Vivobarefoot Addis, Mens Classic Leather lace-up with a Barefoot Feel & a Social Conscience – Review

Vivobarefoot Addis, Mens Classic Leather lace-up with a Barefoot Feel & a Social Conscience – Product characteristics

  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately Ankle from arch
  • Naturally-scarred African Wild Hide leather upper tanned by Pittards
  • Soft leather lining for comfort
  • Non-removable leather lined insole for comfort
  • Ultra-thin, flexible and foldable
  • Durable rubber sole for maximum sensory feedback and minimum interference
Vivobarefoot Addis, Mens Classic Leather lace-up with a Barefoot Feel & a Social Conscience Brown
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Vivobarefoot Addis, Mens Classic Leather lace-up with a Barefoot Feel & a Social Conscience Brown*
  • Consciously crafted shoes, empowering makers & supporting local communities
  • Hand-stitched Ethiopian-sourced Wild Hide leather
  • Men's Everyday Shoes

Vivobarefoot Addis, Mens Classic Leather lace-up with a Barefoot Feel & a Social Conscience – Reviews

Bad customer service, beware.

Actually a big fan of the company. Really enjoy the feel of their shoes, but this particular pair didn’t last 2 months before stitching came loose, and this was during quarantine! I couldn’t have worn them more than a dozen times and used gently, in comparison with their Gobi or FG that I wear into the ground and are doing awesome.But this product was a dud and their customer service so far has been crap. If they don’t stand by their products, it’s hard to feel good giving them your business.It’s truly a shame, I love their shoes and these do feel luxurious and look pretty darn good for a barefoot shoe. Had they been willing to replace their faulty product, I’d give them 5 stars. But for this shoddy work coupled with poor customer service, I can not recommend these shoes.

Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2020

Authentic, Fast and Fabulous

Any reservation I had about purchasing from .Legend Footwear in London has been absolutely erased. I ordered these Vivobarefoot shoes on Monday and got them today Friday. From the time I placed the order to the time I received them it took less than 4 days! They are faster than Vivobarefoot.com – which takes about 7-8 days from the day the order is placed and that is with paying the extra speed shipping cost. These shoes ARE NO QUESTION authentic. I ordered another pair in black previously, which I had to return because of the size I chose being too small and they were authentic as well. I hemmed and hawed and contacted Customer Service wondering if this site was what it claimed and YES it is. This company is fast and reliable from my experience. They may charge a few dollars more than what you would pay if you go to the (for example) Vivobarefoot.com website, but if you are wanting to buy them on Amazon and/or cannot find a particular size or type on the shoes official website, then this store does a fabulous job stocking shoes to sell via Amazon. This particular shoe I purchased had sold out on the Vivobarefoot site and I took a chance again to order from this store and SO impressed. I noticed they also sometimes order styles and colors that are no longer carried by Vivobarefoot, like the pink women’s shoe in this style, which makes .Legend Footwear a great go to to shop for shoes and pay a few bucks more for not only the speed but the shoes they are able to acquire and sell on Amazon. I am not paid to do this – I was just so excited to get these shoes so early and in realizing they are the real deal, I had to write a review in support of this company. Thanks to the folks that work there and don’t be hesitant to purchase from them. Like I said authentic, fast and fabulous!

Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2022

Only shoe I can wear! Hope they keep making them!

I have a pair of these (light grey) direct from Vivo and wanted to add a bit of variety to my shoe game. I ordered the brown and love them! My grey pair I ordered from Vivo was a 41EU (auto sized). The brown I ordered a 7 based on a comparison chart and they are just 40EU but they fit almost identically! If you have any hip, pelvis, foot issue (like my morton’s neuroma) this is the ideal shoe to start to fix you…that and consistent toe spreading devices! It’s all about the FEET…from there on up. I wear these to workout in, walk miles in, work in, etc. The pair I ordered direct took 2 months, this pair came from this seller in the UK via Fed Ex in 2 days! I was shocked at the speed. Packaged secure and clean. Thanks!

Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2022

My only issue was I thought the shoes were white and purchased

Leather was a bit stiff but that would have changed in time. Had I been able to handle the color being a light grey instead of white, I would not have returned them.

Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2022

Look good, fit good, feel good.

If you like barefoot shoes and want a good looking daily shoe this one is top notch. Really love the fit and finish, quality so far is great and seem like they are going to last a nice long time.

Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2020

Great business barefoot casual shoe!

Vivo Barefoot shoes are great for improving the strength and agility of your feet and legs. These are a great business casual option for the office if you are embarking on the barefoot journey. They aren’t the most aesthetic shoe as compared to the athletic models, but very functional and feel great!

Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2022

I do love these shoes!

I do love the shoes. I like the way they look. I can wear them with anything. They do run a bit large. Otherwise great shoes.

Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2020

Timeless look and built to last

Over the moon about both the look and feel. Love this company and this shoe.

Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2020
Vivobarefoot Addis, Mens Classic Leather lace-up with a Barefoot Feel & a Social Conscience Brown
88 Reviews
Vivobarefoot Addis, Mens Classic Leather lace-up with a Barefoot Feel & a Social Conscience Brown*
  • Consciously crafted shoes, empowering makers & supporting local communities
  • Hand-stitched Ethiopian-sourced Wild Hide leather
  • Men's Everyday Shoes

Vivobarefoot Addis, Mens Classic Leather lace-up with a Barefoot Feel & a Social Conscience – FAQ

are they waterproof or water resistant?

No. They are leather that can soak through. I put snow seal in mine and that makes them very water resistant.

Vivobarefoot Addis, Mens Classic Leather lace-up with a Barefoot Feel & a Social Conscience Brown
88 Reviews
Vivobarefoot Addis, Mens Classic Leather lace-up with a Barefoot Feel & a Social Conscience Brown*
  • Consciously crafted shoes, empowering makers & supporting local communities
  • Hand-stitched Ethiopian-sourced Wild Hide leather
  • Men's Everyday Shoes

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