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STORMY724 Posts: 4,925
1/24/11 3:44 A

RE: CATVICKIE's comment about buying a similar shoe at Kmart.

If you are interested, I checked the Kmart website. Their TheraShoes (which look like Skechers shape-ups) and their Rock-N-Fit shoes are on sale buy-one-get-one-free through 1/29/11. They cost from $24.49 to $34.99, so the most one should pay for 2 pair would be $34.99 (+shipping.) For me standard shipping for one pair is about $7 and about $8.20 for 2 plus 2 clothing items, but may be lower/higher depending on your zip code. There is a free shipping option with a 30-day free membership, but after that it costs $79/year.

There are only 2 reviews of the $24.49 Therashoe Janet---both rated 5 out of 5 stars. The $34.99 Therashoe Oma had 45 reviews with an average of 3.9 stars. The $34.99 Therashoe Olea had 22 reviews with a 4-star average.

Out of 18 reviews of various colors of the $29.99 Rock-N-Fit rocker bottom shoes, the average rating was 3.3 stars.

I combined ratings for the same model of shoe in different colors. I looked at ratings for women's shoes only, but I didn't check all models.

Go to to read the reviews.

It is possible that these might be available for pickup at a Kmart near you. Neither are available in my size & color choice at the 2 stores within my reasonable shopping range. I have a hard time finding shoes that fit, so I hate buying them online, but I decided to order them anyway. I think I can return them to a store if I have to.

By clicking on the ads for Skechers at the right of this screen, I found some Shape Up Toners for between $50 and $60/pair which is a lot less than I have seen them elsewhere. A few people said their Skechers fit like a glove but the Kmart shoes did not, but then some loved the Kmart ones, too.

Edited by: STORMY724 at: 1/24/2011 (03:46)
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1/23/11 9:39 P

I have Shape Ups And Love Them, I can't wear heels or nice shoes because of my knees and legs and back hurting, these make me feel taller like I got on heels, I stand straighter and I can walk and stand longer w/ these on. The only draw back is be careful on very uneven ground or deep gravel because they do want to turn to the side on this terrain.

CATE195 Posts: 2,986
1/23/11 6:14 A

I have been wondering about these sneakers too. I have struggled with a bad back over the past year, I wonder if they would help. My back gets worse when I stand for any length of time.... will have to try...

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1/22/11 2:00 P

I wear shape-ups and I like them. They are very comfortable and my legs do not get as tired as when I don't wear them.

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LISYOUNG Posts: 15
1/20/11 10:53 P

I'm also a fan of Skechers, but even more of MBT. They are more expensive, but if you can get your size through an outlet online, usually less that $100. I hunt for them on Sierra Trading Post website. Very, very comfortable after the break-in time, and I really feel the work-out just from wearing them for just walking around the house.

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1/17/11 2:05 P

Glad to hear all the positive remarks from you all. I just bought a pair of Shape Up and am going to wear them when I start walking at the mall soon. Yes, they are pricey, but I would rather buy expensive so they can last long. I got them at Rack Room and they were on sale and plus I had a $10 coupon so I saved $40. Enjoy your Shape Up sneakers!

CATVICKIE Posts: 180
1/17/11 1:51 P

Pricey--I buy the cheaper Kmart version a half size larger so that my orthotics fit inside--they are fantastic--I can walk for hours, shopping emoticon
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1/17/11 8:00 A

They're so comfortable that I found them in sandals and wear them as well.

If it is to be.... the change is up to me.
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1/16/11 1:02 P

Thank you, that was very helpful.

JEANIED214 Posts: 116
1/16/11 11:14 A

I bought my first pair on the suggestion of my foot doctor. I had to wear an air boot on one foot because of an achilles tendon tear. I now own four pairs! I am on my feet all day (kindergarten teacher) they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. As for the shape up, in all the years I have lost (and unfortunatley gained) weight I have never been able to lose much or tone my rear end. I have this time! I love my shape ups.

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1/16/11 10:22 A

I am also curious about fitness and how comfortable they are to wear.

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1/16/11 7:26 A

Please post your input about them. I am curious to see what you think.


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