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Vivobarefoot Evo II Reviews

20 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

73%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

7%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

80% "No arch support"

Additional 0 Evo II Vivobarefoot Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 30, 2011

Brad

from New Orleans

Great shoe. I have been running (~30mi/week) in them for about a month now and don't think I will ever go back to a cushioned shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 23, 2012

Mark S

from Houston TX

I've had these shoes for several weeks and have been slowly increasing my distances as recommended by others. At first they were definitely hard on my feet and ankles, but that problem is decreasing. I recommend that your first run be less than a mile, then wait a day to see how sore you are. I have some mild pronation and after extended wear that causes some soreness, which I hope will also go away with time.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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January 6, 2012

Rob C

from Chesapeake, Va

These, so far, are the best shoes I've found for running the barefoot; style. At first, they felt a bit loose all around my foot, but that's by design. They let your feet do what they need to without restricting their movement and flexibility. The tongue is very soft and the laces tighten the whole shoe when tugged as all shoes should, but rarely do. When running, I feel like they aren't even there. They protect your feet, and stay out of the way. They are also warmer than I thought they would be. I have ran in 30 degree weather without issue. They're pretty odd looking with a pair of Jeans. I do think they cost too much, but we'll see how long they last, as I've only had them about a month. At this point, they show no signs of wear with over 100 miles on them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Mountainous Deserts of Oregon

A friend of mine got me interested in these because of the wide toebox. I picked these up and they're the best shoe I've ever worn. My feet never hurt or complain, the shoes are light and comfortable and breathe well. Walking in these I forget I'm wearing a shoe. Going to buy more vivo for different terrain and surfaces. Can't recommend these more. I also wear 11 American, but the 44 euro (10) fit better. So tinker with the sizing.

Brands I'd also recommend: vibram fivefingers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 14, 2012

T. k

from utah

Great. Have 60 miles on them, no visible wear on sole yet. Inserts didn't stay in place, so I ditched them after 15 miles. I've also used them for crossfit, which they are good with the exception of jumping onto hard surfaces repeatedly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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May 11, 2012

Jason E

from Denver, CO

Finally! A Barefoot shoe that fits. These are very light and so far I've had good luck getting up to speed on them. They are comfortable and are great for weightlifting as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis

This is a great walking shoe for long hikes with the dog over a variety of terrains. They are light weight and feel like gloves on your feet. They look cool too!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill Barefoot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 3, 2013

Peter

from United States

My first pair of Vivo's. Was very impressed to say the least. Takes a bit of getting used to, but after a while you won't want to wear anything else. Does make me feel bad about the money I spent on AirNike...but I suppose those will be used for rough outside wear. The toebox was actually larger than I thought, a very nice feel to it, as I have a wide foot I appreciated the stretch factor over time with this shoe. Overall, you won't be disappointed, but remember, as a shoe that is meant to help you walk naturally, it takes some getting used to. I do, however, to my surprise, find that I like these better than my Vibram Five Fingers. A positive switch for me!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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January 18, 2013

Mike

 

Not to be cheesy. This shoe changed my life. Recently read "born to run" and really researched the proper shoes, technique, and ramp up schedule for barefoot running. Vivo barefoot came out on top because of the larger sizes (15) which in my opinion, fits pretty true to size, especially with the sole out, and even more if you don't wear socks. I personally prefer socks for these shoes mainly because they really add no support, and it only makes the Shoes smelling better longer. Although these are a very friendly washing machine shoes IMO. All around great shoe, take your time of you're getting into the barefoot deal. One of the biggest benefits was my back pain reduced significantly after really running the way the body was designed for. Listen to your legs and have fun.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Middle America

I normally wear a size 47. The recommended size for this shoe is a 46. I spoke to the retail rep and confirmde that 46 is the correct size for me. I ordered a 46 and they fit me just great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

I has aspirations of becoming an elite semi-barefoot runner by buying this shoe. As I type this I am wearing the shoes. Running? Out in the wild? No. Just here in my cube at work. Do I blame the Vivobarefoot Evo II for my plight? Not at all; apparently there is no magic shoe that can get me to run.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 19, 2012

Jason R

from Denver, CO

These are the best barefoot shoes you can buy if you have size 16 feet. The 49 is accurate to size, and very comfortable. I use these for lots of exercise, including trail running, climbing, running, walking, weightlifting, and many more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 29, 2012

Anonymous

from worcester, ma

My podiatrist recommended flat barefoot shoes but I also need support for my back. These are the only shoes that provide both. Plus love the colorful styling.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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August 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

Best barefoot shoe - I tried out of New Balance MW01, New Balance MR1400, and inov-8 F-lite 195. This shoe ran about a half size large. I usually wear a 7.5 to 8 but comfortably fit in a 7. Only one minor hot spot on my left toe but chalking that up to a break in period. Large toe box makes this shoe a clear winner over the rest.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 10, 2013

Quick s

from Madison, WI

The experience of wearing this kind of shoe is definitely different than that of wearing a more typical shoe with a thicker, more padded sole. So you should take that into account when considering this shoe. I like the overall experience - you have more natural flexibility in the ankle, can achieve a more natural gait, and work some different foot muscles than you would with a more constricting shoe. However, I will note that the absence of padding can certainly be felt in the ball of the foot over time (maybe that's just due to my particular gait, but if you tend to land on the ball consistently, some tenderness will result). I guess my only real issue is with the materials that the shoe is constructed of. Regarding traction, I think that the sole could be great for outdoor running on pavement or on an indoor rubberized track. But when using it on a gym court for something like plyometrics, I find that I don't get the greatest traction (it's not a pure rubber). I realize that this is probably not the type of surface that the designers had in mind when making the shoe, but I don't completely understand why they couldn't go with something like a more standard rubber sole. Also, the upper seems to be some kind of a weird plastic-y material. It is not perfectly flexible, but rather undergoes pronounced indentations when you try to bend your foot, like if you were to bend or "push in" a plastic milk bottle (the shoe material is not as bad as that of a plastic milk bottle, but this was the best analogy that I could come up with). Also, I happen to wear socks with these shoes (although I know that one could wear them barefoot), and when my feet get sweaty during exercise, the tops of my socks turn red from the shoe's tongue (which is dyed red). I thought that this would eventually cease to happen, but after around a month, it still occurs (so plan to go through a lot of socks, or wear socks that are the same color as the tongue). The sizing is pretty accurate, I think. I've seen reviews that suggest that they run a little small, and I would disagree with that. I got a size 11 (44; which I usually wear), and if anything, I think they feel a little bit looser than I would like (in contrast to something like Pumas, in which the 11 definitely feels more snug than it should). I generally like ample toe room, but I think that this shoe might actually have a little bit too much (especially given the inflexibility of the upper body, which makes them sometimes feel like I'm wearing slightly oversized clown shoes). With all of that said, I actually like the shoe overall, although I think that I mostly just like the "barefoot" experience. Next time, I will probably try a different model or brand.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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