Oh. . . My GOODNESS!
What a beautiful, sharp, well-crafted, comfortable shoe! These are head turners. I purchased this pair to try since it was finally on sale. As soon as I put them on and saw how much sleeker they look as opposed to your more standard foot-healthy, barefoot shoe, and the fact I could still wear my Correct Toes in them, I immediately turned around and ordered the tan pair, which, due to a promotion, I was able to get at an even steeper discount. You can dress these up or down. They have some serious ground feel as well - more so than my other Vivo's (athletic), Soft Star Shoes, or Vibram FFs. And all of them have great ground feel. It also only took me a day to break these in. I did not need to break in the upper, but, surprisingly, the sole, as these are a bit stiffer than all of my other minimalist shoes. My goodness are they comfortable. And they are still as, if not more, beautiful after they are broken in, with a looks-like-that-was-intentional soft crease across the forefoot at the base of the toes. Can't wait to get my tan pair.
My wife loves them!
First off, let me say that I love that Vivo Barefoot makes gender non-specific shoes. Seeing the same type of shoe on the men's and women's side is refreshing and I applaud Vivo's pragmatism. That being said, I bought these shoes for my wife and she loves them! They look great on her and she gets compliments all of the time. They definitely have more of a masculine--or at least gender-neutral-- look to them but that fits her style. I also love the fact that they are hand stitched and have a replaceable sole. I highly suggest giving these a try.
cool looking and comfy
super comfy and look awesome with a suit!