Barefoot Blog

Video Review: Aqua II

November 26, 2015 by Christian Payne, Documentally

After many days and miles wearing these shoes here is a little review.

The original design for the Vivobarefoot Aqua came around in 2006. Then came the Aqua Lite's in 2011. After an online campaign from Vivobarefoot fans the Aqua II's were released this year. 

Disclaimer: Although I have been a fan of (and have bought) barefoot shoes for the last few years, these were sent to me free of charge. This in no way influenced my opinion. A pair of shoes is little compensation for the work that goes into making a video.

Interestingly I probably would not have bought this style of shoe. It looked too 'smart casual' for my liking and I began my review expecting to dislike them. After 54 days of continuous wear I am totally sold on them. Read More

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Barefoot Lifestyle: Why it worked for me

November 24, 2015 by Shannon Wheeler

Barefoot Lifestyle: Why it worked for me

Five years ago I was managing a retail store that sold a popular brand of running shoes. I wore the arch support for heel pain and the thick-soled, heavy running shoe with "gel" cushion for extra shock absorbency. My back would fall asleep while working, and by the time I got home I'd have to lay on the floor with my legs up the wall. My feet normally felt tender or bruised. I slept in plantar fasciitis splints, and I sold the heck out of all that stuff. It's not that it didn't help momentarily, but if I wasn't wearing all of those things I was usually in pain. Read More

Barefoot shoes: the oxymoronic guide

November 20, 2015 by Jamie Page

Barefoot shoes: the oxymoronic guide

If you are new to wearing VIVOBAREFOOT shoes we’d recommend walking before you run and transitioning gradually. It might feel unusual at first, but it’ll be worth it in the long run. Read More

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