Features of VIVOBAREFOOT
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT VIVOBAREFOOT SHOES?
Compared to other providers of barefoot shoes VIVOBAREFOOT allows a unique barefoot feeling due to its patented, puncture resistant barefoot sole, its flexibility and its light weight. Furthermore, the soles strengthen the muscles in your feet enhancing your posture and optimizing your sense of body movement and orientation.
Barefoot shoes by VIVOBAREFOOT offer eight essential advantages:
PATENTED BAREFOOT SOLE
The patented barefoot sole is flexible and only 3mm thin. At the same time it provides maximal protection, due to its abrasive resistant TPU and the puncture resistant Duratex-layer. The shoes have an anti-bacterial lining and a removable insole, which is designed to accustom to the new barefoot movement. This way, the foot can adjust to the barefoot feeling step-by-step.
NATURAL MOTION SEQUENCES
VIVOBAREEFOOT shoes strengthen and train all muscles in your feet by being flexible, having an extremely thin sole and being made of the lightest materials possible. VIVOBAREFOOT has the most flexible barefoot shoes available on the market. The foot keeps its entire capability of natural movement sequences and functions.
Since VIVOBAREFOOT shoes have an absolutely flat sole without heel, they enable a healthy, upright posture, the so-called zero position. This position relies on the heel being in a neutral position, thereby relieving the whole spine. The image shows a curved, false posture in shoes with heels for comparison. Most manufacturers use strengthened soles for their shoes, making natural barefoot movement impossible.
Proprioception is our sense of body movement and orientation. Around 70% of this feedback originates from pressure receptors in the soles of our feet. The patented VIVOBAREFOOT sole is 3mm thin and allows for maximal sensory feedback to get back to the brain. Other barefoot shoes are too inflexible and cushioned for that kind of feedback. Furhtermore the stimulation of nerve endings in the soles of your feet results in better blood circulation.
Comparing other barefoot shoes shows: Only VIVOBAREFOOT shoes offer your toes the correct space to spread and move without restriction. It is crucial factor for barefoot movement that your feet are not constrained.
In day-to-day life shoes protect your feet against the cold, rough terrain and other environmental influences. VIVOBAREFOOT shoes provide a puncture-resistant sole that other brands of barefoot shoes simply do not have.
SUSTAINABLE AND FAIR PRODUCTION
VIVOBAREFOOT values the ecological and social factors of shoemaking most. We use as many recyclable materials for production as possible, including PET (recycled plastic bottles), partially recycled rubber for soling and recycled foam insoles. Our producers in China are controlled independently to ensure that the high ethical standards and international labour standards we require are met.
LARGE ASSORTMENT OF SHOES FOR EVERY OCCASION
VIVOBAREFOOT provides the feeling of walking barefoot on every occasion during day-to-day life. Other barefoot shoes only aim at the sports clothing market or offer extravagant design like the five fingers shoes that most people can not wear every day. VIVOBAREFOOT offers a variety of shoe lines with elegant design for business and leisure; leather shoes and sneakers for men, ballerinas and boots for women as well as special trail and hiking shoes. Each shoe has a unique sole designed for a specific ground.