As the barefoot revolution continues we’re making inroads into the running community. The Evo, using VivoBarefoot technology, according to Stuff, is one of the 5 best running shoes for the London Marathon.
Here’s what they said about the Evo:
Unlike the others here, the Evos have no support or cushioning. This may sound like madness, but there’s a growing following for barefoot running-style shoes. They’ll take a bit of getting used to, but in theory they encourage you to run in a way that reduces impact and strengthens the muscles in the foot itself.
We recently collaborated with NYC Velo to do some cross-brand promotion. They kindly lent us a bike to place in our NYC store window and we exchanged discount coupons.
“A few months back, we had a few folks from the other side of the pond stop in looking for bikes to “hire” for the day. As it turns out, these Englishmen happened to work for the future-forward footwear brand, Terra Plana. With a boutique storefront a few blocks away on Elizabeth and a shared eco- sensibility, we immediately thought a collaboration of some sort was in order. We loaned TP a bike for their window (a beautiful green Civia Loring) and we also decided to launch a cross-brand coupon. If you’re in Terra Plana, check out the display, pick up a pair of new kicks in the process and grab up a coupon for a discount at NYC Velo. In turn, we’ve got discount coupons good for 20% off at Terra Plana!”
Here’s what the Telegraph said about the Isis:
Yoga, Pilates and other core fitness activities are traditionally practised barefoot. But if you are going to slip something on, make sure it’s lightweight and responsive to the movements of your feet. With a 3mm- thick Vivo Barefoot sole, these slippers allow you to feel the benefits of your workout without compromising on your sensory enjoyment.
Here’s an interview, with Terra Plana‘s very own Galahad Clark, about being barefoot and VivoBarefoot shoes, from the Ottawa Citizen Newspaper.
“Edenism is the new word,” the Britain-based Clark said as he strolled lower Manhattan shod in his thin-soled creation. “Our shoes are not as good as barefoot, but they’re as close as we can get.”
Clark’s line of running and walking shoes, called Vivo Barefoot, feature a three millimeter (0.11 inch) sole that, he contends, frees the wearer to walk and run as evolution intended.
“We just tried to make the least shoe we possibly could,” said Clark, in what might seem a counter-intuitive move from a man whose family has been making shoes for almost 200 years.
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“This video talks about the Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Dharmas. The reviewers first impression upon opening the box is that it is fashionably bright and super light weight. The soles of the Vivo Barefoot are nice and thin with a hexagon pattern for the platform.”
A detailed summary by barefootrunningshoes.org
- The Dharmas are very flexible and comfortable
- The insoles of the shoe are also removable and washable
- It took four days before Adam received it from Amazon
- The review was done after a few days of wearing the Dharma Vivo Barefoot shoes
- Overall, Adam labeled the shoe as a good one and he liked the way he felt when he wore the shoes the first time
- The sole or bottom is a little harder but as you walk around it feels more like you are in barefoot
- Vivo Barefoot is available in different colors and can be worn in different attires
- He feels the shoes are quite pricey but worth it
- The designs are high quality, stitching is nicely done and the leather is nice and soft
- They seem like they are durable and can last for a long time
- The Vivo Barefoot Dharmas have a unique style to them although not everybody will like the style
- Adam scores Terra Plana’s Vivo Barefoot shoes a 8 or 9 out of 10