OOFOS OOmg – Feel the OO!

Posted: May 22, 2017 in My Story, Reviews
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OOFOS OOmg

Disclaimer: I received a pair of OOFOS OOmg Recovery Shoes 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’d heard about the OOFOS brand, having seen reviews and blog posts about their sandals. I’d always wanted to give them a try, so when we were given the opportunity to test their yet-to-be-released Recovery Shoes, I jumped at the chance! Because of the time it sometimes takes for products to cross the border into Canada, I was concerned I wouldn’t make the blogging deadline – but I’ve made the most of them!!

OOFOS OOmg – Look

I always get products delivered to me at work, so I get them immediately and don’t have search them out later at the post office. These babies arrived in a gigantic brown box, with the also-oversized clear-lidded shoe box inside. Immediately I was struck by the bright yellowness of my OOFOS OOmg!

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These shoes also come in black and grey, but I have to admit the brilliance of this colour kind of appeals to me, and makes them a good conversation starter. I slipped them on at the office to try them out – they really didn’t go with my dress pants (or the carpet).

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OOFOS OOmg – Feel

The OOFOS OOmg are like little pillows under your feet, swathed in a layer of stretchy comfort fabric. They’re lightweight and flexible, but still sturdy enough to know that you can wear them outdoors. The secret of the OOFOS OOmg (and other products) is in the OOfoam and its Impact Absorbing Technology. According to the website:

Traditional athletic shoes deliver rebound and energy return benefits to propel you forward during your fitness activities. OOfoam does the opposite, absorbing 37% more of the impact to reduce the stress on your feet, body and soul to help you recover.

OOFOS OOmg – Wear

I’ve worn my OOFOS OOmg after two races, as well as ‘around the house’ over the past few weeks. Let me share:

BMO Vancouver Marathon

I completed my third marathon – BMO Vancouver Marathon – and feel like I might not have survived without my OOFOS OOmg Recovery Shoes. As soon as I got my checked bag, I did a quick change and slipped on my OOFOS. The relief was almost immediate. After 42.2 kilometres and (slightly over) 4 hours of pavement pounding, my sad little feet felt supported in the arch, and had room to breathe. And you know that tightness you get on the top of your foot from your shoelaces? Gone!

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Honestly, if I hadn’t been wearing my OOFOS OOmg, I’m not sure if I would have been able to make the walk home.

Shaughnessy 8K

Two short weeks after the Marathon, I felt fully recovered – arguably thanks to the OOFOS OOmg – I had another race to run. The Shaughnessy 8K is a fun local race, with an amazing number of door prizes for the taking. I brought along my OOFOS OOmg to keep me cushioned while waiting eagerly to (possibly) win! In the end, I didn’t – but I was uber-comfortable while hanging about.

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And, since the OOFOS OOmg fit well, I was able to drive home while wearing them.

General Lazing About

I’ll admit that I’ve slipped on my OOFOS OOmg after a regular run, for just hanging around at home. They’ll really just that comfortable. If I had the option to wear them every day, all day, I’m pretty sure I would. Like pyjamas!

Recommendation

My only issue with the OOFOS OOmg has less to do with the shoe than with my feet, I think. But how do I say this without sounding gross? Maybe I can’t. My post-race feet are sweaty, and they stick to the insole of the shoe. Yes, I know, I can wear socks (valid option!), but I like the freedom of being sockless. So that’s one thing.

The colour is fun – though not ideal for all occasions. But yes, there are other options to choose from!

Finally, I’ll admit that the price point for OOFOS OOmg is a bit high, but I do think they give good value for money. They are a solid investment, a product that will give ongoing comfort and support to your overworked feet. Check out all of the OOFOS offerings on their website at oofos.com!

And don’t just take my word for it – read what other BibRave Pros have to say:

What do you use post-race or long run for recovery?

Comments
  1. These look cool! I kinda want them!