Tracker Firm Ground
Tracker Hi FG
Gobi II Utility
Tracker Hi FG
Primus Trail Soft Ground
Primus Lite II Bio
Gobi II Utility
Magna Trail Nylon
I returned these because 1)they were hard to get into and 2) were too wide and big for me. I got a 39 and wear an American size 8. True, my foot is narrow and the toe box on this show is super wide on me. I don't know really why they don't fit better. It seems like it could be a great shoe. Will try another style
Maude from USA on June 19, 2020
These fit amazing and the first hiking show that I love and are not big and clunky with excellent grip , I can’t wait to take them climbing ...
Meli from Cedar ridge Ca on June 18, 2020
Extremely narrow and uncomfortable; not at all like my Primus Lite pair. Returned.
Megan D from Cornwall-on-Hudson on June 15, 2020
This shoe looks great and I was really excited about them, but realized after trying them on that the material for big toe protection didn't come over far enough. When walking normally my big toe comes over and pushes through the mesh top of the shoe, which would quickly create a hole or wear on that area. My friend actually got these and wore a hole quickly in the mesh area from the big toe which confirmed my fear. Very comfortable overall, but returned because I don't see them lasting long with this design flaw. Wish the toe shield came over much further. I own many pairs of vivos so was disappointed. Usually wear a womens 8 and the 39 fit good with about an thumb to spare and the 38 also fit but was snug. Sad these didnt work out.
Kristen on May 28, 2020
I tried these at the recommendation of my trainer. They were not for me. While I understand workout gear doesn't need to be attractive, these were far from appealing. Wide toe area, mundane black material ... probably better for men than women.
Zappos Reviewer on May 09, 2020
I’ve been looking for an attractive zero drop shoe for a few years. These shoes are much better looking in person than in the photo. So pleased. Comfortable. And no issue with the sides hitting my ankles. I also like the new, more natural insole material. Awesome shoes.
Zappos Reviewer from Milwaukee on April 16, 2020
I’m not sure if Vivo is making narrower toe boxes than they used to, but these didn’t work for me. The Primus lite is my favorite Vivo shoe - but returning these and trying a men’s version instead.
Zappos Reviewer on March 01, 2020
I have been using Vivobarefoot shoes for years, but I found this boot uncomfortable around the ankles when the laces are tied. Whatever is is sewn into the boot to hold the top eyelets in place is stiff enough to cause this discomfort. I returned them.
Nickie9wood from Las Vegas on February 16, 2020
If only the material had been not so stiff they would have been perfect. The foot part was very comfortable in all ways but the shaft was fairly stiff and unbending. As it is a synthetic and not leather, it was not likely to loosen up to how flexible I require boots to become. Even leaving the laces loose didn't much reduce the stiff pull against the shin upon taking a step. If they had been leather I'd have taken a chance and kept them, but sadly, had to return them. Mighty high price for mere synthetic, too, but I'd pay twice that for real leather in a zero-drop boot.
Zappos Reviewer from Philly on February 11, 2020
These are a great option barefoot for hiking over difficult/wet terrain. I like them, but being used to the softer feel and barefoot sole of moccasins, I have to say that these are a bit stiffer than I'd like. Totally worth it for the ankle support, protection in sharp rocky terrain, and waterproofing. If nothing else, the waterproofing makes them a win because I can now hike in the spring without cold wet feet! I got the black and IMO they're a lot better looking than most hiking boots. The only cons are that they can get kind of hot in the summer sun, and show dirt and mud pretty quickly but they're easy to rinse off. I've had them a year now and they're still going strong!
Zappos Reviewer on February 09, 2020
I'm transitioning into minimalist footwear and this was an excellent first purchase. I prefer wearing these over all my other shoes, and in fact cleared my closet of most heeled shoes after experiencing how amazing having zero rise in heel feels for my body. Being a minimalist shoe, these is no arch support, and the toe box is spacious without being sloppy, especially since I also wear toe socks to help spread my toes. I highly recommend these and will be purchasing more as I rebuild my shoe wardrobe.
Denise from Austin on January 30, 2020
Really like the looks of these, but they were too narrow across the top of my foot and tighter than the pair of Gobi Hi boots I have.
Zappos Reviewer on January 30, 2020
I have a pair of the Vivobarefoot Chucka boot which has a moccasin feel. I wear them morning to night and hoped this boot would be a warmer, firmer boot for winter walks on trails and sand. This boot is much stiffer, which I expected, but the length is short and uncomfortable. There is a very firm ridge inside the toe box which meant there would be no stretching these out. I liked the look of them and wanted them to work but not enough to try them in a larger size. They seemed too stiff for anything but hiking and probably would hard to break in.
Zappos Reviewer from Redondo Beach on January 27, 2020
This style ran shorter and wider than my other pairs of Vivobarefoot shoes. I own the Primus Lite and Bannister in a size 41. The size 41 in the Primus Trail was too short and had very wide, clown-like toe box. It did not look or feel cool. I ended up getting the Vivobarefoot ÖTILLÖ Swimrun instead. These fit like a glove and look more stylish despite the bright orange sole. I recommend that model over this, particularly if your foot is on the narrow side like mine.
NoumenalGirl from San Francisco, CA on January 20, 2020
I was worried ordering these shoes based off the sizing reviews. I typically am a 7 in womens shoes, so I normally size up to a 7.5 in hiking shoes to allow for foot slippage when going downhill. I ordered a 7.5 in the Tracker FG and they fit perfectly. I have a naturally wide foot and these were just the right width. They are leather as well so there's a little room for the shoe to mold to my foot with wear. The top of the boot is a little overpadded in my opinion but I can just tie the laces tight and it doesn't stick out too much. I took these on a 4-mile hike in rocky terrain and they performed really well. I definitely could feel the ground but it wasn't too much. The lugs are nice & grippy and I never felt like I was going to slip. It was in the mid 40s (Farenheit) and the thermal insole was a bit too warm for my taste. Luckily they can be removed! Overall these seem like great boots. I have yet to see about their durability but after closely inspecting them, as long as you're not super harsh on your shoes they seem like they'll last a while!
Aiyin on January 20, 2020
The fit was great from the moment I put them on. I do a HIIT class and weightlifting class in them and they feel great!
Zappos Reviewer on January 19, 2020
These zero-drop are extremely well-made and look adorable in the grey color. My only complaint is that the whole boot is very rigid and stiff feeling to me- I would prefer it to be a bit more flexible. I would say that the sizing is accurate & to order your usual size.
Zappos Reviewer on January 15, 2020
Unlike some of my other shoes in this brand, I was not able to loosen the laces enough to mold to the needs of my wider foot. And the placement of the shoelace rivets was uncomfortable. Pushing my foot into the narrow opening of the higher rise on this shoe was challenging. I really liked the style and color of the shoe, but there was not enough stretch in the width to make it comfortable to wear so I did return this shoe.
Zappos Reviewer on January 11, 2020
This boot was exactly what I was looking for. Wide toe box and very stylist. These are true barefoot boots and you can feel the connection with the ground. Fit was spot on. In regular footwear, I wear a size 10. In minimalist shoes, I wear a size 11; therefore, the size 42 was perfect.
Sandy on January 11, 2020
Dreamy and soft! I love the way these shoes look and feel. A slightly more dressy desert boot. They have more sole protection than the soft trail shoes I own, but still give that barefoot minimalist feel, and are perfect for work, running errands or just hanging out! This is my fourth pair of this brand shoe (I have different styles) and so far they are becoming my go to shoe for every day. I look forward to buying more styles.
Zappos Reviewer on January 08, 2020
I love this soft trail shoe. You can adjust for width by loosening the laces (really work with the laces) and it’s light and comfortable. Now, I’ve seen that some people have commented that there is not much between you and the ground - and that’s very true. If you are walking a rocky trail you will feel the rocks. But I enjoy that. But that is my goal - a real almost barefoot experience. Where I live there are lovely sandy trails. I wear with a lightweight wool sock. I would also use this barefoot in water for kayaking or walking through streams.
Zappos Reviewer on January 08, 2020
These are my new favorite shoes. I don't like the weird little details Vivobarefoot puts on many of their ladies' styles, and I thought these were great and simply styled, so I gave them a try. The women's Ra is just not my style--it has strange little details on it. Unfortunately, they don't make men's in my size -- 39 -- so I thought I'd try a 40. They actually work great and appear to be the same length as my Birkenstock London shoes in 39. Highly recommended shoes.
Debra from Manitou Springs on January 08, 2020
I ended up returning these because they were too baggy around the ankles. They kind of rubbed my heel and made me walk funny. Just wasn’t a good fit. I’m size 7.5 / size 2-4 (xs/s). They are a pretty boot. I wanted to love them. But they were just too big, and would only get bigger with wear. I’m a Vivobarefoot addict, so I ordered the Fulham’s instead. The Primus Swimrun is my favorite product ever, for reference.
Zappos Reviewer on December 28, 2019
Not like any other vivobarefoot I have previously purchased. This style is not consistent with the comfort or fit for barefoot hiking. I had to return them.
Zappos Reviewer on December 19, 2019
I liked the mid foot support provided by the strap, but Vivobarefoot shoes tend to have a narrower toe box that hurts my toes after long wear (makes them go numb). Unfortunately, this shoe was no exception.
Zappos Reviewer on December 03, 2019