Ahh, runner’s feet! Is there anything more beautiful to look upon and delightful to the touch than black toenails, thick callouses, blisters and crazy running shoe tan lines? Okay, so usually you don’t have all those things at the same time, but it’s definitely my feet that are affected first whenever I increase mileage or train harder. So I was intrigued when Moji reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in trying their products and doing a Moji Foot review. What’s the Moji Foot? It’s a little self massager for your feet; a circular contraption with rolling spheres that you roll your foot over.
I’ve been kind of skeptical that there’s any real way of rolling out my feet. Using a tennis ball hasn’t worked for me in the past – it’s just a little too big and squishy to really make any difference to how my arches or the balls of my feet feel after a long run. But in addition to sending me a Moji Foot to try, the company was also offering one for one of you guys to win, so I thought, why not?
Turns out, I love it.
It sat in its packaging for a week or so, until Roman lost interest in it and then I knew I could leave it out without fear of it becoming a necessary part of whatever may be his latest emergency headquarters set-up in the apartment. Now it sits right in front of the couch and whenever I nurse Tanner, I have a foot on it, either rolling it around, or holding it on one tender spot, similar to how you would foam roll your legs. If I want a deeper massage, I either just press my foot firmer on the spheres, or I use my other foot as a weight to help press it down. We have carpet and it’s never slipped around, no matter how much weight I press into it.
If you know me, you know I love the movie Die Hard. I would definitely take this on a plane to use while in the air and to help recover from sore feet and swelling after flying. It’s very lightweight and portable and the bonus of this version is that it’s made of high-tech engineered plastic, which means you can throw it in your carry-on without any TSA issue. (“Fists with ya toes!”)
Even though I had to take a break from running recently, I do a lot of walking everywhere, for work, as well as with the boys. Nine times out of ten, I wear Baby T in a Bjorn, so I can be hands-free. Given that he is almost as heavy as Roman was at a year (he’s three ounces short of 20 pounds!), but at four months old is still very much a baby without perfect head control, it can be tough on my back, legs and feet after a while. I really feel like this has made a difference for me, to basically have a foot massage available whenever I want.
Here’s a video explaining how and why it works so well – check it out, then enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below!
If you’re not the lucky winner, I’d still recommend trying this product out. In addition to the Moji Foot, the company also makes a Moji Foot Pro, which has metal spheres, so it can be kept in the freezer for double use – ice and massage all in one. Moji was also kind enough to send me a Moji Curve PRO, which is a handheld roller also featuring rotating metal spheres. It’s meant for bigger muscles like hamstrings, calves and glutes, but I actually use it a lot on my shoulders and back, because the curve of it works really well for that area (for which I’ve never succeeded in finding the best way of rolling with a foam roller).
What’s your favorite rolling device?
Has anyone tried the tennis ball technique and liked it?
Contest runs Wednesday 8/19 – Monday 8/24/15. Void where prohibited. Open to US residents only. Must be 18 years or older. Winner will be announced on the blog on 8/24. Retail value of the Moji Foot is $29.95. Moji will contact the winner directly with details for claiming their prize.
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