Designed to be worn as ‘normal shoes’ to work, (or anywhere where sliders and socks isn’t appropriate), the obvious difference between the OOMG Fibre and OOFOS’s other models is the closed upper. Post-run or post-race, the shoes are built to reduce the stress placed on your sore feet, knees and back, with the footbed relieving pressure and helping your body recover.
After testing the shoes post a 30K race, our gear editor Kerry McCarthy said, “Supreme post-race comfort for a day or two after a tough event.” Our tech guru Kieran Alger agrees, adding OOFOS to his essential kit for ultra marathons guide, writing: “When you cross the finish line after a 100 mile run, the chances are your feet will want out of shoes (possibly forever), particularly if your bruised toenails have put in a transfer request. Sliders and cloggs might not be the height of running fashion, but stick a pair of these in your post-race bag and your feet will thank you for it.”
But how can 37% less shock really make a difference? Unlike your running shoes, which are designed to propel you forwards, OOFOS shoes are designed to do the opposite, absorbing the shock as your foot hits the ground and aiding recovery.