Comment from: Brandon [Visitor]

I'm wearing a pair of "the brown tanned leather Oaks" right now. I wear them to work pretty much every day now as I can't wear shoes with big heels or arch support anymore.

My sisters make fun of the way they look, but I think they look pretty decent with a pair of pants on (probably okay with shorts and no socks? never tried though)

I figure they're a great way to strengthen your feet for barefoot/minimalist running while you're at work or just chillin' :-)

04/22/10 @ 16:41
Comment from: Paul [Visitor]

These are much nicer looking than the aquas thanks for the review I may actually try a pair of these.

04/22/10 @ 17:05
Comment from: Doug [Visitor]

Are the soles 4.5mm thick with or without that insole you're inserting/removing? If they came with that thick, padded insole, why are they advertising them as barefoot shoes?

Nice un-boxing, may have to get a pair of these or the Dharma.

04/22/10 @ 17:31
Comment from: [Member]

My hunch is that it's without -- that said, if you take KSOs with 3.5mm rubber sole and 2mm midsole then you're talking combined 5.5mm.

Guess the question is: how much sole does it take to stop being minimalist? Barefoot shoes being a contradiction in terms, really.

04/22/10 @ 17:36
Comment from: Noah [Visitor]

Thanks for pointing out endless.

I have been flipping back and fourth on terra plana's site all week...

I ordered a pair.

04/22/10 @ 17:59
Comment from: Tim Butterfield [Visitor]
Tim Butterfield

I have the black leather Lesotho that I sometimes wear for dress up if I need a 'one finger.' The Oaks look similar except for the toe "rim" and the side material going further back along the heel. The newer Vivo designs like the EVO and Dylan caused me blister problems, but I really like the older designs like the Dharma and Lesotho (and Oaks).

04/22/10 @ 18:05
Comment from: Alan H [Visitor]
Alan H

Wow, 37% off at brings the price down to $100 and they also have FREE two day shipping (free return shipping if needed as well).

Hard to beat that. I went ahead and ordered a pair for myself in the same grey color.

Thanks for the review, man!

04/22/10 @ 22:22
Comment from: Roland [Visitor]

Those look nice. I'm still hoping for a barefoot style dress shoe. Never happen, but one can hope.

04/23/10 @ 03:01
Comment from: Noah [Visitor]

OK - Endless is pretty awesome.

I paid after reading this last night at around 6:30. (I think I got the last pair of grey)

Said I would get two-day shipping.

Around 9pm got a message they shipped.

Checked the tracking # and they are due to arrive at my US mailbox today.

Thanks again Justin

04/23/10 @ 08:25
Comment from: Bob [Visitor]  

Any tips on sizing? I've been holding off on Vivos, as I've read they run small, and inconsistently so. The truth is I live near Philly, so could make the trip to NYC if necessary. I just wonder if they've gotten that stuff worked out (I'm at least a 12 in most brands).

04/23/10 @ 09:26
Comment from: [Member]

Scroll to the bottom here:

And also note the sizing tab at the top. I'm a 44, it seems as I'm a 10.5 normally (I actually wonder if I could pull off a 43, but I'll have to figure that out another day -- being in between sizes can suck sometimes!)

04/23/10 @ 09:41
Comment from: Josué [Visitor]  

Nice. I look forward to your review once you have logged some time in the Oaks.

Off to endless I go.......

04/23/10 @ 10:34
Comment from: Corey [Visitor]

I bought a pair of the old styles Oaks (black suede)a few months ago. After reading about Vivobarefoot shoes in the forum, I wanted a pair. I found a really cool website ( that has daily sales on different items, ie: camelback, columbia, & many other companys. They had Oaks and Aquas for $36 which included shipping. Wish I would have picked up the Aquas too. I now own both the brown leather Aquas, ordered from, and the black Oaks. I love both my Aquas & Oaks but believe the Oaks are a little less restrictive & a bit more comfortable than the Aquas.

04/23/10 @ 13:40
Comment from: iDiotGear [Visitor]

Too bad endless ran out of size 12 in black :( I just got a pair of Roots on sale through amazon and they feel just like slippers. I'm going towards the minimal shoes to help eliminate all the back pain I've been having throughout the years. So far it is helping.

05/06/10 @ 12:55
Comment from: Jason [Visitor]

I have the Oaks in grey suede too, and I love them. One thing - I removed the insole and found the fit and finish underneath to be fantastic. I have heard that TP mentions removing the insole on their site but couldn't find it.

With the insole removed it is very much more comfortable, and my gait is almost the same as my barefooted gait.


06/02/10 @ 15:52
Comment from: David Aron [Visitor]
David Aron

I've been wearing VFFKSO for a good 5 months, can't wear any other shoe. the question I have is do you know what shoes i could wear to work in winter that are barefoot style and not leather?
I know Terra Plana make some vegan shoes, but still haven't seen a warm looking one.
this site is a great service btw!

07/13/10 @ 09:29
Comment from: Paul [Visitor]  

I finally got a pair of Oaks and I really love them I wrote a whole review on them @ Many thanks to Justin and his colleagues for the good advice on this site.

12/09/11 @ 00:36
Comment from: Mark [Visitor]

Are these zero drop?

08/09/12 @ 16:02
Comment from: keisan [Visitor]  

Hey this is about the porto hand cut leather vivobarefoot shoes. why are they only available in europe??? they look so perfect. there's no review or anything about them as far as i've checked either. review them!

07/26/13 @ 09:04

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