World of Barefoot

April 4, 2018




"One of the main reasons we decided to partner with ÖTILLÖ was the alignment of philosophies between brands and the family of people behind them: a mission to create a meaningful reconnection with nature and her natural laws."

 - Galahad Clark | VIVOBAREFOOT Founder

Unparalleled in its emphasis on the exhilarating symbiosis between an endurance sport and breath-taking natural beauty, more Swimrun events are kicking off around the world than ever before.

This year, the VIVOBAREFOOT Events team will be island-hopping in tow, ready to showcase the barefoot Swimrun collection ‘Train·Race·Rest’ across both sides of the pond, everywhere from California to Cornwall.

Our team of barefoot designers are now 3 years in to their Swimrun journey, developing the ultimate collection of shoes to unleash the benefits of natural foot-freedom around the clock, so you can…

TRAIN in a non-restrictive exercise shoe to build natural foot strength.
RACE with the benefits of fully loaded sensory feedback.
REST with the freedom to connect with each step and enjoy that barefoot feel.

2018 marks our most exciting year to date, as we become the official sponsor of the World’s first Swimrun Team: Team Envol. Consisting of 28 athletes (That’s 14 Swimrun teams!) who will compete at multiple events across the season, including the infamous ÖTILLÖ World Series.

A rich-mix of elite athletes and newcomers to the sport, the team have been training throughout the winter (regardless of the weather!) and are ready to do us proud in the months ahead, with high hopes for propelling VIVOBAREFOOT’s iconic orange sole onto the podium.

The season ahead promises to indulge us with the most beautiful, inspiring and inclusive year to date… we hope to see you there!


Swimrun is for everyone, not just the elite athletes! Each ÖTILLÖ event features a ‘sprint’ race, open to beginners and maxing out at around 16km… the perfect entry-level expedition for those wishing for a summer challenge.


ÖTILLÖ Hvar | 6-9th April

Swimrun Costa Brava | 20th - 22nd April

Swimrun Maryland | 12th May

ÖTILLÖ Utö |  18th-21st May

Swimrun Hokey Cokey Cornwall | 26th May

SWIMRUN Edreams Ebre Costa Daurada By Head | 2nd June

ÖTILLÖ Scilly Isles  | 8th-11th June

ÖTILLÖ Engadin | 6th-9th July

ÖTILLÖ Utö  | 31st August- 3rd Sept

Swimrun Rhode Island | 15th September

Wild Running Swimrun Devon | 22nd Sept

Swimrun Menorca | 23rd September

ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes | 28th Sept-1st October

Swimrun Virginia | 20th October

Swimrun North Carolina | 28th October

Swimrun Lanzarote  | 24th-25th November