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Review: OOFOS Ooriginal Sport

Disclaimer: I received a pair of OOFOS Ooriginal Sport 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 was really intrigued by OOFOS because they are designed to “absorb impact” and “aid recovery”. I love flip-fops anyway, so I’m not likely to turn down the opportunity to test out a new pair, especially one that will make my legs feel good after a long run. Right now, I’m only training for a 5K and a 5-miler, so I didn’t have any super long runs, but I feel like I was still able to get some benefit from the sandal’s design. Read on for more ūüėČ

What I received to review

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What’s so special about the OOFOS?

According to the hang tag that came on the sandals, OOFOS is “recovery technology for your feet” and works by:

  • Absorbing shock with every step
  • Cradling your arches
  • Reducing stress on feet, knees, and back
  • Enabling more natural motion

The foam absorbs 37% more shock than other materials.

The Good

The first thing I noticed about OOFOS was it’s unique design, and I honestly wasn’t sure how it would feel. The sole is bulkier than most flip-flops, and is thicker in the middle than on the front and back, which I assumed was to help the foot roll more than heel strike (which it did).

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The sandals are super cushiony and comfortable. It felt like I was squishing down into the cushion and then rebounding with each step.

The fit was great, and they are true to size. The website suggests ordering your true size if you are a whole size, or a half size up if you typically wear a half size.

I wore them after a few of my longer runs (about an hour), and while my legs don’t get super sore, they do get tired. I put on the sandals immediately post-run‚ÄĒmy legs and tired feet felt supported. It was great.

Another plus to the OOFOS Original Sport? They are moisture resistant and don’t get stinky. Always a good feature when you are dealing with¬†smelly, sweaty feet.

The Not-So-Good

They are supposed to have an anti-chafe toe, and while I wouldn’t call it chafing, there was a bit of discomfort if I wore them all day long (which I wanted to do because they were so comfortable!).

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The Bottom Line

I loved the OOFOS Original Sport sandals¬†for after runs, or on days when I was walking around or on my feet a lot. They retail at $59.95, and while I can’t attest to how long they might last since I haven’t had mine¬†that¬†long, they seem to be well made and with quality materials.

Join us and OOFOS for #Bibchat on August 30! I can’t guarantee that they will be giving away a pair, but there are often sweet giveaways during #Bibchat, so come hang out with us on Tuesday at 7 pm MT!