Vivobarefoot Gobi II M Leather

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Vivobarefoot Gobi II M Leather
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  • Look sharp while enjoying the barefoot-like freedom of the Gobi II chukka boot from Vivobarefoot®.
  • Choose from smooth X-leather or soft suede leather uppers.
  • Three-eyelet lace-up oxford style.
  • Heel pull for an easier on and off.
  • Dri-Lex™ Fantasia fabric lining wicks moisture away from the skin to promote a comfortably cool environment.
  • Molded foam insole offers great underfoot comfort.
  • V Life outsole for pure sensory feedback underfoot.
  • Outsole Thickness: 3 mm
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 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:

78% Felt true to size
  • 3% Full size too large
  • 11% Half size too Large
  • 78% True to size
  • 6% Half size too small
  • 3% Full size too small
74% Felt true to width
  • 74% Felt true to width
  • 12% Felt narrower than marked
  • 15% Felt wider than marked
94% No arch support
  • 0% Excellent arch support
  • 6% Moderate arch support
  • 94% No arch support

Item Information

  • Look sharp while enjoying the barefoot-like freedom of the Gobi II chukka boot from Vivobarefoot®.
  • Choose from smooth X-leather or soft suede leather uppers.
  • Three-eyelet lace-up oxford style.
  • Heel pull for an easier on and off.
  • Dri-Lex™ Fantasia fabric lining wicks moisture away from the skin to promote a comfortably cool environment.
  • Molded foam insole offers great underfoot comfort.
  • V Life outsole for pure sensory feedback underfoot.
  • Outsole Thickness: 3 mm
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 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 Gobi II M Leather

Gobi II M Leather
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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Finally! These shoes are perfect for anyone who loves the style of chukka boots like Clark Desert Trek or similar. However, shoes like that are surprisingly uncomfortable, and have an odd break in period. Those shoes also tend to cut circulation off on the top of the foot where laces hit. These shoes have the exact look, without being heavy or uncomfortable. The barefoot style may not be everyone's cup of tea, but as someone who does not care for the barefoot look, I really love these shoes so much that I do not care. They just look exactly how I want the chukka style to look. My search for the right shoe has finally ended, after trying Clarks, Vans, Cole Haan, etc. I will buy a few more pairs for the future!

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  • - customer
  • from Ohio
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I am reviewing these as I purchased both the men's Gobi 2 for my husband, and a pair of women's Gobi 1s, but the Gobi 1s are no longer on Zappos to review. I bought these because the barefoot shoes that I previously purchased, Merrell Power Play Glove, are no longer available. My previous shoes have lasted about three years now, the soles have worn out, and one buckle broke, so time to move on. I have been looking for replacements for half a year.A few months ago when I was looking all I could find that I liked were Minnetonka ankle boots. But those are suede. I would rather get leather. I needed something with a high top because anything around my ankle makes it hurt. I wanted leather, because it will last near forever, soles wear out before the leather. Plus leather can be polished. I was disappointed that these do not come in a size 8. So I opted for a 7½, which seemed to be ok, my toes have a good inch or more. However, the left shoe does not seem to be cut the exact same, and it has been hurting my foot right where the tongue is sewn to the rest of the upper shoe. I am hoping that the problem will resolve after a few weeks, as the leather softens up with wear. I have not taken these shoes out in the water yet, to see if they are waterproof. The last pair of shoes that I had were quite water-tight. The leather just needs a good wax polish to be waterproof. I am happy to see the tongue on these Gobi shoes are fully gusseted. I do not particularly like the brushed leather look. First of all, this is not top or full grain leather, which the description fails to mention exactly which grade of leather this is. Presumably it is a split leather, or possibly a corrected-grain (doubtful for this price). Disclosure would be helpful. Second, that makes the shoes appear cheaply made. This much for a pair of shoes is not cheap to me. There is also glue visible around the shoes where the soles are attached. More cheapness. If I could find a pair of barefoot, high-top leather shoes from Merrell, or any other reputable company, I would have gotten them instead. I am not happy with these, I feel like they are seriously overpriced ripoff cheaply made shoes. I will be surprised if they last a year. Zappos might be getting them back before then, but at least I am willing to give them a try to see if they will stop hurting after a little wearing, and if they keep my feet warm and dry during the approaching winter. Hey Merrel, bring back the Power Play Glove. They were awesome. Shoe that lasted almost three years for a great price, I loved them. Hey Vivobarefoot, you are disappointing me.

I'd also recommend: merrell

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1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are exactly what I've been looking for. Incredibly lightweight and comfortable and good thin soles with zero drop. Dressy enough to wear with khakis or some casual slacks and perfect with jeans. I finally have shoes I can wear to the office that are comfortable. Also great for travel. I've had them a few weeks now, they broke in after about a week and they are now perfect. They are true to size in my opinion. I hope they last. Construction seems good so far.

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  • - customer
  • from Atlanta
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these shoes -- extremely comfortable (if you like a barefoot-esque experience) and attractive. I strongly recommend using a protective spray to protect the suede.

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  • - customer
  • from New York, NY
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are a fashionable set of minimalist chukka boots. I've had a set of Vivobarefoot Ra's that have held up well, and these appear to be built similarly. They are a little stiff right out of the box, but I'm sure they'll break after I wear them awhile. They fit spot on and the soles are nice, thin, and flexible. I'll definitely be buying another pair of Vivobarefoots.

I'd also recommend: Merrell Barefoot

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  • - customer
  • from Waterloo, Iowa
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