“We are challenged by fear!” The words of Chris Bull who is training to take his tightrope walking skills to this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Chris wears VIVOBAREFOOT shoes and in the video Chris talks about the VIVOBAREFOOT Gobi: “It’s basically a flat sole that feels like you’re walking barefoot”
The first thing to notice is the thin sole. Immediately, you feel close to the ground. The barefoot feeling can never be fully replicated in a shoe but if you need protection from the weather or the terrain, this is the alternative. The removable insole also allows you to choose just how barefoot you want it to feel.
The 4mm sole achieves a nice balance of allowing you to feel the ground whilst at the same time protecting you from stones and thorns with its puncture resistant sole. The lack of heel to toe height difference will take some getting used to for those unaccustomed to it and some runners may feel like they are slapping the ground as they run. However, with a sensible ‘breaking in’ [learn more about transitiong properly to barefoot] period the muscles of the feet and lower leg will relax and adapt to the new sensations allowing the foot to land in a more relaxed fashion. This is when you can begin to enjoy the feeling of running closer to how nature intended and start to use your VIVOBAREFOOT shoes as a training shoe.
“When I made the switch to barefoot running almost 4 years ago, I had no idea the impact it would make on my life – not just in how I ran but also in how I moved, how I lived and how I learned. Barefoot living has opened my eyes to just how many other areas of our life we take for granted and how many things we do because that’s what we’ve always done. I truly believe that people shouldn’t just make the switch to barefoot running but also barefoot walking, which is why I exclusively wear Vivobarefoot, whether I’m playing disc golf, lifting weights, running, or working in the office. Read more…
“The essence of VIVOBAREFOOT is very pure and very true to what the name means.“ Our managing director, Galahad Clark recently spoke to Rashmi Kumar from Campden FB.
Galahad talks about the origins of VIVOBAREFOOT: “It was one of my friends, Tim Brennan, who came up with the idea of VIVOBAREFOOT shoes and we developed it together. VIVOBAREFOOT kind of grew and grew and became the cuckoo in the Terra Plana nest.” Read more…
***This competition has now ended…view the winning photos here.***
FREEZE AND WIN
Get outside in your VIVOBAREFOOT shoes and start snapping to WIN VIVOBAREFOOT shoes for the family*
As it’s getting cold** and the holidays are coming up we thought we’d run a special competition to give you the opportunity to WIN VIVOBAREFOOT shoes for the family*.
All you need to do is take a picture of you out and about in your VIVOBAREFOOT shoes. The colder or more wintery it looks the better.
HOW TO ENTER
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