Comment from: Dana [Visitor]
Dana

Someone needs to convince Vivo to make these for women! These look much cooler than the womens Legacy, and I am not girly enough to pull off the Mary Janes.

Justin, can't you pull some strings?!? :-)

09/11/12 @ 12:15
Comment from: guy [Visitor]
guy

for me, a big part of using barefoot-like
shoes depends on:
1.
ground feel- i will want my shoes to prevent me from really dangerous stuff
but all the same, let me experience the
texture of the ground ahead.
gravle resolution is a must-one of the tests i do when i get a new barefoot-like shoes is checking if they allow me the joy of feeling fine gravle.

2.
i will also want my shoe to "let me know" what's going on outside, in the ground level-simply put- ventilation.
i would wear the "oaks" or any other heavy upper only when i have no other choice- in a very snowy or wet climate.
if i can bear the cold i would choose a
shoe that lets some air in/out.

my personl concusion on barefoot shoes
(if you were too lazy or in a hurry to read through...):
1-look for a fine ground feel. obvious.
2-look for some ventilation. air in/out.
it's like you have 2 main aspects concerning barefoot shoes:
ground feel + climate feedback = better locomotive awareness.

09/12/12 @ 05:49
Comment from: marjo riggs [Visitor]  
marjo riggs

Fall is here and I'm waiting for news of release of the Lontras for women in the US. I live in the NE and use my five fingers as I slog through snow. Tired of wet feet. Can anyone tell me when they will hit the stores?

09/12/12 @ 15:30
Comment from: The Yeti [Visitor]
The Yeti

These are my go to shoes for work. They are really comfortable, and look surprisingly good for being completely minimalist. I took the insoles out and have no issues with the toe box width as I have with my vivobarefoot boots.

I work in an office at a laboratory located at a refinery. That means any time I'm in the lab I have steel toe boots that I wear. Luckily I'm not in those all day. Seriously, if a minimalist shoe company made something viable with a steel toe, I would jump all over that. As it stands, I'm very happy to kick off my clunkers and slip my feet into these slipper-like shoes as soon as I'm out of PPE zones.

09/15/12 @ 14:04
Comment from: Excellent Work Shoes [Visitor]
Excellent Work Shoes

I have the black Oaks and they are AWESOME. I have worn them every day for the past year and a half to work. Comfortable and stylish, they are starting to get a little bit worn out. I am looking to purchase another pair -- just waiting for a good coupon! Got 30% off $150 when I first bought them.

09/26/12 @ 16:33
Comment from: Rhys [Visitor]
Rhys

I'm wanting to try these but no one has them in this city. I love my Vivobarefoot Evo II and get compliments on them. How is sizing on these? My first pair of Evo were a 46 and felt short with sox and the sole in--with it removed they worked fine. I went to 47 for my next pair and they are loose in midfoot/arch, but length is better and I can wear them with sox. They look like a great alternative/dressier shoe. Thanks.

09/28/12 @ 10:05
Comment from: James [Visitor]
James

As always, love your reviews! The full realistic review and photos really help me decide what to buy. Having the Oak's for a short while now I can say they are VERY comfortable. I can get away with these while in jeans or khakis at the office. I totally agree with your take on the jean color as well, I only wear these with darker jeans. Thanks soooooo much!!!

12/17/12 @ 17:47
Comment from: Rick [Visitor]
Rick

Does anyone know if the Oak has been discontinued?

05/06/13 @ 00:11
Comment from: admin [Member]  

@Rick

I can't confirm it's been discontinued but it definitely isn't in the Spring 2013 line.

05/07/13 @ 13:01
Comment from: Dan [Visitor]  
Dan

I'm not finding these on vivobarefoot.com so I think they have been discontinued.

09/09/14 @ 12:03
Comment from: admin [Member]  

@Dan,

It does seem they have gone the way of the dodo -- which is baffling to me still (this happened awhile ago). I'm actually wearing a pair of Oaks today and am still a huge fan of this style. One of the all-time best IMO.

09/10/14 @ 12:11