VIVOBAREFOOT has introduced some truly stellar minimalist products this year and the Boxing Boot is another to add to the list. They are a versatile, comfortable, stylish, all-weather boot suitable for any casual wear or adventure. They have the added quality of being great for winter conditions as well, a niche that is poorly represented at this point in the minimalist market. I’m impressed yet again at VIVOBAREFOOT’s understanding of the minimalist market and not only listen to customer’s desires but also develop products that fulfill their needs.
Jambu is one of those shoe companies with great ideas, and even the occasional great execution, but the Birmingham Barefoot is not one of them. This shoe is not comfortable, not wide enough in the forefoot and too wide in the heel seat to accommodate most feet, doesn’t hold your foot in place, doesn’t have good ground feel, and has a slight heel rise in the outsole. They look great but, sadly, don’t feel as great as one would hope compared to their looks. I would recommend trying them on in a store before buying them and determining if the fit is one that you can live with. Jambu has several types of shoes in the Bare Feet Designs line, and although I liked the Barefoot Vegan, I do not like the Birmingham Barefoot. I still think that if you’re interested in Jambu products, they’re worth trying on and seeing if they work for you.
This article was originally published on: Vibram Five Fingers for Winter: Review of the Cortina) Vibram Five Fingers for Winter: Review of the Cortina: “Pre-historic Vibram Five Fingers … Here you can read about a VFF-boot for women that was conceived by Vibram a few years ago, the ‘Cortina’, which adresses this problem in part. I [...]
Vibram FiveFingers are arguably the first and most popular minimalist shoes on the market. With more and more specialist special models as well as a great selection of multi-purpose models, FiveFingers are a great gift for the barefooter who needs to wear shoes now and then or your favorite barefoot runner. FiveFingers Classic: Most minimalist [...]
Review of Terra Plana’s VIVOBAREFOOT Brooklyn Boot There are few truly minimalist footwear options currently on the market for cold, snowy, winter weather; the Brooklyn boot is definitely one of these few. The VIVOBAREFOOT Off-Road Sole, measuring 5 mm thick including 2.5 mm of grip, does a stellar job at both protecting your feet from [...]
This article was originally published on Running and Rambling: VivoBarefoot Evo II Review and Giveaway; VivoBarefoot Evo Coupon Code: “But now, just in time for the holidays, that situation has changed. For ONE WEEK ONLY, today through December 6th, VivoBarefoot is offering 20% off both the Evo and Evo II. The men’s Evo II [...]
This article was originally published on Running and Rambling Soft Star Phoenix Boot Review: “My wife tends to be the reasonable, rational one in the family – which is a pretty nice thing, considering how unreasonable and irrational the rest of us typically are. So when she starts raving about something she bought and tells [...]
This article was originally published on Barefoot Running Winter Running Advice, Options, and Experiences: “ Winter Running Overview Jack Frost is nearly nipping at your nose, or more appropriately, your toes. It’s nearly here in Michigan, old man winter has spoken. This time of year offers an amazing opportunity to run as the season brings [...]
Vibram FiveFingers Flow Review By Tina Dubois Overall impression The Flows are my favourite Vibram FiveFingers (VFFs) model to wear in cooler temperatures. Like all other VFF models, they are comfortable, form-fitting, and have amazing barefoot feel. The Flows are long-lasting and the grey upper/camo sole have a unique look to them (which does garner [...]
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 [...]
We Interview Daniel Howell The Living Barefoot Show – Episode 16 – We Interview Daniel Howell, Author of The Barefoot Book. Daniel’s book is a wonderful addition to the barefooters library. Using diagrams and covering subjects that few other books have covered in great details, Daniel goes into great detail of how the foot works, [...]
Review – Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek Overall impression This beefy, tread-happy KSO upgrade with kangaroo leather is the perfect solution for trail runners and those who have been looking for a little more protection underfoot. Despite the substantial sole and the use of leather, this KSO remains as comfortable as the previous incarnations. It is [...]
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I absolutely love the Vivo Barefoot Dundan boots. They are incredibly comfortable and stylish. They are easy to put on and fast to take off. The lace and zipper combination allow them to be adjustable for a wide variety of ankle and leg widths while having the convenience of a zipper. They have an excellent barefoot feel but at the same time inspire confidence while walking on sharp surfaces due to the puncture-resistant sole. I love them so much, that I can’t wait to get a second pair in a different color.
Feelmax Kuuva Boot Review By Tina Dubois For barefooters and minimalist shoe enthusiasts alike finding winter footwear products that can stand up to northern climates can be challenging. As part of our winter barefooting series, we are pleased to review the Feelmax Kuuva boot. We are very pleased to review our second minimalist footwear product [...]
Toe Sock Review – Injinji, Toe Toe, Feelmax Are Toe Socks For You? There are two groups of barefooters when it comes to socks: the anti-sock people and the pro-sock people. If you happen to fall into the pro-sock category, then this review is for you. If you are a sock snob, you can move [...]
Maria Coryell-Martin writes a review on the Dundan Boot from Vivo Barefoot. While they are not currently featured on their site, we hope to get our hands on some of these for an extensive review for winter barefooting. I expect that Terra Plana will feature these boots again for the fall season. http://expeditionaryart.com/blog/2009/02/vivo-barefoot/