3 years, I've been searching for the perfect walking shoes for Disneyland. I've tried different types of tennis shoes, flat shoes, and even flip flops. But they've all left my knees and toes aching at the end of the day. Not to mention the occassional blister.
I'm pleased to say that I've FINALLY found the PERFECT pair: Skechers Shape-ups.
I happened to be at the mall one day shopping for last-minute Disneyland items and decided to try on a pair just for kicks. I'll admit that when these shoes first came into market, I was extremely skeptical. These shoes are marketed as being "Designed to help maximize calorie burn, firm buttocks, and improve posture". Uh huh. Sure they do.
The second I stood up and started walking, I felt like I was walking on clouds! My feet felt so light and it was actually fun to walk! I still wasn't sold on the whole "firming my buttocks" pitch but I was totally into the way they made me feel. So $89 later, I bought them.
As I went onto my 4-day trip to Disneyland earlier this month, I was so excited to try these as my "park shoes". 4 days later, not one single ounce of pain in my toes, ankles, feet, legs or back! And absolutely no blisters! I felt in great shape! Not only were they great to walk in, but even running after my 2 year old in the park was not a problem!
The next time you're at the mall or pass by a Skechers store I recommend at least trying them on. And who knows about the whole "firm buttocks" thing. Maybe in 6 months my butt will look like my pre-baby self! One can only dream... ;-)
Disclaimer: This review was written based on my own experience with the Skechers Shape-ups shoes. I was not contacted by the company or asked to write about the product by anyone.