Hiking involves walking and often walking long distances, sometimes with a heavy pack on. This means repeated impacts through your foot. Obvious, right? Well, it is very likely that the muscles and tendons under the foot will get stressed, and in some cases over-worked.
There is nothing quite as frustrating for the long distance hiker than having painful, swollen and aching feet as this can shorten your well-planned hike or climb. Conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis can easily develop. Plantar fasciitis is that sharp, stabbing pain at the bottom of your foot. As with all tendonitis issues, the beast can rear its ugly head sometimes out of nowhere and drag on for what feels like an eternity.
OOFOS customers have reported relief from the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. This is due to the increased impact absorption our shoes provide and the patented biomechanically engineered footbed that helps increase circulation and provides superior arch support. The material flexes with your foot and the surface you are walking on simultaneously, relieving pressure and cushioning your feet.