We put our feet through a lot. Whether it’s putting in the miles on hard asphalt pavement, walking barefoot on the hardwood or tile floors at home, or squeezing your feet into sky-high heels, during our day-to-day lives, our feet surely take a beating. Think about your life and the activities that you do that add stress to your feet.
We know the importance of taking care of our bodies in other ways—eating nutritious meals, exercising, getting proper sleep… so why do we neglect taking care of our feet?
National Flip Flop Day is celebrated on the 3rd Friday in June, when it’s warm and sunny throughout most of the country and people are ready to ditch their closed toe shoes for the summer.
Flip Flops sometimes get a bad reputation as being bad for your feet because of their typically unsupportive nature, though that isn’t always the case. Let’s face it, most people have at least one pair of cheap flip flops in their shoe collection. They’re inexpensive and easy to throw on for the beach, as shower shoes, or to let your feet breathe after you finish a hike or run, but those shoes aren’t the best option when it comes to foot health.
It’s finally summer (well... almost officially). That means you can let out a big old OO sigh of relief and start doing more of the things you love outside. A great time to celebrate all those hikes, trial runs, marathons, ultras, and long walks on the beach is June 9th-- National Get Outdoors Day!
We’re celebrating by making it even easier to spend time outdoors. That’s why we’ve launched a camping review contest on The Dyrt. All you have to do to enter is submit your campground reviews, pictures, and videos, and you’ll be entered to win great OOFOS gear.
June 6th is Global Running Day, a world-wide celebration of running. Whether you’re a seasoned distance runner or simply able to run a lap around your block, Global Running Day is a day to have fun being active.
In recognition of Global Running Day, celebrated across over 120 countries, we want to encourage you to get moving.
Trail running and triathlons definitely take a toll on the body, no question about it. All of those steep climbs can leave you feeling winded and your muscles screaming for relief. It's what happens after that climb-- the descent-- that actually impacts your muscles even more.
OOFOS is proud to return for a second season as a presenting partner to the XTERRA America Tour with the launch of the “OOFOS Great Descents Series” that highlights the benefits of recovery in an athlete’s journey.
The Japanese call this practice “river tracing.” In other parts of the word, it’s called “river trekking.” Many call it just plain old “walking down a stream bed” or “river hiking.” Whatever you call it, it’s an unavoidable and even attractive part of canyoneering.
Stream hiking is also sometimes necessary to see hidden waterfalls and other spectacular sights. It’s a good way to keep cool in hot weather. And it’s definitely great for the ‘gram, if you’re brave enough to get your phone out on sometimes slippery surfaces above running water to get a shot of the unusual territory you’ve ventured into.
Just be sure to keep a pair of OOFOS sport sandals with arch support ready to go— stream hikes feature a variety of terrain that is sure to give your feet a workout as much as the rest of you!
Developing and instituting a fitness regime can be difficult. Consistency is key, and many people struggle with sticking to a workout plan.
Are you ready to finally get fit, improve your stamina or simply to feel healthier?
Finding different exercise moves is easy, especially with the internet at our fingertips. But finding that motivation to stay committed and consistent, now that’s a different story.
Here are some tips that you can implement to help get one step closer to reaching your fitness goals.
Moms work hard. Between jobs, taking care of children, balancing household tasks, and maybe trying to fit in some time for themselves, their days can be jam-packed.
Trying to incorporate a fitness routine? That makes it even harder. Hour-long classes at the gym or heading out for long runs on the weekend just might not be feasible when you’re trying to balance it all.
All moms deserve to be celebrated not just on Mother’s Day, but every day!
In the spirit of Mother’s Day coming up on May 13, we thought we would celebrate 7 of our favorite fit moms. Those moms that you can turn to for some exercise inspiration to squeeze into your busy lives.
Here are some of our picks for fit moms who you should check out for some fit-spiration!