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Vivobarefoot Reviews

Kolhapuri
Kolhapuri Posted: 9/24/16
Reviewer: Linda Kiss from San Mateo, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I LOVE these shoes. They are beautiful and super comfy. I can feel the ground nicely as would be expected with barefoot shoes, but am amply protected for road hazards. The wideness across the toe area provides a great surface for my toes and forefoot. Because of the wide base, I wore a 38 instead of a usual 39 (my feet are wide in the forefoot, causing me to upsize my shoes). Love, Love, love these. I am ordering another pair in brown. :)

Jing Jing
Jing Jing Posted: 9/19/16
Reviewer: Melissa Muhs from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These run small if you're using US sizing. I felt that the European sizing is closer to actual size. Things to consider: these are sized to stretch and probably shouldn't be perfect out of the box. In fact, they stretch really well especially in width. A LITTLE pressure is ok and stretches over time as long as long as you're not toe curlng in the front. Mine stretched enough to necessitate a heel slip in the back of my smaller foot which makes sense given what I'm about to describe. Secondly,these are sized to be worn barefoot, so if you're wearing socks and/or correct toes you may want to size up. I felt that a 40 would be appropriate for an 8-8.5 foot and a 41 for a size 9 after a good stretching. I wear an 8 on one foot and a nine on the other and ended up wearing the 41s with correct toes and thin socks. Though I sent the fortys back, they might have stretched to perfection on my smaller foot. However, I was afraid they might not have stretched to a 9 for my larger one. I also thought it important to mention that while the elastic keeps the heels from slipping off nicely, it pushes the foot forward to the front of the toebox, hence the need for stretch. Just a side note: Zappos has the best customer service I've ever experienced. Thank you Zappos.com. I hope many find this review helpful.

Tracker
Tracker Posted: 9/5/16
Reviewer: Dan from Portland, OR
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I don't understand what went wrong with these boots. Most Vivo shoes have really wide toe boxes, but these have a fairly standard toe box that feels tight on my feet. Other than that they seem to be made well.

Motus
Motus Posted: 9/5/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The sole was too hard.

Stealth II
Stealth II Posted: 8/29/16
Reviewer: from California
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These shoes come with the insoles out of the shoe; you need the insole for the shoes to feel true to size. They were nice and comfortable, but didn't think they were so much better than Merrell's to justify such a higher price point. Returned them and went with Merrell instead.

Primus Road
Primus Road Posted: 8/29/16
Reviewer: Matt from Portland, ME
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I love these shoes, They could be a little more durable, which is the only thing holding back 5 stars. Their best points are that they are ultra breathable, and offer no support. Which is exactly what I was looking for. I don't love the look but i don't hate it either. I wear them at the gym and get compliments on them all the time, as they look different than most shoes.

Trail Freak II WP
Trail Freak II WP Posted: 8/27/16
Reviewer: from Berkeley, CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I have several pairs of Vivobarefoot and in general, I love them. But like others have noted, they have this horrid ridge where the toes meet the body of the shoe and cut into my toes. It's very uncomfortable to the point that more than about ten minutes of wearing leaves me with a raw spot on the top of my toes. Love the grip on the bottom, love the fit but the raw-inducing rub means they aren't worth it. Try other Vivo's; they are usually better!

Gobi II M Leather
Gobi II M Leather Posted: 8/25/16
Reviewer: Kesher from Seattle
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Great concept that almost succeeds. Biggest flaws are the too-shallow, too-low-profile toe area that doesn't let the toes flex upward as they naturally tend to and should with each step. This design counteracts its "barefoot" intent. Other flaw if we'll call it that is the semi ugly design; hopefully intentional, otherwise how could it be explained? You won't look classy in this shoe and might not even look normal in it. T'would be nice if this shoe performed its function without calling attention to itself--the clown shape and barely-there floppiness. Another gripe is the paper-adhesive stickers haphazardly stuck onto the cork insoles, each which requires intensive rubbing, 5-minutes+ for full removal. Good night and good luck.

Stealth II
Stealth II Posted: 8/24/16
Reviewer: Dave Williams from Clearwater FL
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

My fourth pair of Vivobarefoot. Love the styles and immediate comfort. No arch support though.

Gobi II M Leather
Gobi II M Leather Posted: 8/22/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

This company is garbage. If you want to throw away plenty of money on shoes that are made with little to no quality standards then go ahead. I bought a pair that fell apart on me after only a couple times wearing them and vivobarefoot wouldn't do anything about it. They lost my business.

Trail Freak II WP
Trail Freak II WP Posted: 8/20/16
Reviewer: J.S. from Massachusetts
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Super comfortable. Soft seamless inside. No blister points. Great traction. Nice roomy width. Ran long, order a half size to a size down. Fantastic shoes.

Jing Jing
Jing Jing Posted: 8/19/16
Reviewer: V Mertlich from Portland OR
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Most comfortable ballet flats of all time. I love the vivobarefoot feel, and these are super cute, with plenty of room in the toe. They look sleek and fashionable too. Amazing!

Primus Trail
Primus Trail Posted: 8/19/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

They're GREAT!!!

Kolhapuri
Kolhapuri Posted: 8/14/16
Reviewer: Sara Evans from Hood River, OR
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I found what I was looking for in a shoe: a barefoot-feel, all leather sandal with a heel strap that I could wear with a dress or with jean shorts and would remain comfortable for standing/walking 8-12 hours in my shop. After breaking these sandals in for 3 weeks, I am comfortable to say that I love them. For a few days, the toe loop was abrasive. Now, they have formed to my feet and feel like there's almost nothing there. My feet smell great at the end of the day due to the natural leather fiber. I smile every time I look down and see them. I have jogged around in them a little bit too and they stay on very well. I have splashed water on them at least 20 times now (accidentally) and they have not discolored. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a stylish pair of sandals that works with their biology and brings out the natural femininity of their feet.

Eclipse
Eclipse Posted: 8/4/16
Reviewer: Mary Crawford from Lawrence, Kansas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These minimalist sandals are awesome! They're lightweight and fairly durable. I usually wear at 7.5 US, which is a 38, but ended up swapping for a 37 (6.5) because the 38 was way too big.

Opanka Slip-On
Opanka Slip-On Posted: 7/22/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

It took me 30 seconds to decide to return these shoes. They were awkwardly wide and long and looked much more like a slipper than a shoe. $325 is an insane price to charge for what you get with these shoes.

Primus Trail
Primus Trail Posted: 7/21/16
Reviewer: Alan from Washington
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

These shoes definitely feel smaller, especially narrower, than my other Vivobarefoot shoes (EVO Pure and Stealth II). I had to buy size 46 instead of 45 like I normally would. Unfortunately I feel this line of shoes suffers from a terrible problem. While I was trying them on right after receiving them from Zappos, the laces sliced right through one of the upper lace guides on the right shoe when I was tightening them up! I had already put on the left shoe and it was feeling pretty fantastic, so I took the right shoe out of the box to try it on as well and with what I would consider perfectly normal force for lacing up shoes, the laces just cut right through the upper guide like a knife through butter. Once I took them off I took a closer look at both shoes, and the left shoe was already exhibiting the same issue; the laces were about 25% of the way sliced through the upper guide on that shoe already. I'm flabberghated, it seems like the lace guides are not very strong at all; which is shocking considering these shoes are supposed to be designed to take on some more serious terrain so I would have expected them to be more durable. I wish they had a normal lace up system, or used a sturdier material for the lace guides so I could have kept them. Zappos customer service is awesome. I chatted with them right away after the incident letting them know what happened and they let me return them despite the damage. I really didn't feel like I was putting excessive force on the laces to tighen them up, definitely no more than I do every day with my Vivobarefoot EVO Pure's without any problems in 5 months.

Primus Trail
Primus Trail Posted: 7/19/16
Reviewer: Charlene from New York, NY
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

yikes! these are so unlike my Vivo Barefoot Evos. I wanted a shoe with a little something more between my foot and the trail. These shoes are narrower, and smaller, and shorter. Plus, they are horribly uncomfortable. It's a barefoot shoe, with a hard piece of plastic on the bottom. VIvobarefoot I expected more from you! :(

Primus Trail
Primus Trail Posted: 7/18/16
Reviewer: KT from Salem, MO
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I have a pair of Vivo Stealths that I love. Tried Ras out, but didn't care for them. I noticed the sizing seems to have changed slightly as my Stealths are a size larger than what I wear for a Ra and the Primus Trail. I really like the idea of these shoes, which is probably the main reason why I kept them. I moved to an area where the roads are full of small and sharp rocks, so I bruised my heels running in the Stealths and wanted to give the same shoe a little bit of a lift to absorb that blow. In doing that, these are great. I'm not having any issues there and they do as I had expected. The downside of this shoe is that it's more of a narrow, almost standard athletic/running shoe profile. It's tighter on the sides of my feet, so I didn't fall in love with it the way I did the Stealth. I have a wide foot with long toes, so the room cut down on the toe box is the biggest downfall for me. It's not enough that I'm uncomfortable, just not as comfortable as I am in other Vivo's. If it had the same cut as the Stealth, this would be my favorite shoe. For now it's just my go to for road running and walking.

Stealth II
Stealth II Posted: 7/14/16
Reviewer: from las vegas, NV
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I am new to minimalist running but this shoe works perfectly for that. No arch support mainly because I am in the process of learning a new way of running which will correct my foot strike. I love that it is vegan and is great for road running, crossfit. The only thing that buggged me was seeing what looked like the glue along the seam between the sole and top of shoe. Something to get used to, but the material on the front and back are reflective for night or early morning running. I hope to buy 2 more pairs before they "upgrade" to a new style.

Primus Trail
Primus Trail Posted: 7/9/16
Reviewer: from Savannah
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoes! Treads are helpful as my other Vivobarefoot shoes does not have it. Runs a bit snug (I tend to have a wider feet).

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