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Hiker SG Womens

$220 $100

The vegan Hiker is a walking and hiking barefoot shoe, designed for the great outdoors. The minimalist Hiker gives you serious grip with our new soft ground sole and has extra thermal protection for year-round use.

1. Select Colour: Black
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. So we're happy to give you a no-quibbles test run for 100 days.

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Hiker SG is the vegan hiking boot with serious grip, designed for all conditions.

Weight : 600g

Hiker SG Womens DNA

PRO5
PRO5

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

Winterproof
Winterproof

Weather-proofed uppers, sealed seams and thermal insulation. Includes thermal insole.

Vegan
Vegan

Produced using animal free products and processes.

Water Resistant
Water Resistant

Pretty damn close to waterproof.

Breathable Mesh
Breathable Mesh

Synthetic multi-ply materials, to deliver optimum lightweight breathability and comfort.

Weather Tight Canvas
Weather Tight Canvas

Coated in PU Wax and backed with a weather-proof layer to help keep the water out.

Tough Rubber Compound
Tough Rubber Compound

Strong, non-marking rubber compound for sticky grip and high-abrasion when you need it most.

Eco Rubber
Eco Rubber

A no-sew material, made from recycled tyres, with high abrasion resistance where you need it most.

Removeable Thermal Insole
Thermal Insole

A 3.5mm thermal insole; combining Outlast™ thermal regulator, reflective foil & insulating foam, giving you 3x the thermal protection as a normal insole.

Reviews

Material is Stiff; Lacing System is Awkward

I really, really wanted to like these shoes, but I had to return them.

One of the shoes hurt the top of the foot right where it bends. The stiff material cause painful pinching, and this isn't something that would be resolved by just breaking in the shoe, as the pinching is caused by how the material folds across the foot when it bends.

The lacing system is not great. The plastic thing doesn't move smoothly along the laces, because the system relies on friction to keep your laces in place. This means you have to make an effort to tighten them and loosen them. And when you do tighten them to your desired length, there is a lot of extra lace that you need to tuck in.

Because of the effort it takes to tighten and loosen the laces, getting your foot in and out of the shoe is more trouble than it should be. If I had to use these shoes on a regular basis, I think I'd find the lacing system pretty annoying.

My recommendation for the next model is to stick with a more traditional lacing system, or use a spring-loaded locking system, rather than a friction-based system. Don't try to get too fancy because this really did not work out in my opinion.

In terms of how the sole felt walking around inside: they were great. My toes had enough room to move around comfortably. I would be able to wear thick socks with these shoes and not feel super cramped. The shoes also afforded me with good ground feel. I wear a 7.5/38 in Primus and Gobi II, and a 7.5/38 fit me just fine as well for this model.

These shoes are okay, but not right for me.

Comfy light hikers

This is my 4th Vivobarefoot purchase. I was skeptical of the hiker just because I never had much luck with hiking shoes and my foot issues.

I haven't hiked in these yet just walked around on sidewalks to break them in. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't need a breaking in period. My foot felt comfy, not chunky or clunky feeling like traditional hikers. The tread seems aggressive enough for the trail yet soft, grippy and light walking on sidewalks.

It didn't rub on my bunions or cause chafing on my hammertoe. One suggestion would be to add different shoestrings as an option - perhaps if I use them more, the strings will loosen up and I'll be able to get my foot in more easily.

It is water resistant, so I will be interested in how they perform in wet, snowy conditions.

Good hiking boots

These boots seem great, but they were quite a bit too big. (Can’t seem get the sizing right!) They seem sturdy and have a nice roomy toe box. The barefoot feel seemed a little different for this shoe, with the thicker tread, but they should work great on trails. If I had kept these, I would have immediately changed the laces, though. You can’t get a good lacing fit for hiking with this type of lacing system.

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