Vivobarefoot One Review

One of the most legitimate barefoot running shoes is the Vivobarefoot One because of the wide, rounded toe-box coupled with the strong ground-feel acuity delivered by the shoes ultra thin sole, allows you to keep your feet fully functional while helping you develop a more effective forefoot running style.

Vivobarefoot One Review

What’s the Vivobarefoot One Good For?

The Vivobarefoot One is one of the more dynamically versatile barefoot shoes that’s meant for comfort and dependability for obstacle course races as well as running on asphalt, concrete, gravel, mud and snow!

Vivobarefoot ONE Review

Bottom line, the One is super lightweight, soft and plenty durable for you to feel fast and confident while helping you adopt and uphold the barefoot running style, which always works out for the best in injury prevention!

Sole Specifications:

The One sits on a completely flat, 2.5 mm thin sole that offers a very intimate connection with the ground to make it easier for you to monitor your forefoot strike when running. However, if you prefer more comfort and protection, the One also comes with a thin, removable insole.

Vivobarefoot One Review

Vivobarefoot One Review

The One’s sole actually feels thinner than it is and feels more minimal than the New Balance Minimus and the Merrell Vapor Glove.

Upper Specifications:

Like the sole, the Ones uncluttered upper is made of light and airy 100% vegan materials that securely wraps the foot to the shoe and comfortably conforms to a wide foot, too.

Vivobarefoot ONE Review

The forefoot region is also more flexible to ensure the foot properly expands to its fullest, the way that it should.

Even better, the upper will definitely keep your feet cool because its so breathable, your feet will barely sweat in the summer!

Final Thoughts:

Obstacle course and road racing just got easier with the Vivobarefoot One because of the shoes light, feathery feel while providing non-stop comfort and decent protection, runners can certainly count on the One for helping them performing their best!

It’s also nice that the One looks good as a casual shoe, too!

Lastly, the Vivobarefoot One is for runners who aren’t interested in barefoot running, but are looking for stride correction. Thankfully, the One supplies plenty barefoot–sensation for a rewarding experience in gait-correction, giving yourself the chance to live up to your full potentials as a great runner!

Here’s my video review on the Vivobarefoot One running shoe:

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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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