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Even as a dress shoe, Shape Ups tend to fall apart fast
on June 25, 2014
When this shoe first came out over 7 years ago, I thought it was great. It seemed to help me with some foot problems I was having. The rocking motion helps with a mock arch and gives your foot good support. But the shoes are not meant for running or sports. There is no side to side control. I found myself falling to the side a few times in these. So I never move fast in them. I have been wearing various pairs for approx. 7 years now, BUT also wearing them out. I have not yet had a pair of these Shape Ups last me more than a year. My current pair which I have worn maybe 8 to 10 months, just broke apart on the sole, and to my surprise, they are hollow on the inside. So a lot of the support is air support, which is now gone in this pair. After a few months too, the soles are not feeling even. Feels like a bean bag chair with all the beans lumpy on one side. Again, when the shoe was first introduced, it seemed like a good shoe. The more recent versions of it, just stink. And I'm not referring to foot odor. I will have to find a new everyday walking shoe. The Shape Ups just do not cut it anymore.