Freud II: A tennis heritage shoe for everyday barefoot style
April 04, 2014 by Jamie Page
Over ten years ago, Tim Brennan, a studious product designer and keen tennis player ran into difficulties. A string of ankle injuries on the court caused Tim to rethink his approach to footwear. He believed heavy cushioning and lack of sensory feedback was a factor contributing to his injuries. He set about cutting the soles off his conventional trainers and coming up with a solution: a tough and puncture-resistant sole that was also lightweight, flexible and allowed for all the natural movement and sensory feedback required for healthy, skillful movement.
Along with his childhood friend, Galahad Clark, Tim set about turning his concept into a reality and the foundations of VIVOBAREFOOT were established.
As tennis inspired the first ever VIVOBAREFOOT shoe it’s fitting to offer the Freud II. A smart design with hints of the traditional tennis silhouette, the Freud is a great choice for those looking for style with substance. You’ll get all the features you can expect from VIVOBAREFOOT with a little more style to boot.
You’ll notice the name: Freud II – we introduced the original Freud last Autumn. Whilst it was a great shoe we’ve improved the design slightly. The main update being the sole – the new “On Road” sole is even flatter than before and feels even more barefoot. Still only 3mm thin, you’ll get all the sensory feedback you need to enable your brain to understand what’s happening on the ground.
The VIVOBAREFOOT Freud II is available in men’s and women’s colour options.