This article was published on September 4th, 2014
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!
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