I bought a new sandals from Skechers – the Terrainer – also known as Skechers Men’s Gander – Rayler. The leather on top of the sandals are comfortable and smooth. It covers the top portion of my feet with the fisherman design overlay and stitching style.
When I put on this sandals, it has a very comfortable. I tried it out walking on sand, dirt road and slope; and it provides excellent level of comfort for my feet. I think the strong and thick rubber sole protects the feet against impact from the ground. It is also non slip when I walked on slippery ground and marble floor. There is an adjustable strap at the back of the sandals to aid my feet to fit into the sandals. There is a strong rubber bumper in front of the sandals to protect your toes as well.
The only issue about the Skechers Terrainer sandals is that my feet feel slightly warmer when I wear it as compared to other open style sandals. But it is a minor issue as this pair of sandals is still well ventilated. The price of this sandals is about US$70 when I purchased it. It is definitely worth it – it is well designed and provides good level of comfort when I wear it.
I bought another pair of shoes from Skechers and it is the Skechers Shape Ups Trainer Shoes. I bought my first pair of Skechers shoes early this year which is a Tone-Ups shoes and I liked it. Looking at the 2 different pair of shoes in my home – the Tone-Ups and Shape-Ups, I don’t really see the difference visually. But when I wear it, the Shape-Ups shoes has thicker pads in sole and that makes it more comfortable. If you are interested in reading more about the Tone-Ups Trainer shoes on my previous blog, the link is below –
The thing I liked about Skechers shoes is that it is very comfortable – as the thick pads on the sole protects my feet against impact from the ground. I can stand and walk for a longer period of time without feeling stress on my feet and legs. And the prices for these shoes are reasonable – costing an average of US$100/- per pair depending on models. My exercise routine each week is basically brisk walking for 5 km and some weight lifting. So far the Skechers shoes that I having been wearing serve me well on these 2 activities.
Does the Skechers shoes really help in burning more calories and losing the extra weight? I don’t think so. Does it help in toning up my muscles as I walked and strengthen my feet and legs? I am quite skeptical about this too. My reason is this – even if you wear any pair of shoes, you can lose weight if you are discipline in your diet and perform daily exercise. I have seen some people brisk walking without shoes and they seems to enjoy it. The reason why I bought Skechers shoes is that it is very comfortable to wear and it does help me to go about performing my daily routine activities in comfort. Besides, I liked their design as well.
One thing to note about the Skechers Shape Ups Trainer shoes is that the sole is not flat. It takes some time to get use to walking in this pair of shoes. Some people find this instability on the shoes rather uncomfortable. But most people will get used to it after a few days. It is just liked learning how to walk in a new way and after a while, it is easy to do brisk walking or running even with this in built instability pods on the shoes.