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Gobi II Mens


Gobi is the original minimalist desert boot, designed to let you explore barefoot every day. It is made with naturally scarred leather from free-roaming cattle, paired with a natural cork insole. It is light, flexible, and ready for adventure. Tried and tested from the Sahara Desert to the jungles of Borneo, the Gobi II features our thinnest, most durable barefoot sole and makes the perfect packable travelling companion.

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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.

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  • Wild Hide leather – naturally scarred and durable
  • Removable Cork Insole – naturally anti-bacterial
  • Leather Footbed – moulds to your foot for perfect fit
  • TPU Sole – our thinnest sole with the best durability

Gobi II Mens DNA


Patented, ultra-thin, puncture resistant layer. 5x more puncture resistant than a standard sole of the same thickness.

Removeable Cork Insole
Cork Insole

3mm of recycled foam with a natural cork deck. Take it out to feel the ground. Leave it in for a little extra warmth.

Wild Hide Leather
Wild Hide Leather

African leather tanned by Pittards®, from the hides of free roaming animals that have lived a little and made love under the sun.

The original minimalist desert boot, designed so that you can walk barefoot every day in the city.

Tried and tested from desert plains to the urban jungle, their wild hide leather construction is designed to let you roam as free as the Ethiopian cows it comes from. The GOBI II is the perfect Barefoot experience for the well-travelled to tackle the roads less travelled, wherever they go.


Very Impressed

I've been barefoot as much as possible over the past 15 years. My wife suggested I check these out, so I ordered a pair. These shoes come closer to being barefoot than anything else I've tried. On top of that, they seem to be well crafted out of quality materials. The footbed is stitched to the upper and the leather is strong and supple. I'm very impressed and everyone in the family now has some version of their own vivobarefoot shoes!

Very Comfortable but just okay looking

These shoes are amazingly comfortable. The soles are very thin and give lots of groundfeel so beware if that's not what you are looking for. My first reaction when I saw them in person is that they looked cheap. The leather had a strange shiny, plastic like, artificial look to it. However after wearing them for a few weeks the shiny coating as dulled and they've begun to look more like regular boots and less like rubber rain boots. The build quality does appear to be high as I've had no quality issues so my initial thought on the cheapness was based on that rubbery fake leather appearance. Overall if you've got patience enough for the appearance to break in then these are fantastic boots. If the leather looked more like traditional waxed leather chukkas I'd have given these 5 stars. I wear and 11 in most shoes and the 11 in these is perfect.

Gobi II

Wonderful shoes!

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