“What I like about my shoes is they are pink, minimalist, and comfortable. They also have a wide toe box. What I do not like about my shoes is that the laces are quite long and they untie easy. Because my shoes are white and pink they get dirty easily. I wear my shoes to go hiking, backpacking, and cross-country running. My Vivobarefoot shoes are comfortable for all those things, although my toes get cold if it’s windy and cold out. I’ve won a few medals in my cross country races, 3 golds and 1 silver.”
(photo coutesy of NASA)
An update from our New York Office
“The answer is a definite yes. I have developed an affection for them. Over the past month, I have found myself in them all the time when just out and about with the kids. They are a good looking shoe at a good price and I will be buying a pair of lighter coloured ones for wearing out and about, next summer.” Read more…
This is what Outdoors Magic stated about the Synth Hiker Boot:
We are very excited for this new boot to be feature in our range today. This boot has the off-road sole but also has the light underfoot that gives you the perfect medium of protection and lightness for your hiking adventures.
Outdoors magic, describes the boot as:
“The boot is made from vegan-friendly, synthetic materials. The uppers are a mix of hydrophobic mesh and PU while the toe guard is ECO PU. Finally there’s a Hydrogaurd waterproof sock liner to keep your feed dry and happy.”
Synth Hiker boot has its own claim of fame by weighing 335g for the mens boot and 280g for the women’s boot, which makes these boots one of the lightest yet.
“As a casual shoe, the Gobi has everything you need.” – BeginningBarefoot.com
In 1949 Nathan Clark, of Clarks shoes, designed the ”first ever casual shoe”, the original Desert Boot. Spring forward several generations and now two of the Clark family are striving to revolutionise footwear once again. The VIVOBAREFOOT MD, Galahad Clark and Head Shoe Designer, Asher Clark are radically changing the way people perceive footwear. They are creating shoes for ‘real’ feet and also shoes that will last a long time. Read more…
With The Otter, one of the world’s most extreme trail races, coming up we caught up with VIVOBAREFOOT’s premier trail runner Greg Goodall and asked him a few questions.
VB: Joining VIVOBAREFOOT at the start of the winter – how have you settled in with the VIVOBAREFOOT Team?
Joining the team has been a pleasure. Trail running is largely an individual sport so having the support and back up of the team has been awesome. It’s a great bunch of people with lots of energy, enthusiasm and passion for the brand. Read more…
A run like no other, crashing waves, indigenous forests, craggy shoreline, sandy trails and seaside cliffs; this is The Otter African Trail Run. Run once a year and only once a year, and the rest of the year it is a world class 42km hiking trail among the top 5 hiking trails in South Africa.
The forbidden run. Read more…