|Taking my OOfos for some ice cream.|
I'm not a person that often wears sandals, as I hate looking at feet, including my own. Also, since I re-injured an ankle on my honeymoon while wearing flip flops. As a youngin', I used to wear flip flops all the time, but now as an adult, I'm about comfort and support in my footwear. After the honeymoon, I might have thrown away all my flip flops. After becoming a runner, I became even more into comfort and support, and knew that wearing flip flops without any support wasn't a great idea. I adult hard, now, you guys.
|Out running errands.|
In come OOfos OOriginal Sport Sandal. The OOfoam footbed provides impact absorption, superior arch support, and unbelievable comfort. Here's the technology behind the sandals:
- OOfoam: Absorbs 37% more shock than other materials
- Reduces stress on sore feet, knees, and lower back
- Cradles your arches
- Biomechanically designed footbed allows natural motion
- Soft, comforting toe post eliminates toe chafing
- Shower/beach-ready; moisture resistant; doesn't retain smell
- Durable OOfoam holds its cushion
- Machine washable
- So light they float
If you wear a whole size, order your normal whole size OOfos. If you normally wear a half size, women want to order a half size up, and men want to order a half size down. I'm a half size, ordered the half size up, and they fit great.
Check out this short, informative video on why OOfos are so awesome:
When I ramp up training and the miles start to pile on week after week, my plantar fasciitis really starts to bother me more frequently. When I wake up in the morning, it's at its worst. I often will toss on my OOfos right after waking up and have noticed a big difference in how my feet feel. I think having that cushion and extra arch support is what helps alleviate the pain. I've taken to wearing them around the house most days, and eventually my husband asked 'what's with the sandals in the house?'. I told him it helped alleviate my PF pain.
|Post-long run recovery = compression sleeves and OOfos.|
I love tossing them in my car, so after a race or trail run, I can take off my shoes and socks, give my feet some relief from being enclosed (air them out, if you will), and still get the support my arches need. They help my feet recover quicker. Doesn't it always feel so great when you take off the shoes you've been wearing for hours and peel off the socks? That scenario gets even better when you have a pair of OOfos to put on.
|grocery shopping is much better wearing OOfos.|
These will definitely be coming with me on any vacations/traveling I have in the future. They are now a staple to my travel gear as well as my race day bag.
|After Rock the Night 5k changed into my OOfos. |
Felt great to take off my running shoes and put these bad boys on.
I sometimes don't like the toe post style (where you have a strap in between your toes), but these never bothered me. They are very comfortable and easy to wear around the house, running errands, etc.
I would highly recommend these to any runner (or anyone that's on their feet a lot). I'd wear these all day long and my feet would feel great. This particular pair retails at $59.95 and comes in cloud white (the color I chose), graphite, marsala, and Rio Limited Edition (red, white and blue). They have plenty of other styles, including a clog and sandals without the toe post thing. I'm looking at getting myself a pair of the OOahh Sport Slide Sandal. Most styles also have plenty of color options, too.
OOfos is sponsoring #BibChat on Tuesday, August 30 at 8pm CT. There's always lots of fun chit-chat, plus it's very likely there will be a winner or two of these sandals ;)
|I take my recovery serious.|
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