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I am a shoe allegionist. What I mean by that is, once I find a style that I love – I stick with it. I have had the exact same style of flats for years. I just go and buy them two at a time when they are on sale! When it comes to flip flops, I usually just buy the cheapo ones at Target or Payless and then end up complaining all summer how my feet hurt when wandering around in them. I am sure my hubby is over that since he gets to hear it every summer! Well, this summer, he will not have to deal with my griping – I was sent some fabulous flip-flops and slide sandals from OOFOS to try out and review. OOFOS makes footwear that stands by their statement to Make YOO Feel Better and have you Feel the OO when you put them on! According to their website, the OOFoam technology absorbs 37% more impact to help keep stress and fatigue off you so that you can keep on keeping on!
What did I think?
At first, I was very skeptical – the sandals do not look that different from any other flip-flop out there. The bottoms are thicker – but when you are paying more than $1.00 for a pair, I hope there is more material to it! Once I slipped them on, my skepticism started to fade away. I have high arches, so flip-flops usually result in VERY sore feet after a day of wearing them due to lack of support. The OOFOS sandals provide firm, yet with a soft give, arch support that really makes it feel like you are walking on the perfect surface.
I also love how comfortable the foam is for the toe portion – sometimes you will get a pair that seem comfortable throughout the foot but then the thong portion rubs your toes and suddenly you have a bad pair because who wants a shoe that makes their toe bleed? That is not a problem with OOFOS – the thong portion is cushioned and soft – but still holds the sandal to your foot.
I wore my OOFOS to a waterpark in the Wisconsin Dells. For anyone who has stayed at an indoor waterpark, you know there is a lot of walking. The particular park we stayed at has six separate waterparks connected by skywalks – so we were hoofing it a lot over the weekend. These flip-flops kept my feet and legs feeling comfortable when following after my long-leg husband across the hotel grounds.
With four colors to choose from (Fushia, Black, Mocha and Tangerine) in the flip-flops, you can find something to go with nearly anything. OOFOS also makes a slide sandal (for those who do not like things between their toes) and clogs, too. I think the clogs would be great for anyone on their feet all day – nurses, chefs, retail and more. I will definitely be wearing my OOFOS all summer long and relishing my relaxed feet in them!
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What’s that? You want to win a pair, too? Okay, I can do that! Check back on April 17, 2013 for to enter to win a pair of OOFOS footwear!
Savory Savings did not receive any compensation for this post. Disclosure: I did receive the product for free to try and am sharing my opinion with you. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.