A true brand leader in quality and style, the Bannister continues to wow with sleek, polished, hand finished leather craftsmanship.
This classic heritage tennis shoe, designed in England by Head Designer Asher Clark and Made in Portugal, effortlessly marries ancient wisdom with modern technology. You'll get total flexibility from the unlined leather as your feet behave as if they are barefoot in style. The 4mm sole is stiffer than other VIVOBAREFOOT shoes but will soften with a little time, so you’ll still get that total flexibility and plenty of toe wiggle room.
The Bannister holds its own in terms of style, quality and barefoot principles and is built to our high standards. Take to the streets, the club or wherever your feet want to explore, and let them do it all as nature intended.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - They are stiffer than I thought they would be because of the leather, but I hope that they soften up to truly give me the barefoot feel I want and need.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - Delighted that a company has such common sense and is not pedalling high heels to women.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - Nice shoes which seem sturdy and comfortable - possibly would have been better in a slightly smaller size
Handcut Bannister Ladies - Great service. Had to return the shoes as I was sent the wrong colour. Return was free by courier.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - Not what I ordered.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - They looked and felt lovely but were the wrong colour and were not replaced with the correct one. Would be nice to have some feedback as to whether you could actually supply the correct ones....
Handcut Bannister Ladies - The 40s are too small for my size 9 feet and the 41s are too large. There are no 1/2 sizes available at this range.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - I just can't find words to describe this marvelous shoes.
Handcut Bannister White Ladies - perfect, on time
Handcut Bannister Ladies - Will not really know until I've broken them in properly
Handcut Bannister Ladies - Soles are stiffer than I had expected, but otherwise as advertised, and the right size this time. ;)
Handcut Bannister Ladies - Beautiful comfy great
Handcut Bannister Ladies - A bit stiff to start with, but I think they'll be good.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - the shoes does not seem barefoot, sole is not flexible
Handcut Bannister Ladies - Excellent online service.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - Yah though they are a little squeaky.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - Very stiff shoes, not supple at all and fairly unconfortable to walk with.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - These were not comfortable for me. I thought they would be softer. I returned them & got a swift refund. Great customer service!
Handcut Bannister Ladies - I like the idea of these shoes but the sizing was off and the look with the leather was different than expected. If these were made in canvas is much more prefer them!
Handcut Bannister Ladies - They felt a bit stiff to begin with but as I am wearing them more, they are easing a bit - they look super
Handcut Bannister Ladies - Unfortunately as I ordered online, I didn't appreciate how ugly the shoes look on big feet (UK size 7). Very comfortable though and no rubbing!
Handcut Bannister Ladies - Great!
Handcut Bannister Ladies - style is great. i'm a little concerned about how long the shoe laces will last as there's already a slight tear.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - You can see the craftsmanship that went into these shoes. There is exceptional attention to detail. Definitely a luxury shoe and worth the price! I will say now I have not tested these outside of my apartment yet, so I can't speak to how they will wear. The sole is thicker and a bit more stiff than the other Vivobarefoot shoes. I usually wear a 7.5-8 and got the 7.5. There is some extra room in the toe area, but I would not want to go smaller. The shoe fits well everywhere else and having more room for my toes is okay for me! I also have the Gobi II Desert boot in a 7.5 and need to wear an insole in that, so they are smaller than the Gobi, if that helps for reference. The box says they have a removable insole, but I do not think that is the case. They are lined with leather. The laces are leather as well. Not sure how they will hold up, but easy enough to replace with leather lacing from a craft store or regular laces. I cannot stop staring at these shoes! Will try to post once I've worn them a bit.
Handcut Bannister White Ladies - I am a regular Vivobarefoot customer. Very comfortable shoes
Handcut Bannister White Ladies - I really like these bannisters though I think they are not really for wearing in the rain due to leather section on sole. I really hope Vivo will continue to bring out more stylish options in the stylish women's range. Much as I would like to, I cannot wear the penny loafers, for example, as 39 is too small and 40 gapes around toe area as i simply do not have a rounded toe form. More designs for narrower feet please - I am a convert with nothing to buy!!
Handcut Bannister White Ladies - Too big in size
Handcut Bannister White Ladies - The return/refund process could be more professional. For example, in showing clear options between refund and exchange. I wanted to exchange my shoes since they sent the wrong size, but they refunded me instead since the sheet didn't specify which one I wanted.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - The shoes are great now, though the size 6 was way too big and I had to re-order a 5, (i always wear a size 6 so I think that a size issue may have occurred during the manufacturing process).
Handcut Bannister White Ladies - Amazing quality footwear. Great fit even for slender feet.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - The first pair were way too big so I sent for a smaller pair which are gorgeous and fit really well. This could be a common problem as I always wear size six and I have ended up with a five.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - I got then with a leather shoelaces. My husband got textile ones... Hmmm
A but stiff at first but got softer with wearing.
Handcut Bannister White Ladies - They are beautiful, the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn.
Handcut Bannister White Ladies - Really comfortable.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - My best pair of shoes since I had foot surgery in August!! My doctor warned me that I would have to wear inserts from now on, but i refused to believe him. Now I know I am right - let the foot have space and it will do fine. Most shoes are too narrow and that puts the wrong pressure on the metatarsal bones and throws off the normal gait and balance - even though I have steel pins in part of my foot I am as close to barefoot as it gets!!
Handcut Bannister Ladies - Well made however the fit was not good (narrow) so I had to send these back.
Handcut Bannister Ladies - These are marvellous. So luxurious and such a simple design
Bannister Ladies - Lovely shoe, sizing totally incorrect, cost me €30 to return (which I consider the fault of Vivobarefoot) as the shoe is a full size bigger than any other vivobarefoot shoe I own (that's 6 pairs) resulting in a total cost of €210 for the shoes.... they're nice but I feel I've been ripped off
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