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Evo Pure
Evo Pure Posted: 7/23/15
Reviewer: from Seattle
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've had the Evo Pure for about 6 weeks now, walking nearly every day for about 30 minutes, mostly on harder, paved surfaces. These are an incredibly minimalist shoe, but are quite comfortable and accommodating for moving your body in proper alignment, and building strength in your feet and legs for walking "barefoot." I've also washed them in the washing machine (I don't wear socks with them, so they need it!), and they came out looking new. I'm not sure how durable they will be over the long term, but so far the sole seems quite durable.

Evo Pure
Evo Pure Posted: 7/22/15
Reviewer: Janet Star from Johnstown Ohio
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have been wearing minimalist shoes for the past two years. I had foot, knee and hip pain. After much research I found barefoot works best for a natural gait. Within a month no more pain. These were comfortable right out of the box. I highly recommend them if you prefer walking barefoot. For those of you that have not tried minimalist shoes, give these a try but start slow until your foot remembers how amazing walking barefoot can be. Enjoy!

Penny
Penny Posted: 7/18/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

They're really cute shoes. Not as substantial as the Kali by Vivo, but nice. I ordered them one size larger than I wear as recommended and they are still too small. I will be returning them this coming week. I gave 5 stars in all the categories because it is a great company just not the right style for me.

Stealth L
Stealth L Posted: 7/15/15
Reviewer: Beth T from Florida
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

These are my 5th pair of Vivobarefoot and also my last. I don't feel the quality is still there. The finishing on the inside is terrible. Raw seams where the heel connects to the shoe and the tongue is just sewn down and has very raw, rough edges with no liner. I have red marks on the tops of both feet from the tops of the shoes. If you wear socks, you might not have this problem. The heel counter is stiff and slightly angled in and rubs the top of my heel. I am using a piece of tape there. The insole is a limp piece of something. Once my feet heat up it slips around under my toes and is uncomfortable. I am trying some light insoles more like the insoles in my older Vivobarefoot shoes. And every time I take off the shoes the liner comes out too. That is just annoying. The sole is still good though and I will wear these until I find another brand. And when I do I will buy 5 pairs! Then I won't have to deal with the constantly "new and improved" versions.

Stealth L
Stealth L Posted: 7/14/15
Reviewer: Megan S. from New Jersey
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are the truest barefoot shoe I've ever tried. I'm honestly not sure you could get a more barefoot feel - their marketing does not lie. However, I have a bunch of foot problems and while I love barefoot shoes, these were a little too true to barefoot to work for me. I hate wearing shoes, but when I need to wear them, I need slightly more cushioning. There is an optional thin insert, which keeps the barefoot feel and gives you 2 options. Overall, these are excellent shoes and seemed like good quality, but they sadly don't work for my feet.

Ultra II
Ultra II Posted: 7/12/15
Reviewer: BarbMu from SoIllinois
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I purchased these shoes for water aerobics and cardio workouts in the pool. They are ok. I do not know if I would recommend them. I had a pair of water sandals for years made by Keen. They spoiled me, I guess. They have worn out so I decided to try something different. I will keep these and wear them but I will not brag about them.

Evo Pure
Evo Pure Posted: 7/11/15
Reviewer: Willow from Florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my second pair of Vivobarefoot Evo Pures and I will be buying more. I bought them in a size smaller than my first pair, which ran a bit loose - but not loose enough to send them back :) I left a review earlier about the black/red Evo Pure style I bought in size 44. I'm female, and I wear 11-11.5 wide in other athletic shoes. I bought the blue/orange this time in size 43, and they are perfect in every way - length, width, overall feel, and stylishness. I had lost all hope in finding the right shoes, and these have solved so many issues I was having. It's almost eliminated the heel pain and knee pain I was having with some of my other go-to brands. I tried wearing some of my normal, arch-supporting shoes today to do a comparison, and my knee pain instantly returned and the heel of my foot starting hurting after a few steps. I am a Vivobarefoot believer for life. I won't be doing any more comparisons!

One M
One M Posted: 7/10/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Awesome fit! Better than my previous pair which felt a little pinched in the toe box. My toes don't splay fully but this feels close to barefoot. Not real crazy a bout the color but the green yellow helps visibility for morning runs.

Evo Pure
Evo Pure Posted: 7/10/15
Reviewer: just james from sonoma
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my second pair of Vivobarefoots. I use the heavier Notus as my daily go to or when I am on rough uneven ground. The Evo Pure is a very light shoe that is like wearing nothing at all. I am diabetic with a fair amount of sensation loss in my feet. These shoes are awesome for maintaining an intimate contact with the ground coupled with just enough shoe protecting my feet. Awesome fit. Stunning comfort out of the box.

Motus
Motus Posted: 7/10/15
Reviewer: just james from sonoma
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are the best shoes out of the box that I have ever worn. I am diabetic with some loss of sensation in my feet. These shoes restore some of that missing sensation giving me a more stable gait. Thank you!

Trail Freak
Trail Freak Posted: 7/9/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

This could have been my 6th pair of Vivobarefoot shoes, I had high hopes. I loved my Vivobarefoot Neo trail shoes. Sadly the Trail freak is in my opinion not a replacement trail shoe just an overpriced water shoe.

Mata
Mata Posted: 7/7/15
Reviewer: Tom B-D from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are slightly slimmer and very slightly smaller toebox than previous "slipper" versions of Vivobarefoot shoes, but with the same Vivo feel and comfort. They have a more stylish look without the bigger toebox, but you may need to go up a half size (I didn't, but notice a little less toe wiggle room).

Porto
Porto Posted: 7/3/15
Reviewer: Vivo BozoFoot from the City
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I have long feet and the size 49 accommodated my length best. However, the shoe looks rather clown-like. Perhaps its just the way they look on me, they may be a dream for someone with a wide foot shape. Must send them back. FWIW, the Desert Jink by Clarks in size 13 is a great fit with a low heel drop, and very well made. Very happy about that purchase.

Shiva
Shiva Posted: 7/1/15
Reviewer: Laura Hudson from midwest
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are adorable. I was worried because of arthritis in toe joint but the way they are cut, it doesn't rub. No support but I bought some Dr. Scholl's for sandals and that helps. I couldn't walk a mile in these but for work or going out...perfect.

Ultra II
Ultra II Posted: 6/29/15
Reviewer: David G. from Central Florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Awesome shoe! Not very comfortable for long walks. I inserted a new cushion insole and it is ready for all day wear.

Ulysses
Ulysses Posted: 6/25/15
Reviewer: from San Francisco
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I defy anybody to show me a better sandal for outdoorsy people. No exaggeration, it is probably the best footwear I've ever owned. My previous pair of Ulysses has lasted for hundreds of days of hiking, international travel, and just plain wearing around town - and it's still going strong. Just bought a new pair for no other reason than I wanted to try a new color! Please understand this is a very minimalist sandal. It has no padding. It has no arch "support". If you want or need such things, do not buy this sandal. But if you want something that is bombproof, indestructible and feels like you're almost going barefoot - then this is a dream come true.

Ra II
Ra II Posted: 6/25/15
Reviewer: Ed L from Durham, NC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have gone almost entirely minimal with my shoes in the last two years, but I hadn't found a pair of minimal dress shoes until I bought these. Super happy with these shoes. Note - I wear a US men's 11 medium width and the size 44 fit perfect (despite the conversion saying they are a 10.5).

Evo Pure
Evo Pure Posted: 6/24/15
Reviewer: Willow from Florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Well, I wasn't sure what else to do when I bought these. I'd tried several pair of running/walking shoes and I was about to give up on shoes completely. Which gave me the idea - since I don't want to wear shoes anyways, why not try these? I thought about the Vibrams, but the style wasn't for me. But these babies are great! They are eye-catching and elegant looking with a low profile. No weird colors or bright clown shoes for me any longer! I like being barefoot anyways, and I really don't need these except for walking. I can't speak to the running aspect. I walk on sidewalks and some grassy areas. These feel like I'm not wearing shoes at all. I have to be careful and I feel like I'm learning to walk again since my other shoes (that shall remain nameless) caused me to have heel, ankle and knee pain. I'm recovering from those problems while learning to walk properly. These felt great right from the box. As for sizing, I thought I was going to have to go with another brand since they don't offer "wides". Guess what? You won't need a wide in this shoe! I actually could have gone with a "B" instead of the "D". Room for toes galore! Nothing is squishing my big toes, nothing tight on my wide flat feet. I love them so much. I will be buying more Vivobarefoot. I think I could have even gone down a size, but they are fine either way. Also, I'm a woman wearing a man's size because usually women's shoes don't come in my size (11, 11.5, or 12 depending on the brand). I got these in a "44" and probably could have gone down to the 43. I must have driven Zappo's crazy all the shoes I tried. I'm so glad they are such an awesome shoe "store". You won't be disappointed in these shoes. One note: I live in FL, and the asphalt gets really hot, you feel the warmth, but your feet will not burn. I don't wear socks with these because I like the whole barefoot experience.

Stealth L
Stealth L Posted: 6/22/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes! They are wide enough for me, and comfortable in general. They are great shoes for getting more into barefoot style running.

Ultra II
Ultra II Posted: 6/19/15
Reviewer: from San Diego
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Bought these to wear in Hawaii. Everyone always notices them and asks where I got them. I love that styling. If you are buying these as a water shoe watch out! The only thing I don't like about these shoes is that sand gets in the little holes. The sand causes blisters when it gets caught between the rubber and the top of your foot, ankle, and heels. If you are swimming it's fine the sand washes out. Make sure you rinse all sand off these. If you are hiking along the beach trails, cliffs, lava and the get wet with sand, guaranteed blisters. Also, if wet your foot may squeak around inside so make sure you get the right size. A better styling would be to put a fine mesh behind the holes to keep the sand and rocks out. I love the shoes and so does everyone else. I have to bring back up shoes because I'm in and out of the ocean a lot with a lot of beach trail hiking.

Ultra II
Ultra II Posted: 6/19/15
Reviewer: from San Diego
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Bought these to wear in Hawaii. Everyone always notices these shoes and asks me about them. I love that styling but if you are wearing these as a water shoe watch out! The only thing I don't like about these shoes is that sand gets in the little holes, and in between the rubber and your ankle/top of foot/heel. If you are swimming, it's fine - the sand washes out. But if you are hiking along the water/cliffs/trails/lava and you have sand in your shoe, you are guaranteed blisters. A better improved styling would be to put mesh behind the holes so sand and rocks can't get in. Make sure you get the right size or your foot will squeak around inside the shoe when wet. Great for hiking if dry. Great for beach if you keep off the sand or swim only.

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