Running and Rolling: Moji Foot Review and Giveaway

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?

Running and Rolling: Moji Foot Review and Giveaway. For runners with sore or tired arches, plantar fascitis, or just looking for a good post long run foot massage, check out this review of the portable, lightweight Moji Foot massager.

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? 

(PS: I’m linking up with Smitha and Erica on their giveaway round up, so check them out for a bunch of other giveaways to enter!)

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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  1. First off, I’m cracking up that you love Die Hard! 🙂 I would love to have a foot massager like this. Though like you, I have a feeling that Reese would think it was her toy. Everything is “It’s mines.” No joke, I hear this all day long!

    P.S. I ordered a foam roller this week & can’t wait to try it out!
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      My love for Die Hard runs DEEP. I can quote it almost verbatim. ha ha ha ha!! And yes, it’s so funny how we have to fight to keep some things ‘ours’ and not have them commandeered by the littles. Sigh. And that’s excellent news about the foam roller – it’s so awesome to have one at home! Just be careful because Reese WILL climb on you while you’re rolling and it WILL hurt like crazy!!

  2. I have never heard of this one. I have seen similar products like this. I have a foot massager that massages my calves as well and it is lovely after a long run. I like that this is small enough that you can take it places w you. Perfect for a racecation! recently posted…Beach Body Help Needed!My Profile

    • Carly Pizzani says:

      Yes! Great point on the racecation! I really like this one, I’d buy it myself if it hadn’t been given to me.

  3. I use a ball. I would love to try this

    • Carly Pizzani says:

      Good luck on the giveaway! If you’re already rolling out with a ball you would love this roller!!

  4. Cool! I got these pilates massage balls at IDEA and I use those on my feet. I find that rolling out your feet is really good for anyone especially because we tend to wear unsupportive footwear like flip flops and high heels!
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      It’s a sad indictment on my fit mama wardrobe that I didn’t even think to mention high heels in this review! But you’re totally right, massage is key after wearing unsupportive shoes.

  5. Okay I want to invest in this foot loving contraption ASAP!! I am always on my feet (thank you stand up desk) thus I neglect my feet A LOT! It’s time to change that!
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  6. LOVE all things Die Hard so thank you for that this morning 🙂
    This thing looks amazing and just what I will need since I’m running an insane amount of races from Sept-Nov. I also love the one you can freeze!! Genius.
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      OMG another reason we’re friends. Die Hard is AMAZING. Check out Lacey’s comment – she mentioned this would be awesome for a racecation, like the one you’re taking where you GET TO MEET DEENA KASTOR!

  7. I’ve never had a pedicure and probably won’t be scheduling one anytime in the near future but do deal with foot injuries somewhat often. It’s gotten better the past year because of my intense focus on stretching, self massage and icing when needed.

    • Carly Pizzani says:

      Good luck with the giveaway! It’s so important not to neglect the feet for injury prevention, right?

      • So true. I’ve found that keeping the calf muscles well stretched has cured my plantar fasciitis. I still have bouts of foot pain but mostly as a result of speed work.

        • Carly Pizzani says:

          Yes! When I had ITB issues calf stretching and rolling was really beneficial as well.

  8. I will ask for a longer foot massage sometimes. Absolutely!
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  9. Thanks for linking up! I love my mojo roller!! 🙂
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  10. Yes I have – in fact I’m getting a pedicure tomorrow mainly for the massage lol

  11. Kristen M says:

    I wanted one of these horribly when I developed pf a couple years ago. I used the frozen golf ball trick – tennis ball is too big in my opinion. I also have a foot roller that my husband gifted me for Christmas. Funny how that is now what I would consider a thoughtful and romantic gift. 🙂

    • Carly Pizzani says:

      I would definitely file that under thoughtful and romantic! My husband is a non runner so if he goes to the trouble of finding out what running stuff to get me, I think it’s the sweetest gesture! Good luck in the giveaway – this one is great!

  12. I totally get pedicures for the foot massage! I would love to get this amazing massager so I don’t have to go as often!!

  13. I’ve actually never gotten a pedi just for the foot massage… have only had a few pedicures ever. But, I see a sports massage therapist once a month for an all over massage, including feet. This would be a fun thing to win too!
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      Sports massages are no joke! I got them a few times the first time I trained for a marathon and they’re so helpful but I always felt like I’d been hit by a truck the day after one! Good luck in the giveaway. 🙂

  14. The massage is one of my favorite parts of a pedi. It’s always disappointing if it’s not a good massage.
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      Right?? I rarely get them because I’m always self conscious about my runners’ feet, so when I do, if the massage isn’t good I am a sad bunny.

  15. No I’ve never gotten a pedicure or had a foot massage and it sounds delightful! Would love to try this!

    • Carly Pizzani says:

      Good luck Georgia! This is such a great thing to have whenever you’re sitting for a while and I’ve noticed a big difference in how my feet feel!

  16. Nikki Fahey says:

    no massage but I have tennis balls all over my floor!

    • Carly Pizzani says:

      Nikki I wish those worked for me but I find the tennis balls so squishy, it’s like they don’t do enough! This gets into the arch a little more, I love it.

  17. I’ve had a pedicure but it did not include a foot massage so this would be so therapeutic!

  18. I’m ashamed to say I’ve had 2 pedicures in my whole life! I get ticklish and uncomfortable 🙂
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  19. I’ve never tried any rolling devices or tennis balls.Thanks for the chance 🙂

  20. oh MY GOSH. My feets are barking right now!! I currently use my husband but I have a LOT of travel in the next few months so having this for the airplane would be perfect! Thank you SO much for this review because I need this desperately!
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      You should get one for real Nellie! I’m addicted to it now and I’m already planning on having it in the car when we make the big drive north!!

  21. marybeth i says:

    I have a massager that is one little roller ball. This would be much better!

  22. I like foot massages with my pedicures. I like that this small for travel.

  23. I’ve never gotten a pedicure OR a foot massage… I know…

  24. Ben (ada) says:

    Absolutely, foot massages are the best.

  25. Jordan D. says:

    I love getting pedicures, especially for the foot massage, but I’m super ticklish so I always get laughed at by the nail technicians for giggling and swirming when it tickles haha

  26. I’ve gotten both!

  27. I have gotten a pedicure just for the foot massage. It’s the best part!

  28. I’ve used a frozen water bottle to roll my feet before. I’m Stuy ashamed of how my runners feet look I won’t even get a pedicure. I just keep them hidden.

  29. I’ve never gotten a pedicure before, but a foot massage sounds nice.

  30. I totally get pedicures simply for the massage!!!! We have something like this in our house and we love it. Do you notice that you get a deeper sleep on nights you use it? That tends to happen in our house. When we need a good night’s rest well use it for that reason too, lol.

  31. Great share

  32. I am very satisfied with this product not only does it feel fabulous on your feet after a long day, but its perfect to hold in your hand a give a great iced massage on your neck and shoulders. My muscles felt very relaxed and tingly after using the massager. We keep this at our feet under our home computer.

  33. I’m excited with your article. As Christmas is fast approaching, I was in search of affording a gift for my mother. I thought of getting a useful gift for her. I thought to give her foot massager, but unaware of the best one. But, when I read your article, I found that Moji Foot roller is the one that suits her needs. I am going to afford one soon and present it before Christmas. Thanks, dude….


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