Vivobarefoot EVO Pure Review

No matter what terrain you run, the Vivobarefoot EVO Pure produces the barefoot ride you seek while providing nominal protection from trail debris. 

Vivobarefoot EVO Pure Review

What’s the Vivobarefoot EVO Pure Good For?

The EVO Pure is a solid execution of a barefoot off-road and road shoe that performs best in dry conditions.

Terra Plana Evo Pure

More specifically, the shoe performs excellently on soft or hard dirt surfaces as well on rugged, technical trails, and will no doubt help you achieve winning velocity for challenging trail races.

Sole Specifications:

The EVO Pure sits on a 3 mm thin, super flexible outsole that impressively provides enough comfort to last through plenty of mileage! The sole is also abrasion-resistant so rocks dont over-penetrate your underfoot.
Vivobarefoot Evo Pure Review

Most important, the sole is super close to the ground because it zero dropped and does a great job at matching the sensory feel of being barefoot to help keep your forefoot strike on target when you run.

Evo Pure

Despite being strongly protective, the sole is very purposely flexible to allow natural foot motions and sufficient ground adaptation for optimal handling when zipping over technical grounds.

Upper Specifications:

The fit of the EVO Pure’s upper is enhanced with super stretchy 100% vegan nylon meshy fabrications that easily embraces a wide foot while reducing the weight of the shoe to keep you feeling super light on your feet!
Terra Plana Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure

The upper is also amazingly comfortable even without socks!

Final Thoughts:

Bottom line, where the Vivobarefoot EVO Pure feels and performs best is in functionality because the shoe creates more space for the feet to work independently which will definitely revive your feet in strength and shape. This will also make it easier for you to adapt to new levels of training!

It’s also great that the aesthetic features of the EVO Pure makes the shoe a nice fixture for casual wear, too!

If you’ve enjoyed this review, be sure to read my reviews on the most popular barefoot-like running shoes!

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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.
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