Trekz Air

Aftershokz Trekz Air – Bluetooth, Bone Conduction, Wireless Headphones

Guys…. Aftershokz has a great new product on the market!!!

Oh, maybe I should start from the beginning. Hi, my name is Angie, I run a lot of miles, and it’s gets boring out there, so I listen to music, podcasts and audiobooks; on my phone, since I have it with me for safety. The best thing I ever did was go cordless… the next best thing is with Aftershokz.

I have been running with the Aftershokz, bluetooth, wireless, bone conduction headphones ever since I was introduced on the United Relay – May 2016. I then had a chance to try the pink Trekz Titanium in October of 2016.


That brings us to today – I am a Shokz Star, or Aftershokz Ambassador. While this means I can share a savings of 20% with you (currently not available on the Trekz Air,) it also means I have some demo headsets available for anyone to try, and I get to tell you about the ALL NEW TREKZ AIR.


Ok, so starting with the basics. While Aftershokz has a variety of wired and wireless products, they all work with bone conduction technology.  Please read this from the web:

Bone conduction is a natural part of the hearing process—sound travels through our eardrums and bones simultaneously. We’ve taken the concept to the next level through development of a suite of proprietary audio technologies and design patents. The result: headphones that deliver unrivaled situational awareness and comfort.

HOW THEY WORK

Transducers guide mini vibrations through the cheekbones to the inner ears, delivering sound without plugging or covering them.

Still confused? Well these headphones do not go into your ear (ew,) but they go over the top of your ear, and the part where the sound comes out, sets on the outside of your ear, near your cheekbone. This is where it picks up the vibrations and allows you to hear your audio.


Now, the best part…. because they do not go inside your ear… you can still hear your surroundings. I wear these on every outside run. I can hear semis/cars approaching, I can hear bikes, other runners, people crushing rocks on the trails, dogs, woodpeckers… all my surroundings. When running races with announcements, I can hear them over my music, or you pass a band or DJ during a race… you do not have to stop your music, it gets drowned out.


IMO opinion… runners listen to their music way too loud, they have zoned out and all the sudden are crossing roads in front of cars… seriously people, have we not talked about safety enough?


There can be times when you do not want to hear your surroundings, like traveling on a plane or mowing the lawn. There are ear plugs that come with them, and magically you can hear the audio when you plug your ears. I know this as I mow the lawn all the time in my Aftershokz.

Alright, I will get to the new Trekz Air already…

  • 6 hours of continuous play, 20 hours standby
  • 20% lighter weighing in at 1.06 oz
  • PremiumPitch+™ guarantees a premium audio experience, including wide dynamic range and rich bass
  • IP55 certified to repel sweat, dust and moisture, from workouts to wicked weather
  • 2 year warranty
  • Wireless range: 33 ft (10m)

Make sure to check out this page for ALL the information on them – https://aftershokz.com/collections/wireless/products/trekz-air

As a regular user of the Trekz Titanium, I noticed how light weight the new Trekz Air were immediately – you can check out my unboxing video here.

I took them on their first run, and besides hearing the sound coming from them, I really didn’t know they were there. I also run with a hat/visor and sunglasses… they fit nicely with those too.


I have 3 personal pairs of the Trekz… ok so the hubs stole one of them…. and really, he can wear those as I am loving my new Trekz Air.


If that wasn’t enough to get you excited. You can control your music and the volume all with the buttons on the headset. Need to advance a song, place a call, turn up the tunes… simple as a touch of a button, no need to dig out your phone. Bluetooth is great!

I think the downside of these headphones might be they don’t come in the mini size. However, I would be interested to have someone with a smaller head try these on. Oh, and I know the music snobs don’t care for these headphones as they are all about noise cancelling blah blah blah….. well those wouldn’t be something to wear while being active outdoors, when safety is number one.

You can pre-order the new Trekz Air – https://aftershokz.com/collections/wireless/products/trekz-air


Do you have more questions? Just ask or check out Aftershokz.com or find them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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OM – PFV

Orange Mud – P.F.V. Gear Review

“Disclaimer: I received the Orange Mud PFV to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”

“Innovation from frustration” I think this tagline is what I appreciate about Orange Mud the most. Orange Mud makes a lot of products and each appears to be it’s own invention. The Phone. Flask. Vest. is one of their newest and I was ready to give it the test!

First, I want to describe this vest to you, so take a minute and examine the photos.

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Are you thinking, how does this work for someone with a chest? Well, let me tell you the vest comes in 2 sizes, I have the small / medium. I am being honest, I have a larger chest and I ordered the smallest size. I have no issue with the size on a large chest.

Then you may notice the pockets. There are so many! There is the pocket the 15 oz / 450 ml (included with purchase) flask goes in, then there is a pocket for your phone.  Those pockets have elastic cinch closures. There is a small pocket on the left side that has a clip ring to house your key. Then there is a pocket on the right shoulder, good for lip balm or a snack. Then there is a pocket on the back, maybe for a credit card or trail pass. Note there is no closure for that pocket.

Ok, next do you notice the straps? There are 2 adjustable straps that go under the arms. Then there is a bungee strapping system that goes across the back for grasping a light jacket.

How do you put this on, well the easiest way to describe it is, put it on like a shirt, over your head. There is a clip on the left side that allows for more room to maneuver in and out of it. Once you have it in place, it’s easy to reach under the arms to tighten the straps. *I am used to the OM vests, so this is easy for me.

 


Phew… this small pack has a ton of features.  I say small because it only allows you to carry 15 oz of water.


Now how does it work while running?

The inaugural run was “interesting.” While the size of this pack fit me, I wasn’t sure how it was supposed to fit while running… ahem bouncing…. or if it did fit while running.


I had the hardest time trying to get it in the right position, was I supposed to wear it more like a bra? Was I supposed to wear it lower in the back? I wanted to try it out, so that first run, I didn’t fill the flask with liquid. The pack seemed to move without the weight of liquid.

I was still uncertain about the proper fit of the pack, so on my second run I went on a run with a friend to get a donut…and wouldn’t you know, a long john fits perfectly in the flask pocket! All kidding aside, it still felt a little strange to wear.


I wasn’t ready to give up on this, I really like OM products. I finally filled the flask with water. I wanted to get the general feel of the pack before I tried the flask, and yes I don’t usually carry water on short runs… just me. However, when I carried the water and my phone, and made sure the cinch closures were tight, the pack fit me well.  I also thought it was a little weird to drink from the flask in its position, it seems like the straw is high up on my shoulder.


Now, that I know the fit is better with the flask with liquid, I ran with it just for the fit, however it’s also when I noticed some random chaffing on my chest. *Me and chaffing is a whole other story…..


I also let my husband give the pack a try, here are his thoughts:

Hi everyone, Josh here. At first, I was skeptical about the water causing the pack to slosh around as I ran. As it turned out, I didn’t have it cinched properly, so once I did that, everything really fit well. I’ve worn the pack on about 4-5 runs of up to 10 miles, and it’s really been beneficial to have hydration on short-medium runs, especially with this brutal stretch of Iowa summer. It’s also nice keeping my phone away from my body as I run, and I haven’t had any issues with liquid hitting the phone. All in all, success!

Thanks Josh!

I keep running with this pack, trying to figure out what the best way to wear is, and how it fits me the best. The one thing I can conclude for sure, the more I wear it, the better it fits me. I think the fabric relaxes and I get a better feel for it each time.


I also will run with this and carry my phone only. Why? Well it is sooo easy to access my phone. Yes, it’s less cumbersome to maybe wear a running belt, but the ability to grab my phone and do an IG story or take a photo is soooo easy! If you don’t take a picture and post it on social media, did your run happen?


Will I continue to run with this product? YES! While I initially struggled with the perfect fit, I didn’t give up. The only other downside is, you can’t squirt sweat out of your eyes from a flask, lol. If you haven’t caught on, I love OM products and how innovative they are. I am not just giving you a load of crap. The Phone. Flask. Vest. is perfect for shorter runs and allows you to go hands free. ( I dislike hand helds.)

Now you might be asking, how do you care for this? Orange Mud has some general guidelines available – “How to wash a pack.” Really it’s easy, hand wash in luke warm water with unscented detergent and air dry.  The OM way is the BEST way to insure a long life to your pack. * Even though it may take a few uses before I get around to removing the salt crust off my pack, I find it easy to hand wash the pack, but sometimes I might toss it in the dryer to get some of the excess water out of it…shhhh, it’s our secret. Also the flasks can be hard to clean, I will stick them in the dishwasher, or if I am just drinking water – a quick hand rinse and I will store in the freezer between uses.


Sure it might seem a little pricey, but you can save 10% with code BRPPFV www.orangemud.com (This code actually works on any Orange Mud purchase)

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As always if you didn’t find the information you were looking for in my review, check out what my fellow BibRave Pros had to say – Casey –JamesHaleyBradley – Heather – MaiFallon

Or catch Orange Mud on all their social channels – twitterFacebookInstagramYouTube – website

XX2i Bahamas1

XX2i Bahamas1 Review

“Disclaimer: I received the XX2i Optics, Bahamas1 to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”

pictured with the zippered case they came in

Sunglasses!!! I can’t get enough of XX2i and their products, I was happy to try out another pair from their casual line, this time the Bahamas.

I had a choice in frame color, out of the 4 choices, I decided on the matte white/black with polar gray lenses. (Since I had another casual pair, the Bermuda in brown – hey a girl needs options!)


Features of this model include:

  • light weight, durable frame – they weigh 1.1 oz (thanks postal scale)
  • Polarized lenses with 8K optical technology
  • 100% UVA and UVB Protection
  • Glare cutting polarized lens technology
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • 365 day return policy – seriously, they give you a year!

Well besides wearing them everyday since I got them, I put them through the test by wearing them at an auction


Wearing them to mow the lawn and do yard work


Wearing them to drive


Wearing them so my husband wouldn’t wear them, until he bought his own pair

 

 

 

 


I wore them to sell goods at the farmers market


Eating Fro-yo or ice cream


Drinking beer/ coffee


I always have them with me, forgetting they were on my head, and then I reached for another of my xx2i sunglasses.


You get the jest of it… these sunglasses are good for any activity. They protect your eyes in a way you don’t understand, until you forget your sunglasses and end up squinting all day. Seriously, I don’t leave home without a pair of XX2i.

The only “con” which really isn’t a bad thing, these fit tighter than the other casual shades I own, so they are great for smaller framed heads/faces. I also love my running specific xx2i shades, so I have not run in these, they do not have an adjustable nose pad to keep them in place on a sweaty nose. However, I do know many others have ran in these – as I have run in my other casual shades too, it’s hard not to run in sunglasses even on a cloudy day…. ok I am rambling here…

Bottom line, get yourself a pair of XX2i sunglasses, your eyes will thank you – BONUS – use code “xx2irocks” for 50% off your purchase. https://www.xx2i.com/


Need more reviews? Check out what these Bibrave Pros had to say: Tedrick – Heather – Nicole – VanessaMeridith

As always you can find XX2i on TwitterFacebookInstagram or the Web

Knuckle Lights

KNUCKLE LIGHTS – Review

“Disclaimer: I received Knuckle Lights to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”


Running safety is something I can’t preach enough. I am still baffled by the people who run with traffic, at night, in dark clothes, with loud music, no phone, no lights, no ID. That is just dumb!!!! I always wear bright colors, or clothes that don’t match, lights, with an ID, my phone, and with music that is not too loud or via bone conduction headphones. SAFETY FIRST PEOPLE!!!

The opportunity to test Knuckle Lights is awesome! I have run with head lamps, reflector vests and blinky shoe lights, but never anything on my hands.

These are exactly what they sound like, lights for your knuckles. Now that we have cleared that up, LOL… ok here is a little information from knucklelights.com:

Knuckle Lights are the first and only lights designed to be worn on your hands, perfectly positioned to light your path and be seen. For those who are up before the sun and still out when most are resting, there is now a product that will comfortably and powerfully light your next walk or run. No more uncomfortable head bands, flashlights or ineffective reflectors. Knuckle Lights are always ready when you are and capable of withstanding the harshest conditions. 

I unpackaged them and the first thing I noticed was they were stuck together, magnetically. There are 2, one for each hand.

 


There was also a charging station in the box, yes these are rechargeable! They can be plugged into a wall outlet or into a USB connection.

 


These have one bulb in each device. There are 3 settings, the high beam with 280 lumens, low beam and a flashing setting. Now, my dad the electrician questioned the lumens…and because it’s my dad…. So, we went into a conversation about lumens, which led us into a conversation about lux. The lumens is the brightness of the light, so think this is why you can be seen. The lux takes into account the amount of area the light is illuminating, so think about lighting your path. 

The on / off button is on the top, and it’s just a push button. It allows you to cycle through each setting with just a push of the button.


These are worn around the knuckle area. The strap is that silicon style material that bracelets are made of. There are holes that make them adjustable. So they have some stretch, but stay in place.

I gave them their first try, just to get used to having them on my hands. While adjusting them to fit on my knuckles is easy, I wasn’t sure where exactly I should be wearing them. I positioned them where they felt the best for me. However, my thumb doesn’t reach the power button where I like to wear them, so I have to use the opposite hand to turn them on/off, etc.


I walked the dogs with them…. once I was all situated, they were easy to wear and handle two dog leashes. The evening dog walk in winter is dark, so these lights were came in handy.


I took them on their first run, with a jaunt across town to a basketball game. Hey, sometimes with the traffic around the arena, it’s easier to run there. I felt them or was conscious of them on my hands the entire run, mostly because this was new to me. Also I think my one complaint, I don’t run with my hands in the position for them to shine perfectly in front of me. I don’t have an awesome running gait or anything, but the way I carry my arms, aren’t so my fists are pointing straight in front of me. There were spots on my run that I needed to light the path in front of me, and I had to position my hands strangely in front of me to see. However with my arms swinging, I know I was seen.


I did a few more runs with them, just to get used to running with something on my hands. I have run with head lamps, they are nice, but sometimes you can get tunnel vision, or feel the squeeze on your head.


I even wore them when it wasn’t completely dark. Those gray gloomy days, just before the light goes away… I want to be seen!!


I was training for the Key West half marathon, so I was hitting the gym to train in the heat, so I didn’t use them as much as I would have liked, they have been especially nice for walking the dogs.

My conclusion:

  • These are bright for being seen, and especially obnoxious on the blinking setting!!
  • Lightweight, just under 3 ounces each. I just needed to make adjustments to get wear them for the best fit for me.
  • Rechargeable, no excuses for having a dead battery.
  • There are 2, more light to be seen.
  • Adjustable, easy to get the perfect fit that works for you
  • Difficult to light a path based on the way I carry my arms.

Not sure yet? How about a 10% savings code on your entire order? Use “bibravepro” when you order at https://www.knucklelights.com/ Also, keep your eyes out for the new colorful knuckle lights.


Here are some more thoughts from my fellow Bibrave pros: KatherineJeremyJanelleFallonMeredithLindsey – Emily – HeatherAmy – JohnLisa

Make sure to check out Knuckle Lights on Twitter InstagramFacebook

 

Rudy Fotonyk Glasses

“Disclaimer: I received the Rudy Project Fotonyk Sunglasses in Black Matte with Photochromic lenses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”


Yep, I did it again….I’m testing glasses……..but these are different and I will tell you why I am so excited.

These glasses are called the Rudy Project, Fotonyk Black Matte with Orange Fluo bumpers and the ImpactX Photochromic 2 clear to black lenses. That is a mouth full! In clearer terms, these are light weight running/active glasses, with protective measures and lenses that change darker when it’s brighter.

The glasses have many features beyond the photochromic lenses: (from the website)

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The shades arrived in a light weight box. They were wrapped in a fabric “keeper” that protected the lenses only. I also received a cool trucker style or snap back hat!


I did get these shades on the week I was taking a break from running, however I still walk the dogs at least a couple times a day, and with the recent cold snap, and gloomy gray days, what better way to give them a try. The first thing I noticed was the changing lenses, even though it was cloudy, they still darkened up. In fact, they go from transmitting 9 percent light to 74 percent. The second thing I noticed is how they protect my eyes from the cold and wind.

I was getting more excited for these as winter can be brutal in Iowa. Also – remember that marathon I ran in August, I was in and out of the woods and constantly putting on and taking off my glasses.


I was annoyed at the bumpers, or those pieces that are “red” on the bottom of the lens. I really didn’t like the look, it was like I was a scientist. However, the purpose is to protect your face from the lens if you were to take a stumble. I found out how easy they were to remove, you just pull the lens from the frame, and the bumper comes off. A simple snap back into the frame and the glasses were complete again. (You can actually purchase other lenses here, if you want to change up the look)

 


It was time to take them on their first run, I decided to run 5 miles. It was cold, about 30 degrees, and not very sunny, there was even some light snow falling from the sky.  I was wearing a stocking hat, and nothing else on my face. I was having some issues with them fogging up, but once I pinched the nose piece, so they would sit farther from my sweaty face, the fogging went away.


Speaking of fogging issues. I have yet to find any glasses that wont fog in extremely cold conditions, and maybe I shouldn’t be running outside anyway. These lenses do have measures to try and prevent the fogging, there are vents in the lens on the bottom (another reason I removed the bumper, they are more exposed), and there are openings between the frame and lens on the top. If you are covering your face, especially your nose, fogging is just a problem no matter what glasses you are wearing.


My next run, I wore these indoors. Yep, I can do that, as they go to the clear lens in darker lighting conditions. It was also a “feels like” temp below zero….so I went to the gym, to hit the treadmill. I could go on about how I hate the treadmill….but how about I tell you about my sweaty run with the glasses.


I decided to wear the trucker hat too, it has a tech liner in it. With the glasses and headphones, I had to make some adjustments to get it all to fit comfortably on my head. (Note to self, try the glasses with another hat) I ran 3 miles, and it was sooooo hot in the gym and I was very sweaty. The glasses collected some moisture and there was a tiny bit of fogging. Otherwise they stayed in place, no slipping on a sweaty face.


I have yet to get back outdoors for a run, but I have been wearing them to protect my face when I walk the dogs, as it’s still stupid cold…and since the lenses go clear I can still see.


I also think the lenses take a while to transition, so for fun I was testing this. See the time stamp after a dog walk on the photos. This was for them to go from dark to clear. Looks like it took about a half an hour. Not sure if temperature has any effect. (If it’s colder and it takes longer?)

I also wore these driving. It was sunny, and there was snow on the ground, it was bright. I felt myself squinting, as they didn’t offer enough darkness for that. I am waiting for a sunny day to test running in them. Despite this trouble, these would also be great for lab work, safety glasses, or cooking. They are light weight,  and offer excellent, physical protection for your eyes.

I was able to get out for a sunny run. I really didn’t have many issues, except I don’t think they are as dark or protect my eyes from the sun like an actual “sunglass.” As I described above when driving in the sun.


I do like these glasses, but I think they will be my cloudy day, trail, and nighttime go to pair to wear. I never realized how much protection they provided to my eyes, especially as a contact lens wearer. Now I have something to wear when it’s not so bright outdoors.


If you would like to get yourself a pair, check out this link http://www.rudyproject.com/fotonyk.html#SP457306-0001

If you don’t find all the information in my review, check out these other reviews: Heather JeremyErica Emily  – MarkCasey Amy  – Brenda

OR check out the Rudy Website, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

 

Ampla Fly

Ampla Sport Ampla Fly Running shoes

Disclaimer: I received an pair of AMPLA FLY to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Wahoo my 300th post✨

You may have seen some pictures from me like these:

Well I have been testing a new running shoe. The Ampla Fly from Ampla Sport. I chose the black color, they also come in a red.

” Our shoes don’t waste force. They teach you how to run faster, safer, and longer.”

You may notice the sole in the above photos, it’s in 2 pieces. Well these shoes were designed by a Harvard scientist – check out the story here – http://amplasport.com/pages/story – and as mentioned in the above quote they don’t waste force. In fact they are designed to use force to improve your running mechanics.

The sole is broken down into many layers, the one that makes it different is the carbon fiber plate – layer 5. This graphic from the website shows it best.

I want to highlight the carbon plate as it makes the sole a little more rigid. The shoe isn’t as forgiving and isn’t recommended for trail running. You will note I didn’t try that…but I did take them for some test runs, here is my journal:

  • Aug 22 – I received these in the mail and may have taken the opportunity to do a photo”shoe”t

  • Aug 24 – Inaugural run of 2 miles, definitely felt like I was fore foot striking. I also felt the PF stretching in both feet. Otherwise no problems

  • Aug 25 – Ran 4.8 miles, no major problems. Good fit on my feet. The heel is loose fitting, but used a lacing technique to tighten them, no blisters. The loose fit is also related to the carbon plate not being as forgiving. I can feel my PF stretching at times.

  • Aug 27- Ran across town to Kinnick Stadium to check out the concert set up & tailgating scene. Total of 7 miles .No major problems, but could feel that PF stretch

  • Aug 30 – 4.86 miles. I notice how stiff they are, not a cushion shoe. My PF stretch is minor today.

  • Sept 3 – 4.4 miles. PF pain until 1.5 miles into the run. Then I was fine. The carbon plate is not forgiving.

  • Sept 5 – Run with Carl 5 miler. Raced in them, felt speedy. I only wore them to race, so no walking around in them & minimum standing around, no PF pain when wearing, but woke up with PF pain.

  • Sept 9 – Took the shoes on a photo shoot, and ended up with over 4 miles. Ended up running 2-400’s at the track. Really felt them propel me forward, but I didn’t feel the natural spring to the track in them, not as cushioned as my go to shoe. However the PF is not at it’s best.

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  • Sept 13 – woke up with the worst PF in a long time, and this time in my other foot, so it’s in both feet. I am going to take a break from wearing the shoes.

I reached out to Ampla about this problem. They were going to reach out to their shoe designer and see if they had any ideas. (When I know more I will update you.) My best guess is that the carbon fiber plate is just not working with my feet. Over 2 years ago I had PF in my right foot, then I did all the things for healing it and it went away. I run a lot and hadn’t had any problems since, and I could actually feel the PF on both of my feet stretch when I run in these. *Jeremy brings up a good point about these shoes engaging your calf muscles in his post, could also be another reason my PF is on fire.

Maybe I am running too long in them. They are recommended for speed work and unless you’re comfortable running in them long, they aren’t suggested to do long runs in them.

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I did take a lot of photos wearing them

I really do feel they work to propel you forward and encourage proper running mechanics, they just don’t like my feet.

I encourage you to read my fellow pros blogs, as one person’s thoughts shouldn’t be enough to influence your decision, also shoes are a very specific fit and different for everyone.

HeatherBrian BrendaFrankJeremy HSamanthaGina – Laura BLisaKatie

I also encourage you to check out Ampla on twitter, facebook and Instagram. If you want to give them a try they retail for $120 and have free shipping. They also ship direct to you, they are not sold in stores. Check out their FAQ page if any of your questions haven’t been answered through all the other options above.

Shoes for Recovery

Oofos – Product Review

“Disclaimer: I received the Oofos OOriginal Sport Sandals to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”


Flip flops….for recovery…yep you heard me. The Oofos Ooriginal sport sandal is a flip flop designed to treat your feet!

  • absorbs more shock
  • reduces stress on sore feet, knees and back
  • cradles the arches
  • enables more natural motion
  • moisture and bacteria resistant closed cell foam
  • Oh and my favorite – They are machine washable, put on delicate cycle and air dry!

I wore my shoes to work a garage sale, I was on my feet for 2 days

So what does this all mean. They are an “easy to take care of, springy, bouncy cushion for your feet when they need a break from all the running” shoe, making recovery more pleasant.

I received my pair near the end of July, I put them on and my first impression was how spongy (this is totally a word) and squishy they were. I wore them for about 2 hours.


This model – the Ooriginal sport sandal, is a traditional flip flop style with a toe post (the is soft and conforming to eliminate chafe. I really don’t notice it like you can with the style you pick up for a buck. This comes in three colors, graphite, cloud white and marsala. (ok, they had a limited edition red, white and blue this summer too)

Working the farmers market

Mine are graphite. I am not super matchy  with my clothes, but thought these would go with everything.

they even match this beer

Since I received my flip flops, ahem sport sandals, I haven’t been wearing anything else for sandals, especially for events where I am on my feet,  I have worn them:

  • To sell at a farmers market
  • On vacation
  • To work a garage sale
  • To grab a beer
  • To get ice cream
  • Around my house on the hardwood and tile floor
  • to walk the dogs
  • Post run

They never lose the bounce, each time I put them on, they feel just as springy as the first day I put them on. That cushion definitely holds its form

Sorry for the gross feet pic, I had just completed a trail marathon, my feet appreciated the relief from my compression socks and shoes

I was chatting on twitter with fellow Bibrave Pro ShannonShannon, and we were saying how they are so nice after a run, how they let your feet breathe, and Oofos chimed in with this “@AngieMaskeBerka @GirlsGotSole not only that, the tissue in your feet gets to stretch & strengthen when you wear @oofos! #bibchat #feeltheoo


There are so many benefits of this shoe. I had a hard time finding something I didn’t like about them. I do have a couple things to note:

  • If you are working in a dusty/dirty environment and your feet get dirty and then sweat, it’s like the dirt piles up under the strap, but I am not sure that’s a super bad thing, you’re feet just got dirty. The bonus is the shoes are so easy to hose off or throw into the washing machine.
  • We were told to size up, so this makes the toe area a little more spacious. I wasn’t paying attention at a market and the toe portion bent back and I almost tripped an fell…but market days are long and I was tired… The good news there are no scuff marks on the shoe, no damage.

I will continue to wear these all year round, even in the winter they will be handy around the house on the hard floors. I just love the bounce and letting my feet breathe after a run.


They retail for $59.95, your feet earned this!


If you are unsure if these are for you, check out more information on the Oofos website. They are also very active on Twitter, or you can find them on Facebook and Instagram.


Still needing more input, well the pros have been busy testing them out, here are some of their thoughts: ChaddFallon – Mark  – HeatherShannon – Jen