I'm slowly replacing all my non-Vivobarefoot footwear. OnlineShoes.com affords me to do so more rapidly than if I were to save up to buy just one pair. My first pair of Vivos were the suede Gobi boots in Sand. I then bought a pink pair of Gobi boots, and now I'm adding this black leather pair of Gobi boots. I love wearing these boots on walks when I exercise, commuting to my client's office (by foot), running errands (by foot), and just taking leisurely strolls around the neighborhood. The toe box is roomy which I love and so that being said, this style is 1/2 size larger than my normal shoe size. I ordered the 6.5 and normally wear size 7. My feet do not swim in the boots at all. There is no break in time for the suede and as soon as I put on the leather Gobi boots, I know that there will be no break in time for them either. The soles are thin and flexible. The leather is less "flexible" than the suede but that is the nature of leather vs suede and in time they will soften up. They are not stiff at all. I like that all my Gobi boots pack down because that comes in handy when I travel and want to pack them (not much room taken up). Of all the Vivos these are my favorite style. Since buying my first pair of Vivos any other shoe is a foot coffin with heavy, stiff soles, and narrow, pinching toe box. My feet no longer have plantar fasciitis thanks to Vivobarefoot footwear and proper biomechanics. Thanks, OnlineShoes, for carrying this line of footwear!
I bought these as a casual shoe and wanted to see how Vivobarefoot shoes were all about. First off these things look well built. Granted only had them a few days but can tell these are NOT cheap materials. So far they feel great and I have used them with no issues. I used the vivobarefoot website to get the right size which made a big difference. They fit perfect for my wide big feet. They slip on perfect and i am already walking a bit differently. Not sure about the whole barefoot feel but i think it will come with time. I walk barefoot at home or at least with socks so maybe it isn't as drastic. My wife thinks they look cool and now wants a pair of her own. Have to admit they do look very nice! :)
Wear them daily, out and about and even to work on more casual days.
Launched in 2004 by Terra Plana, VIVOBAREFOOT is the first minimalist shoe with a patented, ultra-thin, puncture-resistant sole that offers maximum sensory feedback and protection, delivering the next best thing to being barefoot.
VIVOBAREFOOT features a comprehensive line of barefoot shoes that are specifically designed for varying elements, terrains and activities. From high-performance, off-road and trail-running shoes to work shoes, VIVOBAREFOOT shoes offer a total lifestyle solution for men and women as well as a transition from walking to sports.
The VIVOBAREFOOT difference lies in the sole. 70% of your brain's information from movement comes from the nerves on the soles of your feet. The more you can feel the ground, the greater your body's understanding of its surrounding and natural movement. The ultra-thin (3mm), puncture-resistant sole mimics the benefits of barefoot running while providing protection from sharp and potentially dangerous objects.
As with all Terra Plana products, men's VIVOBAREFOOT shoes and women's VIVOBAREFOOT shoes are produced sustainably, using recycled, locally sourced materials with eco-friendly production techniques in ethical factories. The core foundations of barefoot health run throughout the entire collection and every product comes with an eco-matrix rating of its environmentally friendly components.
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