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Oofos review: Are Oofos worth it?

  • April 11, 2019
  • By Stephanie, The Roving Fox
Oofos review: Are Oofos worth it?

Oofos Review of the Shoes and Sandals: Are Oofos Worth it?

About two years ago I went to a fitness convention to brush up on continuing education credits to maintain my group exercise certification. At the conference, I saw a woman who was wearing a pair of bright purple flip flops. They looked super comfortable and padded. Intrigued, I asked her what they were, and she told me all about her Oofos shoes and Oofos flip flops. The moment I got home from the convention, I researched Oofos recovery shoes online and bought my first pair. Since then I’ve been hooked on the comfort and revolutionary foam technology of my Oofos shoes! I hope this Oofos review can help you learn more about these comfortable recovery shoes.

Now, I own both a pair of the Oofos sneakers and the Oofos flip flops. Both are incredible comfortable and functional. Especially for people with joint issues (like me) or who are looking for the best shoes for plantar fasciitis (like my husband, Ken).

Oofos History

Oofos was founded in 2011 by four footwear professionals. They collaborated with a foam chemist to develop a supportive and comfortable foam that they call OOfoam™. The founders researched OOfoam™ for years, and tested them on real-life runners and people who experience joint pain.

Through their research and study, they found that Oofos shoes and sandals absorb 37% more impact than traditional foam found in other athletic shoes. Because OOfoam™ is paired with a revolutionary foot-bed design, the shoes reduce demand on the joints and muscles of the hips, knees, ankles, and feet. A lot of athletes slip on the shoes after a workout to recover post-workout. I think that sort of Oofos review speaks for itself!

Since I had hip labral tear surgery in April 2018, I’ve been looking for the best shoes for hip pain which have a lot of support and padding to absorb shock. Oofos shoes are a great post-op shoe option because they are very light weight, easy to take on and off, and are super padded and comfortable.

There’s a chance I might have some early hip arthritis due to my torn labrum and wear on the hip joint. The Oofos sneakers  help absorb shock from walking on hard surfaces. I could see these sneakers being really effective for people with arthritis. Not only because of the foam padding, but also because they are so easy to take on and off without having to tie laces.

Oofos sneakers review

The Oofos sneakers are so comfortable to wear after a long day of work or a hard workout. It’s so nice to slip on the shoes at the end of a long day when my feet and legs are aching! The arch support seems to distribute weight more evenly across the whole foot.

The women’s Oofos shoes come in neutral colors like grey or black, and vibrant colors like hot pink, blue, and orange. The shoes add about 2 inches to your height. That’s how much foam and padding is in there! I love feeling extra tall, even though I am already about 6′.

These shoes are great for anyone who is on their feet all day, people with sore joints, or anyone looking for some cloud-like foot relief.

If you’re wondering what size Oofos to get, I usually wear a women’s 11 or 11.5, and the 12 fit perfectly. So, try sizing up a half or whole size.

Oofos shoes are $129.95.

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Oofos sandals review

I bought purple Oofos flip flops because my husband Ken is a notorious “stuff swiper.” Since we wear similar sizes in clothes and shoes, I thought the “lady color” would dissuade him from taking a stroll in my shoes. But one day I came home and he was wearing my purple flip flops around the house! That’s when I knew we had to order him a pair of his own…in black.

The Oofos sandals and flip flops are made with the same OOfoam™ technology as the Oofos shoes, so they also absorb tons of shock. We literally live in our Oofos flip flops from May to September, and break them out any time we go on vacation in warm weather.

These are easily my favorite flip flops. I love the comfort and the color, and I can wear them for a full day of walking! I think Oofos are worth it and can’t wait to order one of their new colors.

I’ve walked all around Disney World, throughout Mexico, and all around Boston with ease. I’ve worn them walking, biking, and hanging around the house, and I love how supportive yet padded they are.

While you can machine wash the Oofos sandals, I have never noticed that they get smelly, even after weeks of daily wear in warm weather. We’ve owned our sandals for about 18 months. They’ve held up extremely well since we both average at least 10,000 steps per day. They seem to be just as supportive and padded as day 1.

The Oofos flip flops come in a variety of colors like purple, pink, black, silver, and navy. They also sell an Oofos sandal which is more like slide if a more traditional flip flop style doesn’t work for you.

While ordering up worked for the sneakers, I’d say the flip flops can run true to size or a bit large. I ordered the men’s size 9 for my size 11 feet and they are perfect.

Oofos flip flops and sandals start at $49.95.

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Best shoes for plantar fasciitis

As mentioned above, I had hip surgery, so I love that Oofos take pressure off my joints. But Ken has plantar fasciitis and is always on the hunt for the best sneakers for plantar fasciitis. He swiped my purple flip flops bcause they felt so good on his aching feet!

He says wearing the Oofos flip flops is like walking on clouds. The shoes distribute weight over his whole foot, so all the pressure isn’t building up in one area of the foot. He thinks the Oofos sandals are some of the best walking shoes for plantar fasciitis. His sandals have also been over Disney World and on tropical vacations! They provide a lot of plantar fasciitis support and shock absorption.

I am just waiting for the moment he decides he is also going to permanently steal my Oofos sneakers!! He’s worn them around the house and has already said he thinks they’re one of the best sneakers for plantar fasciitis he’s ever tried.

If this Oofos review helped you decide if Oofos are worth it, and you try a pair of the Oofos shoes or Oofos sandals, please leave me a comment below! I’d love to hear from you if you end up trying a pair. Especially if you are looking for the best shoes for plantar fasciitis or the best shoes for joint pain.

These recovery shoes have become staples for everyday use, and I think you’ll love them as much as we do!

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By Stephanie, The Roving Fox, April 11, 2019
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  • Martine
    February 17, 2021

    Hello and thanks for this. I have Mortons Neuroma in both feet. Are Oofos good for this? I require a wide toe box, stable sides and lots of padding in the metatarsal area.

    • Stephanie
      February 28, 2021

      Hi Martine! I’m not a doctor or a PT, but I think they would probably be very comfortable and helpful for Morton’s Neuroma. Oofos are the most cooshy flip flops and pull on shoes I’ve ever worn…more than Skechers or Hokas, even, in my opinion. My husband has plantar fasciitis and also wears Oofos flip flops and pull on sneakers (although he prefers Hokas for long walks since they have laces and can be tied up tighter for more stability). Good luck!

  • Marianne R Adamson
    April 21, 2021

    I have very bad feet due to working standing on a marble floor in heels for many years..Previously suffered from plantar fasciitis,but better now. Still have bunions,very thin fat pads on the
    Balls of my feet ..Also issues with my right heel..I am 83 years old and do not want to under go a surgical procedure due to health issues.Trying to find comfortable walking shoes so I may be able to exercise by walking..
    Do you think that these shoes would work for me.
    I think I would like to order the flip flop and the
    Shoe..I have wide feet..Looking forward to a reply from you.
    Marianne R Adamson
    [email protected]

    • Stephanie
      April 21, 2021

      Hi Marianne,
      Marble floors and heels?? Ouch. I think you should at least give them a try. Oofos customer service is very good and if they don’t work for you, you can always return them. The slip on shoes do not have shoelaces, so they are not as stable as a laced shoe, but I find them very comfortable for regular walks. I wouldn’t wear them on hikes or more rocky surfaces. I also have wide feet and what I like about the slip on sneaker is that the toe bed area is cut more wide so my toes don’t rub together. I hope that info helps!

  • Cathy
    October 2, 2021

    These sound incredible! I bought a pair in Corvallis, Oregon while on a visit. Are they also good for folks with bunions?

    • Stephanie
      October 16, 2021

      Probably! I’d say give them a try and make sure to buy them from somewhere who accepts returns just in case they don’t work for you

  • Laura Audenas
    October 24, 2021

    Dangerous shoe
    I am reviewing, not only the flip flop I purchased, but also the integrity of this company. Less than 1 month after purchasing this shoe, I was standing talking to someone. As I started to walk, I fell forward. My husband caught me. The front of the flip flop had folded under the sole. The toe separator tore away from the sole itself, even though it was molded together. I inspected the other shoe and there were stress cracks on the toe separator, so it was probably a matter of days before this one ripped also. This is after only less than a month. The fall caused me to hurt my shoulder. I was concerned not only about my shoulder, but mostly about other people getting hurt. I contacted Linda Jaros with Oofos. She is quite the sales person! She immediately wanted to send me more shoes to try. I said “no thanks”, I had lost confidence in the Oofos brand. She went on to tell me how a customer “broke” their ankle with the shoe, but still refuses to give up her Oofos. That’s how much she loved them!!!. Ms. Jaros decided there was nothing she could do to make me happy, so she said she would have the President of the company call me. His name is Steve. After talking with him, he also tried to send me shoes for not only me, but my husband. I again told him I was no longer confident in the brand. He insisted and said he would send clogs. I asked him what I should do about my injured shoulder. At that point, I had no doctor’s bills, but my dr. advised me to get an Xray after a week if icing didn’t help. I asked if he was going to pay for the Xray. He said his company is not responsible for the flip flops. He said, because the shoe is opened, it is not a safe shoe so they cannot take responsibility. I asked if he was going to let his customers know that the shoe is dangerous? Again, because it is an open shoe, he is not responsible.
    Interesting facts told to me by Linda Jaros/Steve
    The Oofos shoe collection is only supposed to last up to 8 months. (Mine lasted less than a month before it broke)
    You are not supposed to walk on grass or any softer surface with these shoes. (Hmmm, can’t wear the flipflops on the beach)
    You should not get these wet while walking because they are a slip hazard.
    They are aware that others have been hurt while wearing their shoe.
    There are a lot of great shoes brands out there. Do you really need to purchase from Oofos? Sure, they might help plantar fasciitis, but they can also cause you to break your ankle, or worse.

    • Stephanie
      October 28, 2021

      Hi Laura! I am sorry to hear this and hope your shoulder is feeling better!

  • Sid Dubuque
    March 17, 2022

    Worst Sandler’s I ever had.To much money for what you get.

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