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Date: 05/17/11 09:07 AM

51 Responses to Parents Outraged Over Butt Shaping Shoes For Girls

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    May 17, 2011 at 8:18 am
    Link: Parents Outraged Over Butt Shaping Shoes For Girls - Skechers is marketing to girls as young as 7. Parents fear this could encourage eating disorders and body image issues.
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    Uncertainty Female 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 9:13 am
    I`m not going to lie, when I first saw that ad, I had kind of a "WTF are they doing?" kind of situation going on in my head. I mean, I`m still recovering from an eating disorder. I don`t really think it`s right that they`re marketing to such a young demographic, but even though the shoes don`t work as well as you hope they do, I really think it might encourage problems.
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    jerdboy Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 9:14 am
    They`re meant to make children more physically fit. WHat`s wrong with that. I can understand peoples problems with a campaign, but still, these shoes seem like they could be beneficial to kids health.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    May 17, 2011 at 9:15 am
    So moms-be a good role model and throw your own Skechers out.Don`t buy any for your kids.You are responsible for your kids and their self esteem.Society is not.
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    Kodyo Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 9:18 am
    The president of the company makes a good point: these shoes make your butt and legs look good because they work you out, not because they are like a push up bra that alters the body. Just get over it.
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    Damngreens Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 9:24 am
    wow stuck up ppl
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 17, 2011 at 9:25 am

    really? TWO posts about this one on top of the other?

    *sigh* I`m going back to sleep.

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    corywebb Male 30-39
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    May 17, 2011 at 9:26 am
    God forbid anyone should encourage children to exercise.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 9:41 am
    I remember reading an article somewhere that the Shape Up shoes actually don`t help tone your body. The only way they help is that women will be more encouraged to exercise if they own a pair.
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    Ontario Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 9:42 am
    Aye to Gerry
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    May 17, 2011 at 9:48 am
    I`m so glad I`m not a parent - there`s so much fear involved.
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    amznmmdprncs Female 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 10:00 am
    IMO, I don`t think that they`re controversial because of body image issues. I think that they`re controversial because the whole original premise of Skechers Shape-Ups is to make your butt look attractive to potential mates. (Male or female). So...why do little girls need shoes ostensibly designed specifically to develop a "badonkadonk". (Or a honky-tonk badonkadonk for our friends in Mississippi).
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    ladycroft218 Female 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 10:05 am
    You`re 100% right, they don`t work at all and same with the Reebok easy tone shoes, I did a research paper on it. These shoes are out there specifically to make a crap load of money off people who will find any possible way to get fit by being lazy...

    "I remember reading an article somewhere that the Shape Up shoes actually don`t help tone your body. The only way they help is that women will be more encouraged to exercise if they own a pair."
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 10:24 am
    Oh it`s such a crime to promote being healthy lol
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 10:36 am
    Ooooooh I thought it was butt SHAPED shoes. if only.
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 10:57 am
    fat women with tiny feet are delighted
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    May 17, 2011 at 11:12 am
    I`ve said it since day one when these came out. They don`t do anything to tone or shape. The only way to do that is diet and exercise. American`s are so lazy. Yeah I said it, so what?
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    oryfoxer7410 Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 11:49 am
    OMG this is stupid.. Don`t buy them if u don`t like
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    blounsb999 Male 40-49
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    May 17, 2011 at 11:50 am
    OK, having kind of ranted on the last posting: to be fair they SHOULD make them for boys as well. I see at least as many tubby little boys around my area.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 11:53 am
    It`s almost like people want to be fat.
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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 12:09 pm
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA A BUM WRAP!! GET IT!! f u news. anyway my view on this is.. if you don`t like it egnore it and dont buy it your kids, unless yo kid`s a fatass and needs to stop watching cartoon network
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    May 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    Kids need exercise like we all do.
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    lucu Female 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    I don`t see any problem with it. And the ad shows a girl walking instead of stuffing her face full of junk. What the heck is wrong with that?
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
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    May 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    in the words of Jeff Dunham in his Christmas special "being PC is a pain in the ass" Grow up people. If you have a problem with the shoes, dont buy them. If enough people dont buy them, than the co. will get the message. You know, its funny, growing up we ate junk, biked w/o pads, didnt wear seat belts, ect. its amazing we didnt die, oh no we were so dangerous back then. <sarcasm> If people feel there is a market for this than let them. Dont want it, dont buy it. its that damn simple
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    ledouxrt Male 30-39
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    May 17, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    It beats the parents giving their kids botox and plastic surgery.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    so get your A&F pushup bra and wear your sketchers, pedos everywhere rejoice
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    It`s capitalism, if you don`t want a product - don`t buy it. They won`t make it if it doesn`t get them money. This fight is just to force corporations to have morality, which they don`t. It`s silly.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 17, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    So we seem to be in agreement.
    For little girls -
    Sketchers good
    botox bad
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    human_exile Male 13-17
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    May 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    2:33 Get out!
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    mParfait Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    A bum rap lawl.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 17, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    Its the parents that choose to get it, its their fault
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    uh, aren`t people always bitching about the obese youth? so which is it? help the youth try to stay fit? or not, pick your pony people.
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
    1682 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:44 pm
    Well, God forbid we try to promote people being thin/toned and healthy. I forgot that in America if you aren`t a size 16 with your stomach hanging over your pants something is wrong with you. Oh and don`t even mention wanting to exercise or diet and lose weight, you might have an eating disorder and are just `being pressured by the media`!

    If you don`t like the shoes don`t buy them.
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    Caretta Male 18-29
    540 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 5:50 pm
    Balls to the moral outrage, toned muscle is part of being fit and healthy - I`d be more worried about the means by which the shoes somehow tone leg and ass muscles.
    Presumably they alter the person`s stance and/or natural gait. Screwing with the way you walk and the way you hold your weight could do some pretty crappy things to your spine.
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    zephid Male 30-39
    92 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm
    Ok little Suzie, now I want you to grow up with a positive self image. I want you to be happy with yourself, no matter what you look or act like, and not get into those horrible mental diseases like anorexia or bulimia. However I must tell you that the government thinks your height to weight ratio makes you obese. They have taken away your right to have an occasional HappyMeal, because you`re obese. I can`t send your lunch to school with you because they said it might not be healthy. But you be happy with yourself however you turn out.
    Oh, by the way, the WHOLE world thinks you`re fat and lazy because you live in the USA.
    Have a good day at school .....
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    I`m not even going to watch this one, but all I have to say is this-
    You don`t like the shoes/Happy Meal/stupid toy?

    That`s how being a consumer works.
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    sender02 Male 18-29
    189 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 6:41 pm
    It`s wishful thinking to believe that just because you don`t buy the shoes for your daughter, she won`t come home talking about how all her friends have them. The opinions of other kids at school is usualy the cause of low self esteem over body-type anyways.
    There is a middle ground between getting these shoes and being unhealthy and overweight. It`s called exercising. They invented it back in the 50`s. It worked pretty well before these shoes came along.
    The main problem I see with these is they arn`t intended to help people loose weight. It`s intended to develop a womans legs and butt. We don`t need seven year olds with sexy butts walking around. Its unnecessary and wierd even to type. See the outrage from the whole child pagent things to get a better picture.
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    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm
    holy poo i dont like a product and im normal i dont buy it. . . now lets look at this from a overly protective doesn`t have anything better to do parent. . . OMG PRODUCT THAT I DONT LIKE TV RAAAAAAAGE!!!! not one word in the actual commercial does it talk about a 7 year old body in a inappropriate way
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    reefaleaf420 Male 18-29
    89 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    i agree with everyone that says if you dont like something you dont have to get it.

    and honestly if this is the first step into making kids not fat as hell im all for it. If kids and parents actually cared about the kids` weight, they wouldnt be taking them to mcdonalds and other places. and then you wouldnt need a reason to actually make these shoes for kids.
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1097 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm
    OK, if mommy and daddy wanna complain about little Joanie having body issues over a pair of shoes, and if they are truely concerned about her having self esteem problems, perhaps they should never let her watch t.v ever again,look in magazines, play on the internet, play with barbie dolls,watch the little Disney princess cartoons,or play dressup with that makeup for little girls you can buy in the toy isle,or enter " the little miss Whatever county" at the next fraken county fair, or go to school to interact with other children ( becuase they might make fun of her, and call her ugly names).let`s just put her in a little plastic bubble and lock her away from the rest of the world`s horrible much as some parents would love to put their child in a plastic bubble, Its not reality and thats not how we grow as people and learn to move on in this world.,don`t get me wrong it`s unfortunate that these things happen however,my point is..If you dont like it dont buy it, ITS
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1097 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm
    ITS A SHOE!!!!
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 11:31 pm
    this is what american kids need today, having the highest obesity rate in young children and all. just sayin
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 6:27 am
    come on, they don`t sell them to boys cause boys wouldn`t want them, even at 8 years old girls were more concerned about how they looked than boys. only girls would buy these things
    some older guys might, but no 8 year old boys gonna want one.
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    jarenight Male 30-39
    10 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 6:41 am
    But you don`t hear them complaining about Pedocrombie and fitch that sells thongs for 8 year olds...cause girls shouldn`t have to have a panty line either....WTF!?
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2011 at 8:50 am
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    Garu Male 30-39
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    May 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm
    What? Do they come with anal beads or something? Damn.

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    Vydai Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    WTF??? These shoes are helping to keep your body straight which will lead to you having lesser backproblems and such at an early stage.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    OH NO how dare they promote fitness and proper body shape at a young age OMG?!?!?! "My daughter doesn`t need to feel pressure to look a certain way!!" No, she does... Because there is no arguing that being healthy and in shape is the right way to live and look. STFU!
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    mts2457 Female 18-29
    535 posts
    May 21, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    boys dressed as junk food WTF LMAO
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    HerColdHands Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    I *just* saw this commercial, and went `...aren`t those supposed to tone your butt? What kid is worried about her butt?`

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