When you think of running gear, you probably think of running shoes, apparel, goos and gels, headbands, hats, and armbands for phones. I’ve covered most of them, right? Well, you may not have thought about recovery shoes for runners. And guess what:
Recovery shoes for runners exist, and they’re awesome.
If you’re looking to recover to the max, need help managing plantar fasciitis, or are struggling to find a gift for a runner who seemingly has everything, look no further.
Here are five recovery shoes from two of the most trusted brands: Hoka and OOFOS. Hoka has been around for a while: they make awesome running shoes especially for ultra running, and they also offer recovery shoes. OOFOS is a shoe brand that solely makes recovery shoes. Check out these sandal and closed-toe shoe options.
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Here is OOFOS’s slide sandal version. They’re a little less chunky if that’s not your style, and they come in three black variations: straight up black, black with a pink sheen, and black with a gold sheen. Find them here.
These bad boys come in pink and black (I favor the black by far) and have the “chunky” sneaker look going for them that’s been incredibly popular. They aren’t so chunky that they don’t pass off for regular slide sandals though. You can read reviews and buy them here.
This is OOFOS’s thong sandal – equally as effective. It comes in a bright pink, purple, navy, and black. So if you’re into festive colors, this might be the pair for you. Check them out here.
If you’re looking for closed toe recovery shoes for runners, these are for you:
If you’re into clogs, you’ve just hit the gold mine. These recovery shoes are designed to absorb impact and will help with Plantar Fasciatis. Get them in black, brown, or graphite and recover while you walk. These are the best gift ever, and you can find them here.
These OOFOS are more traditional slip ons. They also come in a bright blue and all black. They’re workplace casual (one might not want to wear clogs or sandals at the office) and they do the trick. You can check out the other colors here. If you like these slip ons, you might also want to check out the Hoka Ora recovery shoe that comes in pink, black, and a sleek gray.