Expert Opinion - 17th March 2014
Recently I received a pair of OOfos recovery thongs from my sponsors at CW-X who now stock this footwear. OOfos recovery thongs are made with a new material called OOfoam that, along with supportive footbed, provide relief and comfort to feet tired out from trail running!
I first tried these on after a long run. The first thing I noticed was how nice it was to have an arch supporting my feet, something sadly missing from either standard thongs, or other supposed ‘supportive’ thongs/slides I have tried in the past. The next thing I noticed was the squishy luxuriousness of OOfos foam. Just what I needed after a number of hours running over rocks and hard ground!
I really felt like my feet were properly supported, and the cushioning gave my sore feet great relief. Not only that, but I could feel the difference in my legs too. There was less impact as I was walking around. Everytime I get home from a run I put on my CW-X compression tights to aid recovery, now I also put on my OOfos thongs!
Although the thongs look a bit thick and bulky, they are surprisingly lightweight. Also, the part that goes between your toes is soft and comfy. I find most thongs hideously uncomfortable because they irritate my skin where it rubs between my toes. Not so with the OOfos thongs! I can wear these for hours with no problems whatsoever.
Isobel Bespalov, Australian Trail Running Champion