I am a runner.
It’s taken me a while to get to the point that I take myself seriously enough to say that. I tend to be a “middle of the pack” kind of gal, usually placing somewhere in the top half of women my age. I sometimes brag about the one trail marathon where I earned a 2nd place medal! (Okay, I admit, there were only four of us in my age/gender bracket). But what I lack for in speed, I make up for in persistence. In the last 8 years, I’ve participated in over 40 running events, 13 of which were marathons and six that were 200-mile relays. (And at least one that I got to run with one of my favorite rockers!)
So, suffice it to say, I’ve covered a few miles in my running shoes.
I love my running shoes. I’ve been wearing mostly Brooks Adrenaline GTS’ during my running “career” with an experimental K-Swiss, Nike, and other Brooks model thrown in here and there.
But, I also love taking off my running shoes at the end of a run and slipping into something that helps provide a fast recovery for my feet. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that my very favorite post-running sandals are from California Footwear Co. Our Beach/Spa collection is made of a super soft ergonomic EVA footbed that cradles the foot and allows the toes to spread out while supporting even my (very high) arches. They also have over 150 reflexology-type bumps that not only help massage my feet but really do make my entire body feel better.
If I need something less colorfully beach-y, I slip into a pair of our sandals from the Sunshine collection. These have a flexible, ergonomic midsole – again, providing much needed arch support – that are then stacked with layer upon layer of cushioning. Heaven.
If you’re a runner, we’d love for you to try our sandals for post-run recovery and let us know what you think. Use the discount code RUN30 at checkout to receive a 30% discount.
Enter to win a pair of our Beach/Spa sandals AND a pair from our Sunshine collection.
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