Oooh heifers! Now y'all know I do loves me a good pair of shooooooooez, right? Imagine my udder excitement (haha see what I did there?) when I was sent a pair of Oofos to try. I have been running for 4 and a half years, and my "recovery" shoes include $1 Old Navy flip flops and gold old fashioned bare feet.
I wasn't even skeptical of these, as I am with many products. Most of the time I give the heifer-raised eyebrow and the side-eye, wondering if all the "hype" is true on stuff like this.
But... it took ONE try, just ONE second of wearing them until I realized, OOOOOH, and AAAAAAH, these shoes are THE SHIZ.
Not only are they SUPER SOFT AND CUSHIONY... they are extremely comfortable. They just are. I don't know why. It's like something magical. After a long run - you put them on and your feet just say "oooh my gawsh, THANK YOU!"
I wore mine around and around, for errands, etc... Not only was I walking on sunshine, it was cloudy, happy, big puffy happy cloud sunshine. Nothing but happy feet here with these shoes.
One thing I LOVE is when a company has a great product - but even MORE than that - is when the PEOPLE and the MESSAGE behind the company are ace (that's ACE, as in British english, a tribute to my #marathoninaDay friends over in the UK because I love them a lot)....
Check out what Oofos says, on their website, about their story:
"We began as a team of footwear veterans — friends dating back to the athletic footwear and running shoe boom of the ’70s and ’80s. What brought us together was a desire to fill a need for footwear that could help fitness enthusiasts recover from repeated workouts on hard surfaces. Stores are filled with athletic shoes designed to offer rebound and energy return — shoes that spring you forward when you’re exercising. What was missing was a material that could do the opposite: actually absorb shock after a workout. Two and a half years of tireless development later, we had a breakthrough on our hands. Revolutionary foam technology combined with a biomechanically engineered footbed. We’re proud to bring you OOFOS... footwear that can truly make your hard-working feet and body feel better."
I gotta tell ya - THIS STUFF IS TRUE! My feet DO feel better wearing these. Not only do I LOVE them - I love them A LOT! I will be a lifelong customer of Oofos.
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Oh, and if it wasn't enough that these are by far the most OOoooohmazing recovery shoes, check out the info on this pink model, making YOO feel better, one step at a time...
"$10 of every pair of the Project Pink collection sold is donated to breast cancer treatment research at Dana-Farber. As one of the world’s leading cancer care centers, the Dana-Farber team works tirelessly to find a cure to help the millions around the world that are affected."