Introducing 365 around the world – a couple travelling the world.
“I ran further and harder than anyone else! 106km”
Rarely in my life have I been welcomed with more grace and open arms than with Antoine and Sophie in their beautiful home in Grasse. I felt part of the family immediately and was sad to leave after only two days. This set the tone for a weekend on which my feet only touched the ground when I was running!
Verdon Canyon is one of the biggest canyons in the world and renowned for its turquiose blue waters. However on the way there with Antoine and Levi (a norwegian athlete standing 6’6 tall…) It dawned on me that the furthest race I have ever run is comrades at 89km and longest in terms of time is Platteklip at 11h. This race will trump both.
Verdon is a major race on the European calendar with 1000 athletes taking part from all over Europe. This was the 20th edition so a special occasion all round. It is at the outset hard to explain how big the language barrier is in the EU. The race briefing was in French, and the entries and signs and spectators, marshalls etc…. Read more…
We’ve spent a lot of time perfecting our latest barefoot running shoe: the Stealth, which is flying in under the radar in the next few weeks. It features our Pro5 on road sole, which is (as all VIVOBAREFOOT soles) puncture-resistant and only 3mm thin. The Stealth features our iconic hex-mesh upper design and the laminated upper works seamlessly with your foot for the very latest in barefoot performance footwear. It’s lightweight and does a great job at letting your foot do its thing – as it should!
Readers of Vigour Mag (and anyone who complete’s their survey) can win a pair of VIVOBAREFOOT Stealth shoes – enter the competition here. Competition ends on 1st July.
New to barefoot?
If you’re new to barefoot running and living a healthy barefoot lifestyle, we’ve got plenty of resources, videos and literature on how to transition to barefoot. Learn more on our training section of vivobarefoot.com/training.
My life is very active and busy; I dance, hike, teach and practice yoga and the bicycle is my main means of transport. Comfort is my philosophy for living. Comfort in an attractive package! I care about our planet and am trying to live environmentally friendly as much as I can and make the others aware of its importance too.
“The Saddle is a classically designed Oxford shoe. I really love this design because it is a minimal design and still pays attraction. The leather has a very fine lining, this is a particularly nice detail. I found the Saddle very comfortable to wear…They are also very lightweight, 564 gr. (19.9 Oz) for a pair in size EU 45. The Saddles are equipped with VIVOBAREFOOT’s new On Road sole which is light, thin and flexible. The toebox is very wide.”
“Combining the World’s best intelligent design with the principles of evolutionary biomechanics to create this masterpiece of running equipment.”
We’re pleased to announce the VIVOBAREFOOT Stealth is now available for pre-order from our EU and UK websites. We’ve combined some of the World’s best intelligent design, thanks to our in-house team, with the principles of evolutionary biomechanics to create this masterpiece of running equipment.
“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…