The Ultra III Bloom

THE FIRST EVER MOULDED SHOE USING ALGAE

100 day trial available

Ultra 3 Bloom Mens

£60

The Ultra 3 is our amphibious shoe perfect for adventures on land and sea. The lightweight hexagon upper design is breathable, non absorbent and drains water easily. The new hex grip outsole made with sticky rubber gives you all that good underfoot feeling, flexibility and incredible wet and dry traction. Now made using algae based BLOOM foam which offers the first sustainable alternative to the synthetic and petrochemical EVA prevalent in today's market. Using algae biomass helps offset the significant use of petroleum ingredients found in conventional flexible foams.

*Ultra is excluded from our Bare Friday promotion

1. Select Colour: Algae Green
2. Select Size: UK
3. Optional Extras:

A selection of laces, insoles and apparel to pair with your Vivo's

This style runs big. We recommend you select one size down.

Order before 14.30 Mon - Thurs for UK Next Day Delivery

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100 day trial for barefoot beginners

We're confident that after 100 days of au natural foot freedom (you need to give them a proper outing) your feet will love being feet. So we're happy to give you a no-quibbles test run for 100 days.

All major credit cards accepted.

A pair of Men’s size 9 VivoBarefoot x Bloom shoes is made with BLOOM’s patented algae technology:

  • Highly flexible and lightweight
  • Each pair returns 57 gallons of clean water to habitat
  • Each pair reduces 40 balloons worth of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
  • Helps of-fset the significant use of petroleum ingredients found in conventional flexible foams

This item is now available for pre-order. We expect to release the stock on 20th September 2017, with estimated delivery time between 21st -25th September. Full T&Cs can be found here.

Weight : 200g

Ultra 3 Bloom Mens DNA

Vegan
Vegan

Produced using animal free products and processes.

ABOUT BLOOM

Founded in 2015, BLOOM is an American performance-based materials manufacturer. BLOOM uses algae biomass harvested from freshwater sources from around the world, (like lakes, rivers, and ponds) at high risk of algal bloom. Using algae biomass helps improve technical performance and offsets the use of petroleum ingredients found in conventional foams. Learn more at www.bloomfoam.com

“Our goal is to deliver the most performance-driven materials in the most environmentally-responsible manner,” said Mike Van Drunen, CEO of BLOOM. “It is a goal we constantly strive to improve upon, and we are excited to collaborate with VIVOBAREFOOT on the new Ultra line.”

“This is a true revolution for the footwear industry with the first plant based alternative to the petro-foams in ubiquitous use.  We are thrilled to be the first company to use Bloom for a full shoe and further our mission to make the perfect shoe… perfect for feet and minimal impact on the planet.”  Galahad Clark, Vivobarefoot.

Read more here

 

Reviews

Great shoe for the beach

I purchased my Blooms for a recent holiday to Sri Lanka thinking they would be great for the beat and swimming (for protecting my feat in the ocean). They worked great, the only problem being that sand would wash into them on the shoreline. But it wasn't that much of a problem as the material is very supple and doesn't grind the sand into your skin. They also work well as a regular shoe. In the heat they are great at keeping your feet cool but also protected and they just don't rub the skin at all. The lace system is brilliant. I was nervous about buying them but they where totally work the price.

Great shoes!

Fantastic product! Feels great and natural on the feet--and vegan! This is the first of many purchases!

Miss sizing ... ? possiblity for greatness.

Hi for me its a loss of £60, at best kayak wear not for running

Thinking they would be great if a size up but uncertain?! need the shop to reopen ldn central, or to correct measurements. think I've become an 11 after a certain amount of running in the primus perhaps?... more education on sizing needed or a system to measure up provided online that people can do with tape measurements at home if you have no store open!

Needs different sizing options in my opinion. Bought 10's in the primus 2 years ago. Loved them wore them out.

Bought these, hoping to be a 10 as the main store is closed and couldn't wait any longer before going on holday.

Ended up having to buy another pair of trainers as i've cut my pinky toes open due to rubbing on the first day on the track.
Though they feel actually sizable before you run...

perhaps need 11's after all, wishing the vivo team were quicker with dispatch and open so I could have grabbed sooner!

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