World of Barefoot

Sheltering togetherness: update from the Kalahari
16/04/21

Sheltering togetherness: update from the Kalahari

In the Kalahari Desert in Namibia the Ju'/hoansi San people are once again producing the hunting sandals their ancient ancestors wore. 

A year of podcasting: looking back, moving forwards
16/04/21

A year of podcasting: looking back, moving forwards

Earth Day provides a moment for regenerative action, for Viviobarefoot and for people and organisations around the world. It is a rallying cry to celebrate Earth, unite as a global environmental movement, emphasise the need for urgent action and show how perilous ‘normal’ ways of life can be.

Foot strength: behind the science
16/04/21

Foot strength: behind the science

We were both stunned and inspired by Dr Kris D’Aout and PhD student Rory Curtis’ recent research showing that wearing Vivobarefoot for 6 months improved foot strength by a whopping 60%.

The future is fragile; handle with care.
13/04/21

The future is fragile; handle with care.

We’ve joined forces with @Culturunners & @WHO to install pioneering environmental artist Agnes Denes' flag artwork on the roof of @TateBritain.

Vivobarefoot: the B Corp™ business going feet first into regeneration
18/03/21

Vivobarefoot: the B Corp™ business going feet first into regeneration

Sustainable is no longer enough: not for people or planet. It’s time to build a regenerative business: for feet, people and planet. 

We’re the B Corp™  business going feet first - straight into nature
11/03/21

We’re the B Corp™ business going feet first - straight into nature

For B Corp™ month, we catch up with Asher Clark, Design Director and Founder of Vivobarefoot and Head of Sustainability Emma Hamilton-Foster to talk about what’s keeping their feet on the ground...

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…

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.