Georgia South Psychiatry Residents Receive Gift from OOFOS Shoes

Psychiatry residents at Georgia South Psychiatry Residency were recently treated to a new pair of shoes courtesy of OOFOS Shoes.

The gift came as a result of a former partnership with first-year Georgia South psychiatry resident, Dr. Brandon Krout.

Krout, a former professional triathlete, first started working with OOFOS in 2018. By chance, the founder of the OOFOS brand happened to be dining at a restaurant where Krout’s wife was working at the time.

“They got to talking and the founder passed along his contact information to my wife and I was put in touch with the OOFOS team,” said Krout. “Since then, they have been gracious enough to not only partner with me in several different endeavors, but they have helped other athletes and organizations in which I have been involved.”

Prior to coming to Georgia South, Krout was the head coach for Cross Country and Track at the Savannah College of Art and Design. During that time OOFOS also provided his team with shoes.

“That was a big deal, especially in the eyes of college kids,” said Krout.

As he made his way to Moultrie to start his residency, he reached back out to OOFOS, knowing that comfortable shoes would be a huge benefit to his colleagues.

“When I got to Georgia South, I felt that OOFOS would be great for our program as healthcare professionals are always on their feet and it would be something special for our program,” said Krout. “I reached out to the OOFOS team and they came through with a pair of shoes for each psychiatry resident, administration, and even our CEO.”

According to its website, OOFOS were invented by a team of footwear veterans from the largest performance brands. They engineered OOFOS to help reduce load and stress, so the body can rebuild throughout the day. OOFOS are powered by the proprietary OOfoam™ an innovative, cutting-edge material that absorbs 37% more impact designed to help the wearer recover without slowing them down.

“This was a great surprise for our psychiatry residents,” said Colquitt Regional Medical Center President and CEO Jim Matney. “We are grateful to OOFOS for this gift of not only comfort, but support of our residents and our program.”