|Terra Plana’s latest and hottest shoes are the VivoBarefoot. These shoes, with choices of classic, modern styled and colorful designed patterns, boast not only great fashion sense, but comfort. Their ecologically friendly and non generic production of the shoes also makes them a favorite of the “green” and eco-friendly movement. Their “barefoot” title comes from the ultra thin yet durable protective sole that the shoes have.
Introducing the new innovation from VivoBarefoot’s performance line, the Neo! The Vivo Barefoot Neo has been optimized to provide a truly great lightweight barefoot performance on various terrains. Possessing the Evo’s important features but not its price point, the Neo is a more conservative looking cross-trainer that offers more room for your forefoot to spread. Its flexible soles are just at 3mm yet it is highly durable and puncture resistant. The Neo’s uppers are made of Airmesh which is softer making it more comfortable for your feet.
Vivo Barefoot Neo Mens Testimonials
|Nick J||I’m going to give this shoe a five star rating. For me its just about right. I run trails and I need a certain amount of protection, a bit more than a KSO can give.
Firstly the ground feel is good, without insoles its not far off a vibram. with insoles I find them fantastic for running fast over rocks – no stone bruising. The longest I’ve used them for is only an hour but I feel they will replace my vibrams for some of my mid week runs. I tend to go minimal during the week and for my long runs revert to a trail shoe such as the inov 285 (without insole). For me the weight issue isn’t a problem as I’m not a minimal or barefoot purist – I would say that they feel light though, definitely less heavy than my 285’s, not too far off my X-talon 190’s. But KSO’s beat them in this category.
But then I can’t run fast over my preferred terrain in KSO’s.
The Toe-box for me is the best bit. Damn its like they took a mould of my foot when they built these. I fit in them right with the insoles in or out, slightly tighter with them in but I like that for trail running. Toes spread well and the rearfoot is held secure. I always lace my shoes with the lace lock loop technique, this pulls the back of the shoe tighter around the rearfoot. So far I haven’t felt any slipping.
|bunthius||I was looking for a moderate running shoe that could double as an everyday shoe to wear in the office and about. I was not interested in gaining unwanted attention by wearing footgloves or having a prominent hex pattern a la the Evos. I am 6’8″ so I get enough unwanted attention as it is. The Neos are perfect for me. I am new to running so I only go on moderate runs for now. They are very comfortable shoes and have ample space in the front for my toes to splay on impact. The build quality is top notch. They are my favorite pair of Vivobarefoots so far and I have owned 4 different models over recent years. (Dharma, Dalston, Dylan, Neo)
Overall, I would recommend this shoe if you are looking to have a general but attractive looking walking/everyday shoe on top of moderate running.
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