*I was provided a pair of Vivobarefoot shoes to review, but as usual, all opinions expressed are my own.*
Have you ever heard of Vivobarefoot?? They are pioneers of the barefoot movement and the creators of the very first minimalist shoe. According to VIVObarefoot, a strong foot is the foundation of natural movement and health. The VIVOBAREFOOT difference is in the sole. They make a series of constructions specifically designed for varying elements, terrains, and activities. From high performance running shoes, off-road and trail running shoes, to work and kids shoes, they offer a total lifestyle line for the whole family!
VIVOBAREFOOT is not about gimmicks. It is about allowing your body to move as evolution intended; its about zero-drop heals and anatomic width, total flexibility and ultra-thin puncture-resistant soles.
Vivobarefoot recently contacted me to see if I would like to try a new pair of their shoes from their on-road performance collection. But as ya’ll know, I can NOT wear low profile or barefoot style running shoes because of all of my calf issues that developed after wearing Newtons. The barefoot phenomenon has really taken off within the last 10 years, and while the concept is great, it’s definitely not for everyone. Now, just because I can’t RUN in barefoot style shoes doesn’t mean I can’t wear them on a daily basis for everyday living. And in fact, I like to walk around barefoot at home to try to strengthen the muscles in my feet. We all know how important those foot muscles are for runners! So we compromised and I got the opportunity to try out the VIVOBarefoot Jing Jing.
So now that the weather is getting cold, I wasn’t super excited about wearing a flat around, but we had a string of nice warm days recently and I really got to check them out! I would much rather be wearing my long socks and boots, but this was the perfect opportunity.
According to VIVOBAREFOOT:
Effortless by design and simple by nature the Jing Jing is designed to honour the feet and let them do their thing.
We’ve removed the things you don’t need and left a simple and soft vegan upper which is built on the thin, flexible yet durable sole so you get total flexibility for healthy feet and a full range of movement.
Ladies, we all know how important it is to find that perfect fitting, everyday ‘run-around’ shoe, that takes us from day time to evening! The Jing Jing provides the perfect combination of both!
I absolutely LOVED these flats. I loved the soft feel of them and at first I thought they were suede! Turns out they aren’t but that’s ok. Now, I love my flats in the spring and early fall and have a select few that I wear. I saved up for so long to buy THESE and was so incredibly disappointed in them. For the price, they should fit like a glove and feel like a slipper. NOT the case. I get blisters within an hour of wearing them every time. But the VIVOBAREFOOT?? OMG, I wore them around on a day of errands and they were THE MOST comfortable flats I’ve ever worn. I didn’t get one blister and they were comfy for the entire day that I wore them. My feet felt amazing.
I felt like they were extremely sturdy and very well made.
The sole is called V-Eve and is “sensory clarity for your feet with pure feminine simplicity.” It is a 3mm sole made with V-grip rubber.
Super light weight that I barely even knew they were on my feet.
They come in a variety of colors as well: black, pink, light blue, salmon, navy, light grey, taupe and yellow.
Seriously, these are my go-to flat from now on, and you can’t beat the price point of $50….I got totally jipped with my Tory Burch flats that I paid some serious cash for (even when they were on sale). I will definitely be trying these out in another color for the spring without a doubt.
Now for the exciting part!!! VIVOBAREFOOT wants to give one of YOU your very own pair of Jing Jing flats….sorry guys (not sure I have many male readers though). Just use the rafflecopter below!!Win a pair of @vivobarefoot shoes with @suzy399. Your feet will thank you. #giveaway #vivobarefoot Click To Tweet
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- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
- You must be 18 years of age or older and is open to U.S. residents only
- The sweepstakes will run from 12/16/14 at 12:00am EST through 12/23/14 at 12:00am EST
- In order to enter to win you must use the rafflecopter entries.
- One winners will receive one pair of VIVOBAREFOOT Jing Jing flats, valued at $50
- The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
- The winner will be selected at random on 12/23/14 and will be notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email If the prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
- All entrants are bound by the official rules of this giveaway.
- Winner must be able to prove identity and provide a legal mailing address.
- All entries are verified by myself.
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