These boots are amazing. About a year ago I realized that my back and hip pain was caused by normal shoes with supports and heels and all that jazz. Now, I only wear barefoot shoes - Vibrams or Vivobarefoot flats - but I knew winter was coming and I would need something more protective. When I found these boots I decided to try them out and deal with the high, high cost. So far I have worn them in the rain in the woods on two occasions. My feet stay dry and warm and I can't wait to try them in the snow when the time comes. I'm very happy with my purchase. TLDR: Pros: Warm, comfortable, stylish, water resistant. Cons: Price is very high.
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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