Apr 24, 2013 | 3 comments »
I'm planning on doing a GoRuck Challenge (GRC) in a few months, and I was at a loss for what type of shoe to use.
For those of you not familiar with the GRC, it is a 12 hour "adventure" designed by the GoRuck company to test their back packs, which… more »
Tags: vivo barefoot
Nov 1, 2012 | 7 comments »
With the success of Vivo Barefoot's ultra-popular "Ra" comes the release of a Ra-like ankle high leather boot called the Gobi. Vivo shot me a pair of these Gobis to test out, and I'm happy to oblige — these boots are comfortable, make my feet happy, an… more »
Sep 11, 2012 | 9 comments »
I have liked the stylish, Wallaby-esque look of the Vivo Barefoot pretty much from the first day I saw them some three years ago.
For that matter, I got my first pair of Oaks back in 2010 and did a "first look" on them here. Fast-forward and I pic… more »
Aug 6, 2012 | 5 comments »
Over the past year, we've seen the barefoot shoe market expand to golf. While almost any barefoot shoe can be used for golf (and I've golfed in most of mine), the nature of their minimal design means barefoot shoes are often missing several key attribu… more »
Jul 24, 2012 | 21 comments »
If you're after a good-looking barefoot/minimalist shoe that has everyday versatility, top-notch ground feel, and allows you to preserve your natural bio-mechanics, posture, and "barefoot" movement, the VIVO BAREFOOT Aqua Lite is worth your serious consideration. more »
Jun 21, 2012 | 23 comments »
Sometimes you just need an old fashioned hiking boot. But you don’t have to settle for the traditional kind. The Off Road Hi boots are VivoBarefoot’s minimalist version.
I was intrigued by the minimalist boot idea since boots tend to drag… more »
Mar 29, 2012 | 2 comments »
I think I laughed out loud when I saw these purple Vivo Ultras! They look like someone took a hexagonal hole punch to a pair of Crocs...not a fan of Crocs. Vivo says, “Innovation at its best, the Ultra is a 3 in 1 chameleon shoe i… more »
Mar 28, 2012 | 1 comment »
Nicholas leaps off some ruins in Pompeii in his VivoBarefoot Ultras.
Guest post by Nicholas Hind
Birthday Shoes originally opened my eyes to the world of minimalist footwear through a link about reebok's sponsorship of Crossfit and it's upcoming shoe range. As an avid crossfitter this piqued my interest and now I'm ho… more »
Mar 22, 2012 | 16 comments »
Imagine a minimalist shoe that is lightweight, has a plus-sized toe box, breathes well, provides good ground feel, has virtually no seams, and is basically a sole that wraps the entirety of your foot. What would such a shoe look like? Well, it'd look… more »
Jun 20, 2011 | 36 comments »
The Vivo Barefoot Achilles — a modern interpretation of huaraches minimalist running sandals.
Guest review by James SavageI have been running in homemade 4mm-thick soled huaraches for eight months now and enjoying them very much, but I'm always on the lookout for something even better. I was intrigued when I learned Vivobarefoot would be rel… more »
Apr 22, 2010 | 18 comments »
The Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Oak Lace-up Wallaby shoe. It's minimalist status comes from it's diminuitive sole - only 4.5 mm thick. It is also foot friendly with a wide toe-box.
I bought a new pair of minimalist shoes I hope to wear for more work-like dress — the Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Oak lace-up Wallaby a.k.a. Vivo Barefoot Oaks or just Oaks. I got them from Endless on sale for about $100, and if you've ever bought T… more »
Mar 3, 2010 | 36 comments »
The Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Evo Running Shoe - Just released in Spring 2010
A review and first look at the new barefoot running shoe from Terra Plana, the Vivo Barefoot Evo, which provides a minimalist shoe with no arch support that fosters a natural running form. more »
Feb 18, 2010 | 24 comments »
Above, in the box, is a pair of Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Aquas. Nice packaging for a nice barefoot shoe alternative to Vibram Five Fingers.
The market for "barefoot shoes" is small. It's in this context that it doesn't take long to discover the main minimalist footwear options and manufacturers. You've got Vibram Five Fingers, but you've also got companies like FeelMax or perhaps you're he… more »