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Vivobarefoot Ulysses

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  • Enjoy the birthday-suit freedom of the Ulysses sandal from Vivobarefoot®.
  • 100% vegan-friendly construction.
  • PU laminate on microfiber upper materials.
  • Elastic straps for an easier on and off.
  • Abrasion-resistant rubber bottom with 1.5 mm layer for maximum comfort.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 6 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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100% No arch support
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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.)
  • Enjoy the birthday-suit freedom of the Ulysses sandal from Vivobarefoot®.
  • 100% vegan-friendly construction.
  • PU laminate on microfiber upper materials.
  • Elastic straps for an easier on and off.
  • Abrasion-resistant rubber bottom with 1.5 mm layer for maximum comfort.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 6 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 Ulysses

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I am massively impressed with these sandals. I got them before a month long trek through Europe, walking anywhere from 6-8 hours a day. They seem like a lightweight design, and I was prepared for them to fall apart at some point. 5 months later of regular wearing and they are still my favorite sandals, while staying together and showing minimal signs of wear. I highly recommend these if you are looking for a fashionable, sturdy and all around great barefoot sandal.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I've run as far as five miles in these sandals, and they are as advertised. As close to being actually barefoot as it's possible to come with any protection for your soles. They encourage you in the same way to land on the ball of your foot, and your knees will love them. But be warned: this is minimalist footwear and as such may seem flimsy; if your ideal of feeling good includes any padding at all, you should recalibrate or look elsewhere. "No arch protection" (see below) is a good thing here.

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  • from Hingham, Massachusetts
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great summer sandal, but there is no arch support. The sole is flat and gives the wearer a barefoot feeling which is fine if you have good feet. Thin sole is strong enough to prevent small sharp rock from hurting and it allows you to feel the earth in a personal way. The elastic back strap keeps the sandal in place. Sizing is important since foot is between back strap and toe thong. Too small a size could hurt while too big a size could be loose. For me size 10.5 US was a Euro 44 which worked for me. I selected black, but I had my eyes on the blue. A reflective panel, which is not obvious, is on the side of the thong sandal which I guess is good for nighttime safety. Give them a couple of weeks to get the stiffness out and form fit to your feet. Overall, I like it and they are fun to wear.

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  • from Wyoming
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I really like these shoes, and think these are more attractive in person than the photos suggest. Also, by a long shot, these sandals are more aesthetically pleasing than all the other versions that exist of this shoe by other companies. This one is a lot less hippy-dippy looking. I'd go so far as to say it's the nicest looking sandal I have ever owned -- far superior to sandals like Chaco (which are ridiculously heavy and bulky looking). The Ulysses is very comfortable, too -- but, I suppose, only if you know what you're getting: a zero drop, minimalist type shoe without support. However, this sandal, surprisingly, does not feel as minimalist as other Vivobarefoot shoes I have worn. The sole is a tad thicker, and a tad less flexible -- although I don't think this matters in a sandal because one's feet aren't confined inside a shoe. The sizes are quite confusing with Vivobarefoot, too. This is the only shoe company I have ever encountered where I wear a different, larger size. I am a US size 11, and an EU 44, in every shoe I have ever purchased. But in Vivobarefoot, I am a 45, and in some of their shoes I am almost a 46. Which is a long way of saying, the sizing is inconsistent and off -- at least for me. Like all Vivobarefoot shoes, the Ulysses is overpriced. This price for a minimalist sandal is pretty much ridiculous, but their entire line of shoes is exorbitantly expensive. On the other hand, there aren't really m/any alternatives; and my feet, on a daily basis, remind me that less really is more when it comes to footwear.

I'd also recommend: SoftStar

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  • from Asheville, NC
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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The idea is great but the actual product is just ok. It's minimal alright but you don't really feel secure in it. The front strap is adjustable but doesn't really stay put. I like the look, and the concept but the execution needs some improvement. Also, the white sole gets dirty really quickly.

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  • from United States
$100.00

Width: D - Medium

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