I have a love hate relationship with the gym. I love the way I feel after working out but I hate going to the gym. I have an internal struggle with myself each day knowing I need to do it but my laziness seems to win a lot. So when I see something that says it can help you get a workout without going to the gym I am instantly intrigued. These are called Shape-Up Shoes. They look like an odd version of your standard stacked flip-flops with thick straps. What makes them unlike the standard flip-flop is the extra stacked triangular piece under the ball of your foot. They claim that if you wear them for 30 minutes a day it will help tone your legs, core, and glutes. The key is to not put your weight on your toes or your heels but to balance yourself right in the center on the balls of your feet. Staying balanced on the shoe is supposed to help your posture and strengthen muscles. They also help diminish cellulite and ease any lower back pain that you might be experiencing. I don’t know if they work, and you might look strange wearing them, but anything that says it could replace going to the gym is worth a try in my book!