March 10, 2015

Post run recovery, Oofos make me say ahhhh....

Disclaimer:  We were each provided a pair of sandals by Oofos.  No other compensation was received and as always, the opinions stated here are our own.

In late February, a package arrived with my thongs from Oofos and I was really excited to try them out.  After spending some time researching the product and company prior to arranging for a pair to test, I thought they would be perfect for post long run comfort.  What I did not realize was that they would become my footwear whenever I returned from errands, running, the gym.  When I first pulled them out of the package I was in the love with the color, but thought they would look awful on my big feet.  As soon as I put them on, the comfort exceeded any care about how fashionable they were or weren't.  And let's face it, these are not fashionable shoes.  They are however, a pair of highly functional and extremely comfortable pair that make my feet very happy. You could compare these to slippers, but honestly these are more comfy than my Ugg slippers.



Now for some specifics about the shoes and thongs:  Oofos brand are made from a proprietary material that is OOfoam, trademarked specifically for their footwear. The design of the foot bed has alot of arch support which is absolutely wonderful for anyone but especially for runners after a workout.  They provide great impact absorption, but best of all, your feet will feel fantastic while wearing these shoes.

Ugly runner feet still need comfy thongs!

Pricing for the thongs is cheaper than I have paid for a similar sandal providing extra arch support such as Olukai, At $39.95, Oofos are at a great price point for something that will not only provide you comfort but you will not want to take them off.  I'm ordering the white pair next, since that will be the perfect color to wear after I cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon next month! By the way, there are currently 11 color choices for the ladies to choose from on the website, but sorry men, there are only two for you. If you would like to try these shoes rather than order online, they are available at local running specialty stores.  

Have you tried Oofos?

22 comments:

  1. My roomies at Princess weekend had these! I tried them on and they felt amazing! I may need some! ;-) LOVE the color you got!

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    1. Mindy I was skeptical at first, but these are seriously so comfortable.

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  2. I love these and saw them on the feet of runners all over Disney World during Princess! I was also sent a pair to review and I am in heaven! They really feel like walking on clouds!

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    1. Oh nice Karen. Can't wait to see what color you chose!

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  3. Those sandals look super comfortable! I've never heard of this brand, but now that I've seen a picture of them I think I've seen other runners wearing them.

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    1. I had never noticed them on runners before, but they will be packed in my bag for any racecation in the future!

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  4. I have a pair and love them! I just wore them yesterday even though we still have snow on the ground so I could get a pedicure. They are so comfy!

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    1. They would be perfect for a pedicure since they are so roomy in the toe box. We fortunately have no snow!

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  5. Purchased my first pair at the PHM Expo and I love them!!

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  6. Here's a bit of trivia: That type of shoe is called a "Chancleta" here in Puerto Rico. Not relevant but I always thought that word sounds funny. lol Also, why call them Thongs? I cannot seriously wear those and say "Yeah, I like to wear Thongs after I run." It just doesn't feel right.

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    1. Very interesting Frank. Yeah, I can see how a guy would not want to say they are wearing thongs after a run! LOL

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  7. I would love these. I wear something similar now by Crocs (from years ago) but they don't come in fun colors!

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    1. Interesting you mention Crocs. I was at my local Fleet Feet running store yesterday and one of the ladies working had on her Oofos. She said Crocs do not have the arch support that Oofos offers. I ahve never worn Crocs so I could not comment.

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  8. I have not tried these, but they look super comfy. Great review.

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    1. Thanks Abby. We were really excited to try these and they lived up to the hype!

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  9. I have that exact pair! I love the color and yes, they are comfy! I wore them all over after Princess, and here at home too. Glad you like them!

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    1. I am so glad we found out about these Maggie. I guess they have been at race expos, but sometimes we skip alot of vendors if we want to get to the parks or are hungry!

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  10. I have that exact pair! I love the color and yes, they are comfy! I wore them all over after Princess, and here at home too. Glad you like them!

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  11. I have never tried them, I've always thought they look so ugly. But you say they are more comfy than my Ugg slippers?! That is a bold statement, I may just have to try them out then!

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    1. I love my Ugg slippers, but I am totally sold on Oofos. I am still debating my second pair because I really want royal blue to wear with my Boston outfit after the race.....yes, I am that matchy matchy girl!

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  12. These look super comfortable!
    After a marathon one race I ran handed out a similar looking flipflop, they were pretty comfy to walk around in after!

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