Here's the summary from review:
"Terra Plana has made another excellent product in the Vivo Barefoot Evo. It is a phenomenal all-purpose shoe as well as an amazing running shoe. It is extremely comfortable with or without socks and form fits to your feet well because of the laces. The barefoot feel is outstanding and, while running, definitely promotes a midfoot strike. It has incredible breathability because of the choice to use a mesh material surrounded by a TPU cage, allowing even the hottest feet cooling air flow. And, of course, the quality of the materials and manufacturing is superb. Although the price may put some people off from buying them, it is comparable to many running-specific shoes and should last much longer than their usually prescribed 500 miles. The Evo is a stellar minimalist shoe and the fact that they were specifically designed for running, which they also feel fantastic for, makes them even better."
Read the full article on the Living Barefoot website.
Natural Born Runners is a feature story in Augusts Body Fit magazine.
The article features out expert Lee Saxby and the Evo.
Lee Saxby says:
"You're looking at two million years of evolution against thirty years of technology,"
"I've never met anybody who couldn't learn to run barefoot. For some it takes longer than others. We spend up to 10 hours a day slumped in front of a computer, so we have to relaern our natural posture."
And here's the bit about the Evo:
"Featuring a 4mm punctur-resistant sole and TPU cage for ultra-light breathability, this is a great minimalist design."
I received the Evo the evening of March 11. Unlike conventional running shoes, there was no need for a “break-in” period. So I began running in them the next day. Thus far, I have run in the Evo a grand total of about 50 miles: a short easy run.
“Curious about barefoot running? I am, too! It’s hard not to be–the trend is exploding all over running stores, clubs and parks across the country. (NYC readers, you’ve seen the barefoot runners plodding around Central Park, haven’t you?) But for those of us who are not yet ready to grin and bear it, Terra Plana has developed a new barefoot running shoe called the Evo that promises to harness all of the physiological benefits (strengthening the muscles in your foot, aligning your natural posture, improving your gait) while protecting your tootsies with a super-thin yet resistant sole.”
Here’s what they said:
“These could be the running shoe of the future. The theory behind them is that we were born to run barefoot – and have coped for hundreds of thousands of years doing just that – and that the cushioning offered by modern running shoes causes injury by confusing your body. The thin soles of the Evos protect your feet while stimulating and strengthening them. Start by using them for short runs and you’ll be amazed how free and easy running feels – our tester found that she naturally wanted to pick up her feet faster than usual, which may be of great benefit when you’re trying to get into your stride at the start of a triathlon run.”