Strength and control: Gordon Tsang tests the VIVOBAREFOOT One
August 29, 2013 by Gordan Tsang
"There's a greater sense of control"
With each movement and can feel exactly what's going on under his feet with the VIVOBAREFOOT One, it gives me much more confidence than normal conventional, padded shoe. The One feels very light and comfortable, so moving around in them feels fantastic!
The ankle is a mobile joint and the shoes allow for a full range of movement. This is useful for Parkour because you can utilise your natural, evolutionary technology and it allows your feet to be more responsive.
As well as allowing for great flexibility the shoes also have good grip and the thin soles. This encourages you to land on the balls of your feet and any error that you make when landing in these shoes will immediately be highlighted by the ultra-thin, puncture resistant soles, allowing you to learn from your mistakes. Having greater sensitivity beneath your feet becomes particularly important technical movement which requires precision in every step.
When I move in these shoes, the VIVOBAREFOOT One, I feel confident because I know with each take off, each landing and each step in between I am absorbing the impact appropriately without putting excess strain on my joints. The benefits and the confidence which have come from training in these shoes have allowed me to execute bigger movements without having to worry about impact.