Pictured: Agustin Creevy (hooker) and Lovejoy Chawatama (prop)
27 June 2022
London Irish X OOFOS
In 2021, OOFOS joined London Irish’s commercial portfolio as the Club’s Official Recovery Shoe Supplier for the 2020/2021 season.
Rugby is one of the most demanding performance sports. Training sessions and matches include running extensively as well as explosive movement and acceleration, all of which take their toll on the muscles and joints. Players in the London Irish squad need their joints and muscles to recover between training sessions and after matches in particular, to perform at their best and avoid injury during their long season.
OOFOS provided the London Irish squad with the Men’s OOahh Sport Flex Slide Sandal. An evolution of the OOriginal, the OOahh Sport Flex Slide Sandal is a popular choice for performance athletes owing to the adjustable OOfoam™ strap, providing a more optimal all-around fit.
For performance sportsmen and women, OOFOS is a kit essential: the unique properties in the OOfoam compound used in all OOFOS shoes, means an OOFOS shoe absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwear. The patented footbed design, in conjunction with the OOfoam, cradles and supports the arches, reducing stress on the body by reducing energy exertion in the ankles by up to 20%. All this works to aid the recovery process, so the rugby players’ legs and joints recover faster between training sessions and matches.
Brian O’Leary, Head of Performance at London Irish Rugby, says, “Since the boys started using OOFOS they have noticed a big difference. We have a lot of Pacific Islanders and Australians that like to go barefoot or wear thongs/flip flops. However, as soon as they put on their OOFOS they notice an immediate difference in terms of comfort and support.”