After a long run or grueling workout, it’s nice to slip your feet into sandals that are breathable, cushioned and supportive. While sport slides like the Adidas Adilette or Birkenstock’s cushy sandals fit the bill, there are specific styles engineered to that take those features to a whole new level. Called recovery sandals, they generally have a quite bulky sole for ultimate shock-absorption and reducing stress on feet. essentially, you’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds. Here, we did some research and rounded up a few of the best recovery sandals on the market for men and women. Each of our picks has ample cushioning underfoot, soles with traction to prevent slipping and is available in various colorways to choose from.
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1. Hoka One One Men's Ora Recovery Slide
This men’s slide features an early-stage Meta-Rocker design, which helps create a smoother ride and faster transition to the forefoot.
Pros: It also includes a dual-layer construction with cushioned, oversized midsoles and a soft EVA top layer for maximum comfort and durability. Outsoles with a strategic groove pattern provide traction. These are 100% vegan and come in four colorways.
Cons: This style may not offer a lot of support for higher arches.
2. Oofos Unisex OOahh Sport Sandal
This unisex sandal is equipped with the recovery footwear brand’s OOfoam cushioned footbed that absorbs impact while cradling the arch and promoting natural foot movement.
Pros: These come in a variety of colorways. They’re made of moisture and odor resistant materials. The outsoles deliver optimal grip on wet or dry surfaces.
Cons: Some may find they run big.
3. Gone For a Run PR Soles Original Sandals
These sandals feature a unique non-slip footbed with cushioned Acupoint insoles that provides a massaging effect, which can help alleviates foot, leg and lower back pain.
Pros: They’re made of breathable, water-resistant materials. They come in two colorways.
Cons: This pair may not offer much arch support.