In this series, we’ve talked about the purpose of OOFOS, the OOfoam™ technology found in each pair, and the construction of our shoes that gives you that OOmazing comfort and support to "make yOO feel better." Today, we want to help you understand when it’s time to replace your beloved OOFOS.
As we've touched on, each and every pair of OOFOS footwear is designed with our proprietary OOfoam™ impact-absorbing technology. OOFOS are unique because their footbed, sole, and midsole are all made of just one material, OOfoam™, which will never lose its integrity throughout the life of the shoe.
Which brings us to the purpose of today’s post—what is the lifespan of a pair of OOFOS?
It’s a question that is asked frequently and, really, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It truly depends on a multitude of factors, including: how often you wear them, the environment in which you wear them, and your natural walking gait.
While OOfoam™ will not lose its soft, cushioning feeling under your foot, it is very important for OOFOS wearers to pay attention to the sole of the shoe (the bottom part of the shoe that comes in contact with the ground) which is where you’ll see the shoe wearing down over time.
The soles of OOFOS shoes are grooved for traction. When the shoes start to wear down, the grooves will become less prominent and that's a good indicator of when it's time to get a new pair. It's important to check on the soles every once in a while to make sure they're holding up.
In these photos, you can see a clear difference in the new pair of OOFOS (top image) and the pair that has been worn and loved and should be replaced (bottom image).