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My running routine after a run is simple, kick off the shoes and put on some sandals! There is no better feeling than to let your feet loose after a run. For many years I thought that every sandal was the same. Oh boy was I wrong. Recently I was introduced to a brand called OOFOS that specializes in footwear that helps you recover after running. Lucky for me, they decided to hook me up with a pair to try for a couple weeks.
My first impression was pretty straight forward; it’s a pair of sandals. I got a red and black pair and they looked like any other sandals you can find, which I liked. I hate when a product tries to be so different from the market that it sticks out like a sore thumb, or pinky toe because #RunnerProblems. They were light and they had a little more cushion then a typical sandal. They also felt great and looked pretty sweet as well.
I put them on and felt the difference right away. They felt snug and comfortable on the foot. The extra cushion felt great when I was walking around because it was absorbing the impact of the ground. I really liked that the OOfoam conformed to the outline of my arch instead of just being flat. To really feel the difference, I decided to go full scientific on the OOFOS and do a “foot-to-foot” comparison. I put my regular sandal on one foot (I had the ones with the swoosh on them) and the OOFOS on the other and walked around my apartment. The difference was crazy. OOFOS felt way better than that other brand.
Why Are They Better?
OOFOS are made to take the pounding away from your feet when you walk. The OOfoam absorbs 37% more shock than traditional footwear, which allows your feet to get some relief and recover. With the sandal being able to conform to your foot, especially the arches, it allows for more natural motion and comfortable support.
How I Used Them
I am in the middle of two big running goals. The first is running 1000 miles in 2016 and the second training for a marathon. These OOFOS came in handy every single day. After every run I would throw on my OOFOS and begin to recover with stretching, protein in-take and continuous walking around. I also play beach volleyball and they were great to bring to the courts because I was able to rinse them off without worrying about ruining them. I got the Men’s OOriginal Sport Sandal and I am about to buy the Sport Slide Sandal so I can wear my compression socks while I wear the sandal. I totally suggest getting a pair because they are pretty fantastic!
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Keep the run on!