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Zeno Watson on why training barefoot is best

July 12, 2013 by Zeno Watson

Zeno Watson on why training barefoot is best

Over the past few months I have been using VIVOBAREFOOT shoes as my go to training shoe to compliment my training in Parkour. When training as a Parkour practitioner it's important to condition and strengthen your feet, legs and core to be more resilient to potential injuries, especially from the hip down to the feet.   The training shoes we have come to know may look good and have plenty of padding/protection in the sole, however they maybe detrimentental to your training. Such issues as incorrect running mechanics, when running the heel is in contact first with the ground rolling onto the... Read more

  Barefoot Parkour,  Barefoot Training Shoe,  Evo,  Parkour,  Zeno Watson

Chris Grant takes VIVOBAREFOOT to Shetland

May 31, 2013 by Jamie Page

Chris Grant, from Glasgow Parkour, has produced another lovely short film for VIVOBAREFOOT. In this episode he takes his free running skills and our barefoot shoes to explore the terrain at St Ninian's Isle, Shetland. Chris is wearing the Neo Trail , our water-resistant trail running shoe which has our off-road outsole offer maximum grip and proprioception appropriate for the toughest terrains. He also wears the VIVOBAREFOOT Evo our multi-terrain barefoot shoe. With only 4mm (it is patented puncture resistant mind you) between you and the ground it gives you a wealth of sensory feedback. Read more

  Chris Grant,  Evo Ii,  Neo Trail

Ciarán Fitzpatrick takes VIVOBAREFOOT to Kenya

May 08, 2013 by Ciarán Fitzpatrick

Ciarán Fitzpatrick takes VIVOBAREFOOT to Kenya

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... Read more

  Barefoot In Kenya,  Barefoot Kenya,  Barefoot Shoe Review,  Ciarán Fitzpatrick,  Kenya Running,  Kenyan Running Shoe,  Neo,  Review,  Running In Kenya,  Vivobarefoot

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