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Vivobarefoot Soul Of Africa Gobi

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  • Elevate your everyday look with the rich, handsome design of the Soul of Africa Gobi from Vivobarefoot®.
  • A percentage of the profits will be donated to the Soul of Africa charity.
  • Rich kuda leather uppers.
  • Chukka-inspired design.
  • Three eyelet laces.
  • Contrast ribbon logo.
  • Soft leather lining and footbed.
  • Proprio-Protection (Maximum Sensory Feedback) outsole supplies ultrathin, puncture-resistant, barefoot-like comfort.
  • Hex-A-Flex (Natural Motion Control) offers optimal multidirectional sole flexibility.
  • Bare-Dynamics (Natural Shock Absorption) provides a natural fit, anatomic shape, and zero-drop profile.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 46 (US Men's 12), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

40% Felt true to size
  • 40% Full size too large
  • 0% Half size too Large
  • 40% True to size
  • 0% Half size too small
  • 20% Full size too small
100% Felt true to width
  • 100% Felt true to width
  • 0% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
80% No arch support
  • 0% Excellent arch support
  • 20% Moderate arch support
  • 80% 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.)
  • Elevate your everyday look with the rich, handsome design of the Soul of Africa Gobi from Vivobarefoot®.
  • A percentage of the profits will be donated to the Soul of Africa charity.
  • Rich kuda leather uppers.
  • Chukka-inspired design.
  • Three eyelet laces.
  • Contrast ribbon logo.
  • Soft leather lining and footbed.
  • Proprio-Protection (Maximum Sensory Feedback) outsole supplies ultrathin, puncture-resistant, barefoot-like comfort.
  • Hex-A-Flex (Natural Motion Control) offers optimal multidirectional sole flexibility.
  • Bare-Dynamics (Natural Shock Absorption) provides a natural fit, anatomic shape, and zero-drop profile.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 46 (US Men's 12), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Vivobarefoot Soul Of Africa Gobi

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These boots are fantastic. I bought my first pair several months ago, and have been wearing them non-stop in both business and casual settings. They're extremely light-weight, yet durable. I live in Chicago and have worn them in snow, rain and sunshine, and they've held up just fine. They're definitely pricey, but for now, are the only option if you're looking for a barefoot style chukka boot. With the help of other reviewers on Zappos, I ordered a 10.5 US/44 EUR and the fit is excellent for my wide, flat feet. For comparison, when exercising, I'm a size 45 EUR for the VFF KMD Sport LS and the Inov8 Bare-XF 210. I wear a 46 EUR Merrell Trail Glove 2. Inconsistent shoe sizes suck!

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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This is my second pair of Vivo Gobi's and I love this pair as much as the first. It really does feel like you're walking around barefoot in these. I work on my feet all day long and I find my dogs bark much less frequently with this style shoe. I wasn't sure I would like the color of the leather on these, but I was pleasantly surprised. Very high quality leather. This pair did not come with an insole of any type like the other Gobi that I had, but I am not missing them. Great style for both business casual and play.

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  • from Minneapolis, MN
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is one of the most stylish pair of shoes I've ever seen. I'm new and maybe indifferent to the barefoot movement, but I dig the simplicity and design. The thin soles can be tiring to walk on for long durations, but are convenient and comfortable overall. I also think that the shoes run big two whole sizes.

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  • from Portland
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love the look and feel of these shoes, but the sizing is a bit strange. I'm glad I'm dealing with Zappos now because I was ordering them from Vivobarefoot before and they charge you every time to change size and it takes them forever to get them shipped. I started at a 12, which is the size I take for the Merrell barefoot shoes. I dropped down a half size to an 11.5, then had to drop down to a 10.5, which still seems a little long. I'm going to try the 10. It was really hard dealing with Vivobarefoot people because it seemed like they were just telling me whatever they needed to to get me to shut up, and no one seemed to be aware of any difference between the Gobi and their running shoes, which are clearly different and are sized differently. When they hadn't answered my questions, they simply stopped replying to me, which is pretty rude. They're lucky the shoes are so nice. In any case, they need pictures of feet in the shoes and clear instructions about how they're supposed to fit, because I now have waaay too much money invested in the shipping. So yay Zappos for free shipping!!

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Moderate arch support

Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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Left shoe was too narrow to wear comfortably, even without socks. No uniformity in size. Leather stains easily. Do not waste your money!

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

Poor Support

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  • from Dallas
$160.00

Width: D - Medium

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