When our shoes begin to wear down, depending on the area of wear, they can become slippery when wet because of the loss of traction. If the front of the shoe becomes worn thin, it becomes a tripping hazard and wearers may become more likely to clip the front of the shoe on the ground while walking. This is why it's so important to pay attention to the wear of the shoes... we don't want you hurting yourself!
We tend to recommend that you replace your OOFOS about as often as you would replace a pair of running shoes, but it’s all relative to use. If you are wearing your pair of OOFOS all day, every day, they may begin to wear out more quickly than a pair of shoes that you wear only a couple of times a week for a few hours at a time. Similar to running shoes, the more use your OOFOS get, the quicker they'll wear.
You may also see wear in certain areas quicker than others because of your natural walking gait. Everyone walks differently and, therefore, everyone’s shoes will wear a little differently.
This shoe should definitely be replaced! You can see that the tread is completely worn out.
To enjoy the maximum benefits of OOFOS and our OOfoam™ technology, pay attention to what's happening on the bottoms of your shoes and keep on #FeelingtheOO!
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