The Gobi II

The Original Barefoot Desert Boot

100 day trial available

Gobi II Womens


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.

1. Select Colour: Dark Brown
2. Select Size: US
3. Optional Extras:

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

This shoe fits true to size

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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.Ā So we're happy to give you a no-quibbles test run for 100 days.

All major credit cards accepted.

The original minimalist desert boot, designed for every day in the city.

  • 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

Weight : 600g

Gobi II Womens DNA


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

2 Suede
2 Suede

2.2mm thick leather suede, made from the biggest, healthiest animals, giving unparalleled shape and feel.

Pittards Wild Hide
Pittards Wild Hide

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

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.

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.


Good shoe

I like this shoe! It's taken a bit for it to grow on me, but I'm wearing it more often now. I ordered a 40, and it's a good fit for my size 9 feet. I like the solid black color -- it's versatile and goes with many outfits! There's plenty of room in the toe box, and the back of the shoe does not cut into my heel. It's a tiny bit wide for my narrow feet, but they stay securely on my feet after I lace them up. I'm a fan of these shoes!

Cute little boots!

I ordered these 3 months ago along with a pair of Primus Lites for my first experience with barefoot shoes. I came across Vivo when looking at a Nutritious Movemnt blog article. Immediately fell in love with everything the company is doing, and am so glad I got these shoes! They definitely fit roomier than any other shoes I've had, but it's very comfortable and didn't really take any getting used to.

I wear taller socks with these, since the shorter ones tend to slide down. They're particularly cute with rolled jeans and socks peeking out. The leather is really soft, and I should probably weather treat them in some way but have yet to do that. I got these in a size 9, my usual boot size, and they fit perfectly (with a thumb of space at the toe). I will mention that I changed out the laces because I wasn't feeling the ones they came with. When I first put them on, my husband was thinking they would be a return because I somehow looked like a 12 year old boy (they looked kind of like clown shoes, and something about the laces wasn't cutting it). Changed to a light tan braided lace though, and it changed the look entirely! So glad I didn't send them back :)

really like them

I've gotten lots of compliments on these shoes. They do feel a little clunky on my feet, but they're still comfortable. I wouldn't go for hikes in them, but they're great for wearing to work or out with friends.

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