While training for a runDisney race, there may be times where your feet and legs have just had enough. With summer upon us, you may be looking for sandals that will let your toes breathe, while also bringing comfort to your tired legs. Look no further – here are a few favorites!
Note: The sandals below have been tested from a female perspective, however Oofos have been highly recommended by Megan’s husband.
These sandals are described as a recovery sandal for athletes. Made of foam, these sandals are extremely cushioned, which allows them to absorb shock. The arch support is fantastic and the sandal truly cradles your foot. These are also easy to clean, as the sandal is made of the same material throughout. They come in a slide, thong and clog, so there are plenty of options and colors to choose from! Pricing starts at $44.95, but pay attention to their social media platforms for giveaways and discounts.
The yoga slings are another cushioned sandal that will make your feet happy. The bottom of the sandal mimics a yoga mat, and will return to its shape. While the arch support isn’t as great, the sling wraps around your foot to keep it close to the sandal. The fabric is very soft and comes in a variety of fun colors and prints. Pricing starts at $38, however patterns do go on sale to make room for new colors.
These sandals are a little more heavy-duty, in that the sole is similar to a sneaker. These have come a long way since their debut, offering various colors and even sequins, buckles and more. While these aren’t as cushioned as the above sandals, they do offer a great amount of support, allowing you to wear them for longer periods of time (after breaking them in, of course). For the thong sandals, pay attention to the upper material, as it can rub between your toes. Pricing starts at $59, but can be found on other websites such as Zappos, Amazon, etc.
For all of the sandals above, it is recommended you size up if you are a half size, as these only come in full sizes. Also, Fit2Run Orlando usually has Oofos available at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expos, as well as their store in Disney Springs.
Ultimately, when determining what sandals to wear to aid with recovery, find ones that make your feet feel nice. They shouldn’t rub or cause pain in any way. And don’t forget to throw a pair of sandals in your bag check for a runDisney race, as your feet may be ready to get out of your running shoes after your race!