1. Feel is everything. We all have different gait patterns. Sometimes injuries alter your gait as the body compensates to avoid pain. For example, if you have plantar fasciitis on one foot, you may begin compensating by transferring the weight to the other foot, often creating an imbalance in gait pattern and misalignment in your posture. This can transfer more pressure to the knees hips and back and often create compensatory pains through different parts of the body.
2. Get the most out of the arch support. When sizing for any OOFOS, make sure the arch of the footbed fits comfortably under the arch of your foot. If the arch feels especially pronounced, give your foot a little time to wake up and appreciate the support of the arch. Many shoes are made of harder materials that hold the foot in a more rigid position. This can make deep (intrinsic) muscles of the feet get lazy and weak. OOFOS wakes them up which helps support all the structures of the feet.
3. Don’t force it! Our OOfoam material is supportive and will not stretch very much with wear. Never force the foot into a tight shoe. Just try a size up!
Let’s take a closer look at our styles: