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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Review: Oofos… Feel the Ooo

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Oofos 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!

I don’t know about you, but the first thing that I want to do after a run, is take my shoes off (not to mention also taking off all of my sweaty clothes)!  After I take my shoes off, the question then becomes, “What do I put on my feet?”  Before Oofos entered my life, I’d normally just throw on any ‘ol pair of sandals.  Now, however, with my Oofos, my body can tell a difference and its thrilled!

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Makes you say, “Oooo”

Oofos slogan, “Feel the Ooo”, is so appropriate!  I can guarantee that the first time you put on a pair of Oofos, you will make an audible, “Oooo” sound.  Here’s a clip of my 12 year old putting on a pair of Oofos for the first time. (Note: When he says, “It feels weird,” what he really means is, “It feels so amazing!”)

My husband also tried on my Oofos.  After trying them on, he quickly hopped online to purchase himself a pair.  Here’s my husband and son discussing how amazing the Oofos felt and trying to decide which color to buy.

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What’s so great about Oofos?

  1. ABSORBS MORE SHOCK THAN TRADITIONAL FOAMS – Traditional athletic shoe foams are designed to “rebound” and propel you forward. With OOfoam, however, it does the opposite, absorbing 37% more shock with every step than traditional footwear foam.
  2. REDUCES STRESS ON SORE FEET, KNEES AND BACK – Your feet and joints take a pounding on hard surfaces everyday. Slipping on OOFOS after a workout, provides them with relief and a chance to recover.
  3. CRADLES YOUR ARCHES – Unlike flip-flops, the OOFOS patented footbed is designed with tremendous arch support to take the pressure off of ankles, knees and hips, as well as your lower back.
  4. ENABLES MORE NATURAL MOTION – Biomechanically designed, OOFOS flex with both your foot and the ground. The soft, flexible OOfoam material enables your foot to articulate the way nature intended. (Oofos.com)

An Everyday Shoe

While testing out my Oofos, my husband and I traveled to Cancun, Mexico.  Yes, my Oofos most certainly came along with us!  Here’s my Oofos on the beach.

img_7027Here’s my Oofos on our kayak. (The Oofos are made with a moisture resistant closed cell foam which is shower-ready and machine washable!)

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Here’s my Oofos during a relaxing morning by the ocean with a mimosa in hand.

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After spending a whole day walking around with my brown sandals on, I could not wait to put on my Oofos to finally feel some relief from my tried feet, ankles, knees, and back!

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Although my pair of Women’s OOriginal Sport Sandal may seem a little big, it’s amazing how lightweight they are!  They provide the support my body needs while adding minimal weight to my feet!

One Monday evening, while at my friend’s house to watch the Bachelorette, my friend asked, “Are those Oofos really as great as you say they are?”

I then took off my Oofos, handed them to her, and said, “Try them on for yourself.”

As soon as she put them on, she giggled and said, “Wow!  These are amazing!”

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Recently, while at the Oakland Town’s Half expo representing the California International Marathon, I spotted some Oofos for sale at a booth across from me.  I so badly wanted to purchase a pair of the Women’s OOlala sandals, but I was a good girl and kept my wallet put away.  (I’ve spent way too much money lately for my classroom!)

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In the end, I’d highly recommend that everyone own at least one pair of Oofos.  Wear them before you workout, after you workout, and even on your rest days like I did below.

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

Jeannine     Amy     James     Vanessa

Do you own a pair of Oofos?  If so, what do you think about them?  If you don’t own a pair of Oofos, what do you normally wear after a hard run / workout?

Until next time,

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