Introducing Skechers Resistance Runners, Resistor Run SRR
Skechers claims that the SRR is the "world's first smart shoe." What does this mean? A biomechanical memory that corrects your stride. Can this really work?
Skechers claims that the Resistance Runner:
- burns 13.2% more calories per hour
- increases calf muscle activation by 68%
- increases back muscle activation by 85%
- increases hip muscle activation by 71%
- reaches your fat burning zone 11% faster
- achieve your target heart rate faster
- burn more calories in less time
- strengthens your legs, back and core muscles
- train harder in less time
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There are some concerns about the Skechers SRR Shoes that others have raised. The three major concerns are:
Concern 1: The shoes change your running gait, causing you to land on your heels - the force of which can result in injuries to your ankles and knees. And long-term effects of wearing toning shoes have not been determined.
Fact: Unlike the original Shape-Ups, the Skechers Resistance Runners do not change your gait while running. The heel does not collapse - it compresses and springs back. The accusation that these shoes will change your gait and do you harm is uniformed, and very irresponsible. The vast majority of the time these are comments made by people having little, or no, knowledge about toning shoes. 99.9% of the people who make these comment have never tried the shoes on, and have done no serious research.
It is important to note that most people jog. Jogging is different than running or sprinting. When you run, you land on the balls of your feet. When jogging in the Skechers Resistance Runner shoes, you land on the base of your foot, and then because of the rocker bottom, your foot rolls to the ball of your foot, where you push off. This is your natural jogging motion, and does not change.
Skechers Resistance Runners do not change your gait when sprinting, running, or jogging. Because of the design of the shoes, the greatest benefits of the shoes are achieved when jogging.
As far as long-term adverse effects go, tt should also be pointed out that MBT developed the collapsible heel back in 1996. During this time (14 years to date) there have been no reports of long-term adverse affects when wearing their shoe. I would think 14 years would serve as sufficient time to determine any long-term adverse effects. Currently there are no studies that have found rocker bottom toning shoes to cause adverse effects. Like it or not toning shoes are hear to stay. Let's put this one to rest.
Concern 2: The kinetic wedge and leaf spring energy return system will act as a spring-like return force that adds additional strain on your joints.
Fact: The kinetic wedge and leaf spring energy return system in the Skechers SRR absorbes energy, and then returns it to propel you forward. It greatly reduces the typical pounding that occurs when running or jogging. It changes jogging from a high impact exercise to more of a low impact exercise.
Concern 3: The instability of the shoes will cause your ankles to roll, or your knees to twist.
Fact: The Skechers Resistance Runner does not have the same lateral instability that the original Shape-Ups do. They are stable enough to allow for lateral movement. They are not as stable as high-quality running shoes, but are as stable as your typical cross training shoe.
This isn't the first rocker bottom shoe that can be used for running. There are other shoes that have been out for a while, before the SRR, including the Sano by Mephisto (my personal favorite). But what Skechers Resistance Runner has done is to design a rocker-bottom shoe that can be used for running or walking, that is much more affordable (about half the price of the other rocker bottom shoes). This shoe is based on the technology behind their popular walking shoe, Skechers Shape Ups, but with the SRR they have raised the bar. The Resistance Runner does things Shape Ups can't.
How Skechers Resistance Runners Work
The Skechers Resistance Runner is looking to do for running what the Skechers Shape Ups did for walking - make the basic exercise of running more fun, more efficient, and add a new dimension to your workout.
The mechanical spring in the sole reduces the impact of foot strike while running, and returns the energy, which propels you forward. It is a very unique feeling you have to experience.
Skechers Shape Ups are like walking in sand, while Skechers SRRs are like running barefoot on soft springy moss. Walking and running in these shoes is effortless. What's interesting is, after a 30 minute jog, I found my muscles were more fatigued than usual. Jogging in the Skechers Resistance Runners seemed to work my muscles in a different way than the Shape Ups. This was surprising, because while wearing the Skechers SRRs I was truly enjoying my jog (which I don't normally do). I usually jog for 30 minutes, but I felt I could go much longer. It was like achieving a runner's high much faster.
Technology-wise, Skechers Resistance Runners have an ultralight, injection molded kinetic footbed, leaf spring energy return system, high-viscosity kinetic wedge technology, and a high-abrasion, ultra-light rubber outsole.
The shoe also features:
- Leather, synthetic and mesh fabric upper
- Stitching and overlay details
- Mesh side panels with protective overlay
- Lace up front
- Padded collar and tongue
- Soft fabric shoe lining
- Removable Adaptive Comfort Ride cushioned insole
- 1 1/2 inch midsole at center point
They come in several colors, including Black/Silver, White/Pink, Charcoal/Turquoise, and Charcoal/Orange for Women, and Black/Silver, White/Navy/Lime, Charcoal/Red, and Gray/Blue for Men. Note: the line has now greatly expanded to 32 different styles.
Women's full and half sizes are available from 5 to 11.
Men's full and half sizes are available from 7 to 14.
Sizing: Feels true to size, to a half size small
Width: Feels true to width
I did not start out a fan of Skechers Toning Shoes. I personally prefer MBTs. But the Skechers Resistance Runner is different. In my opinion, it is Skecher's best shoe, and has earned a spot on my shoe rack. The SRR is not another "me too" entry ino the popular toning shoe market, and does everything the Skechers SRT promised to do. The Skechers SRR breaks new ground with the most versatile toning shoe I've worn.
So Do Skechers Resistance Runner Shoes Really Work?
Considering it is based on the proven rocker bottom technology, the answer is a clear yes. The Skechers Resistance Runner is truly fitness equipment. And they are also great looking shoes, which also helps.
If you consider yourself a trend setter, the Skechers Resistance Runner has the potential of being the next "Big Thing" in running shoes. They are very flexible. They are great walking shoes, running shoes, or cross training shoes. And they are as comfortable as shoes costing twice as much, which was something I really did not expect. Be the first in your neighborhood to sport a pair, and start turning heads as you run by.
Where To Buy The Skechers Resistance Runner
The only negative I had with the Skechers Resistance Runner was buying them. Only one store in my city (the 2nd largest city in MI) had them in stock. The selection was very limited. For now, your best option is to order them online.
As I said earlier, the Skechers Resistance Runners are very hard to find. They are a high demand shoe, that is backordered by most vendors (this includes Skechers.com). Expect this to continue until Skechers can increase production to keep up with demand. For those of us who want the shoes this can be very fustrating. Some people have purchased shoes that didn't fit, and tried to return, or exchange, them which has just added to the problem. Make sure you order them in your size, or a half size larger. This will help with the backorder problem. There is one retailer that I know has the Skechers Resistance Runner in stock.
The Most Trusted Online Shoe Retailer carries the Skechers SRR Shoes. They are one of Skechers top online retailers. Many outlets are completely out of stock, or have limited quantities. This online retailer has the best price of any authorized retailer. Free Shipping. Best of all they have the most liberal return policy of any shoe retailer on the Internet. A no hassle return policy is always a plus when ordering anything online. Customer support representatives are available 7 days a week, if you ever have a question about your order. They are a family owned business, that was one of the first shoe retailers to go online (back in 1996).
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