After running 69 races in 2016 and with a quickly approaching 1000 day run-streak, my feet really take a beating. I will admit it, I don't always take the best care of my feet in terms of recovery. I got the foot care WHILE running pretty down pat, but I really slack when it comes to recovery.
With all that said, I was super pumped when the team at OOFOS wanted to send me a pair of OOFS to help my foot care and recovery game be on point in 2017 (and beyond). I have a variety of different shoes that I tend to use for post run, but they just don't provide me with the support and comfort that my feet need. OOFOS offers 3 keys features to wearers: impact absorption, arch support, and comfort. All of these features are definitely something that you want on your feet after a hard workout or race. It is so important to allow your body to recover properly and OOFOS are great to help your feet recover from life's journey while on the go.
The awesome team at OOFOS allowed me to select a model of their collection to try out. While I am in fact a lover of "flip flops", I knew that a slide would be most practical as a lot of the time I would be going from running shoe to OOFOS with my compression socks still on. The OOahh Sport Slide would give me the recovery that my feet need all while still being in my compression socks. Win-win, right?
The OOahh Sport Slides come in 9 different colors for men and women varying from basics like black and white to vibrant colors like yellow and red. No matter what your taste is, there is a color option sure to fit your style. I am pretty "boring" when it comes to colors sometimes so I got a black pair. Actually, I just insist on being matchy, so I wanted something to go with all my outfits :)
My plan was to put them with my race bag so I could slide into them after my race for breakfast and errands afterwards. While I was packing, I wanted to make sure that my OOFOS would fit me well so I tried them on. Seriously, as soon as my foot slid into the shoe I said "oooooooooooo." They are a mix of nice an "squishy" (OOfoam) and great support in all the right places.
OOFOS states that "Unlike flip-flops, the OOFOS patented footbed is designed with tremendous arch support to take the pressure off of ankles, knees and hips, as well as your lower back." (source: OOFOS). I couldn't agree more! I have a pretty high arch, so when products say that they offer great arch support I am typically very skeptical of them. The way the OOfoam "squishes" to conform to my feet and arch made it that every part of my foot felt supported. It is crazy - you would think that the foam would either be too soft and not support the foot well or be too stiff and not comfortable at all. Nope, OOFOS got this down pat!
Thank you again to the team at OOFOS for allowing me to experience the "OO" - I am definitely a OOFOS gal for sure now. My body will definitely be thanking you over and over again each time I slide into my OOFOS.
There are a variety of styles of OOFOS including "thong" sandals, clogs, slide sandals. Ladies, if you are looking for a great sandal for casual wear that treats your feet right, be sure to check out hte OOlala collection - they have a sleek design and are in a ton of fashionable colors! If you are ready to go ahead and purchase your OOFOS or want to learn more about them (including local retailers), information can be found here.
Entries will be accepted until January 30, 2017 at 7:00am EST. Winners will be selected on the morning of Monday, January 30, 2017 via Rafflecopter and will be contacted via the email address associated with their Rafflecopter account . The winners will have 24 hours to claim the prize or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. Prizes will be mailed directly to winners from OOFOS pending confirmation of winning.
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