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Strengthen Your Ankles: Exercises and Barefoot Shoes to Enhance Stability
Strengthen Your Ankles: Exercises and Barefoot Shoes to Enhance Stability
Swimrun World Series 2024
04/06/24

Swimrun World Series 2024

ÖTILLÖ pioneered swimrun, and are super passionate about nature reconnection. Partnering on their World Series has been a calendar highlight since 2016, and we’re stoked to be back for 2024!

Bio-Inspired design in practice
30/04/24

Bio-Inspired design in practice

If we can make barefootwear that thrives in the planet’s wildest places in harmony with nature, surely we can make all footwear in harmony with nature?

Exploring the art of human nature
30/04/24

Exploring the art of human nature

We asked Jimmy Söber, otherwise known as Formbark, if he would be open to creating a cast of five ESC characters, one for each biome. We’re delighted that he said yes. To hear how he’s getting along and learn more about his work, we spoke with him as a cold, snowy winter turns into spring.

Reimagining exploration in wild places
30/04/24

Reimagining exploration in wild places

ESC stands for exploration not as conquest or escape, but connection. This blog focuses on what we hope comes out of ESC. What might regenerative exploration look like?

Behind the scenes of a decade of intensive development
18/04/24

Behind the scenes of a decade of intensive development

In conversation with ESC designers Jenny Fraser and Lee Kingston-Spiteri, and ESC advisors and Wilderness Skills experts Ben McNutt and Deborah Nickolls, this blog takes you behind the scenes of the uniquely rigorous research and testing process required. 

The Greatest story we’ve Never Told
11/04/24

The Greatest story we’ve Never Told

As we mark the launch of the Jungle ESC, the latest addition to our Ecological Survival Collection, it’s finally time to tell the ESC story in full. In this blog, the first of a series, Vivo Co-Founder and Design Director Asher Clark sets the scene.

It’s B Corp Month! Here’s why that matters
22/03/24

It’s B Corp Month! Here’s why that matters

This March is B Corp Month. To celebrate, this blog explains why B Corp matters, why our new score is only a small part of the story, and what our B Corp future holds.

Finding Relief: How Barefoot Shoes and Foot Exercises Can Alleviate Plantar Fasciitis
15/03/24

Finding Relief: How Barefoot Shoes and Foot Exercises Can Alleviate Plantar Fasciitis

This blog explains what plantar fasciitis is, how barefoot footwear can help with plantar fasciitis, and offers some exercises for alleviating plantar fasciitis. 

Embrace Barefoot Living: Elevate Your Health with Barefoot Footwear
04/03/24

Embrace Barefoot Living: Elevate Your Health with Barefoot Footwear

This blog explores how wearing barefoot shoes in your everyday life can benefit your foot health, overall natural health, and general wellbeing.

Strengthen Your Ankles: Exercises and Barefoot Shoes to Enhance Stability
04/03/24

Strengthen Your Ankles: Exercises and Barefoot Shoes to Enhance Stability

Ankles are crucial for stability, balance, and overall athletic performance. Yet people often overlook their ankles when it comes to sport and strength training. This blog explores how to strengthen your ankles with exercises and barefoot footwear.

Unleash Your Strength: The Benefits of Barefoot Shoes for Weightlifting
04/03/24

Unleash Your Strength: The Benefits of Barefoot Shoes for Weightlifting

When lifting heavy weights, the right footwear can make all the difference to your performance and safety.  This blog explores why serious lifters increasingly see barefoot weightlifting shoes as the best footwear for performance, strength, and safety.

Embrace the Trail: Enhance Your Running Experience with Barefoot Footwear
04/03/24

Embrace the Trail: Enhance Your Running Experience with Barefoot Footwear

Trail running can transform your running, natural health, and relationship with nature – especially if you trail run in barefoot footwear. 

Strengthening From the Ground Up: The Role of Feet in Strength Training
04/03/24

Strengthening From the Ground Up: The Role of Feet in Strength Training

Whether you're a seasoned athlete, a weekend warrior, or just starting your fitness journey, understanding the importance of your feet can significantly improve your strength training and athletic performance.

You’ve Got Potential
01/03/24

You’ve Got Potential

To further support our community with their natural health journeys, we’ve collaborated with online learning platform Commune to create Human Potential – our new course designed to help you lead a life full of health and happiness.

Transformative Trail Retreats
09/02/24

Transformative Trail Retreats

Aire Libre and Vivobarefoot both believe that natural movement in nature is essential to discovering your full potential. With retreats tailored to seasoned trail runners, new hikers, and everybody in between, we welcome participants of any ability or background.

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