Skechers Shape Ups are similar to MBTs, which one is better? I have a pair of MBT walking shoes in red and a pair of Sketchers Shape ups in black and I”m able to compare them side by side. The answer is not clear. One of them is better for an abdomimnal workout and the other one is better for your gluteals and thighs. Both are good options for exercise shoes, neither shoe is very cute.