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- Leather and mesh
- Rubber sole
- Heel measures approximately 1 3/4"
- Platform measures approximately 1"
- Adjustable Mary Jane sneaker with rocker sole for strength building and balance
- Breathable mesh lining and side panels
- Padded collar
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The Sleek mary jane from Skechers sports a low profile, and mesh and leather upper for easy walking. Of course you get that two-part firm and soft density midsole to promote stability, and padded collar and footbed for comfort. A hook-and-loop mary jane strap is easy and ultra-cute.
Skechers' Sleek Fit sneaker combines great looks and classic comfort courtesy of a generous comfort midsole and a classic mary-jane strap over the vamp. Padded throughout and ready to go wherever you're headed, the Sleek Fit is constructed of breathable mesh and sturdy canvas, ready to take on the road, sidewalk, or wherever you may roam.See all Product Description
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B001SN8DCK
- Item model number: 11807
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 15, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Top Customer Reviews
However, while they may look similar on the outside (ie. chunky sole), this Skechers model is functionally very different that MBTs: when I wear the Skechers, the way the soft sole is constructed just makes my feet/ankle role inward (very bad if you have normal or flat feet). Also the Skechers bottom isn't as squishy/angled as MBT's so it doesn't have the MBT wobbly effect that forces my thighs/butt to tense up to "work out" while standing or walking.
In summary, the Skechers Shape Ups feels just like a regular sneaker with an extra-large cushioned sole, and doesn't have have the right amount/location of instabilty to match the effects of MBT. If you have very forgiving feet and just want a cute walking shoe, this might be right for you. But it definitely isn't going to give you the type of "workout" that MBT's do, and it can cause injuries in anyone with feet or knee problems.
(BTW: If you've never used MBT before, imagine yourself trying to balance on one leg while standing on a soft couch or mattress -- all sorts of muscles have to spring into action. A major difference with MBT's is despite the intentional instability effect that it is trying to create, my flat feet feel very well supported and doesn't cause my arches/ankles from sinking like with the Skechers.
There are lots of MBT styles online that aren't sold in stores. For example, if you search for the "MBT Lami" it looks very similar to this Skecher shoe. Check out zappos dot com or swissmasaius dot com for all the options.
When I first started wearing the Skechers, they do take some getting used to. If you have wide feet, you really need to buy the next size up in these shoes. I purchased these shoes for myself as a birthday present to wear in my Walking Fitness Lab at college. The only mistake that I made was the mistake of wearing them to class the first day and walking about 45 minutes in them. Walk in them around the house until you get used to them and feel comfortable in them. THEY WILL WORK OUT YOUR CALF MUSCLES, ESPECIALLY!!! So, I would not do like I did and wear them 45 minutes straight. Wear them at 20-25 minute intervals to break you and your muscles into them.
Now that I have gotten used to the Skechers, I absolutely love them! They are so shock absorbant and comfortable! I just graduated Nursing School and I intend to wear them to work when I land my first nursing job. An added little bonus is the fact that they are thick soled and give you more height. Unless you are really tall, everyone can appreciate that! =)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is the only shoe I wear to work in for the last 6 yearsPublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
These shoes enable me to commute to work quickly, running around on Metro, and prevent my falling because they offer great ankle support. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Deb C
Very efficient service and great purchase. Thank you very much.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
As nurse, I am on my feet over 12 hours per shift. My feet hurt so much that it was painful to walk. I saw this style a few years ago, and only purchased one pair. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Donna
I am so glad I can still purchase the Shape Ups. They are hands down my favorite type of shoe. They offer perfect support and allow me to run around all day with no fear of pain. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Stephanie Imhoff
They were sued for these shoes because they cause back and knee problems. They also fell apart right away. they are comfortable though.Published 10 months ago by Leslie Ciammaichella
Mine are standing on the shoe rack. Similar shoes by Fila have wide sizes, so I wear those.Published 11 months ago by B.V.
This is by far one of the most comfortable shoes i have won, i just can't seem to find any to buy at a decent price!Published 11 months ago by blueskies