The VIVOBAREFOOT Legacy is an excellent all-purpose leather shoe with fantastic minimalist qualities and great grip. They are an exceptionally high-quality product that will last a long time. For a narrow or average width foot, they are just about perfect. For an extra wide foot, they may be a bit restrictive in the toe box. The Legacy is stylish enough for office wear while comfortable enough for urban adventures and equally suited for running on the road or light trails. The high-quality leather softens with minimal wear making them even more comfortable the more you use them.
Comfort is a primary feature of shoes for me; if it’s not comfortable and functional, I’m not going to wear them. The Outdoor 10 is not a shoe I consider comfortable and I don’t intend on wearing them again. If the shoe were wider from top to bottom and there wasn’t a constricting band across the top length-wise and width-wise, I think this shoe would be much more comfortable. If you have a narrow foot and you find the shoe comfortable, this might be a footwear option if you’re looking for a water-resistant transition shoe for light trail or road running. The Outdoor 10 was built on the same foundation as the Minimus Trail, and as a first foray into minimalist shoes, it could have used some improvement. Thankfully, New Balance listened to consumer feedback and made significant improvements in their Minimus Zero line of shoes. For more information about this and other models, take a look at the New Balance website.
The Minimus Road Zero is far superior to its predecessor the Minimus Road but there is still some room for improvement in the width department. I would love to see this model offered in different widths as many New Balance models are and, if this becomes available in the future, I think this would be a very different review. If you have a narrow foot and are looking for a zero drop running shoe with a small amount of cushioning, compared to a conventional shoe, for those longer runs this may be the shoe for you. I don’t recommend them for those with wide feet.
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.
Special Event – Meet Tina Dubois in Las Vegas – Introduction to Natural Running Introduction to Natural Running Coming to Las Vegas! A two-hour clinic introducing natural running form for experienced and non-experienced runners. Whether you want to run completely barefoot or in minimalist footwear, this clinic will teach [...]
Injinji Performance Lightweight Toesock Review By Tina Dubois Review of the Injinji Performance Lighweight Toesocks – The softest, thinnest second skin yet! Some time ago, Living Barefoot released a comparison Toe Sock Review including some from the Performance series from Injinji, which proved to be the best quality of toe socks that were tested. [...]
Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200 Review By Tina Dubois Review of the inov-8 Bare-Grip 200 – A Light-weight, Grip-galore, Minimal Off Trail Shoe This is the first Living Barefoot footwear review for the UK-based shoe company inov-8. The Bare-Grip 200 is designed as an off trail shoe, meaning across hills and [...]
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 [...]
We are very pleased to review the new Evo II running-specific shoe from Terra Plana’s VIVOBAREFOOT product line. They are essentially the same as the Evo but made with a denser nylon mesh upper for increased water resistance and a microfiber lined interior for added comfort. They are spectacular minimalist running shoes made for colder temperatures and/or wet conditions. This review will be similar to the one written for the Evo but with additions to reflect the changes in the Evo II.
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 [...]
Vibram FiveFingers Women’s Trek Shoe Review By Tina Dubois Review of Vibram FiveFingers Women’s Trek Shoe We are very pleased to review the Women’s Trek, it was a long time in coming and an example of how much Vibram values the input and requests of their customers. The Trek sole is the most rugged of [...]
Vibram FiveFingers Performa Jane Shoe Review By Tina Dubois Review of Vibram FiveFingers Performa Jane Shoe We are very pleased to review the Performa Jane, a women’s specific Mary Jane-style indoor shoe with amazing barefoot feel. These shoes are very similar to the Performas that were released last year but the upper is made of [...]
The Living Barefoot Show Interviews Barefoot Angie Bee Listen to how Angie has moved from shoes to barefoot running. How she trains, her goals, and how she eliminated her back pain. She shares her thoughts on barefooting with her kids. Angie was delightful to interview. This interview should not be missed! To find out more [...]
An Interview with Mark Cucuzzella Our guest today is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves, a practicing Family Physican, an Associate Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine, a marathon and ultra runner, and he owns his own shoe store! So what does all this have to do with barefooting you say? [...]
The Living Barefoot Show Interviews Jimmy from Paper Feet We talk the owner of yet another new minimalist shoes company – but this one may be even more minimal than any other shoe we have seen before.
We Interview Christopher McDougall – Author of Born to Run Christopher McDougall is a well-spoken, humble man who has through the popularity of his book brought about some of the biggest changes in the perception of feet and running in recent years. Join us in learning about how this talented author wrote his book, discovered [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
There is also the Living Barefoot (www.livingbarefoot.info) site which launched in January and hosts The Barefoot Living Show podcast, launched yesterday. Founder and Vancouver barefooter Al Gauthier says membership has grown to about 140 people, with traffic reaching 4,000 hits a month.