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    Best Hairdressers get happy feet!

    I know I’m not the only hairdresser out there who, in the name of fashion, has put up with the discomforts of the feet! I know you ladies know what I’m talking about, those cute little shoes that makes-the-look but ruins-da-feet! Thankfully, there are lots of different brands such as Vessi Footwear and Skechers, that make comfy shoes.

    “Best Hairdressers get happy feet!”Well, maybe this is easy for me to say now, after a certain age but ‘cute” . . . it’s just not worth it! Ouch! As if a hairdressers job isn’t hard enough on the bod, standing hours on end in various bent up contortions, but now add the wrong shoes and you’ve got a recipe for disaster . . . bunions, disc problems. (A hairdresser friend, Bud, says his chiropractor told him that hairdressers make up a major part of their business!)

    My best friend Ginger, also a hairdresser, was the first person who told me about Skechers, Shape-Ups. She loved them. (I had seen a blurb for them on Oprah a while back) She had gotten a pair of these shoes that came recommended by her sisters . . . also hairdressers. Shape-Ups are designed to change the way the wearer walks and stands.

    The shoe contains a really soft cushioned insert and is designed in a way that it rolls from heels to toes. Skechers Shape-Ups claims to promote weight loss and to tone muscles. “Shape up while you walk.” Just like the chairs you can find on sites like that can help improve your posture and provide comfort, they also claim the design of the shoe improves posture, improves blood circulation, strengthens the back, tightens abdominal muscles firms buttocks muscles, reduces cellulite and tones thighs and firms calf muscles. Whew!

    These shoes come at a hefty price, about $110.00. But I’m sure all you best hairdressers out there know the value of having great footwear! I bought my first pair of Shape-Ups about a month ago, and I think they are great for walking, shopping and standing. They give relief to my knees and ankles but I still find I can’t wear them all day. I feel muscles, especially in my lower legs that become tired after some hours of wearing these shoes. The manufacturer says you need to work up the length of time you wear them. Skechers, also includes a CD with your purchase of Shape-Ups, for instruction on stretching and warming up before walking.

    American Salon also had an article this month on Skechers Shape-Ups and the value they may offer hairdressers. Reading it reminded me of the thousands of hairdressers out there who might do themselves a good turn by finding great shoes for their work.

    I bought mine at “The Mall of America” in the Skecher’s store which was the only place to get them here locally. I also ended up buying a great pair of really comfy, cute, sandals for half price with the other purchase. You can also find them online at

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    1. Hi Fiona,

      Thanks for letting us know about Ryn shoes! It looks like you can still purchase them on Check them out here.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Michelle Skye — March 29, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    2. I used to wear some shoes called Ryn which were a similar style to the above, they also toned my calved which was good. Not sure if they sell them anymore though as this was 3 years ago and struggled to get a second pair.

      Comment by Fiona — March 24, 2013 @ 5:43 am

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