Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Product Review: OOFOS OOriginal Sport Geo Orange Sandals

The Men's OOFOS OOriginal Sport Geo Orange Sandals
Disclaimer: I received a pair of Men's OOFOS OOriginal Sport Geo Orange Sandals as part of being a BibRave Pro.  Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews.

You know a good thing when you see it, or so the story goes.  Perhaps in the case of OOFOS, you know a good thing when you feel it.  A little less than a year ago I tried my first pair of OOFOS, the Ooahh Sport Slide and then a couple months later, my first pair of OOFOS Originals.  I am going to give you some specs in just a moment, but then I want to tell you more about why I jumped at trying that second pair, and again, months later, at this third pair.

Okay, some specs:

  • OOFOS has been around for 7 years and was founded by folks from Reebok, including a shoe foam chemist.
  • They started with the goal of recovery in mind.
  • OOFOS help in recovery because they use less ankle energy and help make you feel stronger.
  • OOFOS foam absorbs 37% more impact than traditional foams and helps reduce stress on sore feet, knees, and back.  They cradle you arch and help enable a more natural motion.
  • OOFOS closed cell foam helps minimize odor, but if you do feel you need to wash them, they are machine washable.
  • $10 of every Project Pink pair goes to breast cancer research and 3% of all sales through the website, OOFOS.com, do as well.

These are the feet of a foot model...yours truly!!!

Okay, my story and a little history leading up to my first pair last summer.  Last August when my first pair of OOFOS arrived, I was about 13 months into a retail job where I was standing /walking/working for probably over 90% of a standard 40 hour week on hard floors.  This was a major change from what was more of a desk job for me the previous 15-16 years!  

My running had become sporadic and filled with pain.  My right foot had continual issues and forms of Plantar Fasciitis.  I was continuing with chiropractic care as I had for years, but also adding in acupuncture, icing, heat, stretching, rolling, massage, OTC pain pills, anything I could think of to stretch, relax, basically get the pain to go away and help me be able to work and run.

OOFOS came into my life last August, and along with some of the things noted above, became a major piece of my feet, primarily my right foot, healing.  They immediately relieved the pressure and stress on my feet.  I actually thanked my BibRave Community Manager for allowing me to demo the OOFOS I received last year.  I really truly think God brought them into my life to help allow for my feet to start to recover from the stress of pounding them all day at work.  Along with other things like chiropractic, OOFOS have been a life saver.  There were and still are many days when I wear them before I go to work in the morning and put them on first thing when I get home.

Now, with a change in department where I am not on such hard floors and off my feet a little bit more of the time, my feet are healing and I just had my first 100 mile month since December 2015 in May of this year.  As I write this moment, the OOFOS OOriginal Sport Geo Orange Sandals are on my feet.  

I really can't express enough how much that 37% reduction of stress on your feet allows for the swelling and joint pressure to relax and release.  I also cannot express enough just how grateful I am for OOFOS allowing the BibRave Pros to demo these sandals and for myself that I could be one of those chosen to do so.

I just ran one of the most rugged 25K trail races I have run and my OOFOS were one of the first pairs of shoes I put on afterwards.  I didn't need to go to the chiropractor for 2 1/2 weeks.  Yup, from the moment I first ever put a pair on, I could feel the OO.  You know a good thing when you feel it!!!

Get yourself a pair and enjoy them too!!!

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