As I’ve gotten older I began to experiment awful foot pain. In fact, I used to not be able to run more than 3 miles without severe pain in the bones on my feet. Luckily I found my Brooks Pure Connect (which are discontinued) and I’ve been able to push my distance.
But I still struggled with footwear for when I’m not running. I tried several types of shoes that people would recommend such as Danskos, Abeos, and Clark’s. But nothing was good enough for being on my feet all day. I tried several inserts, you name it. That all changed the day I discover Oofos.
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Some highlights about Oofos:
- Absorbs shock with every step (offers 37% more impact absorption traditional foam found in athletic shoes
- Cradles your arches
- Reduces stress on feet, knees, and back (Oofos have scientifically been proven to make the body feel better by reducing demand on the ankles, knees, and hips when walking)
- Enables more natural motion
I first discovered Oofos Ooriginal Sandals at an expo at Disney World for a race weekend. The minute I tried on I was like I need these in my life. For the first time I can walk around Disney World without my feet in agony. It seemed like a miracle.
I couldn’t believe it, I could wear flip flops for the first time!!! As a gal that likes wearing sundresses I was so happy that I could wear stylish footwear instead of sneakers with my outfits.
They are sold as recovery footwear for runners but I wear them all the time. As I type this in middle of winter I am wearing a pair of the new Oolala Geo sandals in my house. I wear just inside because just walking around with no shoes hurts. I have extremely high arches. And the Oofos cradle my arch distributors my weight throughout my whole foot. Not just in the heels and balls of my feed. Any shoes that are flat inside are extremely difficult for someone like me! Most shoes and sneakers are.
I have since bought countless pairs. I may have a bit of an addiction. I have many different colors and styles. I will say over time and lots of wear the foam sole do become softer, still better than any other shoes I own so I don’t get rid of, but I like to replace after about a year because a firm new pair feel better.
NOT JUST FLIP FLOPS
When returning back to work I struggled so much because I couldn’t wear flip flops to work. I bought a pair of the Oofo clogs. And I would sneak and put them on toward end of my shift even though they didn’t meet the dress code requirements because I need relief. To this day I still keep in my locker at work and my coworkers know if they’re feet hurt they can borrow if they’re feet hurt.
But I was so excited when I learned Oofos came out with a sneaker. They even had an all black sneaker that fit my company’s dress code. I ordered immediately and wear them daily. I work for an airline and stand at the ticket counter putting lots of pressure on my feet lifting luggage for hours and hours and these sneakers make it so much better. They’re dressy enough I can wear with my dress or with my pants. I don’t go home with sore feet anymore. I’m telling you this has been life changing for me.
Recently I was given a pair of Oofo Boots to try and I love them so much. For the first time I have winter boots that are comfortable. They keep my feet dry and are stylish. I don’t think they are warm enough for sitting for hours at a Buffalo Bills football game but they are perfect for running errands, shoveling the driveway or going for evening walks in the snow.
I can honestly sit here and say Oofos are one product I can’t live without. I have recommended to so many people over the years because I love them that much. If you struggle from footpain your feet will thank you.
I have one more product request from Oofos that l I’d love to see one day. An Oofo Slipper! With the standard sole on bottom but warm fuzzy fabric on top! What do you think?
If you’re interested in Oofos, you can find them online at www.oofos.com where there is free ground shipping and returns on every order or check out your local specialty retailer than specializes in running, fitness or outdoor and comfort shoe stores. It’s time to #feeltheoo