Vivobarefoot Primus Sport II, Juniors Vegan Minimalistic Shoes, with Barefoot Sole – Review

Vivobarefoot Primus Sport II, Juniors Vegan Minimalistic Shoes, with Barefoot Sole – Product characteristics

  • Rubber sole
  • Sneakers for the ones who don’t just follow the crowd
  • Minimal interference in natural, healthy movement for everyday wear and sports
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Vivobarefoot Primus Sport II, Juniors Vegan Minimalistic Shoes, with Barefoot Sole*
  • Sneakers for the ones who don't just follow the crowd
  • Minimal interference in natural, healthy movement for everyday wear and sports
  • Kid's Everyday Shoes

Vivobarefoot Primus Sport II, Juniors Vegan Minimalistic Shoes, with Barefoot Sole – Reviews

Not my cup of tea due to quality and materials

I’ll try to make this short and simple for my review.I ordered 3 different pairs of “barefoot” style shoes as I was looking to have something for weightlifting so I could feel more ground as I still need somewhat of support due to plantar fascitis.Xero Prio – feels sorta bulky (little heavier), fits true to size and has lots of wiggle room for toes. I think this one would definitely be a good running shoe or if you want more weight on your feet.Xero HFS – feels very lightweight, fits true to size but as the manufacturer website states to go up half a size is totally a personally preference. I had plenty of wiggle room left in the toe box and felt much more secure in this shoes when doing lunges, deadlifts, etc. I would recommend this one hands down but your width of foot might depend if you want to go up half a size or not. I just feel overall the flexibility and movement was hands down better in this one. I did order 2 of these…both regular size and half size up and I felt that the regular size that I normally wear worked better for me.Vivobarefoot – everyone rants and raves about this brand but honestly it was just OK.. I mean the gripping power of the underneath of the shoe was spot on for weightlifting, wiggle room is more than necessary,etc. I did not like the front area of the shoe at all when doing lunges or calf raises…the plasticy/vinyl part of the shoe near the boxes ended up hurting my feet because of how it scrunched. It was not really a “natural” movement. I just felt for the amount of money spent, the quality could be better. I could see that the material can easily come undone overtime from constantly “scrunching” when walking, lunging, etc… For $160…NOT worth it. They do run true to size but for the amount of money I feel it’s a waste of money.Again, just an honest review and my opinion. Good luck!

Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2022

Happy feet!

Great shoes with lots of room for those happy toes.Way to go Vivo!

Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2021

Shoes look used and discolored!

Shoes fit fine but they look used. The soles look dirty and there is discoloration on the sides. Not impressed.

Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2021
Vivobarefoot Primus Sport II, Juniors Vegan Minimalistic Shoes, with Barefoot Sole*
  • Sneakers for the ones who don't just follow the crowd
  • Minimal interference in natural, healthy movement for everyday wear and sports
  • Kid's Everyday Shoes

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