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Spring races and an OOFOS giveaway!

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I did not receive any compensation for this post.  Disclosure: I did receive the product for free to try. All opinions are my own.

So before I get to the giveaway, I have to just say that I just realized that my first race of the spring season is THIS WEEKEND already! Ahhh, where did time go? Since I haven’t been running, this will not be a race that I will “race.” Although the low temperature might be the motivation I need to speed it up just a bit. But either way, this is a favorite race of mine that I use to kick off the spring racing season each year, so I’m looking forward to it. Then, after this race it’ll be time to get down to business for Shamrock Shuffle and likely Get in Gear.

When I was dealing with all of my plantar faciitis issues last year, my PT made me wear tennis shoes for two weeks straight. Once I was able to stop wearing them all of the time, she told me it was time to find some more sensible footwear. So I purchased my first pair of Birkenstocks, which I adore and give my feet great support, but after a long run or a long day on my feet, they don’t exactly give you that “ahhhhhh feeling,” know what I mean? Well, the folks at OOFOS™ contacted me to review a pair of their shoes and let me tell you, I wish I would have discovered them sooner. I love them and they’re so cushy — they definitely make my feet go “ahhhh!” (Or, “OO” as the OOFOS folks like to say.) This comes from the fact that OOFOS uses an OOfoam™ technology and a patented footbed design. This basically means they’ve got great arch support, great cushioning and superb impact absorption.

I went with the OOriginal in black…

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..but I think I’ll need to order another pair in a fun color for this summer. I think the slides would also be perfect for around a pool or everyday wear. Since it’s not exactly sandal weather in Minnesota right now, I’ve been wearing my OOFOS around the house since I’m not supposed to be barefoot with all of the hardwood we have. And when I was in California recently, you can bet that I sported them around, showing off my hot pink pedicure!

So now it’s your turn. Want to win a pair of your own? Take a look at the OOFOS website and leave a comment below telling me which style and color you’d want to win. For an extra entry, share this giveaway (make sure to include a link to this post) on Twitter or Facebook and leave another comment saying you did so. And make sure to check out the OOFOS Facebook and Twitter pages. I’ll choose and announce a winner on Monday, March 3. Good luck!

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19 thoughts on “Spring races and an OOFOS giveaway!

  1. The aqua color is pretty fun. Good to know there’s a comfy pair of sandals out there! Feel like I had trouble finding some last summer, so I might have to check these out!

  2. I would definitely pick the plum! These sandals sound fantastic!

    What race are you doing this weekend? It’s going to be FRIGID. So ready for spring here in Minneapolis….

  3. I tweeted about your giveaway as well @therightfits

  4. The original plum! 🙂 stay warm in your race!!

  5. I love the fuchsia ones!

  6. These look so comfortable. I would love the fuchsia. So cute , if we ever get spring in minnesota !!

  7. Oops! Original. Style.

  8. I love the black color.

  9. I discovered Oofos last summer and doubt that I’ll ever wear any other sandals again. They are the greatest! I think I need some black slides!

  10. I can’t believe you just lost your Birkenstock virginity last year! I love them and have had a several pairs since high school. I even wear them in the house during the winter, like my Mom.

    The aqua or lavender ones are cute 🙂

  11. OOriginal Aqua for the win! These look super comfy and perfect for wearing at my standing desk 🙂

    Birkenstocks on are on my list, too! My aunt has worn them for decades, so don’t know why I don’t have a pair yet 🙂

    Good luck this weekend!

  12. Ooooh, I’ve been wanting to try these! I’d get the original in black fo sho 🙂

  13. Yay for spring races, hope you have a great time Hyedi!

  14. I’d pick the OOFOS OOriginal in melon.

  15. I love the OOFOS OOriginal – Women’s in the color plum.

  16. I wish I caught the giveaway in time, these look wonderful!

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