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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Here’s what the Telegraph said about the Isis:
Yoga, Pilates and other core fitness activities are traditionally practised barefoot. But if you are going to slip something on, make sure it’s lightweight and responsive to the movements of your feet. With a 3mm- thick Vivo Barefoot sole, these slippers allow you to feel the benefits of your workout without compromising on your sensory enjoyment.
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!
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 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
Photos: Field, Entratalibera Milan, April 2010
FIELD by Dominic Wilcox?
Showing at Entratalibera, during the Salone del Mobile in Milan from the 14th to the 19th of April.
Dominic Wilcox is very pleased to be showing his artworks and designs at Entratalibera.
The creations on show include ‘Field’, an installation made from over 500 eco-friendly Terra Plana shoes and shoelaces that rise into the air as though growing towards the light. The featured shoe is the Terra Plana ‘Pop’.
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This is Dominic Wilcox’s second collaboration with Terra Plana; a reinterpretation of his succesful Field installation in 2009, London Design Festival.
For this project, Dominic wanted to explore issues of ecology & sustainability; for Terra Plana these are foundation principles of the company…
The POP was selected because unlike most shoes, that use upwards of 30 components, a lot of heat setters and glue, the ‘Terra Plana Pop‘ is designed with efficiency in mind using minimum glue, components and processes.
The result is a truly modular shoe that is lightweight, flexible and ergonomically crafted and boasts an interchangeable sole. Making the Pop easy to repair and personalise.
WATCH how the POP is made by clicking here
The Vivobarefoot Evo is mentioned in an article about ways to add variety to your run. Barefoot running is included amongst a few other alternatives and Daniel Lieberman offers tips for a perfect running technique.
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