The Evo, available for men& women is designed to be the ultimate minimalist running shoe. 100% Vegan the sneaker features a TPU Cage with breathable mesh and lightweight micro fiber reinforcements for maximum breathability and support while only weighing in at 7 ounces.The updated slim line VivoBarefoot shape and new ultra thin (4mm) soft rubber sole give maximum barefoot performance and response.The Evo is like running barefoot, but a little bit better.More info on the next page. View our selection of VivoBarefoot by TerraPlana here.
VivoBarefoot, launched in 2003, is the original barefoot shoe collection with a patented ultra thin puncture resistant sole that allows your feet to be as millions of years of evolutionary design intended – Barefoot!The Evo is part of this back-to-basics design based on the simple principle that being barefoot is the healthiest way for you and your feet to be. Please Note: The Evo is running true to size for women with size 8 or smaller feet. If you have size 9 or larger you need to order up at least +1. Size 9 Order a 40. Size 9.5 Order a 41. Size 10 Order a 42 (Yes a 42). Weight measurements are taken from a single shoe, size 38. With the insole it weighs 7 ounces, without the insole it weighs 6.25 ounces.
Check out this review from the Running and Rambling blog. It’s a very thorough review which explores all the details of the Evo.
Leading by example, Galahad Clark, talks about the triathlon in the London Triathlon Guide 2010:
“This was my first tri so I just tried to enjoy it, but I found it absolutely ball-achingly knackering. I expected it to be a little bit easier. The swim and the run were OK. My goggles steamed up so I couldn’t see where I was going on the swim, and it was very abstract, with lots of interesting refractions of light through my goggles, so it felt like an acid trip. The bike ride just about did me in: I’ve only got one gear on my bike so people kept overtaking me on the hills. Overall, it took me less than three hours. My girlfriend put me up to this, I think she’s trying to tell me somethin, like I’, fat! It was nice and sunny, but right now I’d like to throw all this stuff in the Thames and never see it again…”
According the the article on Style.com the Evo is: “like running Barefoot, but better.”
“‘We were built to run barefoot,’ Saxby told me”
“The primitive approach to running, as it happens, is catching on. It started with a paper from Harvard professorDaniel Lieberman that explored the mechanics of different kinds of foot strikes in runners, ultimately suggesting that barefoot running reduces the impact on feet, thus leading to less injury.”
“Most runners have a tendency to land hard on their heels-which are typically cushioned by souped-up shoes designed to absorb the impact.”
Here’s the final part of the review:
CUSHIONING – The only cushioning on these shoes is around the ankle, which is really all you would expect from this sort of shoe. Score: 3/5
COMFORT – They were surprisingly comfortable, although a little tight around the ankle. I very quickly got used to wearing these shoes. My feet did however ache the next day!Score 4/5
GRIP – They have excellent grip on all surfaces. Score 5/5
STABILITY – They were really very supportive, something I was not expecting. Most of the support does come from around your ankle, as your toes are really free. There is a small amount of arch support, not enough for me to run over about 5 miles. Score 4/5
OVERALL – I really love these shoes. They make my Nike Frees feel like a very supportive shoe! I love the feel of freedom that my toes have and can see that I will wear them for most of my 3-5 mile runs. Your feet do need time to adjust to wearing them as they really are very different. At first I couldn’t imagine running in them, now I happily wear them for short distances but will stick to my ‘normal’ shoe for longer runs.Score: 4/5
Read the full review on run4women.com