At last, a barefoot shoe that can pass as a dress shoe. The shape of the toe looks a little casual next to a wingtip but I don't think anyone would really notice if you wore this with a suit. The leather is discrete and looks great. The shoe feels great after a day of breaking in. I've gone from FiveFingers to Merrell Trailrunners to these and I'm really excited to have these. No one knows how good of a treat you are giving yourself by wearing these.
Very comfortable shoes. You do feel like you are barefoot. Unfortunately I need more of an arch support, so I returned them. That was the only down side for me. The shoes are very well made and comfortable.
I bought these to wear on deck at swim meets -- officials must wear white shoes, and my sneakers would get soaked and stay soggy for days. These are surprisingly comfortable, and water 1) drains out of them and 2) doesn't affect the plastic. Several women have commented on how cute they are, too, and asked where they can find a pair.
These boots have room for my toes like no shoes I have ever worn. Maybe because of that, my feet are staying warm, and I am someone who has worn wool socks with UGGS and felt cold all day. Nice thick wooly socks are important if you are going to walk in the snow, as I did, but honestly, they are COMFORTABLE!
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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