My VIVOBAREFOOT journey started Fall of 2009. I had just finished a BA in dance and was in a moderately crispy state. I was in limbo, working odd jobs while looking for that next break, when my mother decided to go home to her birthplace to help care for my 93 year old grandmother.
We heard that some die hard Terra Plana fans had caught the 5.45am train down from London to join the queue!
The queue started around 7am and had already reached around 50 people by the time we arrived at 9:30 to prepare the shop.
We started letting people in to the shop at 10:00 after taking a few photos of everyone without there shoes.
At its peak the queue had approximately 80 people waiting, not including those who had already made it into the shop.
A wide range of shoes were taken from each of the three brands; including United Nude Folds, Terra Plana Janis, Marianne, Wittgenstein and Brawn, VIVOBAREFOOT Brooklyn, Belles, Franklin and Kariba.
“A free pair of £200 #barefoot boots? Oh alright then. Thanks @Terra_Plana Brighton! Uber chumpfy! : D” – @MaryAnn_no_e via Twitter
The local paper, the Argus came down and took lots of photos and spoke to many of the customers in the shop.
Although very busy there was a great atmosphere in store, everyone was glad to be warming there feet up in there new free pair of shoes!
There was still a large queue outside when we announced that all 50 pairs had been given away, however some people remained to receive a consolation prize of 10% off any pair.
Welcome to our new website which aims to bring more interaction between us at VIVOBAREFOOT and the world we move in. We would like to hear from you more! I sincerely believe that the more people that go barefoot (in VIVOBAREFOOT if you have to) the better the world will be.** We will strive for transparency and want to inspire you to make 2011 as grounded, stimulating and free moving as possible…
I watched my first 3D movie and had my first child in 2010. Avatar spoke to me about how modern technology and increased scientific understanding can help us get back in touch with the natural order (as good honest science often does!). My first child showed me what an amazing and sensitive thing the human foot is. Children ‘feel’ with their feet as much as their hands in the early months and it is apparent that whenever we try to put socks or little booties on her she rips them off and charges off… barefoot. Read more…
We’ve been working hard on some exciting new VIVOBAREFOOT products over the last year. Using our patented puncture resistant technology, we expanded our minimalist range to offer something for (nearly) everyone.
At a recent trade show Asher Clark, our head designer, spoke to Park City TV about our new products. Read more…