Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Left Foot

Oh. My. Heck. (as they say out here). I just spent $100 on a pair of sneakers. Sneakers! $100!! Not a nice pair of high-fashion leather boots but a pair of ugly black sneakers with sky-high soles.

Why would I do such a thing?

I thought you'd never ask.

I have two reasons for purchasing the Skechers Shape-ups: 1) I am hoping they help my left foot's Plantar Faciitis situation, and 2) I really do want a better workout when I'm walking since that is my main form of exercise through the winter.

I saw these in a local shoe store and, on impulse, decided to try them on. I'm not a foot expert, but they do seem to have really good shock absorption and they do seem to give my foot the kind of flexing that it needs for the Plantar Faciitis condition. Of course, that's after only one day with them. For the long term benefits for my left foot, the jury is still out.

As for the company's claims of toning muscles, etc. -- we will see.

I intend to wear them every day for at least my walks with the dog. I'll keep you posted.

- Catherine

1 comment:

Christy said...

I'm definitely interested in hearing your update! I've looked at the shoes, too, but have balked at the price. Keep us posted!