Sunday, October 16, 2011

VIVOBAREFOOT™ Barefoot Running "Natural" Footwear Spring 2012

Lee Saxby-World Renown Running Coach....with foot/stride/gait analysis like we've never had before
Outdoor Retailer/SLC

Wall of winners
words/images Judith Ecochard

The whole 'barefoot' thing -I don't think it's individual...it's the whole point of mechanical rules you have to apply," biomechanics expert/running coach Lee Saxby remarked to us...as we got out stance analyzed and stride projected on an oversized screen...at the Vivobarefoot™ exhibit.


For walking-it's a heel to toe motion, for running -midfoot---and for sprinting, it's toe first for proper biomechanicals...that's for some reason, controversial in the heel first joggers' circles. For runners though---something we think most 'joggers' would morph into if they changed their stride...the midfoot first strike controls pronation and prevents knee injuries-from bad technique.

For the Spring/Summer 2012 Vivobarefoot "the original barefoot shoe company" offers a logical brand extension of their footwear based on one's "proprioceptive sense"---feedback from the feet that "informs the brain of the ground reaction forces encountered which triggers change to the most appropriate form of locomotion."

Meaning running right, injury free. Naturally.

WHAT'S NEW:

--- Kickers for urban and multi-terrain.


Legacy-stylish leather upper, high performance EVO outsole...urban friendly looks yet with a wide toe box for natural spread, moisture wicking lining





EVO II -L




Neo Trail -off road traction in an ultra-thin sole, zig-zag webbing eyelet system and external bridge loop secures fastening over hydrophobic upper, removable EVA insole, abrasion resistant toe guard




Breatho Trail=Trail and off road running with innovative sock-like construction/external lacing zig zags- secures foot, rubber outsole with directional luggs maximize surface  contact, TPU toe guard, breathable mesh upper



OFF ROAD Mid and High-Waterproof barefoot hiking shoes...puncture resistant sole has added "teeth" for superior traction, speed hook laces are secure and fast, removable ultra-thin EVA insole provides adjustable fit and insulation.




Ultra-the lightest running shoe on the market-an amphibious 3 in 1 chameleon shoe for beach, traiil and travel...barely there cage-elastic laces and moulded eyelets-easy to pull on/off, plug in anti-bacterial mesh sock for thermal and puncture resistance -that can be worn independently



Achilles-world's first fully molded barefoot performance sandal...with an ultra-thin puncture resistant sole and a split toe guard design for downhill running comfort and control---Neoprene soft-touch heel support and removable nylon strap offer extra comfort

Other Spring styles include those for indoor workouts....

Studio performance shoes for women-and casual wear

Studio 





Cute-Kid's Casual-start-'em off right















HYBRID is the neatest looking Golf Shoe we've ever seen---High Performance Barefoot too!













What we loved the most----these beyond cool-Patented ultra-thin puncture resistant sole, bellowed tongue for seamless cmfort and 360 degree water resistant breathability, removable ultra-thin EVA insole...and a VIVOBAREFOOT zero-pitch performance last aligned to the axis of the foot for a perfect fit. Eco friendly vegetable tanned abrasion resistant upper and rip-stop nylon trimmings=durable.






Red, white and blue-Amphibious Ultra Pure-gals