Vivobarefoot Achilles Sandal Review

The Vivobarefoot Achilles Sandal is a modernized Huarache running sandal with its zero-drop, 3mm flexible puncture-resistant rubber outsole that allows you to run with the barefoot running stride and optimal forefoot strike precision!

Vivobarefoot Achilles Running Sandal Review

What’s the Achilles Sandal Good For?

The Achilles Sandal is perfect for summer running and walking on all terrain types, especially trails and grass. It’s also ideal for obstacle course races because the sandal does not trap in water, mud or dirt!

Vivobarefoot Achilles Sandal Review

Upper Specifications: 

The upper is made entirely of 100% lightweight vegan fabrications that provides an extra-wide fit while the openness makes the feet truly as free, and cool, as possible.

Vivobarefoot Achilles Sandal Review

A big asset of the upper is its ergonomically specialized to improve the functional movement of the toes thanks to the sandals split-toe toe-box which provides a lot more room for the toes, especially the big toe, to spread and flex. This optimizes balance stability, especially when you are zipping downhill or over uneven terrain! This active engagement of the toes also makes them stronger, too!

For a more stable and secure fit, the upper employs removable nylon straps instead of laces for a quicker adjustable and adaptable fit.

Sole Specifications: 

The Achilles Running Sandal sits on a 3mm thin, snappy, grippy rubber sole that gives you a great feel of the ground, while taking the sting out of sharp pebbles.

Vivobarefoot Achilles Sandal Review

The sole also provides a wider footbed, making the sandal more functional in improving foot geometry.

Final Thoughts:

For a running sandal, the Vivobarefoot Achilles running sandal is impressively well put together!

I really like that the extra strength and structure provides a secure, reassuring fit that you get on every stride while  automatically adapting to the shape of your foot.

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Bretta Riches

"I believe the forefoot strike is the engine of endurance running..."

BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.
Bretta Riches

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1 Comment

  1. I want vivo Achilles barefoot sandals but unable to get it in any website and I am based out of Bangalore , India and I need a UK 8 or 42 size , can someone help in getting that and here is my email I’d

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