WALKING ON AIR

Oofos Recovery Shoes
Ooriginal in Sea Foam, $49.95

Even if you are not a crazy hardcore athlete, these recovery shoes are the most comfortable things you can wear on your feet. Oofos sandals and shoes may have a funny sounding name, but from personal experience, I can attest to how comfortable they are. 

 

It really feels like you are walking on air. Once you start wearing them, it is impossible to go back to your old flip flops. First off, it is important to understand what exactly a recovery shoe is. The answer is in the name. Recovery shoes were developed to give your feet a well-deserved rest and help them recover from things like running a marathon, an iron man, or even a tough crossfit workout. 

But you do not need to be in post race recovery mode to enjoy the benefits of the Oofos recovery shoes.  They are so comfortable, anyone would love to wear them everyday.  So what makes them so comfortable and how does it work?  The first thing to know is the design and construction of the arch.  It is super supportive and it puts most of the balance of your foot on the arch so it reduces any impact on your toes and heels.   Basically, it cradles the arches, and that lets your foot move naturally, which then relieves the pressure on the forefoot and ball of the foot when you are walking.  This construction and design has a foot bed that lowers stress from your sore feet, knees, and back and allows them to recover before your next workout. 

Oofos recovery shoes are also ideal after foot surgery as the patented biomechanically designed oofoam absorbs rather than propels your foot.  So a lot of the shock and impact of your feet is absorbed by the foam and shoe, not your feet legs or joints. There is a lot of technical information on their website here if you want to oo-geekout.  

Recover faster, and give your feet a vacation.  Oofos come in a variety of fun and crazy colors, patterns, and designs. With so many different options to choose from, it is difficult to just buy one pair! Oofos sandals are also super convenient to buy. Just pop onto their website, and you can find the closest store near you. You can also just purchase any shoes you wish on their website. With their heavenly comfort, neat look, and convenient accessibility, there is no reason why you should not grab a pair today!

 

Photos by Becky Yee
Foot model - Olivia Ivry
Special Thanks to Graham Rowe