VivoBarefoot Gobi 2 Hopewell Boot Review

The Vivo Barefoot Gobi II Hopewell.
The Vivo Barefoot Gobi II Hopewell.

Almost exactly two years ago I reviewed the Vivo Barefoot Gobi on this site. The Gobi is a desert boot that took the ever-popular Vivo Barefoot Ra clean-cut style and made it a boot. Note: You can still find some significantly discounted Vivo Gobis and Ras — the original versions, anyway — in a couple places. You'll want to skip to the end for that!

Today, I'll be reviewing the Vivo Barefoot Gobi II. What's the Gobi II (and how does it differ from the original)? New to the Gobi and curious to learn more? Read on!

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Soft Star RunAmoc with Bullhide Soles Review

Soft Star RunAmoc with Bullhide Soles Review
The SoftStar RunAmoc Dash with Bullhide leather soles!

This shoe is a game changer.

That was a bold statement—especially since we are talking about the minimalist market, which is known for innovations and “game-changers”—but this is no ordinary shoe.

The Soft Star RunAmoc Dash with the bullhide sole is nothing short of a miracle in the most simplistic sense of the word. It has become my favorite shoe for leisure, work, and enjoying my day. There is no shoe in my collection that even comes close to being as comfortable or as flexible and none are quite as unique and quirky-looking as well.

Intrigued? Read on and find out what makes this shoe so special.

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Vibram FiveFingers CVT Hemp Review

Vibram FiveFingers CVT Hemp Review

Earlier this year Vibram released the CVT Hemp—a FiveFingers model that was an alternative to the 2013-introduced CVT LS. The whole CVT thing stands for "convertible" due to the original CVT LS allowing you to flip the heel of the CVT LS flat and make them slip-on toe shoes. (You can check out the CVT LS on Vibram's site here.)

I never reviewed the CVT LS as I just never got into wearing them* but I've found the CVT Hemp to be a solid five-toed pair of shoes, by comparison. The CVT sole is a super lightweight and flexible minimalist sole that has a lot to offer for FiveFingers fans and the hemp upper lends a snug but comfortable, casual look to these VFFs.

Read on for my full review!

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Review VI-B Vibram FiveFingers

Review VI-B Vibram FiveFingers

I stumbled across the VI-B this spring while looking for a new pair of trail paws – and instantly fell in love. Having said that, the VI-B is everything but a trail shoe! It is light and thin and delicate and sylphlike and, to say it with Vibram’s words, simply elegant!

Read on for my full review!

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VivoBarefoot Porto Review

VivoBarefoot Porto Review
The VivoBarefoot handcut desert boot Porto.

When I first saw VivoBarefoot's new line of "Handcut" shoes, I immediately wanted to try them out. However, given they were only initially released abroad, it took some time to get a chance, so I was pretty excited when Vivo offered to send me a pair of their desert boot Porto to test and review.

While striking in their simple construction of premium leather and dressy by extension, the Porto's initial on-foot experience wasn't surprisingly stark. I've come to grow into these desert boots and they offer something different that you just might like.

Read on for my full review — and a 15% off coupon!

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Shamma Sandals Mountain Goats Review

Shamma Sandals Mountain Goats Review

For the past three weeks, I have been enjoying the latest offering from Shamma Sandals: The Mountain Goat. This model provides the most protection of any other Shamma Sandal and is aimed at rough-terrain hiking and running.

If you are new to Shamma, I previously reviewed the Shamma Sandals Jerusalem Cruisers and Warriors. I absolutely loved those so I was happy to review the latest product from Josh Stiles and his buddies at Shamma Sandals.

This is an exclusive first review of the Mountain Goats for birthdayshoes.com. Read on!

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