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?