Disclaimer: I received a pair of Women’s OOahh Sport Project Pink Sandal to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
Recovery. You hear it all the time but don’t want to believe it – it’s the most important part of training. You run hard, you rest hard. Even though somehow the rest part can be harder for some of us than the run part, it’s 100% absolutely and completely necessary.
So, what can help us recover better? Footwear. Just like it’s the most important part of your running getup, it can really make or break your recovery too. As runners, our feet and legs need as much TLC as possible. So, I was intrigued by these “oofos” that runners and athletes alike seem to rave about.
OOFOS? What is an “oofo?”
There are a few different styles of OOFOS, but I tried the Women’s OOahh Sport Project Pink Sandal, and will be reviewing this style. I opted for the slides because of their ease of getting on/off and likelihood of fitting my long, skinny feet – but they do also offer a thong and clog style.
From the OOFOS website, “Our most popular shoe soothes and reinvigorates your feet after a workout, so you’ll be ready to do it again tomorrow. With patented OOfoam technology, the OOahh Sport absorbs impact, cradles your arches and allows you to move naturally. Your feet will know the difference.”
- 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, conforming 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
$10 of the proceeds from any of their Project Pink Sandals go towards breast cancer research. Read all about their charitable giving efforts here: https://www.oofos.com/pages/lets-make-a-difference.
So, now that we have the specs. How do I like them?
They are COOOOMFY. They aren’t like running shoes, where they are responsive and bouncy. These ABSORB the energy from your legs and just allow you to walk around like you’re on a bed of clouds. They cradle your arch – imagine a rubbery ball of (amazing) goo with a bump around your arch area. That’s what these are.
I also love that they are lightweight and durable. They will never loose their “gooeyness” (that’s a real word) AND not only are they water-proof/shower-friendly, you can just toss them in the washing machine! I can see why people love them. They are a lifetime investment in comfort and recovery.
Have you tried oofos? What are your thoughts?