Review: Oofos… Til You Ooo

Disclaimer: I received the OOcloog Luxe Project Pink Clog to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!

Three months ago I tried on my first pair of Oofos.  I wrote about this experience in my first Oofos review that you can read HERE.  When I had the opportunity to try a different pair of Oofos, I said, “Yes, please!”  I already knew how blown away I was by the comfort and recovery support this shoes provided!

My first time around, it was the women’s OOriginal sandal.  As for this time around, I decided to opt for women’s Oocloog.

The description of this shoes found at oofos.com states, “[The Oocloog Luxe] shoe soothes and reinvigorates your feet after a workout, so you’ll be ready to do it again tomorrow. With patented OOfoam technology, the OOcloog Luxe absorbs impact, cradles your arches and allows you to move naturally. Your feet will know the difference.”

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My shoes never seem to last me more than a year or two no matter how much money I spend on the shoes.  Check back in with me in a year or two, but I see my Oofos lasting quite a long time.  One of the questions addressed at Oofos.com is, “How durable are OOFOS?”  The answer: “OOfoam support and cushioning last for the life of the shoe. OOFOS don’t lose form as quickly as typical EVA foams. Wear tests show that OOfoam experiences lower abrasion because it moves with the ground and your foot at the same time. It is working “with” hard surfaces rather than against them, which reduces the wear you would see on a normal outsole.”

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My two pairs of Oofos are always downstairs (most of my shoes and stored upstairs in my closet) on the shoe rack.  Why?  Because after a long day as a 5th grade teacher standing on my feet, I want to slip into something that’s comfortable and helps my feet recover.  I especially love wearing my Oofos while I’m in the kitchen cooking.

The Oocloogs that I received are unique because they are a part of the Project Pink collection – a range of products that provide donations to Breast Cancer research ALL YEAR AROUND.  Through this collection, OOFOS donates $10 of each Project Pink shoe to Dana-Farber breast cancer research.  The fundraising for Breast Cancer research is close to home for the brand as Duncan Finigan – Head of OOFOS Marketing was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in October 2014. You can read all about Duncan’s story here.

Last weekend I traveled to Denver for the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon (read my race recap HERE).  I made sure I packed my Oofos because I knew my feet would be ready for some rest and recovery.  Since I put on my Oofos after my half marathon, my feet didn’t hurt at all!  Bottom line?  OOFOS have amazing OOFoam tech in their shoes which makes them the ultimate recovery shoe – you can find the info here: https://www.oofos.com/pages/your-feet-earned-this

If I had anything negative to say about my Oofos Oocloogs, it’d be that my feet get a little sweaty while wearing them.  My feet, however, are abnormally sweaty.  Even as a baby, I was not able to wear footsie pajamas since my feet would get too sweaty.  Would a normal person’s feet be as sweaty as mine?  Probably not.  Could I wear socks to help my feet from getting too sweaty?  Yes. (See above picture.)

Check out what my fellow BibRave Pros had to say about their Oofos!

Emily    Jenna    Laura    Mai    Meridith   Vanessa

Until next time,

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Rest

Rest as defined by Merriam-Webster is, “A state of motionlessness or inactivity.”  This is where I currently am and it’s difficult.  Ask anyone who has traveled / lived with me and they’ll tell you that I am “go, go, go” all the time!  Rest is normally not something I do.

Right now, however, I am listening to my body, listening to the doctors, and listening to my family as I am resting.  No, there’s no injury and no, I’m not ill.  I am resting and I am waiting.

Since the Utah Valley Marathon, I’ve kept myself busy with my cousin visiting from out of town and my family most recently traveling to Napa and San Francisco.

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This week, however, the house is quiet and I find myself alone with my thoughts for the first time since the Utah Valley Marathon and it’s… scary exhilarating different.

I must remember that this is just a season.  This too shall pass.  I will be back out on the road collecting miles in no time.  I must enjoy and appreciate every quiet moment.

What season do you currently find yourself in?  Are you also resting or are you working hard towards a goal?  Tell me about it!  I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time,

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