When is Nothing… Something?
August 22, 2011 Leave a comment
I wear a size 14, and even the simplest shoes can weigh a lot in that size. But when I got my shoes, I thought maybe the box was empty at first. The shoes are ultra-lightweight. When I say that, I mean that even my size 14 soles only weigh 10 ounces each: they’re one of the lightest shoes I’ve ever worn.
But they really have a lot of features, even weighing nearly nothing like they do. For starters, they’re made of a lightweight, shock-absorbing Resalyte™ material. The upper is substantial and comfortable, the cushioning is very good for walking, running or training, and they look good too.
Walking in them is something as well – the SmartShoe™ design lets your foot find its most natural stride, and the articulated sole is super flexible and gives your feet gentle guidance so that you walk perfectly smooth without even thinking about it. My feet felt great wearing them.
I’ve tried some lightweight running shoes before, but Shape-ups LIV by Skechers™ is something entirely different, giving you all the support, cushioning and stability you need. That’s something. But all this comes in a shoe that weighs… pretty much nothing.
Written by: Tim the Shoe Guy
Tim is the web merchandising manager for SKECHERS and has years of experience selling running and athletic shoes for other retailers.