Ok, yes this is another criticism, on how to not relieve stress by working out. Remember the Sketcher Shape Ups? It was great, they were engineered to make you burn calories by simply walking. The shoes encouraged walking, which to me seems like encouraging people to take the easy way out. You can burn 100 times the calories by simply slipping on a pair of my new favorite running shoes, the Nike Free Runs, and actually running instead of walking. It is as if the shoes encourage you to be lazy! Think about it, you buy a pair of these shoes, do not see results, and you freak out because you aren’t losing weight. You then realize you cannot return them, and you lose your mind! What causes more stress? Think about it.