Comment from: John [Visitor]
John

I've been really happy with my pair of the old "Off Road Hi" model boots. I hiked across the Grand Canyon in them and my feet felt great! The experience is so different from traditional hiking boots.

By the end of a long day of hiking, it's a real drag to keep lifting heavy boots with each step. I feel lighter on my feet for longer with these.

In them I seem *less* likely to roll an ankle, despite the boot having significantly less structure than a traditional boot.

Lastly, the ground feel gives you a little more signal about your surroundings and heightens the nature experience.

I'd recommend trying minimalist boots to anyone interested in hiking or backcountry camping.

11/13/18 @ 22:49
Comment from: Nocona [Visitor]
Nocona

Great review Justin. Beautiful shoes. Kinda remind me of my 30 year old Vasque's from Italy. I'm guessing they beefed up the waterproofing a bit from their last design of these shoes from a couple years back. There were a few complaints of some leaking and wet feet. I'm betting they fixed this problem, so I just used the code you provided for my discount and ordered a pair. Thanks for that! Much appreciated. I'll finally own a pair of zero drop minimilist weatherproof boots. I've been waiting a long time before I pulled the trigger. I've emailed the Xero owners awhile back and asked for a weatherproof boot. They answered back and said they are trying to work on it. They are aware of the shortfalls of the waterproof boots currently on the market. We will see what they come up with.
I'm closer to a size 11 (a huge 10.5, small 11), so I ordered the 45. On the Vivo site it says that's a size 12. Never owned a 12. Hope these fit me. I'll update when I get the chance. Cheers.

11/14/18 @ 18:45
Comment from: Vince [Visitor]
Vince

Looking forward to the update on these. When I have enough money on hand, I may have to pick up a pair for myself.

11/24/18 @ 15:37
Comment from: Job [Visitor]  
Job

I just got a pair of these and oiled them prior to use. Here in STL, it’s a bit colder than ATL. With the warm socks you can get at Wally World and maybe a nylon liner, these are great! Warm, dry etc. I still have a pair of low heeled PAC boots for snow, but these work for the in-between deep snow and cold wet. They would be too hot for summer use.

Side bar: anyone know of a bare/minimalist version of a Chuck Taylor or Samba?

11/27/18 @ 21:00
Comment from: Nocona [Visitor]
Nocona

Update: Had to send back the size 45's because they were much too large (I'm 10.5-11). The 44's fit nice with the wiggle room in the toes that allow them to stay warm and toasty. After a nice off road hike in a wet mist up and down through the tree line, I noticed the uppers as being a bit stiff. They actually became more pliant as the miles added up and seem to be breaking in quickly. Loved the ground feel for a pretty heavy boot. Great protection from high sharp rocks and roots around the ankle area. It was about 38 degrees out and with thin wool socks my feet never became hot or cold. I didn't even notice them, and that's a good sign. They look amazing and are very comfortable. This was a fantastic purchase.

11/28/18 @ 13:20


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