At the end of last year we had a competition running in our UK stores. Anyone who tried on a pair of VIVOBAREFOOT shoes was eligible to enter this once in a lifetime competition. One lucky customer to win a holiday to the Caribbean island of Dominica, and 50 runners up to win a pair of VIVOBAREFOOT shoes.
We’ve contacted all the winners and everyone was very excited!
No more so than Cédric though…
He has won a stay for two in a private rainforest cottage, courtesy of Jungle Bay Resort. While there they are free explore the new 115 mile long Waitukubuli National Trail, amazing steaming valleys, the world’s 2nd largest boiling lake, 365 rivers rushing to the sea, national parks, lush vegetation and a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
“First of all thank you so much for this great present… I am so thrilled about the idea of going there [Dominica] !!
“I wanted to let you know, I have been using VIVOBAREFOOT Lesothos (2009 winter collection) for a year now and I love them! I even run in them sometimes, when not barefoot.”
So here’s Cédric Hénaux on his way to the Thames London to do some paddle boarding (as you do). He seems very in to outdoor adventure, and we’re sure he will make the most of this amazing trip!
He will going to Dominica later on this year, and will be writing a blog for us about his adventures in VIVOs, trekking through the rainforest. Looking forward to reading all about it!
The Barefoot giveaway promotion on Saturday the 22nd of January was a great success.
We heard that some die hard Terra Plana fans had caught the 5.45am train down from London to join the queue!
The queue started around 7am and had already reached around 50 people by the time we arrived at 9:30 to prepare the shop.
We started letting people in to the shop at 10:00 after taking a few photos of everyone without there shoes.
At its peak the queue had approximately 80 people waiting, not including those who had already made it into the shop.
A wide range of shoes were taken from each of the three brands; including United Nude Folds, Terra Plana Janis, Marianne, Wittgenstein and Brawn, VIVOBAREFOOT Brooklyn, Belles, Franklin and Kariba.
“A free pair of £200 #barefoot boots? Oh alright then. Thanks @Terra_Plana Brighton! Uber chumpfy! : D” – @MaryAnn_no_e via Twitter
The local paper, the Argus came down and took lots of photos and spoke to many of the customers in the shop.
Although very busy there was a great atmosphere in store, everyone was glad to be warming there feet up in there new free pair of shoes!
There was still a large queue outside when we announced that all 50 pairs had been given away, however some people remained to receive a consolation prize of 10% off any pair.