These shoes are amazingly comfortable. It feels as if I'm walking about town in my bedroom skippers. The soles are super flexible and there is zero heel drop, so it feels almost like walking barefoot.
The shoes felt slightly snug at first, so I wore them for two days without the insole. They did stretch a bit, so I put the insoles back in and found that the fit was perfect.
My feet are slightly wide but skinny. This shoe felt too narrow even though I knew the sheepskin would pack down on the inside. I'd say about half the shoes I buy are in a wide width. Another problem was that there was no sheepskin on the bottom of this shoe, so I would recommend ordering a sheepskin insert to make these warmer for winter. I did order a size larger than normal, due to the reviews that I read, and the shoe was a perfect length. But due to the narrowish width, I returned these. I also beleive that a barefoot shoe made for winter should have a slightly thicker sole.
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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