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Skechers Shape Ups: Day 2

Friday, May 07, 2010

I wore my Skechers to work today. I walked over 10, 500 steps in them (so far). I guess they passed a test of sorts.

I have flexible flat feet, so I normally wear motion-control shoes with custom orthotics. I was concerned at first they these might not provide enough motion control for me, but they are working very well, even though they are not specifically designated as motion-control shoes. The thick, multilayer sole that gives the shoe its rocker shape controls foot movement very well, and the uppers are pretty substantial too in the "Metabolize" model that I bought.

Skechers makes Shape Ups in a number of different styles, but only a few of these come in wider widths, so I had fewer choices. I usually order C/D width. Fortunately, they come in black, which is what I need for the office.

My arthritic metatarsal joint feels fine, and so do my toes. That takes care of two problems. It's a little too early to expect the inflammation in my peroneal tendon (right foot) to have improved much, but at least it doesn't seem to be aggravating it. I did a *little* running on Wednesday with no increase in discomfort, so I may try again tomorrow, with different shoes, of course.

So far so good. It would be so great to be able to run regularly again.
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  • RUTHIEBEAR
    I wondered how SHape UP would do with running, with that rocker shape. Let us know. ALthough the SHape Ups have different "models", from what I read on the website, they are all pretty much the same shoe design. the only trouble I have with them is trying to balance on one foot during one of my classes at the gym. I keep rocking. LOL!
    3860 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2112467
    This is so interesting!
    3861 days ago
  • ELSEEBEE
    I'm convinced- good shoes are a key to good health!
    3861 days ago
  • YMUNDERWOOD
    Agan sounds like a good shoe worth paying 100 dollars for. Might have to get myself a pair.
    3861 days ago
  • SUZYMOBILE
    Wow, I'm rooting for you! I'm trying to work through pain and start running as well.
    3861 days ago
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