With 200,000 nerve endings, 33 major muscles, 28 bones, 19 ligaments; the human foot is a biomechanical masterpiece.
In the last 40 years we have been led by a common misconception that cushioned, padded sneakers are better. Despite all the developments in sports shoe technology, an estimated 79 percent of people give up running because of injury – a movement that should come naturally.
However, unless you were brought up in an unshod, chair-free environment you are likely to be lacking in certain physiological qualities and biomotor skills for running. Barefoot running is a skill that has to be learnt. The modern human being is generally disconnected with nature so we need to relearn how to run.
No heel, no midsole, no arch support, no gimmicks! VIVOBAREFOOT helps encourages us to move as million years of evolution intended - barefoot.
Pure Barefoot Technology
You're body has all the technology you need; muscles and tendons provide natural shock absorption, the skeletal system provides natural motion control and the nervous system provides natural sensory feedback.
Find out how our shoes let your feet do their thing with Pure Barefoot Technology »
Learn how to walk, run and play
If you are ready to take your first Barefoot steps visit this page first for help starting out on your journey to natural, injury free movement.Learn how to run with VIVOBAREFOOT »
Combining ancient wisdom and modern technology; evolutionary science and biomechanics. Get the Barefoot facts. Find out the truth »
Our Expert Lee Saxby
Lee is at the forefront of applied barefoot science and combines the principles of evolutionary science with over 20 years of applied biomechanics.Read more about Lee Saxby »
Our shoes are made to let you enjoy a barefoot experience, find out how. Find out more
Its not only adults who benefit, doing things barefoot can be instrumental in the growth and health of your children too. Find out more
You may have some more questions that are still unanswered. Head to our Barefoot FAQ section and see if we can help. Find out more