Have you ever wanted to be as close to barefoot as you could get but still have a little bit of cut-resistance for sole of your feet? The solution to that problem is the Swiss Protection Sock or Sockette (SPS), depending on the height of the sock you prefer. The SPS is a Kevlar-knit sock with a welded polyester bobble sole, for added grip suitable for most outdoor terrains. They feel as close to barefooting as you can get, because you’re not wearing a shoe, with just a bit of protection from sharp edges. They’re pretty much perfect for people who wish they could go barefoot but are afraid of getting cut or are working on toughening their tender soles.
We interview Lee Saxby and Asher Clark.
Asher Clark, the head designer at Terra Plana and Vivobarefoot, tells us about his career path, shoe design, and gives some hints about the product we can expect in the coming months and even years. Lee faces a challenging question about whether Vivobarefoot training clinics are a conflict of interest. We discuss recent Harvard study results and the effects these results have on both Lee and Asher’s work. See and Asher give their predictions for the future. Join us for this frank and interesting interview.
Minimalist / barefoot shoes are now being made by most of the major performance brands. How do you know what is really a minimalist shoe and what is just marketing? There are 6 key features to look for. If the shoe you are looking at doesn’t have all 6, then it’s not a minimalist shoe.
Damien was our first guest on The Living Barefoot Show in 2009! We welcome Damien back to see what he’s been up to – and he has been busy. Damien has started a review site called ToeSalad.com and continues to share his experiences on his personal blog. Damien loves the outdoors and joins us today to give us his perspective on proper barefoot technique while Hiking.
The Neo Trail is another phenomenal product by VIVOBAREFOOT. They are extremely comfortable (with or without socks), have fantastic ground feel, and incredible traction on all wet or dry trail conditions including mud, roots, dirt, and gravel. It’s obvious to me that extra thought went into the design of these shoes in the angles of the lugs, the choice of materials, and the added protection for the arch and toes. The hydrophobic properties of the upper are really going to be handy in wet, snowy winter conditions. They are durably made and comparably priced. If you’ve been craving a truly minimalist trail shoe with excellent grip, the Neo Trail delivers.
The Best Barefoot Treadmill Performance Living Barefoot recently released the results of a three-month project to reveal the best treadmill for barefoot running. We shared these findings in the Special Review: Treadmills for Barefoot Running, A Review of 20 Popular Treadmill Models. We determined three specific factors important to keep in mind when [...]
STEM Footwear Primal Origins Sneak Peek This is not a full review of the new STEM Footwear but a sneak peek of what’s to come. I am really excited about these new shoes. I couldn’t wait to share it with our readers. Although I haven’t had the opportunity to wear test the provided samples (they [...]
Review of the VFF TrekSport The TrekSport is a vegan version of the KSO Trek (made of kangaroo leather) with the same aggressive tread designed for trekking and trail running. It is made of a stretchy coconut active carbon fiber material with TPU toe protection. The TrekSport upper also features a number of padded areas [...]
Living Barefoot Show for: Feb 1st, 2011 Episode 27 An Interview with the VIVOBAREFOOT Team: Sabra Ellingson, US Operations Director, Amy Schrader, Director of US Wholesale ,Michelle Hinsvark, US Marketing Executive. We talk about what’s to come from VIVOBAREFOOT an an exciting lineup for the spring / summer, and fall of 2011 0 Hour, 22 Minutes, [...]
This article was originally published on: Naturally Engineered http://naturallyengineered.com/blog The Easiest Way to Learn How to Step Lightly: “Run quietly, step lightly. Whether you are running or walking, barefoot or in shoes, it should be your goal to take lighter steps. Lighter steps mean you are impacting the ground with less force. Think of [...]
An Interview with Corrado Giambalvo: Living Barefoot Show 26 Corrado runs marathons around the world, teaches track and field and barefoot running, and is a Vibram FiveFingers tester. Hear about how he started running, how he became a tester for Vibram, and his advice on how to start barefoot running and his secret for making it [...]
We had the pleasure of interviewing Daniel Howell as his book was being released. (Listen Below) Here is a video from his interview on NBC today: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Daniel’s book is a wonderful addition to the barefooters library. Using diagrams and covering subjects that few [...]
Just thought you might like to know that Daniel Howell (The Barefoot Book) is going to be on NBC’s the Today Show on November 30th! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31510813/ns/msnbc_tv-the_dylan_ratigan_show#39748353 The above is a link to his recent appearance on MSNBS’s The Dylan Ratigan Show…..
I’m not sure that any activities I do that suck in VFFs but I’m sure I can think of some. Those clip on roller skates and welding are probably not good activities to do in soft toe shoes. This article was originally published on Naturally Engineered Activities That Suck In Vibram Five Fingers: “ I [...]
Adding shooting to the list of things to do in VFFs. Check. I’m sure one can do just about anything in barefeet or minimal shoes. Let’s generate some ideas in the comments! I’ll start! 1) skateboarding This article was originally published on Vibram Five Fingers News, Reviews, and Fan Forums – Birthday Shoes Shooting Clay [...]
Mountain Running Championships? Hear about a new barefoot activity every day! The pics from Slovenia make the weather look a little cold but the competitor looks comfortable. This article was originally published on Vibram Five Fingers News, Reviews, and Fan Forums – Birthday Shoes “Barefoot Paul” Competes at the World Mountain Running Championships in KSO [...]
Cool things to do in Five Fingers! Honeymoon!!!! from Birthday shoes. This article was originally published on Vibram Five Fingers News, Reviews, and Fan Forums – Birthday Shoes Newlyweds Run Marathon in Toe Shoes on Icelandic Honeymoon: “ Patrick and Sarah recently honeymooned in Iceland. While there, they ran the Reykjavik Marathon in their Vibram [...]
We Interview Rachelle Kurimoto We talk with Rachelle about Kigo Footwear and it’s progression over its short history. Join us as we discover how Kigo Footwear was formed, how its focus has changed over time, and what they have in store for the future. To learn more about Kigo Footwear, visit http://www.kigofootwear.com/ Get 20% off [...]
This article was originally published on Society for Barefoot Living Get a Grip: “ Toes are wonderful things. In another of the Dual Survivor episodes with Cody Lundin and Dave Canterbury, we get another of those statements that show the producers are just not familiar with going barefooted, or are trying to (falsely) create more [...]
Foot Changes after Two Years Living the Barefoot Alternative This post has been a long time in coming, over two years in coming actually. I switched to the barefoot alternative in May 2008 and have been wearing barefoot alternative/minimalist footwear as often as possible ever since. I wish I had taken some ‘before’ pictures of [...]
Are you really barefoot or are you confused? It has been an incredible year so far. Acceptance for barefooting, barefoot running, and minimalist shoes has grown in ways that we could never have imagined a year ago. Amidst all this growth society has needed to take in a whole new vocabulary in order to properly [...]
This article was originally published on Vibram Five Fingers News, Reviews, and Fan Forums – Birthday Shoes Gardening in Vibram Five Fingers KSOs: “ Jason sent us the following message about his search for the perfect gardening shoe: I’ve finally found the perfect gardening shoe! I am an avid gardener and have spent years trying [...]
What to do in VFFs? Anything!!! This article was originally published on Vibram Five Fingers News, Reviews, and Fan Forums – Birthday Shoes Skydiving and Running in Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas: “ Jeremy, sent us this cool pic of him skydiving in his Bikilas which he mostly uses for running. Here is what he had [...]
This article was originally published on Vibram Five Fingers News Hiking the Sierra Nevada in KSO Treks: “ Ted, a veteran hiker and Five Fingers fan, seems to have found relief from Morton’s Neuroma by wearing KSO Treks while hiking and sent us his story: Eleven years ago I became addicted to hiking the high [...]
Triathloning in Five Fingers. I commend Nathan at In Between My Toes, a triathlon in five fingers no less! This article was originally published on In Between My Toes Triathlon in Vibram FiveFingers: “ How on earth did I get here?’ It wasnt the I Swam the Dam triathlon that I was questioning. I was [...]