Average VivoBarefoot Review 

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  • Reviewed by Eliza from NYC on Monday, March 04, 2013
    I read reviews after I had ordered -- silly! Someone said to be warned these shoes are for people that know about barefoot running; yes they are, and that is not me! One try and I knew they would not be for me. I thought they look better in the photo than in person.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by kristininseattle from seattle, wa on Monday, November 26, 2012
    LOVE these shoes! I had been running in Vibram 5-fingers for about 2 years and finally broke through the soles, so I decided to try replacing them with a less dorky and warmer minimalist running shoe this winter. Tried on lots of brands at my local outdoor retailer and settled on the no-frills Vivobarefoot, but unfortunately the store only carried women's sizes and the toe box just wasn't roomy enough for my wide forefoot. Sierra to the rescue with the men's version, which is super wide and allows my toes to splay out fully just like a true barefoot shoe.

    Right out of the box, I was able to wear them on an 8-mile run with no problems whatsoever - they work for a forefoot strike gait as well as the VFFs, but the sole is just tough enough that I found myself looking for excuses to go off-road. And wow is it nice to have warm feet (and socks!) for a change! My only caveat to this praise is that people just switching to minimalist running might be better off starting with something less protective like the VFFs to help force the issue of proper form.

    Construction seems pretty solid so far. They're not all that attractive, of course, but that's not really the point. And I wouldn't feel totally strange wearing them to the grocery store or something.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lee J from Fairfax, VA on Friday, September 07, 2012
    I like the barefoot feel in a full shoe that I can wear anywhere.
    • Cons: Cut Too High, Rubs Ankle Bone
    • Describe Yourself: Stylish
    • Pros: Comfortable, Very comfortable
    • Sizing: Feels true to size
    • View On Shoes: I'm Really Into Shoes
    • Width: Feels true to width
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