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persistently hunting the persistent hunters10 Days ago

PERSISTENTLY HUNTING THE PERSISTENT HUNTERS Galahad’s and Asher’s family have been cobblers for six gene­rations, but on a trip to Namibia looking for the last persistent hunters in the Kalahari, they were introduced to cobblers making hunting sandals adapted to their environment for many generations. But, due to hunting restrictions they were running out of skins to make their original sandals and were starting to have to use old car tyres and hand-me-downs to make their shoes. And so,...

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BACK TO SCHOOL – WITH LESS SHOE!25 Days ago

It sounds impossible. School shoes are, for so many, an intrinsic part of school, from that first moment the new, creaky, stiff black shoes are pulled on to mark the beginning of the new school year. Maybe it’s time to...

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KIDS ARE NATURAL BORN RUNNERS – SO WHAT HAPPENS AS WE GROW UP?25 Days ago

Just watch how kids race down a beach or run along the street – their technique is perfect! How kids run: nice upright posture with knees under hips under shoulders lots of short steps – no long strides or landing...

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Team Envol take 2019 Swimrun by storm26 Days ago

The Swimrun season is in full flow. The Vivo team have attended over 10 races already with the best still to come. ÖTILLÖ, the Swimrun World Championship is approaching. Nicolas Remires, Fanny Danckwardt and a number of other Team Envol...

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ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN. ONE GIANT ‘MISSTEP’ FOR MANKIND’28 Days ago

If you haven’t noticed from all the news recently, this year marks the 50 th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing where a certain Neil Armstrong (not to be confused with Lance, the incredibly fast cyclist) stepped out of...

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE BENEFITS OF BAREFOOT19.07.2019

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. He noticed as he spent...

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Vivobarefoot’s unmissable experiences of Madeira18.07.2019

Earlier this year Vivobarefoot travelled to the Portuguese island of Madeira to shoot our ‘Feel More’ campaign – in this archipelago of islands jutting up from the Atlantic, about 400km west of Morocco, our team discovered a magnificent island of...

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