Run Oregon is Kickin’ It in the KO-Z SNPR Low by Deckers Lab – Slipper x Sneaker x Recovery footwear





These slippers aren’t the most visually stunning footwear that you will wear. That’s not a knock on this pair, but we all know there are some stunning shoes out there. THe KO-Z SNPR is accommodating to all foot shapes and, as a result, has a little thicker toebox for comfort and accessibility. Not everyone cares for this look, but there are real reasons behind it.

The Men’s Ko-z SNPR Low come with 4 color options. They are all pretty basic in nature – black, dark grey, and light grey, as well as a more unique camo colorway.

Comfort & Construction:

I have mentioned it in previous posts, but I am CONSTANTLY wearing slippers around my house. Given the amount that I run, and am on my feet (between work and kids), I need support when I am at home. Walking around in barefeet kills my arches, so having supportive footwear at home is always an absolute must.

I do have a favorite pair of slippers but wearing the KO-Z SNPR around the past few weeks has really been a joy. I want nothing more than to live in these slippers. It’s like a hug for your feet – or like wrapping yourself up in a fancy bareskin rug in front of the fire. It just screams “comfortable” in every sense of the world. There has been nothing more enjoyable than pulling these on after a long morning run and I fully anticipate these being the footwear I pull on following my races in the future.


Basically, I consider the KO-Z SNPR to be a melding of the two things I wear most – a running/training shoe and a recovery slipper. It has the functionality of solid sneakers with a ridiculously cozy recycled Looped Wool (along with EcoTan sheepskin cow suede leather), all of which are natural thermoregulators. This means that they are great for all weather and assist in keeping your tootsies at the right temps regardless of the season.

There is a ton of cushion in it and the added Meta-Rocker makes walking a comfortable joyride.


I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. There really isn’t much more to say when it comes to recovery footwear and/or slippers. It has a great fit, luxurius feel, and given the fact that I just want to always wear them makes it a simple positive recommendation.

Deckers Lab has also donated $200,000 worth of their comfortable shoes to Sacramento County Public Health and their dedicated team of volunteers who began operating drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the Cal-Expo State Fairgrounds in mid-March. Icing on the cake right there.


Shoe & Price:


  • 8mm drop (3D Anatomical EVA Max Cushion Memory Foam ), 17-25mm stack height
  • Mix of 80% natural wool, 20% recycled polyester
  • Anatomic, gender specific medium width performance running last
  • EcoTan TwinFace sheepskin and EcoTan cow suede with 10mm wool interior
  • PFC-free Durable Water Repellent treatment
  • Ultralight and ultra-wide 3mm sponge rubber outsole with Meta-Rocker geometry
  • Meta-Rocker geometry delivers uptempo and propulsive ride
  • Xponent Midsole featuring multilayer CM EVA Foam with gradient density bringing the softest cushion closest to your feet
  • 8mm 3D Anatomical EVA Max Cushion Memory Foam with Looped Wool

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About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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