Barefoot Blog

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

Final prep for The Great Ethiopian Run

November 20, 2015 by Lucy Stewart

Final prep for The Great Ethiopian Run

Two days before taking part in Africa's biggest, loudest and most colourful road race, we talk training, travelling and Taylor Swift with Lucy from Team Vivo. Read More

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