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Vivobarefoot Ra II

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  • Embrace the barefoot lifestyle in a casual shoe that is right at home in the office or on the city streets.
  • Choose from smooth X-leather or soft suede leather uppers.
  • Three-eyelet lace-up oxford style.
  • 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: 7 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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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Embrace the barefoot lifestyle in a casual shoe that is right at home in the office or on the city streets.
  • Choose from smooth X-leather or soft suede leather uppers.
  • Three-eyelet lace-up oxford style.
  • 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: 7 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 Ra II

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1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I like these shoes, but i can't recommend them. After less than a year, the shoes started to come apart at stress points. I took them to a shoe repair shop to get them glued back together, but they couldn't or wouldn't fix them. I used gorilla glue to reseal them and it seems to have helped. For the price, I would expect shoes to last longer than a year (I didn't even wear them daily).

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Very nice shoe, comfortable and designed to properly fit your foot - wide enough in the toe box to allow for adequate toe splay.

I'd also recommend: Lems, Tune, Altra

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  • from La Quinta, CA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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This is my second pair of Vivobarefoot shoes. The first pair, my first foray into minimalist shoes, became too small after wearing them a few months; my foot expanded after having been liberated from regular shoes. The thing about minimalist footwear is: you can't go back once you get used to them. I tried on numerous occasions because I prefer the aesthetics of regular shoes. I like shoes, in general, and I have found them hard to give up. It's the pain that brought me back to Vivobarefoot. I am not into the scene which often accompanies the barefoot lifestyle; I am not paleo or a crossfitter or any of that nonsense. But I think there's really something to minimalist footwear. My life-long back pain diminished (actually disappeared); my legs feel stronger, and my foot pain has mostly gone away. To me, this is a revelation, and makes the expense of these shoes, which I think is ridiculous, more palatable. Alas, there are many companies now that make minimalist shoes, but in my humble opinion these are by far the best. They look ALMOST like normal shoes, but that's only an added benefit; they actually fit and function better than the others I have tried on, too. The engineering and thought that went into Vivobarefoot is unrivaled. I purchased the canvas Ra 2, and I unequivocally love it. It's extremely comfortable, and the navy canvas is attractive. The shoe goes with about any kind of casual outfit, making it an ideal every day shoe which is also perfect for the office (if the office is not suit and tie). I walk a few miles a day in my Vivo's too, and I find them to be extremely comfortable (and I don't own any of the athletic varieties because I think they're ugly). The Ra is truly a great all-purpose shoe. If you have back and/or foot pain, I especially recommend trying these shoes.

I'd also recommend: None.

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  • from United States
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have found my new shoe of choice!! I started on the "barefoot" adventure with Vibram Five Fingers, but even the more "conservative" models still look weird for daily use, especially in a "work casual" ensemble. I've tried the Merrell Trail Gloves as well, and while I like them, they are slippery in the wet and, like the VFFs...stink like crazy, despite the AF treatment. These, on the other hand, are amazingly non-smelly, even when worn without socks! Not sure if it's the specific model or the canvas, but I love these things all around! Definitely going to be trying other models in the Vivobarefoot lineup!

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is my first purchase of a Vivobarefoot shoe. I was looking for something that was as much like not wearing a shoe that I could wear that the office. The leather is nice and does look better than the help based shoe I was wearing previously. The soles are thin, with a thin insert you can remove. I've been trying it with the insert for now. You do get a lot of feedback, which I like. Others have indicated no arch support, but this style of shoe is supposed to be like being barefoot, and you only need arch support if other shoes have damaged your feet or a medical reason (which this would be a bad choice for). My only complaint is the shoelaces included with the product are a type that do not like to stay tied. I keep the shoes very loose so they're easy to kick off and my feet stay cool, but these laces loosen under that condition (will have to replace them). I won't know how they hold up over time, so I can't say if the cost was worth it. It was a barrier to entry for a while, but so far I am pleased. I've had them about one month. I'd rather be barefoot, but when I need shoes, these are nice and comfortable compromise for me.

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  • from Omaha, NE
$130.00

Width: D - Medium

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