OOFOS are constructed from a unique and proprietary, closed cell foam — we named it OOfoam. You won’t find it anywhere but in a pair of OOFOS.
When you pick up a pair of OOFOS, the first thing you notice is their incredible lightness. Put them on and you can feel the difference immediately: that’s OOfoam. It’s a breakthrough in recovery technology, offering 37% more impact absorption than EVA (traditional foam found in athletic shoes).
This means that with each step, the impact that travels from your feet up through your body is reduced by more than a third! So instead of stressing tired feet and joints after a workout, OOfoam and the patented OOFOS footbed absorb impact. When you’re not exercising, OOfoam gives your whole body the opportunity to relax, rebuild and recover.
In designing OOFOS, our first priorities were safety and quality. Unlike cheap flip-flops typically constructed of EVA foam, OOFOS footwear is made using a patented, closed cell foam that has non-toxic properties. You can feel good wearing OOFOS next to your skin.
No, OOFOS footwear does not contain latex, so those with latex sensitivity can safely wear any of our styles.
OOFOS are made in Korea and Vietnam to our closely monitored specifications.
OOfoam support and cushioning last for the life of the shoe. OOFOS don’t lose form as quickly as typical EVA foams. Wear tests show that OOfoam experiences lower abrasion because it moves with the ground and your foot at the same time. It is working “with” hard surfaces rather than against them, which reduces the wear you would see on a normal outsole.
Traditional flip-flops may offer some comfort, but they lack cushioning and arch support and can actually lead to conditions like tendinitis. Most medical professionals do not recommend wearing flip-flops for this reason — they’re not healthy for your feet. We designed OOFOS to provide impact absorption and arch support typical flip-flops lack, so feet get a chance to recover in between workouts.
OOFOS was developed by veterans of the athletic footwear industry along with an expert foam chemist. Our mission was to create a new material (OOfoam) that could help fitness enthusiasts and athletes recover in between workouts. Much like sports drinks energy gels help people replenish post-workout, we want OOFOS to be your go-to shoe for taking the stress off feet and joints, so that they can rebuild and recover before tomorrow’s workout.
Yes! The impact absorption properties of OOFOS really do take pressure off of your joints. This allows you to go about your day after a workout without adding unnecessary stress to feet and joints, giving them time to rejuvenate and recharge.
Athletes and fitness enthusiasts were the first to recognize how OOFOS made their feet feel better, helping them to recover after a workout. But people who suffer from various foot issues find that the amazing impact absorption properties of OOFOS provide the relief they’re looking for. As wells as people just looking for a comfortable, supportive shoe for all day wearing.
Dating back to the very first wear tests of OOFOS in 2012, many customers have reported relief from pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis and the bone spurs that can accompany this condition. How can that be? Because with OOfoam and our biomechanically engineered footbed help to increase circulation, which in turn helps tissue on the plantar (bottom) of the foot gain mobility, thus taking the pressure off.
But that’s not all — our customers tell us that their neuromas, bunions and hammer toes are also feeling relief as they wear OOFOS.
Technically, there is no such thing as a flat foot. A foot that is presenting as “flat” is actually a weak foot. Our OOfoam material allows the natural articulation of the foot and engages tissue on the bottom of the foot. The muscles and connective tissue respond to the motion. This activates the muscles in the feet and legs, helping to strengthen them.
You want to make sure the arch of the shoe is centered under the arch of the foot. Next, you want to make sure the heel is fully supported on the footbed. Then you will have the correct fit.
Keeping your OOFOS looking good as new is easy. You can either toss them in your washing machine with mild detergent or scrub them in the sink with a brush and mild soap. Once washed, towel them dry and they’re ready to wear immediately — or put them out to dry in the shade. NEVER put your OOFOS in the dryer.
If you normally wear a whole size: Order the same whole size OOFOS.
If you normally wear a half size:
If you have wide foot we recommend to order a size up.
Every pair of OOFOS is under warranty for 6 months from the date of purchase. If it turns out there is a defect in your OOFOS, we will replace them with a new pair. All items returned to OOFOS that have passed the 6 month date of purchase will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.