This weekend, VIVOBAREFOOT athlete Andre Calitz will have no time to savour the cheeses and wines of France’s Provence region as he runs the 100-kilometre Verdon Canyon Challenge. As always, AJ will be tearing the course up with a pair of our finest barefoot trail shoes the Breatho Trail.
Calitz is expecting to be out in the mountains, on his feet, for at least 12 to 13 hours. “There’s 6,500-metres of positive ascent!” he says. Read more…
Finding out about VIVOBAREFOOT has been such a relief. My whole physiology is different, my feet feel free and so does my whole body when I wear them. I know struggle with shoe shopping very much as nothing else gives you that freedom. One of the main advantages for me is they’re so light.
I specialise in a sport called ‘Street Workout’ and compete in national and international competitions. Due to the nature of the sport relying heavily on feeling as light as possible and regulations saying you must wear footwear, Vivo’s have proved highly effective. 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.
Chris Grant, from Glasgow Parkour, has produced another lovely short film for VIVOBAREFOOT.
In this episode he takes his free running skills and our barefoot shoes to explore the terrain at St Ninian’s Isle, Shetland.
￼￼“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.
“Proper Proprioception for your Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance”
It’s a sense of pleasure and pain, such an overwhelming amount of joy combined with a surge of fatigue. It’s awesome. Crossing the line and completing a marathon, without injury and with a smile on your face, should not be undervalued. It’s even better experienced than described!
Born to run
The good news is, it’s doable, nearly anyone can achieve it, and that’s because humans were born to run; we evolved that way. To do it without injury and to really enjoy it should be the ultimate goal.
The price for inadequate preparation should not be underestimated. It is the part of the marathon that is probably the most important. Being adequately prepared on the day will not only make it enjoyable it will also make it repeatable.
But what does proper preparation look like? And how is it achieved? Read more…