Tuesday, October 27, 2015

OOFOS...a total treat for the feet!!

Comfy and stylish!


Oh my, these are so sweet on the feet!!!!

Coming off a summer spent with on/off Plantar Fasciitis, I have a renewed appreciation for TLC for my feet. I had seen several reviews of the OOFOS, and wondered if they were all they were hyped up to be.

Typically, when I finish a long race (especially if it's a hot summer day), the first thing I do as soon as I reunite with my belongings (from the bag check) is take off the running shoes and icky socks.

I inherited a discarded pair of Crocs (when the oldest daughter no longer wanted them), and those have been my post-race go-to shoes. They're comfy and airy, and feel great on tired feet after 13.1 miles. Truth be told, even though I love the funky colors, the Crocs are kind of lacking in style.

The pink and orange Crocs....

Enter the OOFOS. I received a pair of them in the mail, ironically an hour before leaving for the expo for my recent half marathon (how's that for timing!). Even though it was a chilly day, I promptly kicked off my cheetah-print flats and slid on these shoes.

Check out that arch support!
Immediately, I was in love with them. SO comfy, they felt like pillows under my feet. Excuse the cliche,' but it literally felt like I was walking on air. I have a new appreciation for arch support (thanks to the PF), and these have ample support.

They felt so good, I wore them to the expo that first day.

 I have walked the dog (numerous times) in them.

Taking Max for a spin around the block....


 I prefer them to my carpet slippers. They are fantastic!

Who needs slippers with their pajamas?

There are multiple styles (for men and women), and some are available in different colors. I was sent the OOlala style, in black. I usually wear a 9-1/2 ladies size shoe, and the size 10's of the OOFOs are great. I appreciate the tapered toe (since I have narrow feet). Granted, they are more of a casual shoe than a dressy sandal, but the tapered toe design gives them a much less "chunky" silhouette than other exercise/recovery sandals.

This is what the tag (pictured below) says about the OOFOS products:
* Created and engineered for true recovery and recharge
* Arch support for all foot types
* Lasting function and comfort
* Lightweight and flexible
* Machine washable (cold water only)
* Durable

You can check out their website HERE. They also have a Facebook page you can visit to see updates on what's happening.




****Disclaimer****  I was given these in exchange for my blog review,  but all opinions expressed here are authentically my own.

Have you tried OOFOS yet? Do you wear recovery shoes after a long race or training run?




25 comments:

  1. I may have to check those out! I'm all about comfy shoes.

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    1. They are VERY comfortable, and don't have that "geriatric" look that a lot of recovery shoes have ;-)

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    2. Wendy, you NEED a pair of these. They are AMAZING. I've kicked my regular flip flops to the curb!

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  2. I am heading over to their website now to check them out!! These shoes look AMAZING!! I love a comfy pair of flip flops!!

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    1. They really are comfy!! I only regret not finding them sooner than late October....I could have had a lot of fun with them over the summer....glad I can wear them around in my house!

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  3. I love my Oofosa's! I live in them! I like them so much that I talked my fiance (a non runner) into getting a pair and now he loves them. I will need a new pair this spring because my current pair are almost wore out!

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    1. I've only had these about 10 days, and I'm already in love with them ;-)

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  4. I've heard so many good things about these! I think I'm definitely going to have to try them.

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    1. I was sold with the first step! Very comfy and the arch support is heavenly ;-)

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  5. I also battled PF the last few months!! It is the worst and I also borrowed my kids crocs lol. I agree with you they are comfy but kind of ugly. I haven't triedd the OOfos but maybe I need to. Thanks for a great review

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    1. These OOFOS are really comfortable, even more than Crocs...and certainly a tad bit more stylish! I have never known what PF was until it hit me at mile 10 of a half (end of May). I could hardly walk for the next week, but my case was mild compared to what I have heard from others. Not fun!

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  6. Definitely have to try them. nothing like a good comfy pair of flip flops specially after long runs. :)

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    1. They are great! All of my distance races are at least an hour away, so getting the shoes and socks off and letting my feet breathe is essential for that long car ride home. Also, it's not good to keep the sweaty socks on for too long (even if they're not cotton), so these shoes are perfect ;-)

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  7. These look good! My feet could use some TLC so I might need to look into these. After a race my feet would love these!

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    1. Hun, I'm loving these just around the house LOL

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  8. I've not heard of these before. But just looking at the picture they do look comfortable. In fact they actually look like they have a bit of arch support. I had to quit wearing flip flop shoes when my achillies tendon was injured. Eventually when I can wear them again, I may have to look into these for the support! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They have a lot of arch support, and they are so light-weight! It's crazy how good they feel ;-)

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  9. I know so many people who are OBSESSED with Oofos! I love my crocs :D

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    1. haha....I still like my Crocs, but I'm kind of liking the the OOFOS, too....just a tad bit more stylish (#inmyopinion). ;-)

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  10. UHHH pf is the worst!!! I must must must check these out!

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    1. Yes, PF is not fun! This was my first experience with it (it started at the end of May). I felt it more in my heel than in my arch, but every once in a while I can feel it "spreading," so I take it easy. #humbled

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE mine. I'm just bummed I waited so long to invest in a pair. I wear them everywhere. I do like the sleeker style like you have, but the ones I have will work for now. I never wear my old flip flops anymore, the support feels so much nicer!

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    1. I agree, the support is aMaZiNg! I also regret no finding these little babies sooner ;-)

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  12. My mom has a pair and she loves them! I need to get me a pair!

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    1. They really are worth the investment....your feet will thank you ;-)

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