Being barefoot has never looked this good. The classic design of the Gobi desert boot, by VIVOBAREFOOT’s Head Designer Asher Clark, unites simplicity with style and offers premium appearance appropriate for work and play.
Keeping things simple, the Gobi gets on with the job at hand: looking good, feeling great and letting your feet do their thing. This unique desert boot effortlessly marries fashion and function and has all the hallmarks of a classic; the clean lines, unfussy tie-up lacing, unlined suede (or leather) as well as our revolutionary patented ultra-thin, puncture-resistant sole. Style has never felt so good either, the Gobi stays true to our unique Pure Barefoot Technology principles and is designed and built to our high standards. Your feet will thank you for it as you’ll be using them as nature intended. Your feet will be able to behave as if they are barefoot in style and you’ll get total flexibility from the soft and supple unlined leather (or suede). Giving you natural motion control by allowing your Great Toe to engage rapidly with the earth as well as independent rear and fore-foot movement. The Gobi is built with your foot in mind; the toe box is nice and wide giving your toes the space they need. The ultra-thin sole is completely flat from heel to toe so your arch can function completely naturally. Brain meet feet. The super thin 3mm puncture-resistant sole let’s the feet receive all the sensory information it needs to inform the brain for skilful, natural movement. Rediscover your surroundings with the the Gobi: the original barefoot desert boot.
Transitioning to barefoot. Learning to walk before you run and gradually Relearning the skill of natural movement is best done slowly. Taking a shopping trip through Cairo’s Old Bazaar. Trekking across the Sahara or err Gobi deserts. Navigating your way through the pub to the bar. Playing the drums, connect with your kit! Looking uber cool in your favourite jeans, of course. Discovering Machu Picchu and other such iconic landmarks - the Gobi is A perfect lightweight and durable casual shoe for travelling around the world. Tightrope walking and slacklining. dancing in the moonlight.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - The Gobi IIs are quite comfortable and my feet don't overheat in them as they do with most other shoes. I so appreciate that this company has made available thin-soled shoes for those of us that want a more natural on-foot experience.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - The Vivo Barefoot style seems to have changed since the early days. My feet are short, but wide and high in the instep. It seems to me that the shorted sizes have become shallower ad narrower. Hence I had to return the product. It did not fit the height of my foot.
I am desperately trying to find a replacement for the first vivo barefoot shoes - trainers - that I bought many years ago and are falling to bits (toes showing through...).
I have noticed this with other brands: small seems to mean shorter, AND narrower and shallower. But short feet are not necessarily narrower and shallower - they are just shorter.
The Clerks brand has undergone the same change with their boots.
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - It's comfortable.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - i love the simplicity of the product and the feel of barefoot with footwear.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - They look awesome and feel awesome!
Gobi II Hopewell Navy Ladies - Good
Gobi II Eco-Suede Ladies - Much narrower than my previous shoes from you.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - The toe box was too constricting even when I had my regular size.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Best. SHoes. Ever! i don't think I will ever wear anything else!
Gobi II Hopewell Ladies - Perfect, professional and high quality shoes company with Excellent customer services.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - fit well, feel great
Gobi II Hopewell Ladies - Same problem for as with the Porto: The product is beautiful, but alas! the fit over the front of the foot is to flat - width and length great, lots of room side to side but the last is too flat for my feet
Gobi II Pool Leather Ladies - Comfortable right out of the box and funky enough to be fun but classic enough to wear to work: a win!
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - Comfortable from day1 and classic enough for work.
Gobi II Hopewell Ladies - purchased for foot health purposes and helping immensely. also, see mens comments.
Gobi II Hopewell Ladies - excellent enough for now am in hospital
Gobi II Suede Ladies - I wear them all the time,
Gobi II Eco-Suede Ladies - You need to do men's equivalent vegan option shoes also. More vegan work shoe options as well with vegan leather and vegan suede.
Gobi II Hopewell Ladies - k
Gobi II Hopewell Ladies - The sizing was off. I wear a size 6 in another Vivobarefoot style but the Gobi II 6 was too large.
Gobi II Hopewell Ladies - They're flexible and well-made. I'm a bit disappointed that they don't seem to fit as well as the VB boxing boots (maybe even from the Terra Plana days) I bought 3-4 years ago. The Gobi toe box is longer and seems angled in a way that is less fitted to the foot. I think they'll still end up being a decent investment, but if I wear them for a long time they get a little uncomfortable around the top of my foot (too tight at the tongue, too floppy at the toes). I never experienced discomfort with the boxing boot which won you my brand loyalty. I also ordered the Ryder boots this winter and returned them immediately because they were a disaster of fit. Please, please, please, improve the design for fit and I will continue to be a loyal customer. If in doubt, refer back to the boxing boot. That was shoe perfection in every way. I'm wearing my tattered, sole-worn boxing boot today instead of the Gobi simply because they're way more comfortable.
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - These shoes are very comfortable. I love how casual they look and I love the color. Great shoes!
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - Love them! Great construction and cute fit. Your new fitting guide helped me pick the correct sizing.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - A bit narrow in the instep.
Gobi II Hopewell Ladies - Look nice but the leather is too tough - hard to put on and uncomfy in the toes.
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - Its a great company. So happy with quality and comunications.
Gobi II Pool Leather Ladies - As Above
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - As Above
Gobi II Hopewell Ladies - I'm in love .. Can't get enough , super comfortable and feel very connected to the ground..Looking forward to buying another pair rally soon..
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - I am giving this pair away because it did not fit properly. Boot slips off heel when walking.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - They did not fit, even though I ordered my regular size.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - These have nice wide toe box even by Vivo standards and fit true to size.
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - As Above
Gobi II Suede Ladies- AW14 - I love gobi shoes, those are my second. But no way to keep them clean :(
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - very comfortable shoes. I've had foot surgery and have a hard time finding shoes that don't hurt. I'm very happy with these.
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - Excellent
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - As promised.
Gobi II Hopewell Ladies - They look great. They need more time to break in, but they are quite comfortable already. I'd rate them "excellent" if they were more affordable.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - as above
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - love the desert boot, but cant wear them because they can't accomodate "CorrectToes" on my feet as well (which was the whole plan). but i had to try. I am waiting for an RA#
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - Thanks for making an amazing product!
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - This is a great clor and looks good with jeans and pants of any type. The fit was great. They walk well.
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - The made my feet look like clown feet. I would not have purchased had I been able to try on in store, since it costs so much to simply return the items.
Gobi II Pool Leather Ladies - I love my Gobi II's. I have received several compliments on them. I used a leather protectant on them so they will stay looking new for longer :).
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - Some color rubs off, but that is to be expected.
Gobi II Hopewell Ladies - This leather needs a break in time but I'm so in love with my other pair I'm happy to wait the break in time. The black leather is much softer and I could wear them straight out of the box where the brown is somewhat stiff.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - Love these shoes. I am concerned about longevity of the laces and the lace holes. Perhaps more stitching around the lace holes would help.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Love love love these shoes! Very comfy, look great with jeans!
Gobi II Suede Ladies- AW14 - Quickly, no problem :-)
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - Haven't tried them yet but look great.
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - Excellently comfortable!
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - Color appears different than what the computer showed.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - Stain easily. Instant comfort.
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - Love the magenta color and fun style. Super comfy with no break-in period.
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - Amazingly, these shoes are a little narrow at the metatarsophalangeal joint. Overall, great shoes. Love the color!
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - A bit of color bleeding at first onto my white socks, but they are super comfortable. They seem roomier than other shoes in this size, especially compared to how fitted the Jing Jing ballet shoes are.
Gobi II Ladies - Love the shoes!!! Look good and feel almost barefoot.
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - Very comfortable, like slippers. But insole started to disintegrate after just a few weeks.
Gobi II Suede Ladies- AW14 - Fantastic boots. I thought it would be impossible to wear them in the woods, but in fact they were just perfect.
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - Super comfortable. I've only owned them for a few weeks so I can't speak to durability. Two downsides are the colour is rubbing off on my socks and it was impossible to tell online what colour I was actually going to get. They are a lot pinker and a lot brighter than I was hoping for. I will dye them brown once the new shoe happiness wears off.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - Love them and love the service !!!
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - It is bigger then size normal
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - Not as esthetically pleasing as the picture. Viewing them from the top, they kind of make you look flat footed. Bought these for casual wear, but I think I prefer the look of the hybrids for casual wear. Other than that, no complaints.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - Very comfortable. Love the shoes. Pink is a great color. I would have rather had a different color but they were all out. The shoes are very comfortable though and I like pink so it was worth buying them on sale.
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - Excellent shoes. Not great longevity, but a year of full-time wear isn't bad. Customer Service leaves much to be desired.
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - These are beautiful looking and great performers in the business casual office or around town on date night. The myriad holes will be perfect as the weather warms.
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - They are a well made product, but the sizing is waaay off. Normally have to size up with vivo, but with these, I've had to size down, and they're still a little large.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - I have the Sand Gobi and wanted pink so I love the pink. Gobi is my favorite of all VivoBarefoot because it was my first and it's so roomy
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - Very comfy - I'll be back!
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - Awsome!
Gobi II Ladies - This shoes is really comfortable and is great for walking around at work all day! I may have to get the desert colored ones to wear with jeans outside of work.
Gobi II Pool Leather Ladies - Great fit and nice style.
Gobi II Pool Leather Ladies - Love them
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - Shipped fast.
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - Haven't had a chance to wear these around yet, but they're beautiful. Once spring comes I'll be wearing them a lot.
Gobi II Leather Ladies AW14 - Fantastic bookt - my first Vivo purchase and I will definitely be buying more. I have quite wide feet and initially they felt a bit narrow but have soon worn it. It is lovely to have a comfortable pair of boots but in a gorgeous colour
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - The leather shoes and boots for boys ( I got 2 pair of each) faded and looked worn down in less than a month. The black leather shoes especially as the material basically started to peel within 3 weeks of use to play in grass.
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - Absolutely love these shoes! They were exactly what I was looking for to wear with jeans as casual shoes.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - Why there is no female size 8?!?! 7.5 is too small and 8.5 is too big for us who normally buy shoes size 8. Firstly I bought 8.5 and then exchange them for 7.5 but they do not fit well. I simply need size 8!
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Good
Gobi II Suede Ladies- AW14 - As Above
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - As Above
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - Attractive street shoes.
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - Love these shoes, I wear them every day!! Can't wait to get me next pair. I'm inspired to throw out all my other shoes and only get vivos from here on out.
Gobi II Suede Ladies- AW14 - -
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - It was quick and easy.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - I really appreciate that the toe box has increased. My previous Vivobarefoot boots aren't as roomy. Now more of a barefoot feel.
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - After some problems with my orders, and a disappointing initial response, I'm very pleased to say that Vivobarefoot staff eventually handled these issues in an exemplary fashion.
The staff with whom I spoke - Jodie/Jody and Charlotte - were incredibly patient and helpful. I'd also like to thank Dan at the Covent Garden store for his his excellent assistance.
After a rather rocky start I'm glad to report that the outcome was extremely satisfactory, and my perseverance paid off.
Gobi II Pool Leather Ladies - I love this boot and wish I had purchased in Dusty Pin. It is comfortable with a roomy toe box. It does not have any arch support so will add. IT was difficult to get on as there is not much space at lace for one with a high arch & instep. So cute!
Gobi II Pool Leather Ladies - Love the color and look. Feels great on my feet
Gobi II Ladies - Shoes are nice but not fit as good.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - Excellent
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - Great worldwide service!! Thank you!
Gobi II Suede Ladies-AW14 - These shoes have literally changed my body! My posture is excellent now and it's easy to sit and stand straight with an arched back. In fact, yesterday I was at the chiropractor and the massage therapist who used to work on me commented on my excellent posture. I told her about the shoes.
Gobi II Suede Ladies- AW14 - Beautiful shoes, so comfortable and pure design. Perfect!
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - Received defective pair of shoes.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - I didn't keep it (I bought Nancy instead) but it seemed good. (Nancy is excellent and I wish I could get it in black)
Gobi II Suede Ladies- AW14 - Shoes are great, true color of a product is always hard to gauge when purchasing online.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - I wore my Gobi II leather shoes all over Chile and Argentina! I haven't stopped wearing them, except to bed, of course. They are so exceptionally comfortable, that I bought the Gobi (original style) and some vivobarefoot pink sneakers too. I have been looking for comfortable shoes my entire life. Thank you so much.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - I bought my wife these shoes for her to try them and she is delighted with them.
Gobi II Leather Ladies AW14 - Very comfortable.
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - Prompt
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - Good
Gobi II Hopewell Ladies - Very helpful company
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - Have not worn the 'Gobi' yet (it's summer here) but I am very happy with all the other Vivobarefoot shoes and sandals I own!
Gobi II Suede Ladies- AW14 - der Schuh ist aus sehr schönem weichen Lederund sitzt super! Allerdings nur , weil ich eine Schuhgröße kleiner genommen habe ! im deutschen Vivobarefootshop stand, dass der Schuh größer ausfällt !
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - Great fit and these do have room for toes to spread. Lovely leather and made well.
Gobi II Leather Ladies Pool - I ordered 4pairs. Only 2 arrived, but money weas retirned immediatly
Gobi II Suede Ladies- AW14 - Bigger or roomier than older same size neo trail.
Gobi II Suede Ladies- AW14 - Nothing much to add. I'ma huge fan of your shoes.
Gobi II Hopewell Ladies - Returned, poor fit
Gobi II Leather Ladies Pool - Very comfortable, hard for me to keep clean, even after leather protection was used
Gobi II Suede Ladies AW14 - All the Goby are great shoes.
Gobi II Leather Ladies Pool - Seems nice, but the sizing is very inconsistant: these ones run much larger than other Vivo shoes I have. Thus, they are too big. The color and feel seem good though, not excellent, but good.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - Too big and wide.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - They're just what I wanted: barefoot shoes professional enough to wear to the office (I live and work in California). They were a little stiff out of the box, but have broken in nicely.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - Very comfortable, really don't want to take them off
Gobi II Leather Ladies - These are just what I was looking for in terms of function and quality, plus the comfort is increasing as they mold to my feet. These are beautiful too, like art work. I'm still training my feet to them. I can wear them very loose to tight and see the difference, just as I'd hoped. I think they will help with a slight alignment problem that I have.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - The shoes are a little stiff but hopefully I will wear them in.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - JUst for the record, I wish you would bring back Kali.....my all-time favorite, most comfortable shoe. Gobi II is good, but just a little narrower than I wish it was...
Gobi II Leather Ladies - They look great and works with both trousers and skirts/dresses. I wear these for work and they look smart enough. Very comfortable! They will be too warm for summer, but nice in the current colder weather.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - Size was too big and haven't received the exchange I asked for.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Very comfy and cute
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Have been a big fan of Vivos for nearly 3 years, and don't wear anything else. They are good at responding to queries, but sometimes there can be a delay. The one thing I would like to see is a loyalty scheme, and on their website there should be a function to notify when items are back in stock. Other than that, great shoes and service!
Gobi II Leather Ladies - I think these shoes are great but it would be nice if they had a little more room height-wise. They feel like they're a little bit long in the toes but they're so tight across the top of my foot that I wouldn't be able to fit into the next size down. I think they wouldn't work well for people with high arches.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - almost perfect. I love how minimal the sole is and the shoe is beautiful. I would have liked the toe box to be a little wider. Thanks!
Gobi II Suede Ladies - I love these. I find them a little tight for my wide feet, not so much at the toes but over the highest part of my foot. I don't usually have a problem with this when buying shoes! So it's a bit of a shame as I am only able to wear really really thin sock with these. But maybe they'll stretch with time. Still, I love the way they look and the way they feel when I wear them.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - I love them. I have taken a while to convince myself to buy them due to the price but they are worth every penny.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - communications via mail and phone have been correct!
Gobi II Leather Ladies - They look great, but the fit was terrible.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - Not enough space at the top of the foot.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Funky and comfortable
Gobi II Leather Ladies - Could be a little more flexible on the top of the foot
Gobi II Leather Ladies - There were scuffs & indents on the leather portion of the shoe......will have to live with it as it's not worth the hassle of returning & exchanging.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Saw these when buying my husbands pair.Wonderfully comfortable but will only wear them in good weather as I don't want to spoil the fantastic suede.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Cute. Like these very much.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - They're really lovely boots. I wouldn't say the quality control was bob on - but I know I'm quite fussy in these matters. I look forward to wearing them non stop on a cycle trip for 6-12 months, and will be interested to see how they last. Thanks for all the work you do to make barefoot shoes.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - But, fantastic shoes and even better than expected!
Gobi II Leather Ladies - a little narrower than i would like and hard leather, but other than that they are quite comfortable.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - The laces are difficult to thread, but otherwise, I'm happy.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - Too long and too narrow. I have worn the same size VB shoes for years so it is puzzling that they did not fit.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - If it weren't for the sizing error and subsequent low stock I would probably have the right size after 1 month! They are comfy though.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - Good
Gobi II Suede Ladies - They are beautiful and very comfortable.
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - So many compliments! So comfortable. I love them. Would wear them in every color. Love the details in the stitching.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - Size comes up on the large side and leather takes a bit of wearing to soften up, but a very comfy shoe nonetheless.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Not suitable in the wet. I returned them. I like the style.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Great color!
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Laces good be nicer, but the shoes are just perfect.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Great shoes. Awesome fit and super comfortable.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - The size of these shoes is quite different from the other shoes I have purchased, so I had to exchange them. The exchange process was a mess - I wasn't provided a return form, support wouldn't send me one. I finally just sent the shoes with a print out of my failed support conversation. The returned shoes were never logged with your warehouse, so I had to send the UPS signature confirmation to get the new shoes sent to me. Meanwhile, the price for these shoes had gone down $20-50, but I had to pay the original amount + return shipping. Love the shoes...hate the process to get / exchange them.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - OMG! Fantastic! I've been addicted to my Teva minimalist sandals and was so excited that thanks to Vivobarefoot I can have minimalist boots and shoes to walk in during winter and fall as well!
Gobi II Pink Suede Ladies - I am not so sure that the fit calculator on the Vivobarefoot website is accurate. The size I bought ended up being larger than I'd expected.
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Love these shoes! So comfortable!!!
Gobi II Suede Ladies - I LOVE them!! Absolutely comfortable and what I was looking for :)
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Comfortable, attractive and affordable shoes especially for someone who walks and stands as much as I do.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - Wonderful shoes.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - great products and now quick and accurate order fulfillment. but website needs work -- often get promotions for items already fully sold out, etc.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - shoes that are comfortable straight away!!!!11 And they are waterproof <3
Gobi II Suede Ladies - Divinely comfortable
Gobi II Suede Ladies Dusty Pink - I like them but I wonder whether shoe version would be slightly beter
Gobi II Suede Ladies - doesn't look great but very comftible
Gobi II Leather Ladies - I love, love, love these shoes. Fit is perfect and the sole is amazing. I can feel everything. I am a big fan.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - I have to wear a suit need slim fitting option in leather shoes. These are too wide for a suit.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - They fit like a glove. Absolutely in love with them from the minute I put them on!
Gobi II Leather Ladies - My very best vb shoes! Comfy and a beauty
Gobi II Suede Ladies - The colour of the shoe is lovely, a fuchsia pink, although the dye come out on your socks a bit. In general, the shoes are very comfortable, the only minor thing is that there is a small amount of slippage around the ankle, yet they fit perfectly everywhere else. I think it's maybe because the nubuck is so soft. Doesn't cause any discomfort though. Between these and the pair of Freud shoes, I have seldom worn normal shoes in about 6 weeks (since I bought the Vivos). Next up boots, I think.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - Shoes for me!
Gobi II Leather Ladies - The shape of the shoe didn't work for me because it's vital (for me) to the barefoot feel that the shoe is attached to the foot firmly. Because of the shape of these the shoe felt loose- it was not too big however.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - Very good shoes, I was looking also for my kid, but unfortunagely the size is not available.
Gobi II Leather Ladies - My feet are long (43/44) and very narrow and these did not fit well. They were uncomfortable.
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