Sadly, today, that wasn't the case. I opened the e-mail to find this picture:
WOW. There are so many problems with this picture that I don't really know where to even begin.
For one thing, these shoes are absolutely hideous. (I am very sorry if you own a pair and I have offended you. You probably don't like everything that I wear, so let's call it even?) I find it hard to believe that anyone would actually buy and wear these shoes but if you do I'd have to suggest you go for the grey ones as they are the least obnoxious of the three. Secondly, are these things even comfortable? Where I come from you wear sneakers for two reasons: comfort and/or athletic activities. I highly doubt these bad boys are comfortable with those wedges so you certainly wouldn't be donning them for a workout. And as for the whole "skip the gym and just wear these shoes" ... that is asinine! Mainly because isn't that one of the major problems with Americans? Aren't we like the most obese country in the world? With things like this it is really no wonder. I hate to work out probably more than anyone, but even I wouldn't fall for this. Maybe I would believe that these shoes improve your posture (as stated in the picture) but the reality is the ONLY way to lose wieght and tone your muscles is by exercise.
FAIL, Sketchers. And FAIL, DSW for featuring these heinous shoes in your weekly email. Do better next time. How about a nice fall bootie? Or a pump? Even a ballet flat ... just don't try to trick me into buying any awful looking shoes!!