Colors: 8 colors
Sizes: 5 – 16
How obtained: Company sample
RBR advertiser: No
Colors: Variety of colors and limited edition prints
Sizes: 5 – 14
Comfort for Post-Workout Relief
OOFOS might be tricky to pronounce, but it offers a range of footwear that prioritizes foot recovery after workouts or rides. I had the opportunity to test two of their styles, the OOmega OOahh slide sandal, and the OOcloog recovery clog. Both models feature the innovative OOfoam™ technology, which boasts 37% higher impact absorption than traditional foam materials.
Comfort and Support
Slipping into a pair of OOFOS shoes, I immediately noticed the spacious toe box allowing natural toe splaying. The footbed provides good arch support, a feature often lacking in sandals and clogs. As someone with flat feet, these shoes had good arch support and should help prevent me from getting plantar fasciitis.
A study by the University of Virginia School of Medicine Speed Clinic revealed that when combined with OOfoam™, OOFOS’ footbed reduces ankle energy exertion by up to 47% compared to competitors’ footwear. This translates to easier walking and faster recovery.
While the slide sandals and recovery clogs offered remarkable comfort, I found the synthetic material to be somewhat warm. The clogs feature ventilation holes along the sides, but they tended to retain heat even with or without socks. Similarly, when testing the slides without socks, I experienced some sweating and suction around the arch area, resulting in embarrassing noises while walking. This issue may be more pronounced for individuals with flat feet like mine.
One notable advantage of OOFOS footwear is its closed-cell foam construction, making it machine washable. This feature ensures easy cleaning and helps minimize any potential odor buildup, even if your feet tend to sweat.
OOFOS recovery footwear provides comfort and support for post-workout recovery. Available in a wide selection of men’s and women’s sizes and various colors. The proprietary OOfoam™ technology and design elements like a roomy toe box and arch support make for post-ride happy feet.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.