Gareth Looslewrote a review of VIVOBAREFOOT Breatho Trail Run Shoe - Men's on April 16, 2012
I'm giving it 5 stars. that might be a stretch but its well above other 4's i've given in my book. When I heard that vivo was coming out with this shoe I was super excited. Their neo trail is a little thick for what I want. When I first put these shoes on, my feet had an orga**censored**. they are soft, comfy, a nice light stretch on the uppper and most of all breathable. When I read preliminary reviews before the final product hit the shelves a lot of people complained about the weight. They're definitely on the heavy side for a minimal shoe. But, honestly I forget about that when wearing them.
My biggest beefs with these: They seem to be designed with wearing socks in mind, only. they are beyond comfy when I rock some socks, but when I take them out sockless some of the thread and seams really irritate my feet. and that's quite the feat. I'm barefoot a heckofalot and wear only minimal shoes year round. I also notice they don't breath nearly as well when sockless. My feet became very clammy when I took just a basic walk around the block with my dog sockless.
one observation: these are definitely a trail shoe. the lugs are perfect for gripping dirt and rock, but they do not feel very stable on pavement. I feel like I'm walking around with cleats (almost at least!).
Overall, great shoe. Can't wait to get it out backpacking, I think its going to be the pants off my old merrells and VFFs