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Vivobarefoot Reviews

Primus Road
Primus Road Posted:
Reviewer: from CT
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Like the Scott and the One (other shoes by Vivobarefoot), the Primus is expensive; not as durable as it should be, especially for the price; and prone to intractable odor issues, which aren't helped by throwing them in the wash. The odor is the biggest problem. I don't even want to keep them in my closet and it feels rude to take them off at someone's house. On a positive note, these are some of the most stylish vegan shoes I've come across.

Motus
Motus Posted:
Reviewer: from Indianapolis, Indiana
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Loved the look and feel. Though they are wide (not sure how people complain the toe box is not wide, it's awesome wide. I'm a 10.5-11 US with narrow feet, the 44 fit well with the insole in.I tried a 45 in black/red but it was way too roomy. The lateral strap is nice and a must for additional support for athletic movement/mobility work. BUT! I really liked the black and red version, unfortunately Zappos didn't have it in 44. I'll be patient...

Jing Jing
Jing Jing Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I own these shoes in every color! They're perfect for work, travel, and walking.

Hiker L FG
Hiker L FG Posted:
Reviewer: from Austin, Texas
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I really wanted to like this shoe. I have been looking for a minimalist hiking shoe that is water resistant. Since I have I have transitioned to minimalist shoes many years ago, I have found that I really don't like high tops strapping my ankles into place. Turns out that just because it's a minimalist shoe, it doesn't change that for me. The shoe feels like I've put a tight bag around my feet, tied close at the ankle. I've since read advice that for continuing on the minimalist path, forget water resistance, forget ankle support and instead let your feet get wet, invest in breathable shoes and socks and strength train your ankles. So that's what I'm going to do, and stick to minimalist trail runners.

Jing Jing
Jing Jing Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These shoes are excellent for situations that require relatively formal footwear but also walking. They can get painful after walking a couple of miles, but I have also been able to do up to five miles with no issues. I would also like to remark on the excellent quality of the leather. My only concern is that the padding on the back of the heel where the Achilles tendon meets the top of the shoe has come loose and has formed a lump halfway between the top and bottom of the heel.

Gobi Hi-Top
Gobi Hi-Top Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great barefoot hiking shoe!! We had a hard time finding a water resistant, warm, barefoot hiking boot but this one was perfect. I've purchased 3 pair (for me and my 2 kids) and we wore nothing else but these all winter. The color is nice too - very dark brown - so that we can wear them with black or brown and they work.

Primus Trail Soft Ground
Primus Trail Soft Ground Posted:
Reviewer: from Calistoga, California
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Super cool looking style and color, however did not fit. I have a high instep and could not get my foot into the shoe, even though it is stretch.

Primus Trail Soft Ground
Primus Trail Soft Ground Posted:
Reviewer: from OR
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This shoe, Soft Ground, is almost like cleats-- it would be excellent for Ultimate, soccer, or other sports where you may be running on slick, wet grass or wet ground. Or if your trail-running takes you through very wet terrain and you just need a LOT of claw-like grip. But it's too much for me, so I'm going with the Firm Ground version. They are definitely narrow; seems like it would be hard to wear socks with them, so I would worry about stink. The 38/ 7.5 was too long for me (I usually take a 7.5 in sneakers/hiking shoes when I wear socks with them). 37 is better.

Primus Trail
Primus Trail Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Pros: * Very comfortable. Toes have plenty of room, but heel is snug, just as I like it. * Good trail grip. You'll feel the nubs on concrete, but offroad, all you'll feel is the trail. * Brand longevity. Vivobarefoots I've owned in the past lasted a long time. * Quick drying. Forded a stream; the shoes were OK to finish the hike while wet, and then dried in a day at home. Cons: * Laces. The lace loop with pulley is just dumb on a hiking shoe. After two hikes of it snagging things, I cut it off (because loop) and put on regular laces so I can tuck in the ends. * Unpadded tongue. Gets slightly uncomfortable by the end of a long hike, and feels cheap on a $140 pair of shoes. Other: * Some Vivobarefoots run large or small; these were in line with other brands' size 40/Men's 7. * True zero heel rise and zero arch support for midfoot gait. If you're a heel-striker, these shoes are probably not for you.

Hiker L FG
Hiker L FG Posted:
Reviewer: from OR
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

38 was the right size for my 7.5 size feet with socks in hiking shoes. However, these are narrow across the ball, so I may return them. They look really wide from the top; so it's something with the design.

Primus Road
Primus Road Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I like these shoes because they are unique, but you have to be into running shoes that have no support to get into these. I used them for travel and they worked perfect on the beach and around the town. Great buy

Primus Trail Soft Ground
Primus Trail Soft Ground Posted:
Reviewer: from New Orleans, LA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I LOVE the Vivo shoes and they are very difficult to find! They are comfortable and lightweight. I am usually a 6-1/2 to 7 and went with the 6-1/2 - PERFECT fit!

Stealth II
Stealth II Posted:
Reviewer: from Santa Cruz, CA
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Very cute athletic shoe but zero support makes them very uncomfortable for any prolonged walking. My feet get tired and I can feel every little pebble on the ground. They are fine for errands and activities when you are not on your feet for long periods of time

Primus Trail
Primus Trail Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are wonderful! I just did 6 miles in them straight out of the box. The shoelaces are ridiculous, but they are easily replaced.

Primus Trail Soft Ground
Primus Trail Soft Ground Posted:
Reviewer: from Japan
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Bought these for a swimrun. They seem perfect. good drainage, very light, good grippy sole. Even comes with locklace type closures. But the side is too high and hits up against my outside anklebone. This is occasionally a problem with me. I ended up going with the inov-8 x-talon 212 which has a lower cut.

Motus
Motus Posted:
Reviewer: from California
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

The toe box is TOO NARROW. Barefoot shoes should allow for natural toe splay

Tracker Firm Ground
Tracker Firm Ground Posted:
Reviewer: from Indiana
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I was hesitant to buy these because of the review saying they ran small. I risked it anyway and I actually love them. They are comfortable for me, but I can see how they would not be for someone who needs more arch support. They seem pretty durable. So far so good.

Primus Trail Soft Ground
Primus Trail Soft Ground Posted:
Reviewer: from NW Arkansas
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Wow, perfect shoe! Extremely comfortable, and very well made with attention to detail. I have not run in them, but certain they would perform well for the trail. Great with my high instep, and wiggle room for toes. Worth every penny.

Hiker Soft Ground
Hiker Soft Ground Posted:
Reviewer: from Colorado Mountains
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Excellent! Vivobarefoot got this shoe right. Although it is not 100% waterproof you wouldn't know it. My feet stayed warm and dry hiking on snowy, slushy and muddy trails for miles. The extra rubber layers on the outside also make using these with micro spikes super. The spikes stay put and the rubberized outer parts add stiffness in the right places so the shoe won't collapse under the tension of the micro spikes. On previous models like the trail freaks the tension of the spikes would cause the shoe to collapse too much on your foot which made things uncomfortable after long runs or hikes. Somehow the material these are made out of lets your foot breath really well but does an excellent job of not letting water in from the outside. I purposely hiked through muddy puddles and slush and my feet never got wet. Pretty awesome. Also, the soft ground sole is very grippy and doesn't pick up rocks like the older off road sole. Well done vivobarefoot!

Tracker Firm Ground
Tracker Firm Ground Posted:
Reviewer: from wisconsin
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

very nice looking boot, but it is not very comfortable, shallow and narrow toe box, not enough cushioning. I did so want them to work, they are so stylish.

Gobi Hi-Top
Gobi Hi-Top Posted:
Reviewer: from Bay Area, California
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Had bought the shoe directly from Vivabarefoot and just returning it. Background: I'm wearing minimal/barefoot like shoes since 16 years and hunting for the next model when my previous are no longer available is always a pain. Especially when one looks for winter/rain-compatible shoes. I usually have an 7.5 to 8 in the US or 38-39 in EU. Ordered those in 8.5 since they are for warmer socks. The good: very comfortable, shoe box for width for a woman my shoe size a bit wide, shoe length is fitting well. Shoes are light and flexible. The quality seems decent from first impression. The bad: there is zero ankle/heel support to not slip out of the shoes. One can not make up for this with the shoe string tension ... because the above-ankle part is cut in a way that it leans backwards slightly - instead of being slightly forward. The result is that with any natural gait where the foot indeed rolls and the ankle tilts the shoe strings/lip on the very top push against the shin. I believe it could have been alleviated if the top metal loops would have been placed slightly further towards the toe. But as it is one either adopts the more "stomp" like gait in firm shoes to not tilt the foot at the ankle - or experiences pain at the shin soon. What a pity, this could be a great shoe.

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