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A strong healthy foot is the foundation of all natural movement. With 200,00 nerve endings, 33 major muscles, 28 bones and 19 ligaments, the human foot is a masterpiece. Vivobarefoot® shoes let those feet do their natural thing by being foot shaped, rather than shoe shaped.

VIVOBAREFOOT are committed to Wide, Flat and Ultra-thin, foot shaped shoes which are innovative and sustainable whilst reconnecting us to nature and humanity. VIVOBAREFOOT make the best barefoot shoes in the world. Created without compromise around patented puncture resistant technology. VIVOBAREFOOT products are the epitome of ancient wisdom with modern technology.

Designed in London, with a sole for every terrain, to live your life barefoot - 24/7. Driven by a passion for healthy movement in all its forms, VIVOBAREFOOT will not stop until the world comes back to its natural senses and starts moving again. Reconnecting feet with brains all over the world, with a growing army of medics, scientists, physios, and health professionals.

VIVOBAREFOOT’s mission is to become the most influential shoe brand in the world.

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Latest Vivobarefoot Reviews

Gobi II Leather

Gobi II Leather

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Super comfortable and chic. I’ve now purchased over 6 pairs of vivobarefoot!

on March 20, 2019

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Primus Trek Leather

Primus Trek Leather

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Has elastic cuff around ankle instead of a tongue. Cuff was tight and pressed in wrong places. I would not have ordered the shoes if I had realized about the cuff. Also shoes have shallow toe box that presses on my big toe, at the time feeling rather sloppy on the feet—like you need to lace them tighter. Size 38 seemed a little short as the equivalent of 7.5 but I didn’t even try size 39 because except for toe pressing, 38 seemed large over all.

on March 17, 2019

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Primus Trek Leather

Primus Trek Leather

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Shoe has elastic cuff instead of tongue--I didn't care for it and found it uncomfortable. Also toe box was shallow, even though shoe overall seemed loose.

on March 17, 2019

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Motus II Mesh

Motus II Mesh

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is my first barefoot shoe. I bought it to have a lightweight shoe for working out while on vacation that takes up very little space. It will be good for that intended purpose. You can squish the shoes together and together they take about as much space as one regular shoe so that is great. The only thing is the sizing is pretty strange on this shoe. It's huge. I have always had issue with shoe sizing because I am a 7.5W and before wide shoes were widely available it was conventional wisdom that people with wide feet could shove them into shoes that were too long (and often also too narrow). I do not like shoes that are too long, they make you stub your toes and they make you clumsy. I like to be light on my feet. I have recently began to buy my shoes in 7.5's because after wearing them for a few days they will be perfect even if they are too tight at first where as 8's might be more comfortable at first but in a few days they feel huge. I knew it would be a given that these shoes would be wide, that's what they are selling. But they are also long. I bought a 38 and they kind of fit me like an 8W instead of a 7.5W. It's not that they don't fit, just they don't fit they way I prefer. I think the 37's would be too small even if they are bigger than "6.5." I will still keep them though and I might put in a high arch insert that will take up some space and use it as a walking shoe on vacation as well (I like being low to the ground but high arch inserts are just amazing for extensive walking and this shoe isn't rated well for urban long distance walking as is). But I have wide feet and I find these shoes really wide. I can't imagine a normal person being happy with this particular one although to each their own. There is no way someone with narrow feet could wear these. But thanks for favoring us wides for once! :) In other news, I really like the style. The cross strap makes the shoe tighter and gives it some visual appeal that makes it look smaller. They look close enough to regular tennis shoes to wear to like the super market or even a museum or whatever.

on March 12, 2019

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Tracker Firm Ground

Tracker Firm Ground

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I am a barefoot walker whenever possible and always have been, and I run barefoot on a treadmill, so I was prepared to love these boots. I generally wear a European size 42, and tried both the 42 and the 43. Unfortunately the 42 was too small and the 43 too large; even with thick socks my heel slipped out and I had a good inch of extra length in the toe which made me worry about tripping. A couple of other things I didn't like: the thickly padded tongue sticks out no matter how you lace the boot; and - most importantly - the footbed doesn't really allow a natural heel strike at the walk. I think the heel is a little low relative to the ball of the foot, kind of like the old Earth shoes. That caused me some knee pain almost as soon as I started walking in them. Admittedly, my knee is funky, but I don't generally have pain like that. As soon as I took them off and walked barefoot, the pain was gone. I put on another pair of level-soled shoes immediately after, and my knee didn't hurt. I put these back on and the knee pain was back. That didn't bode well for long hikes! But, that said: great traction, very lightweight, well made, and nice looking boots, but some issues! Also, the price is very, very high for what they are. I'll keep looking for the right hiking boots; I very much appreciate Zappos excellent customer service and the amazing selection they offer!

on March 12, 2019

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Tracker Firm Ground

Tracker Firm Ground

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Shoe is flat inside--no arch supports--hooray! Unfortunately, presses on left toe, even though toe box is wide. Looking more closely, I see that the left toe has a different shape than the right--left shoe seems defective.

on March 12, 2019

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Primus Trek Leather

Primus Trek Leather

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Overwhelmingly large for low-volume feet. The sole width and and length were perfect, but the body of the shoe appears to be sized for a meaty foot with a high instep. When I tightened the laces, the leather on top was all bunched up. When bent my feet, the bunching was really bad across the ball of the foot. The shoes didn't feel securely attached to my feet and were a awkward to walk in. I wish Vivobarefoot accommodated low-volume feet, but nope.

on March 08, 2019

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Stealth II

Stealth II

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Exactly what I was looking for -- minimalist / barefoot-feel shoes for lifting and training at the gym. I tried Merrell and Inov-8 shoes, and both were uncomfortable, too tight against my 5th metatarsal / pinky joint. These are nice and roomy.

on March 07, 2019

Fulham Leather

Fulham Leather

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I cannot stress how much I love these shoes. I have had foot pain my entire life because I have a more "natural" shaped foot (widest at the toes) and so my foot does not fit at all into conventional shoes. For the first time in my life, I own a shoe that is the shape of my foot! I've worn them for a week now and have gotten so many compliments on my cool shoes, and people asking where I got them. I walk 3 km to work, stand on a concrete floor for 8 hours and walk home again. I used to wear super cushioned runners like my coworkers suggested, but would still hobble home with broken feeling feet and have to prop them up on a couch arm for an hour before they felt good enough to walk on again. I've been wearing these shoes (which have no arch support) for a week now to work and have noticed that my foot pain is completely gone. I've been able to walk home, throw on my running shoes and pound out a fast 5k run after work this week, which would have been unthinkable in the past. Seriously, I cannot stress how fantastic vivobarefoot is. I will be a lifelong supporter of this brand.

on March 01, 2019

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Primus Lux WP Leather

Primus Lux WP Leather

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

I did not actually get the correct shoe when I ordered them, but Zappos did apologize and gave me a discount. They did not have my size in the actual shoe so I just kept the one they sent me. I do really like the shoes. It does take some getting used to because they are minimalist shoes.

on February 27, 2019

Fulham Leather

Fulham Leather

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love these so far, very comfortable, stays on my foot, and the seam hasn't separated yet!! These fit more like the original Gobi's. I find that all the new ones are more narrow in the toe box.

on February 25, 2019

Primus Swimrun FG Mesh

Primus Swimrun FG Mesh

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I am a forefoot runner and I think these shoes are great both to run and walk around in. The wide toe box is fantastic. Plus they narrow as they go back so they won't fall off your feet. I find once you have been running on your forefoot long enough, it changes the shape of your feet. This shoe perfectly accommodates that shape!

on February 24, 2019

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Fulham Leather

Fulham Leather

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love the look and feel of these Chelsea boots. They are true barefoot shoes with a thin insole for added warmth during the cold winter months. I really like the insole because it adds a bit of extra cushioning for shock absorption while walking on concrete in the city, while maintaining sensation between my feet and the ground. The leather is high quality and the rubber sole is tough. I have not had any issues with the sole squeaking on polished floors (I've had this issue with another pair of Vivobarefoot shoes). They run true to size. I usually like to size up in boots to accommodate for thicker socks during the winter, but it is better to find a fit that is more snug in the Chelsea boot style, since there are no laces to tighten the fit. My favorite part about these boots is the wide toe box. It is so difficult to find a stylish, minimalist boot that provides enough room for my toes to spread in the toe box. My feet are healthy and happy each time I wear these boots!

on February 22, 2019

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Ultra (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Ultra (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Really cute shoes, wanted something barefoot style to protect 3 year old's feet in places he can't be truly barefoot. Hopefully he will wear them. ** Note a size issue to be aware of ** Our first two pairs of RED SIZE 26 (9.5) had a left shoe that was about 1/2 inch bigger than the right. After Zappos did a bin check and said their inventory was not defective, we tried again. The third pair had a bigger right foot and a smaller left foot. We were able to take the left from one and the right from the other to arrive at two shoes the same size. Note they were all labeled the same size (26). Zappos was really nice about processing the returns.

from Washington DC on February 20, 2019

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Primus Swimrun FG Mesh

Primus Swimrun FG Mesh

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I wore vivobarefoot shoes for crossfit years ago and recently went back.. I needed a new pair of shoes. They aren't the prettiest things, the color is quite obnoxious but they were on sale and I care more about saving a penny than looking the cutest. Definitely the shoes I missed. For someone like me who is in between a standard and wide shoe these accommodate me without being too wide. Hopefully they will hold up to the workouts like the old pair did.

on February 19, 2019

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Fulham Leather

Fulham Leather

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought these boots as a second pit after loving the Fulham boots in brown all winter. I just missed out on the end of season sale at vivobarefoot and was so grateful to catch a pair here before the sold out! I get compliments on these boots all the time and can wear them with everything from yoga pants to jeans to dresses! If you’re new to minimal footwear, I suggest transitioning slowly ( especiallly if you walk mostly on concrete). A good way is to add a bit of arch support in your shoes at the beginning and test walking in them without the support for a couple of hours at first and then longer and longer to help strengthen your feet :)

from Oregon on February 16, 2019

Fulham Leather

Fulham Leather

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

As advertised. Felt barefoot and free and fit the natural shape of my foot perfectly. I loved how they looked off and I loved the idea of them, but when I tried styling them they always ended up looking like gumboots. I'll be either ordering the brown or the lace up vivobarefoot boots because they were very comfortable, just not my style.

from Vancouver on February 16, 2019

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Porto Rocker Slip-On

Porto Rocker Slip-On

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Very disappointed in this shoe. Hard and uncomfortable. Certainly not an 8 hour shoe. More like a 2-3 hour shoe before they are really uncomfortable. I bought Black and Brown and would send both back had I not worn the Black shoes. Definitely sending the Brown back ASAP! Terrible Shoe!

from Mableton, GA on February 13, 2019

Gobi Hi 2.0 Leather

Gobi Hi 2.0 Leather

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are beautiful leather but too long for me and also the toe box is too shallow. Just gorgeous though!

on February 12, 2019

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Primus Trek Leather

Primus Trek Leather

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

These shoes are to replace my original Vivobarefoot shoes that I used for travel, running (trail and road), and Crossfit. My original shoe is no longer available and this pair feels and looks a bit more clunky than what I'm used to. The fit felt a bit large at first, but once I started moving the fit felt right. Looking forward to putting some miles on these!

from Seattle on February 11, 2019

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Gobi Hi 2.0 Leather

Gobi Hi 2.0 Leather

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

First barefoot style shoes so I'm still getting used to this big change. But I was looking for a winter shoe that was comfortable and didn't bug my bunion. These boots are super comfortable and warm enough for winter wear. There is very little cushioning so you feel everything you're stepping on. I wouldn't wear these if I was standing on concrete all day.

from Austin, TX on February 10, 2019

Kanna Mesh

Kanna Mesh

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I am usually between a 10/10.5, and I ordered a 10.5 to allow more room for my toes to splay when running. Vivo already account for the extra toe room, so I wish I would've ordered the 10. I love the style and they feel/look great with/without socks. The laces are pretty tight around the arch, but you can loosen them.

on February 09, 2019

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Ra II

Ra II

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Incredibly true to size. The softness/flexibility makes these comfortable right out of the box. Throw on some socks to make them slightly more business looking or ditch the socks and keep it casual.t

from Auburn, NH on February 08, 2019

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Gobi II Leather

Gobi II Leather

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love them.

on January 30, 2019

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Gobi Hi 2.0 Leather

Gobi Hi 2.0 Leather

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love these! These are nicely fleece lined and the lace up style seems to allow my heel to stay in place better than the slip on boot style- I adored the look of the slip on style but my foot tended to slip forward, cramming my toes into the end of the shoe.

on January 30, 2019

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