World of Barefoot

Hatch(ing) New Entrepreneurs!
16/02/21

Hatch(ing) New Entrepreneurs!

Our first Incubator Programme in collaboration with Hatch Enterprise supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women.

Green Future, Blue Growth
04/02/21

Green Future, Blue Growth

Livebarefoot Fund x Devon Environment Foundation support sustainable seaweed farming.

THE LIVEBAREFOOT FUND X COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS IN ETHIOPIA MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19.
23/12/20

THE LIVEBAREFOOT FUND X COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS IN ETHIOPIA MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19.

It’s been a challenging year – but as a small, nimble organisation we’re grateful we can move fast to get things done.

vivokids
23/11/20

“VIVOKIDS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE!”

We believe that saying ‘no, thank you’ to discounting is fairest for everyone, and that includes you! Why? Because someone, somewhere always has to pay for that discounted pair of shoes. We believe charging a fair, stable price for our footwear means…

SMALL STEPS CELEBRITY AUCTION
12/11/20

SMALL STEPS CELEBRITY AUCTION

Vivobarefoot have been partnering with the Small Steps project for the last 2 years, through their Small Steps shoe auction. Thought leaders and likeminded businesses come together to raise awareness and funds for the thousands of children and families who are forced to work and live on rubbish dumps.

WINTER HIKING TIPS FROM BLACK GIRLS HIKE FOUNDER, RHIANE FATINIKUN
12/11/20

WINTER HIKING TIPS FROM BLACK GIRLS HIKE FOUNDER, RHIANE FATINIKUN

Rhiane Fatinikun teamed up with Vivobarefoot this winter to help show accessible nature is and how together we can make it more inclusive.

KIDS HYPERMOBILITY
27/08/20

KIDS HYPERMOBILITY

HYPER-MOBILITY – what is it and how can it affect your child´s growth? One mother got in touch with us to tell her story, hoping it might help others.

BAREFOOT REALLY IS BEST.... ESPECIALLY AT SCHOOL
06/08/20

BAREFOOT REALLY IS BEST.... ESPECIALLY AT SCHOOL

Kids learn best when they´re moving – and moving barefoot is even better for their growing feet, bodies and brains too. 

here come the wild ones
31/07/20

here come the wild ones

Us humans have been pretty terrible to the planet we live on. We need to take action. At Vivobarefoot we want to play our part in protecting the planet. 

Big wave surfer Torsten Durkan is turning the tide on Coral Bleaching by surfing GIANT waves
30/07/20

Big wave surfer Torsten Durkan is turning the tide on Coral Bleaching by surfing GIANT waves

VIVOBAREFOOT have partnered with big wave Surfer, Torsten Durkan, who is helping turn the tide damage to our Oceans using an ingenious initiative…For every towering foot of wave that he Surfs, Torsten secures a pledge from individuals and companies, used to fund ocean conservation projects, specifically focusing on coral bleaching in the wake of climate change.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE BENEFITS OF BAREFOOT
19/07/20

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE BENEFITS OF BAREFOOT

Prof Dan Lieberman, chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard recently published research in the US science journal, Nature (June 2019), about the effect calluses, have on the sensitivity of bare feet.

THE POWER OF CO-CREATION FROM THE CRADLE OF HUMANITY: THE KARA PEOPLE, BELGIAN DESIGNERS AND BAREFOOT SHOEMAKERS
21/05/20

THE POWER OF CO-CREATION FROM THE CRADLE OF HUMANITY: THE KARA PEOPLE, BELGIAN DESIGNERS AND BAREFOOT SHOEMAKERS

The Kara tribe is one of Africa’s most authentic tribes known for their abstract body painting, a fascinating act of transformation using the skin as a canvas and the earth as a palette. From co-creation workshops between six young male and female Kara body painting artists and two Belgian-based brand Akaso designers Ababa collection returns back fusing one of Africa’s oldest art forms with an urban contemporary spirit.

ETHIOPIA SKATE: A JOURNEY OF BUILDING A COMMUNITY, REJECTING CUSHIONED LIFE
15/05/20

ETHIOPIA SKATE: A JOURNEY OF BUILDING A COMMUNITY, REJECTING CUSHIONED LIFE

A country, famous for its world-class athletes and most recently home for a Nobel Peace prize winner, Ethiopia is also a homeland for a multitalented young people.

THE 6 NATURAL MOVEMENTS YOU SHOULD BE DOING EACH DAY
24/04/20

THE 6 NATURAL MOVEMENTS YOU SHOULD BE DOING EACH DAY

Your body craves more movement. From your head to the tip of your toes, each part of your body needs a daily dose of stimulation in order to function at its optimum. 

DO GIRLS NEED GIRLY SHOES
27/03/20

DO GIRLS NEED GIRLY SHOES

BEING A GIRL is being redefined before our eyes.

It’s one of the most exciting parts of parenting tomorrow’s women today.
Well, we think so, anyway.