KSwiss Recovery Shoe Review

Recently, I was contacted by KSwiss to test out their new recovery shoe, the Blade Lightrecover. I didn’t even know of such a thing existing before they contacted me, but I’m glad they did! It is a really cool shoe that I believe truly helps in recovery. Here is a picture of the shoe I received, which after going on their website, I realized that they have way cuter colors on there.

These bright blue babies are quite spectacular when it comes to recovery technology. The top part that looks like a band is actually made of a compression type material so it helps circulate blood flow and is tighter on the foot so that it helps the swelling after a race. Another great thing about the outside of the shoe is that it’s so soft and easily collapsible, which makes it really easy to put the shoe on, even when you are hurting and you think your feet can’t get into a shoe. They are tight on the foot but they feel like a good tight, and really help make the foot feel better.

Now, this is my favorite of the shoe! The Recovery foam foot bed. The whole entire foot bed is made of memory foam and let me tell you, it’s glorious to stand in all day for long work events and after races. I started wearing these right after the LA Marathon and the week after Oakland Marathon and my feet were in heaven. We all know I have weird foot issues and toe issues and these really helped compress my feet and kept them feeling much better than normal. It seriously is so different stepping into the shoe and having that envelope your foot instead of a hard insole like many shoes have. The moment I put it on the first time I could totally tell the difference.

The soles of the shoes are KSwiss’s “BladeLight” Technology, which is stated on their website as “Anatomically placed K-EVA “blades” are aligned to the angle of impact and critical flex points for ultra-light, super cushioned, and amazingly flexible ride.” The shoe is basically super, duper flexible. Comparable to the ‘free’ shoes out there and the very lightweight shoes. This shoe is SO lightweight and that’s another thing about wearing a shoe after a race. I really feel that instead of flip flops, this helps my poor toes that sometimes get a little beat up to recover well and I love the compression on my feet to help keep the swelling down. Well, KSwiss is too steps ahead and made a shoe with actual compression and so many other great features so I don’t have to cruise in regular running shoes after a race anymore.

The last thing that I love so much about these shoes is the fact that they are also made of a light mesh and really breathable. It makes them really lightweight and also great to wear without socks which I NEVER do. They are great for long weekends full of standing on my feet for 15 hours and great for after races and marathons. I’m looking forward to wearing mine after my upcoming half at the end of the this month and they are great to just wear around the house when your feet are feeling a little tired. I am so glad that I tried these shoes and think they are great for aiding for recovery! I still have my KSwiss Keahou 2 review coming up too. :)Ā  and if you want to see other things I’ve reviewed, make sure to check out the Reviews Tab!

Today I am going back out to try to run 3 miles! It has been so long since I have run. Well about two weeks, because of work being crazy for event weekend and then me catching this darn cold! I hope the run tonight is the final thing that is needed to kick the cold to the curb!


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11 Responses to KSwiss Recovery Shoe Review

  1. I actually think those look really cute!!

  2. I can’t imagine sticking my foot in a shoe after a race, but if you say they are good for that purpose, I’ll take your word for it! I get mucho foot issues, too.

  3. the dawn says:

    oooo, i love the purple ones :)

  4. Jayme says:

    Love the shoes! Ek, i kind even like the colour too :)

  5. Astro says:

    I have bad toe issues after running hard. I may have to try a pair unless those are mens 11.5? :)

  6. Bonnie says:

    I wish they made these in all white so I could get away wearing them with skirts, etc to my clients houses.

  7. Fiona says:

    I actually really like that colour! I know what you mean, Im so doubtful about compression items till i try them then I realise they rock!


  8. Sasha says:

    My toes always hurt so bad after a run. Do these help with that?

  9. Christina says:

    Can you give some advice for sizing for this shoe? How many sizes up did you go? I wanted this shoe last year in the July 2010 issues of Runner’s World they featured post-run shoes and they had this and I tried to find it in a store and couldn’t and forgot about it! Thanks for reminding me. I really want to buy them but I wanted to see about sizing since I’ll have to order them online. Thanks!!

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  11. Lynell says:

    I have the lace up version of the shoes and I LOVE them. I don’t run but I travel and am on my feet a lot. I am also overweight so my feet tend to swell. The shoes are great. They hold your arch in place and take the stress off your feet. The other thing I love is that I can go through security at the airport and just slip my shoes back on because you don’t have to untie them before taking them off.
    K-Swiss Women’s Blade-Light Recover Lace Shoe

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