An OOfos Convert

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 had heard of OOfos before. A lot of people swear by OOfos. A lot of people slip on a pair as soon as they finish a race or a run. A lot of people have a pair (or two) at home. I see them at all the running stores.

But. I’ve never tried them.

I don’t mean, I’ve never bought them. I mean I’ve never even gone near them. And honestly, it was for fear that I would love them so much but not be able to afford them.  I had heard such good things about them and knew that I probably could use them because I have constantly aching feet. Yet, I never even wanted to try them on because I didn’t want to “want” them and not be able to buy them.  Yes, this is a true story.

Then, I was (gratefully) accepted to test a pair of the new Original Sport by Oofos and couldn’t wait to get them on my feet.

You know what? Everyone was right. They are wonderful.


So, what makes these sandals so special? Oofos has been on the market since 2011 (yes, 7 years!) and they are marketed as recovery footwear. With an upgrade from the OOriginal sandal, the new Original Sport offers a new color design with the same impact absorption, superior arch support, and unbelievable comfort.

Do they actually work? Yes, from the moment I slipped them on my feet, I was a convert. They are super “soft,” squishy, and comfortable to walk in. It was like walking on memory foam. Almost, more like OOFoam! HAHAHA, I crack myself up! Actually, Oofos has their own type of foam that they have developed and used in their footwear and it is called OOFoam. This type of foam greatly reduces the impact on your body every time you take a step!

Also, the arch support is amazing and is perfect for people like me – people in possession of really high arches. Unlike stiffer arch supports in other shoes, the foam molded to the shape of MY foot. I have noticed that in other shoes that sometimes the arch support is in a weird spot and not directly fitting MY arch and thus feels like I’m always walking on a rock. This is definitely not the case with OOfos; the arch is perfect for any type of foot or arch.

They did take a minute or two to get used to from the look and the way you walk in them.  The shape of the shoe is very rounded, but this is to enable a more natural movement and foot strike. It feels a little weird at first but your body quickly adapts.

Both the shape and the foam used helps reduce stress on the feet, knees, and back. After being on my feet racing directing all day, or after a long run, I crave slipping on my Oofos, even it’s just for walking around the house or to wear in the shower at the gym. I could definitely see myself buying some closed toed footwear from Oofos so my feet can still be super comfortable even as winter is rolling in (or I’ll just keep rocking the socks with sandals look).

Walking around the house doing chores but it was too cold for just sandals.


Get yourself a pair: I’m a new Oofos convert. Given what I know now, I definitely think this footwear is worth the price and should have bought a pair a long time ago. I am on my feet a lot with all my jobs and they are constantly aching. I need to let my feet recover properly.  The recovery and comfort of runners’ feet are highly worth it and these sandals do the trick! 
They retail online for $59.95. Check them out HERE!

#FeelTheOO for yourself: Check out their website: www.oofos.com 
And be sure to follow them on Twitter: @oofos
And Instagram: @oofos


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Funny addition:

Ironically, right as I got my pair of OOfos in the mail, I was reading the latest edition of Runner’s World and there was a full-page ad for Oofos.

Scoobtober 5k and Tons of Swag!

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Scooby Doo Virtual Run Series 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!


Last week, I set out to complete the Scooby Doo Run Series Challenge. The 2nd race (and final race) of the series is the Scoobtober 5k. Tristan and I’s goal was to run this race a little bit faster than the Doo Good 5k in September, but we had a little hiccup earlier in the week that made this goal a little unreachable.

Tristan decided to get in the garbage a few days before and ate a bunch of trash that he shouldn’t have. Not to worry, he’s fine and recovered well (not without an accident in the house and lots of trips outside for a few days). I thought he was doing better by the time of the Scoobtober 5k, but as we set out for the race, I could tell he wasn’t feeling well and was running way slower than usual, with me practically dragging him behind me.

I turned around and dropped Tristan off with a mile into the race. He looked at me with sad eyes as I shut the door to finish the 5k by myself. With the stop off at home, I definitely didn’t get a faster 5k time than the Doo Good 5k, but that’s okay! Tristan and I still earned our bling and celebrated together when the medals arrived in the mail a few days later!


Race Review:
If you like virtual races, this is definitely a must do! I highly suggest getting on their mailing list so you’re notified when they do another one. The theme is super fun and cute; who doesn’t like Scooby Doo!? Plus, the swag is no joke! The medals, shirt, backpack, and doggie bandanas are high quality! I mean, they dog medals are super cute and unique and the medals humans get are way bigger than I expected!

Above all, this race series gives you a great excuse to get out, exercise and run with your doggie!

I do think the race could use some more communication with its racers (how fun would it have been if they sent out some emails with a Scooby Doo theme to encourage people to run their virtuals races! They could have even made up some mystery story to go with each race!). I also would have loved to see more interaction on social media posts, because that’s always fun (but maybe virtual races don’t do that in general. I don’t know).

Overall, this virtual race series is WELL WORTH IT! The swag is amazing, the theme is fun, and it gives you a reason to take cute pictures with your dog!


Check out the race page HERE.

 

Next race: The Scoobtober VIRTUAL 5k!

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Scooby Doo Virtual Run Series races 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!


As part of being a BibRave Pro, I got a chance to participate in the first ever Virtual Scooby Doo Run Series! So, far Tristan and I have completed race one of the series, the Doo Good 5k, and earned some awesome swag! Check out my post-race recap HERE.

As we get closer and closer to Halloween, the theme for the 2nd race in the series, we’ve still been running a couple times a week together. We’ll complete our Virtual Scoobtober 5k on Tuesday, the day before Halloween.

We’re going to stick to our same course and our goal is to try and beat our time from the Doo Good 5k.

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter to see how training is going and we’ll do live posts of the race on Instagram Stories!

Race Recap – Virtual DooGood 5k – Scooby Doo Run Series

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Doo Good 5k by the Scooby Doo Virtual Run Series race 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!

A couple of weeks ago, after training, Tristan, Ben and I set off to do the Virtual Doo Good 5k together. We chose the bike path near our house and started right before the sun was starting to set.


I was really excited to do this race series with my dog because he is getting older and I am not sure how much longer he’ll be able to run with me. When he was younger, we used to run together a lot. As I started training for longer and longer distances, I didn’t feel comfortable taking him with me, but we would still run the shorter runs and do hikes together.

It had been a while since we did a lot of running together, so when I got the word I was signed up for the Virtual Scooby Do Run Series, we started building his miles back up starting with one mile.

He did awesome through all the training runs and was ready for the full 3.1 miles come race day! We had no time goals, and just wanted to get through the whole race without stopping!

Minus one stop for a poop break, we reached our goal and each earned some great swag!

Next up, we’ve got the Scoobtober 5k at the end of October!


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