Runners don’t say ouch, they say Oofos [Contest]

Long distance runners can attest to the toll running can take on the body. Whether it’s a long distance training run, an extra hard speed training work out, lower body cross training day at the gym, or giving it your all on race day, chances are, you will be feeling the pain. Pain for runners […]

Arts Fabulous Fashion Brian Webb

This article was published on September 4th, 2014

Runners don't say ouch, they say Oofos

Long distance runners can attest to the toll running can take on the body. Whether it’s a long distance training run, an extra hard speed training work out, lower body cross training day at the gym, or giving it your all on race day, chances are, you will be feeling the pain.

Pain for runners can come from wearing the wrong shoes, increasing speed or distance too quickly in a short period of time, improper running form or technique, or from pushing yourself extra hard on race day, which can shorten muscles, making them tighten up.

Relief often comes in the form of sports massage therapy treatments, Epsom salt baths, Advil, rest, ice and heat packs, and pain-relieving creams. The simple thought of walking a single block can bring on fear and panic, and staircases and inclines are almost physically impossible.

To ease the pain of walking, either around the house, at the office, or even around the grocery store can be made a little bit easier with a brand new pair of footwear called Oofos.

Oofos, made of solid, thick foam, are a cross between a flip-flop and an arch-support shoe. The light weight and flexible footwear are easy to slide into and help emphasize natural walking movement, creating easier range of motion, increased comfort, especially for sore and tired muscles, and greater support. They are flexible, durable, machine washable, and fit almost any foot size.

Instead of being confined to the couch, fearing having to get up to walk to the refrigerator for more ice to put on your legs, slide into a comfortable pair of Oofos, and make the trip a lot less painful.

While they are not a pair of sexy Jimmy Choo sling-back heels, they are certainly a big step up from a pair of ugly Croc’s. Besides, runners are the worst dressers ever… so for less than $50, add a bit of fun-coloured foam to your epic wardrobe collection and make a statement!

Oofos are available at many retail locations across Canada (learn more on the Oofos Canada Facebook page). Learn more about Oofos at www.Oofos.com.

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Contest

Recover from running injuries and feel better faster. Enter now for a chance to win a pair of Oofos!

To enter, leave a comment on this blog post with your best running recovery tip.

For an additional entry, once you have left a comment on this blog post, tweet the following:

PLEASE! I hurt from running. I need to win a pair of @Oofos from @br_webb. If you hurt too, enter here: http://bit.ly/1t6rGQk #WinOofos

Contest closes at 5:00pm PST, Friday, September 12, 2014. One random drawn winner will be announced on this blog post on or before Monday, September 15, 2014. Read the complete contest rules.

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This contest is now closed.

Congratulations K.C. you’re the lucky winner of a pair of white briefs underwear from Dirt Squirrel and HomoCulture.ca.

Thank you to everyone who entered by sharing on Facebook, twitter, and subscribing to HomoCulture.ca. Please keep watching for more contests coming soon.

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5 thoughts on “Runners don’t say ouch, they say Oofos [Contest]

  1. Bill

    My recovery methods include:

    1) A nice, long shower to de-stink and do some stretches in the warm water.

    2) A good meal to replace all the calories burned off (and maybe with a nice drink to toast the race).

    3) I don’t completely stop moving during the rest of the day. I find that if I go on a long run or run a race and then spend the rest of the day sedentary, that my legs often hurt worse than if I do a little bit of moving. I don’t need to go on a mountain climbing expedition, but putting on a load of laundry so that I’m forced to get up and move every once in a while or maybe having a nice, slow stroll after lunch goes a long way to recovering.

    4) Having a professional massage booked for either the afternoon after a race or the next day.

    Of course, these are just what work for me. Your mileage may vary.

    Have fun!

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  2. Allie F.

    Roller balls for the your arches. The arches of the feet can be taxed after a long run and a rubbery ball with bumps can ease the discomfort!

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  3. John Roberts

    I can definately attest to the validity of this article. I am a regulR marathoner with three more coming up this year, and I developed a case of plantar fasciitis late spring. I happened to have a friend who suggested these in addition to my regular routine of ice rolling and new orthotics in the runners and work shoes,Let me tell you the difference in how my feet felt was incredible, and every minute I wasn’t wearing the runners on the road or my dress shoes for work, I was in these. The relief was palpable. Fast forward to now, plantar issue is a memory, and I still wear the Oofos everywhere. Fantastic product.

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