Cool Gear: Hoka One One Ora Recovery Flip

Recovery Flips feel oh so sweet

Hoka One One Ora Recovery Flip, $50

Show your feet some love

I don’t know about you, but after a long run my feet like some fresh air. Going barefoot is my preferred method, at least until I actually have to go somewhere. That’s when I grab a pair of flip flops. No, it’s not recommended to wear them all the time, but sometimes they are exactly what you need. And the Ora Recovery Flips from Hoka One One are a new discovery. If you’re already familiar with Hokas generous cushioning and rockered design, then you’re feet will feel right at home. If you aren’t, get ready for a pleasant surprise. The generous cushion isn’t too soft, meaning tired feet get some gentle support and your Achilles even gets a break thanks to the 6mm drop from heel to toe.

These are available for both men and women and come in a variety of colors. One word of warning: do not leave them sitting in direct sunlight or heat for long periods of time because they will shrink.


Allison Pattillo
Motiv Running senior editor Allison Pattillo writes about running, health, nutrition, gear and travel from her home in Colorado. When it comes to gear, she’s a fan of tall running socks, short running skirts and wearing her hat backwards. Even with a BQ and a few podium finishes (all triathlons should be run, bike, canoe!), Allison finds more inspiration from running in beautiful places and exploring on the run instead of the numbers on a stopwatch. She looks forward to the day when she finds her ultimate running dog, which, at this point, may be more bulldog than border collie.