Yes, you can win a pair of Skechers shoes here! Giveaway open to Canadians.

So, lately I’ve been rockin’ my new pair of Skechers Tone Ups. I’d seen the ads for these shoes, and jumped (so to speak) at the opportunity to try them out.

Skechers Fitness has a full range of shoes, which come with a variety of benefits:

The Shape-ups Line is designed to help you reach maximum potential (toning muscles, improving posture, burning more calories) while doing anything from exercise to errands. Three popular styles: 

The Radius Trainer: designed for a high-intensity workout with maximum calorie burn

Evolution: a flexible walking shoe designed to incorporate maximum muscle action in each step

Liv: a lightweight walking shoe with an emphasis on guiding movement back to your natural gait

The Skechers Resistance Runner is a lightweight shoe designed to help burn more calories and create a more fluid stride for long distance runners, and also reduce injuries and enhance speed. (If I actually keep up with the running program I started at the beginning of the month, I may consider purchasing a pair of these babies.)

The Tone-Ups Fitness Shoe, which I received (tagline: “Make your bottom half your better half”), is designed to help empower healthy living and achieve results by increasing calorie burn, toning thighs and calves, and firming buttocks. (With a picture of Kim Kardashian on the bag, I couldn’t help but focus on the potential booty-benefits!)

One of the secrets to this shoe is what they call the “Kinetic Toning Pods”, which “create a bi-axial instability that may require muscle activation to maintain balance”…which in less technical terms means you feel a bit like you’re going to fall over, so you have to use your muscles to keep you up! (Which is why I love this particular shoe for walking, but agree with the Skechers people that it’s not suitable for running or other high-impact activities. There are other styles for those!)

After walking in my Tone Ups, I definitely feel a tightness in my thighs and calves that I don’t usually feel after walking in my usual shoes. I haven’t noticed anything in my butt…definitely no Kardashian fullness happening here yet!

I use them on the treadmill as well as outside, and I would definitely recommend them. Even if there were no truth to their extra-toning claims, they’re reasonably priced and attractive, and everyone needs a good pair of walking shoes.

Each Skechers style is available in different colour combinations, and the prices range from $85 to $120 Canadian.

Okay, okay, on to the good stuff. Up for grabs here is a pair of Skechers shoes OF YOUR CHOICE! One lucky This Mom Loves reader will receive a gift certificate for a Skechers store to purchase the style and colour that suits her needs…all you have to do is fill out the form below and click “submit”. That’s it! Extra entries for those who follow me through GFC, e-mail or Twitter (you can find all of those options in my sidebar). You also get a bonus entry if you like Skechers Canada on Facebook. Oh, and I will actually check to be sure you do follow/like…so please be honest and save me some time!

The contest will run until 11:59 p.m. Eastern on August 30, 2011 after which time a winner will be chosen through random number generation.

Good luck, and get fit!

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