100 day trial available

Ultra 3 Bloom Womens

$80

The Ultra 3 is our amphibious shoe perfect for adventures on land and sea. The lightweight hexagon upper design is breathable, non absorbent and drains water easily. The new hex grip outsole made with sticky rubber gives you all that good underfoot feeling, flexibility and incredible wet and dry traction. Now made using algae based BLOOM foam which offers the first sustainable alternative to the synthetic and petrochemical EVA prevalent in today's market. Using algae biomass helps offset the significant use of petroleum ingredients found in conventional flexible foams.

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

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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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A pair of Men’s size 9 VivoBarefoot x Bloom shoes is made with BLOOM’s patented algae technology:

  • Highly flexible and lightweight
  • Each pair returns 57 gallons of clean water to habitat
  • Each pair reduces 40 balloons worth of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
  • Helps of-fset the significant use of petroleum ingredients found in conventional flexible foams

Weight : 150g

Ultra 3 Bloom Womens DNA

Vegan
Vegan

Produced using animal free products and processes.

about bloom

Founded in 2015, BLOOM is an American performance-based materials manufacturer. BLOOM uses algae biomass harvested from freshwater sources from around the world, (like lakes, rivers, and ponds) at high risk of algal bloom. Using algae biomass helps improve technical performance and offsets the use of petroleum ingredients found in conventional foams. Learn more at www.bloomfoam.com

“Our goal is to deliver the most performance-driven materials in the most environmentally-responsible manner,” said Mike Van Drunen, CEO of BLOOM. “It is a goal we constantly strive to improve upon, and we are excited to collaborate with VIVOBAREFOOT on the new Ultra line.”

“This is a true revolution for the footwear industry with the first plant based alternative to the petro-foams in ubiquitous use.  We are thrilled to be the first company to use Bloom for a full shoe and further our mission to make the perfect shoe… perfect for feet and minimal impact on the planet.”  Galahad Clark, Vivobarefoot.

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Reviews

Love These, But They Needed Adjustment

I bought these shoes initially to take as camp/river crossing shoes on a trip to Iceland. They didn't make it in time, but I've since taken them hiking and they've proved fantastic for really hot hikes or trails with a lot of water. Very durable and extremely lightweight, which is great for backpacking. But they've actually become my go to dog walking/rainy day shoes for around the city. Very comfortable, great breathability, and the color/cutouts give them a really cool vibe. I also love that they're made sustainably and am excited to see a shoe company using really innovative materials.

I would note that the first day I wore these, I thought they were going back immediately. After backpacking for 56 miles in Iceland I came back without so much as a blister on my feet. Two hours of walking in these and my friend nicknamed them the carnivore shoes because I had multiple blisters and spots where the skin had been chafed raw. I liked them so much though, I gave them a second chance (after my feet had healed) and found my mistake was over tightening the laces the way I would on a typical athletic shoe. These should be worn looser because the material is pretty unforgiving, but not so loose they slide on the foot. I spent that dog walk stopping every couple minutes to tweak the fit, but once I got it dialed in, I was able to leave it at that fit. Now I wear them all the time, no issues. They've definitely become one of my favorite pairs.

The best

I didn’t think I would like these and I was very wrong. Very comfortable, and perfect for warmer rainy weather or any muddy adventures. They rinse off easily and don’t make my feet hot and sweaty like I was worried they might

Great Shoe

Great shoe for backpacking, light weight, durable, quick dry, and held up well when walking on rough terrain.

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