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Vivobarefoot Bannister

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  • Posh up your casual look with the smart design of the Bannister.
  • A tennis-inspired shoe built on the barefoot-like principles Vivobarefoot® is known for.
  • Hand finished, polished leather uppers.
  • Leather laces.
  • Heel pull tab for an easier on and off.
  • Unlined leather interior.
  • 4 mm rubber outsole is stiffer than most Vivobarefoot shoe styles without compromising its barefoot-inspired feel.
  • Made in Portugal.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 12 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 45 (US Men's 11.5), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

50% Felt a half size larger
  • 17% Full size too large
  • 50% Half size too Large
  • 17% True to size
  • 17% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
83% Felt true to width
  • 83% Felt true to width
  • 17% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
83% No arch support
  • 0% Excellent arch support
  • 17% Moderate arch support
  • 83% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Posh up your casual look with the smart design of the Bannister.
  • A tennis-inspired shoe built on the barefoot-like principles Vivobarefoot® is known for.
  • Hand finished, polished leather uppers.
  • Leather laces.
  • Heel pull tab for an easier on and off.
  • Unlined leather interior.
  • 4 mm rubber outsole is stiffer than most Vivobarefoot shoe styles without compromising its barefoot-inspired feel.
  • Made in Portugal.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 12 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 45 (US Men's 11.5), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Vivobarefoot Bannister

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I'm not sure why this got so many bad reviews. If you're buying a true leather shoe, expect the soles to be stiffer and less responsive than rubber of the same thickness. I wear these a couple of times per week and don't have any problems. I use leather honey to soften and condition the upper when it needs it. I love the quality of their leather shoes, and haven't had any problems. I do wish that they'd make these in all-black, though. In that case, I'd buy another pair!

I'd also recommend: Lems, Skora

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  • from Tucson
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Compared to conventional shoes of the same size, these feel bigger, so consider ordering a half-size smaller for barefoot shoes. Excellent quality, wide toe-box, no support/drop means your feet do the work they're designed to do. You will have to adjust your walking style to wear these comfortably for long days walking (heel-toe walking, shorter strides, etc.). Not breathable, which is the only thing keeping these from getting a 5 star for comfort. I wish they would make an all-black version instead of the black/tan so you could wear these with different styles. I'd buy a second pair in a second! Don't get these if you prefer non-slip, grippy shoes because these things are slick! However, they are perfect for normal activities in fair weather.

I'd also recommend: Lems, Skora, Topo

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  • from Tucson
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes look even better than in the picture. The sole feels fantastic too. I usually wear a size 12 US, but I had to size down because these actually have a proper toe box.

I'd also recommend: Vibram, Lems

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Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I am an avowed "barefoot shoe" wearer, and I own several pair of Vivobarefoot shoes--but these are the worst. First, the good: they're beautiful. This particular pair I expect to last a long long time (which is not true of many Vivobarefoot shoes). The bad: they're not very light; but the most egregious error is the fact that the sole is thick and there is almost no barefoot feel to them at all. I actually find these shoes, even after 6 months of wearing them and breaking them in, very uncomfortable. They're more like a nice pair of sneakers that have been stripped of an insole. By far, these are the most attractive of the minimalist shoes I have ever seen. If they comfortable, they might be worth the outrageous pricetag. I also have to say, and I don't know whether this will turn out to be true for this shoe: Vivo's are not well made. They don't hold up for the long haul, which makes their price tags insulting. They also have terrible and often unresponsive "customer service." Not a great company to deal with, so I'd take that into consideration before purchasing ANY of their shoes. (A few of their shoes have started to fall apart very quickly; I am finished with them as a customer).

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  • from United States
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Alack, alas, five months ago I skeptically ignored negative reviews and bought Bannisters. I had worn lots of Vivo shoes over the past four years and loved them. The Bannister promised so much in terms of style and comfort---I expected the leather to soften and age and that the shoes would get more and more comfy and in spite of the stiffer sole as comfy as Vivos tend to be. How could Vivo do this to us?? Gabe and Dustin accurately describe how disappointing these shoes are. And, incredibly enough, what Dustin says is true---even after five months of "breaking in" the shoes are today even less comfortable than they might have felt months ago. I wear the Freuds and other Vivo models and will buy the One M most likely in the Spring but the Bannister should be removed from the market. Someone in London wanted a pretext for trips to Portugal and they've foisted this terrible shoe off onto unsuspecting customers.

I'd also recommend: Skora---the goatskin leather model, maybe, sole too much though.

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Poor Support

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No arch support

  • from New Hampshire
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