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As the name suggests, the VIVOBAREFOOT Ultra Pure Shoe comes from an amphibious background to fulfill your watersport needs. Go straight from boat deck to dock to ocean jog in this dedicated aqua footwear.

  • EVA outsole compresses to improve traction and feel without sacrificing protection
  • Hex-flex outsole holds even on wet or steep surfaces
  • Elastic cord and lock-lacing enhance a custom fit and allow quick-on, quick-off access
  • Anatomic toe box allows toes to splay out for more full surface coverage and subsequent improved traction and sensitivity
  • Removable stretch mesh tongue lets you dial in the ideal fit
  • 100% vegan and free of glue for the conscious wearer's peace of mind
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Lightweight backcountry shoe! 8.6oz

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:Runs large

Bought as a watershoe/ camp shoe. Very happy with, weigh 1/2 what my previous Walmart sandals were. I have a standard D width foot & usually wear a size US10. I purchased a size 43 in this shoe and its a good fit, & has room for a pair of fleece socks too. Wide toe box, which is good for post-hike lounging. However, if I was buying these shoes to run in (barefoot or with thin socks) I would buy 1 Euro size down as they do fit a bit larger. The best part: weight per shoe is 4.3 ozs (on my kitchen scale.). Hope that helps; bought online so deciding on sizing was tricky

Paddle, Pack, and Travel with these..

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:Runs large

These are?essentially?thin, light, waterproof, attractive running Crocs. So that basically makes them perfect for:

-- water shoes

-- camp shoes (only 4 oz!) for backpacking

-- a "spare" set of shoes during travel

Long story short they are very light and very comfortable, so any situation where you need those elements in a shoe make these a good choice..

(Make sure to size down. I dropped two euro sizes from 43 to 41 and they are perfect. The reason why is that this company sells this shoe in another version that has an insert, which takes up some room, but these "pure" versions lack the insert.)

Best Lightweight Camp Shoes

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

These were so awesome on my recent backpack trip. Used them around camp and on short hikes after reaching base camp. So light you don't even know their on your pack or shoes.

Current favorite shoe

    These 'croc' like shoes from vivo are excellent shoes to wear all around to help simulate the barefoot feel. I use them for running, travelling, on the water, and hiking with mostly good results. Out of the box they are around 8 mm thick and they compress to about half that after use. The ground feel is excellent, providing enough protection for smooth, and mild trail runs and are even better at home on the streets. They are not suitable for rough trails\scree. I thought I was going to slide around like crazy in them but the tiny bumps on the inside really do work to keep your foot in place. Something about them just makes my feet happy to be inside them.

    Some cons....
    It took me a couple weeks to get used to the foam on my feet. I got quite a few blisters at first but that has now stopped. You also need to be considerate of what goes into the shoe. Rocks and sand easily fill the shoe when using it in a wet environment which will also contribute to blisters. One idea to prevent this is to wear socks. I've used both thin wool and NRS hydroskin socks with great results.

    They ran big for me, and I ended up sizing on the smaller end. (usually an 9 but went with 8). You want a lot of space for your toes but the 9's were simply huge.

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      I got these as a second running shoe and a warm weather yard work shoe. I have to say that I love everything about these. They are super light and your feet stay cool in them. I was worried that my feet would get sweaty and slide around inside of them but they do not. It seem that the little bumps on the inside help your feet stay in place when they are wet.

      is there a weight listed for these ? i...

      is there a weight listed for these ? i am looking for a shoe i can stuff into my backpack for river crossings and want the lightest shoe i can find