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VivoBarefoot Primus Lux Review

VivoBarefoot Primus Lux Review

VivoBarefoot has been in the business of making minimalist, "barefoot shoes" for a long, long time. Looking back, I first reviewed Vivo Barefoot Aquas on BirthdayShoes seven years ago—this was back when they were Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot. What a mouthful. Many, many Vivo Barefoot reviews later, today I'll be reviewing the VivoBarefoot Primus Lux.

The Primus Lux, which should exist right here on the VivoBareofot website (it is here for women), is one of the growing "Primus" line at VivoBarefoot. The VivoBarefoot Primus line is marketed as being "built around the concept, less is more. Less shoe, less weight – more freedom to move. We had a vision for the lightest movement shoe possible; a shoe that followed the natural shape of the foot and had the least possible interference with human movement."

To date, there are trail shoes, exercise shoes, and the "luxury" shoe shown here. Having had mine for about 3-4 months (Thanks, Vivo!), I've spent enough time in them to give them a proper review. The short of it? I really like these guys. For more, you know what to do ...

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Vibram FiveFingers Sale - 45% off V-Run, Spyridon Elite, Trek Ascent

Vibram FiveFingers Sale - 45% off V-Run, Spyridon Elite, Trek Ascent

Outdoor gear site LeftLane Sports just launched a sale on Vibram FiveFingers.

If you're not a member of LeftLane use my invite to sign up so you can get $10 credit off your first purchase over $50. Orders over $75 also get free shipping.

Here's a link to the sale.

Becoming a "member" of LeftLane is as simple as providing basic info (name/email). There are no strings attached (no fees to join) other than the fact you'll get emails about future upcoming sales—but you can quit the email list at any time.

Good luck!

The Great BirthdayShoes Garage Clean-up

I often tell people: careful what you decide to blog about; it might become your life.

It's tongue-in-cheek but truthfully, I never thought creating BirthdayShoes (8 years ago but who's counting?) that I'd become the Al Bundy of barefoot shoes, but well, that sorta happened. And it's been (and is!) great!

But I've got a problem. I have more shoes than I could ever possibly wear: the de facto place these reviewed-shoes go (as well as a few pairs that didn't never made the cut) is in plastic storage tubs. What a waste! I could donate them to Goodwill but in addition to being strange, I feel like there are Bdayshoes readers who might want a chance to snag a pair or two on the cheap first.

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Review Feelmax Vasko 2

Review Feelmax Vasko 2

The Vasko 2 from Feelmax is a cold-weather, water-resistant outdoor shoe with an incredibly thin sole and thicker lining that aims to excite minimalist adventurers as the temperatures dip and the terrain gets tough.

They are great for trails and cold weather running and may be a strong contender for favorite winter running shoe!

Read on for the full review!

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Review Lems Mariner 2 (updated!) - Barefoot Boat Shoe

Review Lems Mariner 2 (updated!) - Barefoot Boat Shoe

I love Lems Shoes. My 9to5s continue to be a staple in my closet.

Many months back (now) Andrew sent me a pair of the updated version of the Lems Mariner to test and review. Long-time readers might remember I had highly positive things to say about the Mariners three years back when I first reviewed them (here). Well, as much as I liked the Mariners then, the updated versions are even better.

This review has been long-coming. Read on!

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