As the barefoot revolution continues we’re making inroads into the running community. The Evo, using VivoBarefoot technology, according to Stuff, is one of the 5 best running shoes for the London Marathon.
Here’s what they said about the Evo:
Unlike the others here, the Evos have no support or cushioning. This may sound like madness, but there’s a growing following for barefoot running-style shoes. They’ll take a bit of getting used to, but in theory they encourage you to run in a way that reduces impact and strengthens the muscles in the foot itself.
Here’s what Meryl Levin from Parentdish.com said about our VivoBarefoot kids shoes.
By now you’ve probably heard that the best thing you can do for your children’s feet is let them run around barefoot. Well, depending on where you live, this presents varying degrees of impossibility (at the beach, perhaps; in New York City, not a chance).
Enter shoe maker Terra Plana and their VivoBarefoot line, which now includes styles for kids. Developed by podiatrists, they are as close to being barefoot as shoes can get, but offer the necessary protection of a thin puncture-resistant sole. Benefits can include improved posture, circulation, foot health, and strength.
Plus they are pretty darn cute.
View the full, original, article at Parentdish.com
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Here’s an interview, with Terra Plana‘s very own Galahad Clark, about being barefoot and VivoBarefoot shoes, from the Ottawa Citizen Newspaper.
Here are a view extracts, for the full article, visit the Ottawa Citizen:
“Edenism is the new word,” the Britain-based Clark said as he strolled lower Manhattan shod in his thin-soled creation. “Our shoes are not as good as barefoot, but they’re as close as we can get.”
Clark’s line of running and walking shoes, called Vivo Barefoot, feature a three millimeter (0.11 inch) sole that, he contends, frees the wearer to walk and run as evolution intended.
“We just tried to make the least shoe we possibly could,” said Clark, in what might seem a counter-intuitive move from a man whose family has been making shoes for almost 200 years.
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Read in the Financial Times about how Terra Plana is part of a new awareness for sustainable footwear. Glueless technology and minimum components is pioneered with our POP range!
A great review of the Dharmas by adamblacknow on Youtube.
Summed up very well by the guys at Barefoot Running Shoes (barefootrunningshoes.org)
“This video talks about the Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Dharmas. The reviewers first impression upon opening the box is that it is fashionably bright and super light weight. The soles of the Vivo Barefoot are nice and thin with a hexagon pattern for the platform.”
A detailed summary by barefootrunningshoes.org
- The Dharmas are very flexible and comfortable
- The insoles of the shoe are also removable and washable
- It took four days before Adam received it from Amazon
- The review was done after a few days of wearing the Dharma Vivo Barefoot shoes
- Overall, Adam labeled the shoe as a good one and he liked the way he felt when he wore the shoes the first time
- The sole or bottom is a little harder but as you walk around it feels more like you are in barefoot
- Vivo Barefoot is available in different colors and can be worn in different attires
- He feels the shoes are quite pricey but worth it
- The designs are high quality, stitching is nicely done and the leather is nice and soft
- They seem like they are durable and can last for a long time
- The Vivo Barefoot Dharmas have a unique style to them although not everybody will like the style
- Adam scores Terra Plana’s Vivo Barefoot shoes a 8 or 9 out of 10
We made Jeff Staple’s 50 Favourite Sneakers.
Here’s what he said about us:
“This one kind of goes back to the Nike Free concepts. The reason why in today’s society we have all kinds of back problems is because of shoes. Man is supposed to be walking on bare feet. The Terra Plana fully believes in this concept. Since in our society we can’t just walk around barefoot, their whole thing is making shoes that are as close to being barefoot as possible. When you wear these around, you feel a difference and it really makes you think.”
The shoe in the photo is the Dharma.
“A seven-ounce shoe offering the many health benefits of running barefoot” Karen Day (author) from Cool Hunting.
Here’s what Karen Day said in her article featured on Cool Hunting.
“A pared down approach to running, the ultra-lightweight Evo performance shoe allows the foot to fully flex, freeing it from superfluous padding while still offering strong support. Part of Terra Plana’s VivoBarefoot collection, the brand based the design on the biomechanical benefits of running barefoot—a method believed to strengthen the foot and ankle muscles while realigning the body’s natural posture.
We recently put the Evos to the test, tasking a runner with wearing them while training for NYC’s half marathon. While she reports that the initial barefoot feeling seemed slightly strange, overall she found the shoes extremely comfortable, even helping to alleviate an old foot injury.
Without the interference of a thick sole, the foot’s 2,000 nerve endings stimulate senses all over the body from the tonsils to the kidneys, making for a healthier and more complete workout. The structure compels the foot to land on the ball or mid-range area instead of the heel, not only reducing the impact on the foot (and potential injuries) but also allowing the runner to use energy stored in the Achilles tendon and longitudinal arch.
A collaboration between Terra Plana owner Galahad Clark and head designer Asher Clark (seventh-generation shoemakers of the renowned Clark’s family)”
The Evo is availible to buy online.