Join the barefoot revolution with VIVOBAREFOOT minimalist shoes. Free your feet with the collection of VIVOBAREFOOT barefoot running shoes and barefoot walking shoes for women and men.

Latest VIVOBAREFOOT customer reviews
Love Vivo Barefoot
Trail Freak Review:
Very pleased, just a little narrow compared to my other Vivo shoes.
Finally a work presentable barefoot shoe!
Lisbon Review:
I am very excited to have a pair of barefoot minimalist shoes that I can wear to without doubt to the top tier meetings. I have found the perfect combination with vivobarefoot and online shoes!
My third pair!
Ra II Review:
I'm very big on footwear that allows the foot to do its job. These shoes have thin, completely flat soles which allows the foot to support the body the same as if it was barefoot. It's not easy to find a true flat-soled shoe, so I'm very thankful for Vivo Barefoot. And they look great as well! I get a lot of compliments whenever I where them. I only wear these when I have to wear shoes, otherwise I'm wearing my running sandals: Earth Runners
Well-made & Great Compromise of Style and Minimali
Porto Review:
I decided to go premium on my first pair of Vivo's. I have been looking for a stylish work shoe that gives me more of the barefoot connection. These definitely get me closer than anything I have had before because they lack a heal but the soles feel thick. So, I am not getting as much feedback as I had hoped. For a barefoot-style shoe these are stylish, but that is in comparison to some really bad grandpa-nurse-looking minimalist dressier shoes out there. I did get a compliment from a female coworker which has never happened with some of my trendier non-barefoot selections which costed a lot more. Oh, and they go great with jeans (I had been wearing my New Balance Minimus's out to nice dinners to my wife's dismay). The materials and craftsmanship are superb. So, the premium price is justified. I expect these to last years with a few good waxing. But I am concerned that they may not keep the dressier appeal as they wear because they are more flexible. I am thinking heavy creases might be forming laterally across the top, which may take them out of the wear-to-work rotation. We will see. They are comfortable out of the box. The laces occasionally rub the top of the foot but that seems to go away over time (had them for a week). They fit really, really big. I usually wear a 9 or 9 1/2 and I had to return the 9 for an 8 which I have not worn since middle school. All in all. They are a quality shoe and I look forward to my experience with them.
takes some getting used to.
Achillies Review:
Had to try these. The wide toe split takes a lot of getting used to. Seems way wider than it needs to be. The partial toe cover offers some protection when walking. I tried the same torture test that I did on my Vibram five fingers...I walked in them over a freshly asphalted 300 degree road to see how they'd do. The super thin sole meant my heels and toes were feeling the heat pretty fast (and my feet sank into the still soft surface quite a bit too). The thin sole also transmits the heat to your soles FAST. Not great to find out when you're in the middle of the blazing hot mess. I didn't dare run and get hot asphalt pushed into the shoes, so it was a very hot walk (dance) back to safety. By the time I got off I couldn't wait to get the sandals, that now felt like hot frying pans, off my feet. After they cooled down they were still as good as new, so I give them full marls for durability. In my Vibrams five fingers I could stand the heat for 5 minutes. In these sandals I was squealing ouch after 2 minutes. Not that many barefoot runners will challenge 300 degree asphalt, but it was a fun experiment.


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.