Calling all barefoot / VIVOBAREFOOT runners – if you are heading to the Eden Project Marathon in Cornwall please come an say hello – we look forward to seeing you there.
The Cornish countryside is getting ready for the 3rd annual Eden Project Marathon, and VIVOBAREFOOT will be there to show our support. On Saturday 9th October some of our VIVOBAREFOOT Team, along with thousands of others, with be tackling the stunning yet challenging course, deep in the heart of Cornwall. The dramatic hills, Eden’s Biomes and views of both Cornwall’s coastlines sound a bit daunting but exciting all the same. The course is perfect for the Neo Trail off road sole and the multi-terrain Evo I & II and Neo.
The race weekend is not just for runners with free access to the world-famous Eden Biomes and outdoor gardens, it’s for family and friends of runners too. With a festival atmosphere: 2010 featured music from local bands and a runners’ village on site. This year there will also be a Fun Run and Pasta Party on the day before (Saturday 8 October). There’s even competition for kids to design a logo for the Fun Run – they can win a Divine chocolate hamper.
Eden have informed us that there will be prizes for everyone: including a themed medal, t-shirt, pasty and goodie bag for all finishers, as well as cash prizes for race winners and a bottle of wine for category winners.
You can still register for the race on the Eden Project website
Our flagship store, The VIVOBAREFOOT Experience, is now open. Located on London’s most popular shoe street, 64 Neal Street.
Our qualified Barefoot Coaches, from the VIVOBAREFOOT Training Clinic, are offering free barefoot walking and running consultations – ask in store for more details. Read more…
Barefoot Athlete has got their hands on our new Neo Trail shoes, and it seems to be everything they want from barefoot shoes: Read more…
In this article from September 2011′s Runner’s World, Justin Bowyer talks about recover shoes for tired feet and muscles after running. We are honoured to be recommended as the Best for Barefoot Runners!
Here’s what the article in Runner’s World said about the VIVOBAREFOOT Achilles: Read more…
Here at VIVOBAREFOOT HQ we’re extremely proud of the Achilles. We’ve created an amphibious minimalist sandal with our puncture resistant, patented, sole that’s extremely light and durable and maximises proprioception.
But don’t take our word for it. Have a look at The Living Barefoot Show‘s review of the VIVOBAREFOOT Achilles.
“A split toe minimalist running sandal that will blow your socks off!” – Al Gauthier from The Living Barefoot Show
“Minimalist sandals are a category that has been crying out to be properly filled for years. Not only has VIVOBAREFOOT filled this category, but they have done so with some of the most innovative footwear we have ever seen.”
Here’s Jonathan Liu from Wired’s Geek Dad blog reviewing VIVOBAREFOOT’s amphibious Ultra.
The full article is worth a read if you’re considering buying a pair of Ultra’s sometime soon.
“[VIVOBAREFOOT] isn’t kidding about the puncture resistance! I could feel a little lump under my foot, like I was standing on a bit of gravel, but the thorn didn’t poke me at all.” Read more…