From the physical to the emotional, the human body has evolved with over 100 billion nerves, responsible for the feelings we experience every second of every day. Without this ability to feel, we lose the sensations that connect us to the world, to who we really are. And our feet are no exception.
Vivobarefoot shoes are thin, wide and flexible, made to reclaim feeling through your feet. Once you step into a pair, the sensory connection you were born with comes to life again - you feel everything.
Wide shoes allow your toes (crucially, your big toes) to provide a stable base of support.
Tapered narrow shoes give you shoe-shaped feet reducing stability and restricting the natural splay and recoil of toes weakening the muscles and function.
Thin puncture-resistant soles allow the 200,000 nerves in each foot to provide your brain with the sensory feedback you need to move with skill.
Thick cushioned soles recued sensory feedback to your brain and don’t allow your feet to feel the ground. Resulting in clumsy unskilful movement.
A flexible, wide foot-shaped shoe allow your muscles and tendons to load, splay and recoil putting a natural spring in your step.
Supportive and/or rigid shoes cramp your feet and restrict the natural range of movement weakening the muscles and fascia.
vivobarefoot make shoes for outdoor, active and everyday
Our outdoor collection gives you everything you need to move barefoot off the beaten track. Our shoes let your feet sense the changing terrain underfoot, helping with balance and foot placement, ultimately allowing off-road movement joy.