If you're spending $80 and upwards for your game-time shoe selects, consider playing a balancing act for your feet with a pair of post-game comforters.
The recovery footwear market is a growing one, supplying less Croc-like moccasins of years past and more fresh-out-the-lab slippers worthy of night after the game. A great pair of recovery shoes allows your feet to breathe, your toes to relax and spread out as needed, and supplies extra cushioning for needed arch support and heel cradling.
Whether you're stepping off the court, field, or simply need to show your feet some love, here are The 10 Best Recovery Shoes This Summer.
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No. 10 – Under Armour UA Ignite III Slide
Best For: Those relieving moments when you rip off your bulky, hard cleats and slide into some foam.
These slides from UA have an adjustable Velcro strap and are made with HeatGear fabric which keeps your feet cool and dry. They’re also have a footbed made from two layers of 4D foam to allow the sandal to conform to the exact shape of your foot. The foam makes the sandal extremely comfortable perfect for recovery.
No. 9 – Jordan Hydro V Slide
Best For: Anytime you need a break from being like Mike.
Hypebeasts we know about ya.
No. 8 – Under Armour 4D Foam Encounter
Best For: Go from ballin' to the beach in these full coverage sandals.
Now these are dope. Under Armour has a crossbreed of sandals and water shoes that essentially let you go from the locker room to the beach. The mesh upper is lightweight and breathable which allows moisture to escape and the shoe to dry quickly. They’re made with a stretch compression band so they’ll have no problem staying on your foot during any activity.
No. 7 – Superfeet FLP
Best For: Anybody suffering with low arches, these will be sure lift you up.
The first sandal with a built in orthotic is here. Designed to match the success and comfort of Superfeet’s insoles, the company built a sandal starting from the inside out. The orthotic cradles your feet, helping them stay in a neutral position, while their suspension system controls shock. These sandals are perfect before and after activity and even better for recovery.
No. 6 – adidas Nitro Supercloud Slide
Best For: Kicking off your spikes and walking on clouds.
After a long run, what’s better than slipping your feet into a comfortable pair of sandals? The adidas Nitro Superclouds use new supercloud EVA technology for maximum support and cushioning. These slides even feature a contoured footbed to help with support and recovery.
No. 5 – Birkenstock Arizona
Best For: Foot Health
For over 225 years - seriously, 225 years - Birkenstock has been making quality, supportive footwear. Although the sandals make work wonders for any feet pain you're experiencing, they're 100% the definition of function of fashion. They use non-leather, leather, nubuck, and suede uppers with contoured soles made of cork and natural latex. The firm, rather than soft contoured sole helps ensure proper weight distribution, and raised arches help your feet take a natural shape. These slides also feature a deep heel cup which allows the correct bones bear your bodies weight, keeping you away from spine and leg ailments.
Starting at $90
No. 4 – Montrail Lithia Slide
Best For: After a long day of hiking and biking these are all you're going to want to slide into.
For those of you into the outdoors, Montrail has the perfect pair of recovery slides for you. The Lithia Slides have high arches and a footbed made of thermo-moldable PRFRM technology that conforms to your foot in order to help relieve pressure off your feet.
No. 3 – adidas adissage II Slide
Best For: Those times when even your feet need a happy ending.
Let's be honest. If you personally haven't owned this sandal, good chances are you know somebody that has. The adidas slip-on’s that seem to have been around forever, the adissage II, has an adjustable strap for the perfect fit, as well as a footbed made of massaging nubs to soothe your foot after a long workout.
No. 2 – Air LeBron 2 Elite Slide
Best For: Those crucial hours after the game, from the hardwood, to your house and back again.
Design inspirations from the LeBron 8, the LeBron 2 Elites are one stylish way to leave a locker room. These slides feature a Phylon footbed and Air Max unit for cushioning so they’re great for recovering after a long game. The adjustable synthetic leather strap helps these stay fit to your foot for everyday wear.
No. 1 – OOFOS OOah Slide
Best For: Runners after a long run will love the comforting feel of Oofos.. they might look goofy, but you'll get over that when you feel these.
OOFOS slides are made specifically for recovery. Whether you finished running, playing ball, or just on your feet all day, OOFOS uses new technology called OOfoam which helps reduce impact on your body through your feet. Using these slides, you can help take strain off your body allowing you to recover faster. So “try a pair of OOFOS on, see if you feel the “OO”.”