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Something that I’ve realized during my running experience is that you must take care of your feet! Foot issues can lead to knee issues which can lead to hip issues which can lead to back issues. So when new runners ask me where to start, I usually recommend to go to a running specialty store and get fitted for a proper shoe. And now that I’ve increased my running distance over the years, I’ve found that proper recovery is also an important aspect of exercise. And one of my favorite recovery tools are OOfos recovery shoes!
I’ve been using my OOfos sandals for a couple of years now, so I was excited when a new women’s OOmg Fibre Low Shoe was released! Here are my top 3 reasons why you should get low 😉 in the new OOmg Fibre shoes!
- OOfoam – OOfoam is this magical foam technology that “absorbs 37% more impact than other footwear foams. OOfoam impact absorbing recovery technology has been scientifically proven to reduce stress on your body while walking, allowing you to recover faster after a workout and feel better all day.” (from oofos.com)
I know this might sound too good to be true, but these little foam shoes really felt like walking on clouds! I spent a whole day standing at a Japanese festival and my feet were dead by the time I got home. So the first thing I did the next day was slip into my OOfos and my feet felt instant relief. I have arch issues so the cradle design was much appreciated!
- Socks or no socks – Another great thing about the OOfos OOmg Fibre Low shoes is that that they are versatile which means you can choose to wear them with or without socks. I tried them both ways and overall I preferred them without socks just because I felt like it allowed the shoe to better conform to my feet. But I did like throwing them on right after a run and relaxing in my socks sometimes, too! They are also pretty lightweight and super flexible which makes them nice for travel purposes.
- Project Pink – Just to add to the amazingness of these shoes is that 3% of all sales from OOfos.com go to breast cancer research through the cause called Project Pink. And for every pair of shoes sold from the Project Pink collection, OOfos will donate $10 to Project Pink. So not only are you gaining an awesome pair of recovery footwear, you are making a difference at the same time!
Overall, I was really pleased with these shoes. Any foot soreness instantly diminished as soon as I slipped these on! I just wished they came in more colors!
Price: $139.95 – this may seem a little pricey, but I do think it is important to invest in your feet especially if you are an athlete or just on your feet a lot (i.e. nurses, teachers, etc.)
So grab a pair of OOfos OOmg Fibre Low shoes and treat your feet! 🙂
Have you tried OOfos recovery shoes? What did you think?