Tim Brennan, childhood friend of Galahad Clark, talks to us about the resurgence of barefoot running and reveals the origins of VIVOBAREFOOT. In a series of articles he explains how he came to the idea of “hacking up” his Nikes in search of a truly barefoot shoe.
One of the major landmarks was the barefoot cover story on Nature magazine in January 2010.
That was the point where journalists started to bang the drum about barefoot running.
But why now?
Barefoot runner Angie Bee has given a shining blow-by-blow review of the VIVOBAREFOOT Evo II shoe on her blog Barefoot Angie Bee.
“VIVOBAREFOOT is much more than just a line of shoes. It is a whole way of approaching running.”
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!
At this time of year the internet is bursting with blogs and articles about New Year’s resolutions. Although we are not renowned for our conventional stance on modern lifestyle (cue VIVOBAREFOOT) I stumbled upon a refreshing post, by Katrina Holigores from Soul Train about barefoot running in the New Year.
Read the full article on Soul Train or Philstar.com
VIVOBAREFOOT review’s seem to be coming in thick and fast at the moment. We’re not complaining and we’re whole-heartedly appreciating the five stars Tina Dubois has just given us for the Evo II in her recent review on Living Barefoot.
Just before the New Year the folks at Running and Rambling wrote an in-depth review of one of VIVOBAREFOOT’s upcoming releases. If you interested in the Neo but want some impartial information then have a butchers at the review on the Running and Rambling website. Word on the internet is that there may be a competition too!?
No one will ever accuse VIVOBAREFOOT of resting on their laurels.
Barefoot Runner featured a short preview of the VIVOBAREFOOT Neo.