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Vivobarefoot Aqua Lite Reviews

15 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

50%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

30%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

53% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

93% "No arch support"

12 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/3/11
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I normally wear US10.5 shoes, and I ended up needing a size EU45 (US12). Vivobarefoot does mention on their website that this shoe runs a full size small, and to order 1 to 1.5 sizes larger than you normally wear. I also normally wear E or 2E wide shoes, but these shoes have a wide enough toe box to fit very comfortably. The shoes are very comfortable, and I've gotten a lot of questions/interest from friends about the shoes. My only complaint is that after a few weeks of wearing every day the toe box has started to separate from the sole slightly, and now there is a visible gap between the sole and the top of the shoe on both the right and the left shoes. I have contacted Vivobarefoot asking about warranty/guarantees and am hoping to hear back soon.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/13/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I loved the way they looked and felt. However... after wearing them for two days, the shoes scuffed pretty badly, and the strip between the sole and upper material were showing significant signs of wear. Mind you, I wore them only to work, in an office building. No serious outdoor usage and they seemed to be wearing away after only a couple days.

Additional -5 Aqua Lite Vivobarefoot Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Super comfy. Most of the Vivobarefoot shoes I've tried have been much smaller than the advertised size, but these fit great. Nice to be able feel the ground you're walking on. Worth a try if you're looking for a minimalist 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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 20, 2012

Doug R

from Highland Park, IL

Very good shoe. Very comfortable and stylish. I was looking for a barefoot type casual shoe. These are great. My only complaint is that in hot weather, my feet tend to get too warm. Perhaps the fabric is not ultra breathable. I did not have this problem with my earth shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 13, 2012

Jason

from Boston

I loved the way they looked and felt. However... after wearing them for two days, the shoes scuffed pretty badly, and the strip between the sole and upper material were showing significant signs of wear. Mind you, I wore them only to work, in an office building. No serious outdoor usage and they seemed to be wearing away after only a couple days.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 18, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great shoe for running. I was looking for something lightweight and this is definitely that. It's also very flexible and has a thin sole which I like in a running shoe. It's got a wide toe area and I especially like this since I have wide feet to begin with, but when running your feet push out and fill the space for a natural feeling. 5/5

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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November 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

Absolutely wonderful shoes. I primarily use these as my everyday walking around shoes. I typically wear sandals -- or go barefoot whenever possible and these shoes have been the closest I have found to going barefoot.

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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Felt true to width

 

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October 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Idaho

You can never go wrong with Vivobarefoot, I have found them to be the best barefoot shoes out there. The only thing I would have to say about the Aqua Lite is to get a size bigger.

Brands I'd also recommend: none, stay with vivo

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

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 26, 2012

Robbit

from Seattle, WA

Ordered these primarily for running to and from the gym, with a little weight lifting in between. I love them! They look really nice, and I love the colorway that I ordered (grey with red trim). Love the toe room and how flexible they are. These are my second set of minimalist shoes--first pair was Vibram 5 fingers. I definitely prefer these--much easier to put on, easier to wear socks with (don't have to get special toe socks), and they don't draw those weird looks out of people when I walk by them..."toe shoes" really do get some questioning looks. :) Will update review later if I find any quality issues as others have posted, but so far no issues at all.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 17, 2012

Anonymous

from SLC, UT

These are exactly what they say they are. Nice wide toe box, plenty of room for your foot to do its thing, very thin and flexible sole. Many people are saying that the sizing is way off, in the end my sizing wasn't that far off. I'm usually around a US 10.5 and an EU 44.5. I think I usually order half a size too large, so my wider foot fits. So maybe I'm really a 10 or 44. Anyway, I ordered a 44, 45, and 46 to try on and kept the 45. It's a little big, so if they had half sizes I bet a 44.5 would be perfect. But I'm okay with the extra room. TL;DR it's a very straightforward shoe. As far as sizing is concerned, round up your current EU size and you should be good. They're very roomy shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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December 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

Like other reviews I have found this shoe falling apart at the scenes in with only limited use. This product should last much longer for the price paid.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 17, 2012

Jason

from United States

Overall they were a very comfortable fit. However, after only a few days around the office, the edge around the top of the soles started to scuff and wear to reveal white beneath the black coloring. Very disappointing considering the cost of the shoes.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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