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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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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: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:4 stars!
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Echoing what Dustin wrote, these shoes are super uncomfortable and absolutely not in keeping with Vivobarefoot and the whole minimalist philosophy. Heavy/unyielding soles, super stiff and heavy construction and the back (ankle) part of the shoe comes forward so it scrapes your ankle and cuts of circulation. Everything about the concept of these shoes is wrong - and I am a big fan of Vivo's approach to shoes. But this is really an awful shoe and I regret ever having bought them.

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Runs Small

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from New York
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