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Derek Carr’s latest business venture? Partner in Recovery Shoes

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes during the regular season home game against the Baltimore Ravens at Allegiant Stadium on September 13, 2021, in Henderson, Nevada Image via Las Vegas Raiders

published on September 8, 2022 – 12:07
Written by Ben Hensley

Global active recovery footwear company OOFOS teams up with Las Vegas Raiders quarterback and Fresno’s favorite son, Derek Carr, for a multi-year partnership, highlighting the importance of physical recovery to Carr’s success on field.

The company markets OOfoam, which the Massachusetts-based company says is scientifically proven to accelerate post-performance recovery using shock-absorbing foam technology, helping wearers feel better faster.

The foam is used in a variety of shoe styles for men and women, including sandals, shoes, clogs and slippers.

Many top athletes have also used OOFOS for recovery, including recently retired NFL quarterback Alex Smith, Olympic gold medalist and world ski champion Ashley Caldwell, and Boston Ballet principal dancer Chyrstyn Fentroy , among others.

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Oofos and Derek Carr joined forces, with Carr acting as brand ambassador. He is also an equity partner. Image via oofos.com

Carr first found the company after his injury in 2016 in a game against the Indianapolis Colts, in which he broke his fibula after being sacked by Colts defensive end Trent. Cole. Over the following months of rehabilitation, Raiders head athletic trainer Chris Cortez spoke to Carr about OOFOS products.

“That’s how he discovered the product,” said Carr’s business manager, H Koal. “Derek started wearing them and fell in love with them.”

Carr even declined further performance shoe endorsements to continue using OOFOS for active recovery. Featuring OOfoam, the shoes absorb shock, reduce stress on the body and allow for more natural movement between athletic activities, according to the company.

“Recovery is the foundation of performance,” Carr said in an OOFOS press release. “Training only leads to improvement if you give your body the time it needs to rest, recover and rebuild. Without it, you just break down.

Carr is a top ambassador for the company, a stock owner and has even gifted pairs of OOFOS to several of his teammates, according to the statement.

“Derek Carr has been a true fan and user of OOFOS footwear for years, so we’re thrilled to officially welcome him to the OOFOS team,” said OOFOS President Steve Gallo. “Derek exemplifies our mission and brand values ​​through his work ethic, strength of character and commitment to giving back to his community and we look forward to working together to share the benefits of OOFOS and grow the brand.”


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