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.
“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.”
The Clark’s Desert Boot, the flip flop, Levi denim jeans, and the famous Converse Allstar; they were designed with function in mind. Better performance was at the heart of the creation of these products and it is no wonder why they have defined their companies and are still here today.
They are comfortable, lightweight, get better with age, work so well, and feel amazing. Design was born out of necessity and I believe that is why function is at the heart of these and many more iconic products that transcend fashion and will always remain ‘fashionable’.
Barefoot running is not a trend and it is not about a product. We were born to run, but as we grew up in a modern world with cushioned shoes; somewhere along the way we managed to unlearn what perhaps is one of our most important natural skills. Barefoot running is about relearning the natural skill of good running technique.
If your technique is good then you can enjoy injury free, efficient running and movement for the rest of your life.
Our shoes are about putting only the bare minimum of material between your bare feet and the world beneath you. Feeling the ground, having enhanced surface specific traction and a shoe that allows your feet to do their natural thing are at the core of what we do at VIVOBAREFOOT.
Along with the hotly anticipated free barefoot training eBook that we recently launched with Lee Saxby, we have two new big new footwear products in our SS11 collection that we genuinely believe are opening the doors to brand new categories in footwear. Company leading, game changing innovations that embody barefoot as well.
Product 1 – The Ultra is the lightest barefoot running product on the market. Weighing in at a mere 114 grams, it is our first fully molded amphibious shoe that allows the wearer to enjoy summer runs in and out of water, and it feels like you have nothing on your feet!
Product 2 – The Achilles barefoot running sandal is the worlds first ‘running sandal’ since the Tarahumara’s Huarache sandal, made famous in the book Born to Run. It’s pure performance driven and it feels great to wear and run in.
Head designer / Creative director VIVOBAREFOOT