My first VIVOBAREFOOT
This is my first barefoot shoes and I picked this brand because of its social and environmental commitment and also because the shoes look great (enough to be worn daily) compared to others in the market.
The shoes are of high quality and the fit is great and comfortable. They do run bigger than average shoes. I'm a size 10 US for Nike and found the size 9 of Vivobarefoot to be just right, with some space left for the toes.
The loops at the back the shoes are useful to get a slip-on experience. Without using them, it's a bit hard to slip your feet quickly in the shoes.
This shoes will go on most terrain with its water resistance and thermal insoles. The grip is nice for the common wet surface (not like very wet rocky surfaces). I am overall satisfied with the products. :)
The only negatives I have is the fact that there is no retailer here in Thailand and importing it is costly (£62 and 13 days of waiting).
P.S. I am fond of black shoes coupled with another color accent like the MagnaTrail (black+red). Would love to see black with blue in the future for those who enjoy a "cooler" color accent.
Very specific shoe
I love the design and look of this shoes and that was one of the reason I got them. I thought I could use them for everything daily day thing, but I found they are very specific for trailing and I send them back.
Great walking boot
Absolutely love these boots. They are rugged, comfortable and hard wearing - more so than many other walking boots in my size I've found previously. The solid grip underneath doesn't prohibit the barefoot feel, and they are just as comfortable as the 2 other pairs of Vivobarefoot Shoes I have. Very easy to clean too, and overall a great pair of walking/hiking boots. I look forward to using them more!