Oofos has bolstered its ambassador roster with some Major League Baseball star power.
The active recovery footwear brand announced today that it has teamed up with J.D. Martinez of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Martinez, a five-time All-Star, will work with the brand to highlight how his focus on active recovery has been a critical component of his a long, successful career.
“As soon as the game ends, it’s put my Oofos on, get into the ice tub, use the hyperbaric chamber — anything I can do to rehab my body to get all the soreness and inflammation out,” Martinez said in a statement. “I’ve never felt anything like them. You’re walking around, doing things, yet you’re technically giving your body rest and letting it recover. It’s the only foot recovery tool I’ve seen that actually makes a difference and helps your body feel better.”
Oofos footwear features the brand’s OOfoam, an impact-absorbing technology that aims to accelerate recovery and help the wearer feel better faster. This is combined with a patented footbed design, and altogether is designed to cradle the heel and arches for a combination of soft and stable support.
In this role, Martinez, according to Oofos, hopes to mentor younger athletes to find the same support through active recovery that he has found with the brand.
“As you get older, you start seeing those scenarios more and more where guys that don’t spend their time on recovery tend to start getting hurt more often,” Martinez said in a statement. “Alleviating stress and pressure points on my body with OOFOS gives me the potential to continue playing into my late 30s.”
The Oofos athlete ambassador roster is loaded with professional talent, both active and retired, including boxing sensation Alycia Baumgardner, retired WNBA great and current South Carolina Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley, New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr, retired NFL stars Deion Sanders and Alex Smith, and others.
“Active Recovery has become more and more important for all athletes, whether they are just starting out in their career or they have a decade in the books,” Oofos president Steve Gallo said in a statement. “Adding J.D. to our OOcrew is an honor after seeing his rise in baseball over the years and admiring his intense focus to constantly improve his game. Active recovery has become a staple process for him and has helped him become one of the best hitters in the game. It’s our mission to help athletes feel better through active recovery, and we’re thrilled to be J.D.’s partner as he not only continues on his path of success, but also mentors younger athletes as they follow in his footsteps.”