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Vivobarefoot Bannister

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:

43% Felt a half size larger
  • 29% Full size too large
  • 43% Half size too Large
  • 14% True to size
  • 14% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
86% Felt true to width
  • 86% Felt true to width
  • 14% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
86% No arch support
  • 0% Excellent arch support
  • 14% Moderate arch support
  • 86% 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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1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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While the other few negative reviews complained about comfort, I'm going to complain about the design of the shoe. I've actually got no problem with the comfort level. They're not as barefoot as other Vivobarefoot shoes, but they still work for me. The problem I had is that these shoes are absolutely terrible around any sort of water. Yes, they're leather shoes. If I stepped in a giant puddle, I expect problems. These have major problems with any sort of moisture. See how the side walls are leather? There's a good reason every other shoe has rubber side walls. If you get any sort of water past the very bottom of the sole of the shoe, it wicks up into the leather, discoloring and damaging it. That brings me to the very bottom of the sole. See how it's in two parts? There's a rubber part, and a leather part. These two parts are glued to the shoe upper, but not sewed or sealed. Today, I stepped on a wet sidewalk and water soaked up through the crack in the sole through to the inside of the shoe and my socks. Again, this is not tromping through inches of water. This is a normal moderately rainy day. For the price, I would expect a lot higher quality in the thoughtfulness of the design. These look great right out of the box, but quickly get ruined by normal life. If you're 100% wearing these indoors and on 0% chance of rain days, you can probably get by, but if there's any sort of drizzle in the picture, forget it.

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • 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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No arch support

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).

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

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