“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle
Replace “excellence” with “barefoot” and you’ve got the essence of VIVOBAREFOOT in Aristotle’s voice. Not an “act” or fad, but a true habit: a way of life, and an underlying state of being.
Recent years have seen us turn back to ancient wisdom like this in order to move forward. In our case, literally. Barefoot movement is essential to a continuously healthy lifestyle. However, baring your feet is great for on your beach holiday, but not ideal on busy city pavements and twig strewn forest floors. This may sound like we’re heading towards a stale mate, but again, ancient wisdom moves us forward… Read more…
“When you put it on and take them for a test run I think you’ll agree they feel damn good on foot!”
I recently spent some time with Asher Clark, our head designer to pick his brains about the imminent arrival of the VIVOBAREFOOT Stealth. VIVOBAREFOOT’s new On Road and gym running shoe.
JP:The Evo was a game changer, not only for Vivo but also the barefoot running shoe world. The Stealth has some of the hallmarks of the Evo: what are the similarities and what are the differences?
AC: We launched our Evo in late 2009 as the first all out ‘performance’ running shoe on an outsole for lite trails targeted as and all rounder barefoot cross-terrain shoe. Like the Evo the the Stealth shares our hall mark full hexagon upper aesthetic and side V logo but really thats where the similarities stop. For starters the Stealth is specifically designed for road running and is on our brand new super thin thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) On Road outsole which like the One, gives superb underfoot sensory clarity. The hex-fit upper is designed to give the foot a soft, natural and adaptive fit from heel to toe. This is done via the polyurethane / mesh hexagonal heat laminated upper unique to this shoe. On a less technical note; when you put it on and take them for a test run I think you’ll agree they feel damn good on foot! Read more…
We’re happy to announce we’re continuing our support of the incredible charity that is Social Purpose and Time (SPAT). James Gilley, founder of the non-profit organisation, is leading this positive movement that uses the power and beauty of running, fitness and nutrition as the motivation behind life changing charity work.
￼￼“Alpinism is the art of climbing mountains by confronting the greatest dangers with the greatest prudence.”– ￼Rene Daumal
I recently took my VIVOBAREFOOT Off Road High boots on an adventure to the Scottish Highlands. This is a short account of the trip with emphasis on the value and importance of good footwear.
On the fifth of March six artists set off on a four day expedition into the Scottish Highlands. I was fortunate enough to be one of them. The expedition titled Winter Resort was the second manifestation of a residency program that was initiated by two Irish artists, Tom Watt and John Rayan.
Here’s Apex Movement’s Ryan Ford at a recent TEDxYouth conference talking about parkour and the art of movement. The rest of the Apex crew, in their barefoot shoes are also there to help illustrate the importance for play for healthy living. Enjoy!