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Vivobarefoot Breatho Trail L Reviews

29 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

83%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

69% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

45% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 9 Breatho Trail L Vivobarefoot Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 15, 2012

Anonymous

from New Jersey

I love these sneakers! The colors are wonderful and the design is so cute and girly! The fit is great for bare feet as well as with socks!

Brands I'd also recommend: Tretorn and Inov8

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 24, 2012

Anonymous

 

Extremely comfortable shoes. I wore these through hiking and adventures in Costa Rica and they dried quickly and never rubbed and did not give me blisters. These are the best shoes I got in a long time. I even have worn them to walk the dog.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 18, 2012

Janelle q

 

These are very comfortable. The padding around the ankle is also very nice. They are great for standing and walking (some shoes are only good for one or the other).

Brands I'd also recommend: keens, new balance, merrell, born,clarks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I bought these Breatho Trail shoes because they're easy to pack for working out when traveling. I don't do barefoot running. Although I wear a 41 in Dansko clogs and Josef Seibel, I need a 42 in the Breatho Trail shoe for length. My choice came down to the Vivobarefoot Breatho Trail L in 42, the Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove in 11 Wide (10 was too short), and the New Balance WT20v2 in 10 Wide. I have a high instep and bursitis in one heel, and I pronate. The footbed in the Breatho Trail is wider than that of the Pace Glove, especially at the arch. The Pace Glove has an elastic inset that forms part of the back of the shoe, and it hits me in the area that has bursitis. I felt the seams or something under my arch in the New Balance WT20v2. Overall the Breatho Trail feels the best for me. Note that both the Breatho Trail and Pace Glove have horizontal elastic straps in the tongue; the insets in the Breatho Trail are encased in the tongue fabric and not visible. In the correct shoes sizes, I feel the elastic working but it doesn't pinch the top of my foot. (That's actually more than I can say for my newest Danskos; I hope they stretch over time.)

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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Moderate arch support

 

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May 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is a unique shoe. The sole gives my foot protection and at the same time lets me have some sensation of the surface I am walking on. I learned that if I walk long distances in these shoes, I need to take shorter steps and not land hard on my heel. I am used to wearing traditional running shoes which have a lot of arch support and heel cushioning. These shoes are very sturdy, yet flexible and breathable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 25, 2012

Lynnda r

from United States

I was looking for vegetarian-friendly shoes, and my search led me to Zappos. The variety of products is amazing, which is not always the case with vegan apparel. The purchase process was extremely easy, so my new shoes were on order within a few minutes. To my delight, they arrived ahead of schedule. Zappos will be my new source for shoe shopping. The product quality and customer service are excellent.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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April 22, 2012

Tami F

from Missouri

Love these shoes! They are the most comfortable shoes I own. No break in time, but my feet did get a bit sore on the first long walks I took in these. I think because I was using muscles in my feet that I hadn't used in regular shoes. Now I don't want to take them off and can't imagine wearing regular athletic shoes for hiking or walking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 3, 2012

Anonymous

 

I've had these shoes for about two or three weeks, and they've been pretty good so far. They're light and comfortable, and have good tread for trail running. They're a little narrow; I'm a 7 1/2, and ordered an 8, which is just wide enough for my foot. Some folks should be aware that these have little-to-no arch support. If you want a barefoot shoe with a bit more, I've tried on the Merrell gloves, which seem to have a higher arch, at the least---and which are also broader.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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November 22, 2012

Anonymous

from California

I love these shoes -- they're slim, comfortable and can be adjusted for any foot width. The low cut on the side, flexibility and protective sole make them perfect for me in terms of comfort -- I have pins in one of my feet from an old injury so have very specific requirements. I can wear them with with my orthotics on concrete, but on trails/natural surfaces they feel amazing without them -- like a massage for my feet. That said, the quality is extremely disappointing. The seam between the toe box and the top of the shoe came open on my first pair after two months. Zappos was nice enough to replace them, but the replacement pair seemed to be even lower quality. The new pair are made in China (the old were not) and feel cheaper and just not as soft inside. In addition, the insole lining started to come apart near the toes after wearing them no more than 3 times. I've decided to keep them anyway because I have a hard time finding shoes that meet all my requirements, but I'm not sure if I would if I had 'normal' feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrell

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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May 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great looking shoe, but the B width is too narrow for my foot. I had to return it.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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May 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

I love these shoes! They are perfect for hiking, especially under wet trail conditions. The grip on the sole prevented me from slipping in muddy conditions. I love the barefoot feel of the shoes, but also the very sturdy sole with plenty of traction. One of the best shoe purchases that I have ever made!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 2, 2013

Charlotte

from Alabama

I love, love, love these shoes. They feel just like being barefoot. I always take my shoes off inside the house but find sometimes I don't realize I have these on. They are the best I've ever worn. I ordered my usual size and these felt perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Berkeley, CA

I bought these to replace my old Lucys from the same maker. I wanted something with a little more traction vs. the Lucy because I do more trails these days than I used to. These are definitely more stiff than the Lucy, but I think that's to be expected. Even so, I don't have any problems using them on pavement/sidewalks so far. Was a 38 in the Lucy and am a 38 in these guys too. That said, I think the toebox on the Lucy is a little wider vs. the Breatho. Overall seems like a great shoe for "barefoot"/minimalist trail use.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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March 21, 2013

Mindy

from Moraga, CA

Perfect. I'm a 7.5 to 8 and ordered the 7.5 (38) and they fit great. If I was going to wear them with socks much, I may have gone a size up. Super comfortable, they are snug around the ankle in a cozy sort of way, and I have average to wide feet. The shoes have a nice, soft material around the ankle that doesn't irritate and probably won't cause blisters. There is plenty of room in the toe area, more than I was expecting, but I think it's by design to allow the toes to stretch and provide the natural stability toes were designed to do I'm not sure how I'm going to convince my feet to get in any other shoes. In fact these have replaced my house slippers! I'm excited to hit the trails with them tomorrow. I wear primarily minimalist shoes, so I'm used to (and prefer) the no arch or other support. But these shoes don't feel entirely like walking on the ground either because of the tread on the bottom, which I'm assuming will provide great traction on hills. I don't find the tread uncomfortable on bare floor or concrete, quite the contrary.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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January 3, 2013

Kimberly C

from United States

Yikes. Bought this in another color and it fits perfect - like this color better but it fits smaller! My toes hit the end and I'm sure going up a half size it would be too big. That's what the one star is for.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 3, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

Fantastic shoe. All the styles of this shoe run differently. I ordered the purple and it fits smaller than this color! Makes buying very difficult! That aside, if I can find the color (not sure about this one)I'd be happy. Been wearing Vibrams and New Balance for a couple years. Want something I can wear on a harder surface. These will work nicely. They seem to have the same support (if one could say that for a minimalist shoe) as NB but are far more comfy and suited well for a wider foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 19, 2012

Hica808

from Nicaragua

This is my first Vivobarefoot purchase, and I'm hooked! I brought these shoes with me to Nicaragua for my missionary work. Lots of walking over uneven terrain, rocks, glass, random things on the roads...and for miles! I took these babies or for an 8 mile trail and my feet felt great! I normally by wide shoes but my feet don't feel squished in these shoes as it molds to your foot. Excellent purchase! Worth the price so far in comparison to the other brand of barefoot I've bought in the past.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrell, keen, puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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November 26, 2012

Christina

from Seattle

Very comfy but runs small. Won't be wearing it as runner as I need more support but it looks good with jeans and shorts. Bought the crimson one and it is beautifully and well made.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 14, 2012

Carina J

from San Marcos, TX

These are great trail running shoes! I wanted a minimalist shoe with a nice tread on them since I typically run on very rocky trails. These work out great! I typically wear them barefoot, but you could also wear them with thin socks. I love these shoes and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a good minimalist trail running shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 8, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco

They look cute, and I really want to give "barefoot" shoes a try. Just beware that these run super small- I'm normally an 8, and they're way too short - going to have to exchange them for an 8.5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 18, 2012

Anonymous

from NC

These shoes are really comfy but I think they are a half size too small. I love barefoot shoes for running but havent found one that is good for rocks and trails until now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

Very minimal but that is what I was looking for! I bought these with the idea of moving toward more minimalist shoes and strengthening my feet. If you want support these are NOT for you. I wear these often with jeans for running errands, etc.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Golden, Colorado

Get ready for comfort! And style. I had never heard of this brand prior to finding them on Zappos. I decided to give them a try. I wanted a comfortable and stylish shoe option that could wear without socks. These fit the bill perfectly. Not even stinky yet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 26, 2012

Ginny

from Brenham, Texas

In regular shoes, I wear a size 7.5. I wear a size 8 in Merrell Barefoot Arcs and after reading many reviews on the Vivobarefoot Breatho, I went with a 39. The fit was perfect. LOVE the colors and the sturdy under sole. I do lots of rough road trail running and they were great. The only problem I had with this shoe is that the material started to pull away from the seam on the top after I wore it for only a few miles. The mesh just could not keep up with me, I guess. Big bummer. I sent them back and I might give them another chance later but not any time soon.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell Barefoot

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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