A friend introduced me to barefoot Parkour a few years ago. It’s quite difficult. In high-impact discipline practised on concrete, railings and walls, taking off your shoes seems like the last thing you’d want to do. The question of what was better for Parkour – thin, light martial arts shoes or heavily padded running shoes – was still very much open back then. But the benefits were clear immediately.
Here’s comedian Eddie Izzard taking a lap around a famous athletic park in London and wearing the VIVOBAREFOOT Aqua Lite. Last summer he came to VIVOBAREFOOT to meet with our biomechanics expert and barefoot running guru, Lee Saxby.
We’re proud to announce our Aqua Lite is Runner’s World’s “Best Debut Shoe” in their recent Autumn / Winter 2012 shoe guide.
Here’s what they said about the shoe:
“VB has hit barefoot running gold with this model, Read more…
The Aqua Lite gets the Living Barefoot treatment as Al Gauther takes our on-road barefeet shoes through its paces.
“With new styling and new fabrics, the improved Aqua [Lite] is even better than the original, without losing it’s roots.” Read more…
Check out our barefoot shoes in action around the Devonshire countryside.
Eddie’s training for 27 marathons in 27 days and has been running barefoot for last 6 months.