OOFOS OOriginal Review: a 12-month Experience

Published October 23, 2020 | by

If you are an athlete looking for a recovery sandal that can quickly reinvigorate your feet after a tough training or competition, the OOFOS OOriginal sandal should be at the top of your shortlist. This sandal is the go-to post-workout footwear even used by people with problem feet. But is it the right sandal for you? Find out in this OOFOS OOriginal review.

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Key Features

  • Weight: 5.6 oz
  • Moisture and odor-resistant materials
  • Shower and beach-ready build
  • Human-made upper materials
  • Soft, contouring toe post, which reduces the likelihood of chafing
  • OOfoam footbed cushioning technology absorbs impact, cradles the arch, and promotes natural foot movement
  • Traction pattern at the outsole

The Ooriginal works with the following foot conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spurs

Most helpful testimonials:

These may be the most comfortable sandals I’ve ever worn. My podiatrist recommended them. I am currently being treated for a mild case of plantar fasciitis.

I have arthritis in my feet (the middle joint bones), and a friend recommended these. Well, I haven’t taken them off since I got them! They are outstanding.

Our Experience with OOFOS OOriginal

After 12 months of using the OOriginal sandal for walking around the house and (occasionally) around town, our tester reported that it still has the same support as when she first wore it. Our tester used it on various surfaces, including slippery floors, and felt secure walking on it. The sandal’s outsole didn’t skid on wet surfaces, so she felt confident wearing it more than her old Crocs Classic Clog (even though they have similar material), which slips underneath when the floor is wet and when its outsole wears.

Our tester also pointed out that she used the OOriginal sandal for standing for long periods. And she appreciated very much the soft footbed and the support it gave. This shoe didn’t allow her lower limb to tire quickly, even after a considerably longer period of standing.

Who Should Wear OOFOS OOriginal?

If you are an athlete who has a tough training routine and wants to recover as quickly as possible, the OOriginal is a sandal you can rely on. But it’s not only an excellent recovery sandal for athletes and those who work out in the gym; it is also suitable for people looking for support and comfort in open-type footwear.

The OOriginal sandal has excellent arch support, and it’s ideal for people with overpronation and flat feet and those who need arch support for stability and balance. But the OOfoam footbed of the OOriginal is flexible enough to give support to the less flexible foot, like the foot of those who supinate. It has the APMA Seal of Acceptance and can promote good foot health even for postural deformities.

Who Should Not Buy OOFOS OOriginal?

The OOriginal sandal is only $50, but if you are young and have the perfect biomechanics of the foot, you might not find this sandal stylish. And there are cheaper sandals from popular brands that can give similar support. However, there are other models of OOFOS sandals that are more stylish than the OOriginal.

Final Thoughts

The OOriginal is a recovery sandal designed to soothe and reinvigorate your feet after a tough workout. It has the APMA Seal of Acceptance, which means it went through a series of tests and promoted good foot health. This sandal has an exceptional quality knowing that our tester still uses it at the time of this writing.

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About Lem Anota

He played as a defender/midfielder for many years but is also proficient in other roles on the soccer field. During his younger years, Lem played in major competitions. Today, he tests soccer cleats and running shoes and reviews their quality, technology, comfort, and performance.