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Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure Reviews

27 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

86%Rated 5 stars

9%Rated 4 stars

5%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

67% "Felt true to width"

56% "No arch support"

Additional 7 Ultra Pure Vivobarefoot Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 13, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I got the red/gray shoes to walk in the rocky rivers around here and have ended up wearing them everywhere! I can't yet attest to their running comfort but they've been great for kicking around town and playing frisbee. One thing: I normally wear a 10.5 or 11 so I originally got the "44 (US Men's 11)" size. They were WAY too large. Two returns later, the "42 (US Men's 9)" size fit correctly. Either these run a little large or the size translation is off. Actually, I think it's a little of both.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Colchester, Vermont

Fun shoes...super comfortable. I am always on the lookout for minimalist shoes that can breathe, and these are far more comfortable than Crocs as they have a thin, no rise sole, so they are much more like barefoot. Lots of comments due to the bright colors (I have the blue/white/red, and also the red/gray). Tongue (which is removable) can take a little care to get straight and un-bunched when putting them on, but not a big issue. They are becoming my summer go-to shoes. Because of the euro sizing, and Vivo last, I had to try both the American 11 and 12 equivalents...went with the 11 (I usually wear 11-1/2 to 12 depending on the shoe).

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry SON-R

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

 

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May 22, 2012

Yongle L

from Albuquerque, NM

It's amazing! Best fit me and the feeling is so good! And since my feet's width is somewhat larger than normal, I want to point since it suitable to me, it may be a bit of wide for normal guys.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Bristol, RI

I love these. The only complaint I have is that they don't come in half sizes. Even with that I still love 'em.

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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April 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

They are great for running around town in. I have gotten a lot of compliments on them. So comfortable. Will buy a second pair.

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

 

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April 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I had always wanted to try out the barefoot running experience, so I gave these a shot. Bottom line? They took a bit of time to get used to, but now I wouldn't wear anything else.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrel

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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April 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver, Colorado

My VB Ultra Pures just took me camping and canoeing for a week in Utah. They kept the desert thorns off my soles, dried quickly, and didn't get sucked off in the muddy river bed. My only complaint is the quick wearing sole. The tread seems to wear very quickly. I've lots lots of tread in only a week of camping, including one short hike. I would buy again!

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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June 8, 2012

Male, A

from Chesapeake Bay

I got these shoes for kayaking, to use as water shoes. They definitely serve the purpose. They're lightweight and pretty comfortable. I have a narrow foot, and these shoes a little wide, so the laces are really pulled tightly together. Also, I wear an 11 Nike running shoe and I got a size 10 in these and they fit well. So buy a size smaller.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 30, 2012

Tony H

from Farmington, UT

They are very light and offer good enough cushion on the sole. The width is little too great for my foot and the shoe does not offer enough synching to get it tight. I would go a size under what you think you wear as they seem to be a little larger than stated.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

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

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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September 17, 2013

Ron B

 

I love these shoes. I wear them continuously. They are incredibly light and comfortable The sole is wearing rapidly. Size is very large as others have reported. I'm a consistent 10.5 and the size 10 is slightly too big.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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September 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Salt Lake

Super light, very comfortable, just enough sole protection to keep your feet from being burnt or cut on the hot summer asphalt, but thin enough to still feel the road.

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

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Felt true to width

 

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September 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

I love these things. I have got wide, flat feet and they fit great without having to size up. They are truly comfortable in hot weather and let me follow my four year old son through playgrounds, fountains and spray pads without having to think about my shoes. Note that they have very minimal soles, so you may not want to take them on rough surfaces if you are not used to being barefoot or wearing barefoot style shoes. The one major issue is that after a few months I wear through the bottom. I am almost through my third pair already. But I cannot mark them down too much for that since I weigh 250 pounds, wear them every single day during the summer and I walk at least three miles per day on sidewalks.

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 wider than marked

 

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August 14, 2013

Rebecca d

from industry, illinois

I bought these for my husband who is a chef and on his feet a lot. Additionally, he has spurs in his heels and a degenerative spine. He loss them! He says they decrease the pain immediately upon wearing and after a day it was gone for him until he has to go back to tennis shoes. I highly recommend these shoes...and have!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 29, 2013

Anonymous

 

I bought these for my husband after falling in love with my own pair. Yes, we are the dorky couple with matching shoes. Get over it. My husband is a big & tall kind of guy. And, his feet are no exception. While he is a size 14 on paper. He has never been able to fit into a size 14 comfortably because most shoes are way to narrow....until now! These vibobarefoots fit him perfectly. He is comfortable. He avoids the clown shoe effect of a larger shoe size. He looks good!

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 10, 2013

Janina B

from San Francisco Bay Area

My husband has had these for four months and he has worn them nearly every day. He had some foot skin problems and these have helped immensely. At first the fact that the soles are so thin made his feet ache a bit. But after a few weeks (perhaps his feet were strengthened), he felt no pain in his feet at all. In terms of wear and tear, he's been wearing the shoes for four months and the sole is now getting on the thin side. It'd be nice if they'd last longer, but considering how thin the sole is to begin with and that he's been wearing them nearly every day, that they are still in fairly good condition after four months seems okay. He loves them and will probably buy a second pair when the first wears out.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 6, 2013

Michele S

from Tampa, FL

Needed a shower shoe for my elderly father-in-law (91) with good grip to prevent falls. These shoes are working wonderfully and he likes to wear them. I would definitely buy them again as they have been a lifesaver!

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

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Felt true to width

 

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February 24, 2013

Rucker

from New Orleans, LA

These shoes are great. I am a RN and I'm on my feet for 12 plus hours a day in a busy ER. These shoes become one with your body. Like the other Vivo shoes, you can feel everything when you walk. They are also very flexible and have good aeration. I also like that you can clean the shoes quite easily without having to worry about drying time. If I could change one thing, it would be having 1/2 sizes. I bought a size 7, and a 7.5 would be perfect.

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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January 11, 2013

Jon

from Arlington MA

Favorite summer shoes of 2012! I took a whole size smaller since there is no inner lining. 43 was perfect for me. I'm 44 in most other Vivobarefoot, 10.5 US in Merrell barefoot, 43 in Vibram five fingers. These shoes took a few days to wear in and mold to my feet at the collar next to my ankle, but then they felt light and easy and were my favorite shoes ever! They are very "barefoot" and helped me strengthen my feet. Walking is great, running works well with Injinji toe socks to absorb moisture when feet start to sweat. Shoes get a little slippery inside if you work up a sweat without socks, but if you add light-weight socks you'll be fine. I like how they look too. A definite Crocs killer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Malvern,Pa

Bought these to slip on to walk the dogs in the morning ended up with them on my feet most of the time this summer. Great for when you want to be bare foot but sign say no shoes no service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrels

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Crossville Tennessee

Shoes are very lightweight. Bought them for a mud run. Shoes performed well, but in deep mud tended to want to be pulled off. Recommend no socks if weather is warm. I was able to use a smaller size shoe since the width in the toe box is wider than most shoes.

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

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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August 29, 2012

Andy V

from Woodstock, ga

So I'm out of shape and decided to get into running. I did a little research and /r/barefootrunning recommended these. Since then, it turns out I have no interest in running. However! These shoes are extremely comfortable and I really enjoy wearing them around just for walking. Better for outside physical stuff than my sandals and still lightweight and breathable for wearing while just messing around the house. Overall, I like them. Oh yeah! I wear wide shoes and these obviously don't come that way but they felt really good and fit me fine anyway. I suppose it's just because they're stretchy or flexible.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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July 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Il

As I, personally, have found, these shoes come with the usual comfort of most all Vivobarefoot offerings. I also wish there were more color options and that the shoes would be offered, like a fisherman, in leather! I would say, sizing is a bit confusing with Vivo, as some shoe models run small and others large. These run spot on so I undersized and have to return. I wear a 43, ordered a 42 (which I usually have to do with Vivo) and now find a 43 in these shoes was a must. Thanks Vivo and Zappos for your consistently fine products and service!

Brands I'd also recommend: El Naturalista, Merrell, Olukai

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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