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Since we don't have hooves, the Breatho is the next best thing.
- Mesh upper and Dri-lex mesh lining allow ample breathability and moisture expulsion to reduce blisters
- TPU toe bumper increases durability over rough mountain trails and reduces impacts on toes
- Contoured 3mm PU insole provides just enough impact protection while its hex-flex moisture-wicking technology reduces sweat, blisters, and odor
- 2.5mm Off Road rubber outsole features 4.5mm directional lugs to grip mud, sand, or slick rock while providing incredible feel of the terrain
- Puncture-resistant layer prevents rocks and roots from sticking into your foot
- Lock-Lacing System features zig-zag webbing that fine-tunes the laces for an even fit and prevents untying
- Vegan materials and construction match your lifestyle and help to reduce the impact on the environment throughout the entire life of the shoe
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Excellent minimalist option
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I ordered these because I have problems with shoes being too warm, particularly in the summer. These breathe great, and meet my needs perfectly.
I use them for hikes (not much running) and wear them around town as well. They really put you into touch with the surface your walking on, and I can feel every groove and bump as I go along. The soles have amazing gripping power, and you'll feel like spiderman with these things. After long days of wearing these I can start to feel my feet getting a little sore.
Best Kickball Shoes Ever!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
No socks? no problem!
Don't Feel like tying your shoes? Not an issue with the Neoprene-esque opening, they just slide right on fully laced.
Very Light, True Barefoot experience, no padding, no ramp in the heel. I wear mine without the insole or socks. The large lugs give you a mild foot massage as your walk as well as giving you tactile feed back for the terrain you are on, helping you modify your running style to meet the terrain without starring at your feet. *Not a good transitional Barefoot Shoe ie. if you haven't owned any zero drop barefoot shoes before, the transition may not be as nice to your feet.
VIVOBAREFOOT Breatho Trail Run Shoe
I wanted to give everyone a little feedback on sizing. I think these run big. I wear a 42.5 in Shimano bike shoes and 42.5 in Giro bike shoes which are the only other shoes i own with EU sizing. Anyhow, i purchased a 43 and a 42 figuring i would probably need to choose between the two. It turns out that the 41.0 is my size. The 41 feels even a hair larger (if not the same) as my 9.5 Merrell Trail Glove. I literally just took the 41's out of the box so i haven't had a chance to run in them but i already like the way they feel around the house. They feel better than the Merrell and they look way better too. They are not anywhere near as light as the NB MT00 Minimus which is another shoe i purchased but returned because of the sizing. The MT00 Minimus also runs big. The size 10 was huge. I would probably need a 9. I might pick a pair of those up in the future but i am headed to Baja and they felt like they wouldn't protect well against cacti which i will surely encounter. But if you want something ultra light the NB MT00 is it.
I wanted to give everyone a little feedback on sizing. I think these run big. I wear a 42.5 in Shimano bike shoes and 42.5 in Giro bike shoes which are the only other shoes i own with EU sizing. Anyhow, i purchased a 43 and a 42 figuring i would probably need to choose between the two. It turns out that the 41.0 is my size. The 41 feels even a hair larger (if not the same) as my 9.5 Merrell Trail Glove. I literally just took the 41's out of the box so i haven't had a chance to run in them but i already like the way they feel around the house. They feel better than the Merrell and they look way better too. They are not anywhere near as light as the NB Nimbus which is another shoe i purchased. The NB Nimbus also runs big. The size 10 was huge. I would probably need a 9.
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