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Vivo Barefoot shoes -- starting at $55
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Tim Haynes

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Vivo Barefoot shoes -- starting at $55 on 09/12/2011 08:28:40 MDT Print View

LeftLane Sports is having a sale on VivoBarefoot shoes -- my favorite all around minimalist footwear. I'm ordering a couple of pairs, but wanted to share.

Here's the link. Full disclosure: Like many of the other best deals, it's one of those membership sites, where they will give me $10 for anyone who signs up and makes a purchase.

For $55, this is ridiculous. Early this year, I was happy to buy my first pair for $100... and I'd do it again. They retail for $160 and seldom go on sale, so this is easily the best deal I've ever seen on them.


Steven Adeff
(TinCanFury) - F

Locale: Boston
sizing tips? on 09/13/2011 05:54:14 MDT Print View

how's sizing on these comparatively? I'm generally a 9.5/10 so knowing if they run on the "small" or "big" size would be helpful. thanks!

Tim Haynes

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Vivo Barefoot shoes on 09/13/2011 21:39:06 MDT Print View

I hate to say "it depends" but it does. They come with some very nice, thin insoles. I wear them without insoles; they're designed to work well both ways, depending on user preference. I like to be as near to the ground as I can.

Without insoles, it essentially makes them work for wider feet because you've opened up the amount of room, and the two models I have are both very flexible, so opening up more space allows your foot to spread out. With the insoles in, they would tighten up and work for a narrower foot.

I don't know if that helps at all. I am normally a 10.5 with slightly wider than average feet, and I went with a size 43-euro, which was too tight with insoles and perfect without them.

I think I would have been fine a size larger as well... definitely with the insoles in. So there is a little margin for error.

Hope that helps.