Men's VIVOBAREFOOT™ BREATHO TRAIL :: Experience a new way to off-road. You'll be breathing hard and feeling fast in the men's VIVOBAREFOOT™ Breatho Trail shoe. The better-than-barefoot design keeps feet safe with the ultra-thin, puncture resistant sole, toe guard and with awesome grip. Lock feet in place with the zig-zag lock-lacing system. Feet stay cool and comfortable no matter how hot the trail gets with breathable open mesh.
Features & Benefits:
VIVOBAREFOOT Off Road Sole: Rubber outsole specifically designed for off road surfaces with directional lugs to maximize surface contact for superior barefoot traction
3mm Sole with 5mm lugs: Offering maximum proprioception with protection and ultimate grip
Removable Insole: 3mm Pressed EVA Insole for additional thermal protection when necessary
Dri-lex lining: Lightweight, performance lining for moisture wicking and superior comfort
Breathable Mesh Upper: Comfortable and lightweight, this mesh allows ventilation and airflow around the foot
TPU Toe Guard: Protects the foot and prevents scuffs for additional durability
Lock-Lacing System: Zigzag webbing eyelets make sure the foot is secure in the shoe
I am a Vibram Five Fingers convert. I've been running in Bikila's for 2 years and really like them. My ultra runner friend keeps telling me I need something for trails to protect my feet, so these were the least expensive trail running neutral shoe I've seen. I was confused by the size charts and ordered a 43 when I should have ordered a 42. Even with my thickest Smartwool socks they are too loose for my liking. They were okay at the start of my first 7 mile trail run but by the end I felt like I was dragging them along. Great traction on trails. The round shoelace came untied twice even with double knots so I will probably replace them with flat laces.
Ran 12km along the beach today; deep sand, rocks and water. These shoes handled everything. Felt like I was running barefoot, but with the extra grip and protection from the rocks and sharp broken shells offered by my Vivos, I didn't have to hold back at all. It was like giving a BMX rider a trail bike!
Fit isn't quite right. Too short, yet a bit sloppy (I don't wear socks). Will play with lacing options.
Have tried lots of minimalist shoes (incl running exclusively barefoot for over a year), and while some are great on the road, nothing has come close to these on trails!
East Coast Australia
20 Miles on the first trial
I'm not sure how these are selling before the VIVOBAREFOOT site is even releasing them, but I am glad they are. I found the black and yellow online. I first put them on for a 20 mile run on a gravel/mud trail with a couple patches of pavement. Not a single hot spot and my feet felt great in the end. The tread is very aggressive and would not be comfortable on miles of pavement. I took out the inserts that come with the shoes after about 3 miles and was much happier without them.
Great Barefoot Runner
I've tried a few minimalist shoes and I really like the Vivo Barefoot. This model in particular has a nice wide toe box which allows the foot the room it needs to spread for natural barefoot mechanics. These shoes are great for snow/ice covered sidewalks in winter. The breathability means they can be a little chilly at first, but once I get going it's not a problem.
Mens VIVOBAREFOOT Breatho Trail Running Shoe
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