The partnership begins with the launch of the NEXT GAME slide library
BRAINTREE, fair. and EXETER, NH, July 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — OOFOS, the global leader in active recovery footwear, and Farmer hockey, the world’s leading hockey brand, today launched an innovative product collaboration that enhances hockey athlete recovery through advanced footwear technologies. OOFOS and Bauer have teamed up to launch a collection of NEXT GAME sandals that allow hockey players to start the recovery process as soon as they leave the ice.
Skating puts pressure on ankles and joints in and near a player’s foot, making recovery after the Ice Age and during the off-season extremely important. The NEXT GAME slides feature OOFOS’ OOfoam™ technology and patented arch support to absorb shock, reduce stress on the body and allow for more natural movement. Together, these innovative technologies help athletes recover faster and prepare them for their NEXT GAME.
“As the leader in active recovery footwear, OOFOS is dedicated to maximizing athlete performance,” he says Steve Gallo, President of OOFOS. “There’s no better feeling than kicking off your skates after a tough game or practice session and stepping into a pair of OOFOS. We share Bauer’s commitment to player performance and are excited to be working together to encourage recovery between skates and make it easier for hockey players to perform at their best day in and day out.”
“Bauer and OOFOS both have a strong focus on athlete performance. Recovery is an integral part of performance and a growing focus for athletes at all levels of the game,” he said BradJames, Senior Director of Strategy at Bauer. “Hockey players wear skates most of the year, and when summer arrives, athletes often switch to shoes that offer little to no support. Our NEXT GAME slides provide the opportunity for active recovery and support to help athletes maintain strength and optimize performance between seasons, during in-season training and games.”
Perfect for slipping on and off between games or training sessions, Bauer’s NEXT GAME slide collection features OOFOS-developed OOfoam™ technology to absorb shock to a player’s foot, ankle and body. Combined with a patented footbed design, OOFOS wraps the heel and arch for the optimal combination of soft and stable support. OOfoam™ technology is proven to absorb 37% more shock than traditional foam materials, reducing stress and strain on joints, ankles and feet, allowing you to recover faster*. The entire OOFOS product line has received the seal of approval from the APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association).
Bauer-OOFOS NEXT GAME slide collection is now available July 22, 2022at OOFOS.com, Bauer.com and select hockey stores in the US, Canada and internationally.
*Based on a year 2018 University of Virginia School of Medicine Speed Clinic.
OOFOS is the global leader in recovery footwear, founded by a team of industry veterans dedicated to helping runners and fitness enthusiasts recover better from their workouts. OOFOS are made with the revolutionary OOfoam™ technology and are designed to absorb 37% more shock than traditional shoes. They reduce stress on the joints to keep everyone comfortable, no matter what their activity level. From professional athletes to casual hikers, OOFOS shoes make your hard-working feet and body feel better – all you have to do is feel the OO. Visit www.oofos.com for more information.
Farmer hockey is the world’s most recognized designer, marketer and manufacturer of ice hockey equipment and the #1 ice hockey brand. Founded in Kitchener, Ont1927, Farmer hockey invented the first skate with a blade attached to a boot and changed the game forever. Since then, Farmer hockey has continued to develop the most innovative products in the industry, including the widely successful SUPREME®, VAPOR® and NEXUS® product lines. Visit www.bauer.com for more information.