Starting at over 10,000ft in the Cloud Forest, in the Peruvian Andes, the Jungle Ultra marathon commences in just over a week. The 230km, 6 day, 5-stage race winds through the dense tropical forests on the Amazon, where the competitors will experience up to 35˚C heat and 100% humidity in the diverse environment. The entrants have to be self-sufficient over the course of the distance and carry all their gear; hammock, sleeping bag, food and supplies for the entire race.
Here at VIVOBAREFOOT we like a challenge so we decided to partner with Beyond the Ultimate, the race organisers, and take on this extreme ultra marathon. The winner of the race will receive shoes for a year and we’re also supplying the race officials and staff with our barefoot trail shoes – as well as many of the competitors. Read more…
On 28th July 2012, David & Katharine began an epic journey to run the length of South America, the equivalent of over 200 marathons in a year, through some of the most awe inspiring and biologically rich ecosystems on earth.
They started from Cabo Froward, the most southerly tip of the continent and and are running towards the Caribbean Sea of Venezuela.They are fulfilling a dream expedition to run the length of the South America unsupported for the continent’s wild places. Read more…
“I guess you don’t really need your golf shoe to roll up into a ball, but the fact that it can just shows how well it lets your foot flex and move as it wants to. The Hybrids are definitely the thinnest most flexible golf shoes I’ve worn.” – Birthday Shoes
This is what Outdoors Magic stated about the Synth Hiker Boot:
“Brand new for winter 2012 is a new lightweight, minimalist, vegan- friendly, waterproof hiking boot from the guys VIVOBAREFOOTS, the Synth Hiker is both men’s and women’s versions”
We are very excited for this new boot to be feature in our range today. This boot has the off-road sole but also has the light underfoot that gives you the perfect medium of protection and lightness for your hiking adventures.
Outdoors magic, describes the boot as:
“The boot is made from vegan-friendly, synthetic materials. The uppers are a mix of hydrophobic mesh and PU while the toe guard is ECO PU. Finally there’s a Hydrogaurd waterproof sock liner to keep your feed dry and happy.”
Synth Hiker boot has its own claim of fame by weighing 335g for the mens boot and 280g for the women’s boot, which makes these boots one of the lightest yet.