In 2004, Terra Plana became pioneers of the barefoot movement by launching VIVOBAREFOOT™, the first minimalist shoe with a patented, ultrathin puncture-resistant sole that offers maximum sensory feedback (proprioception), and maximum protection. Seventy percent of your brain’s information for movement comes from the nerves on the soles of your feet. The more you can feel the ground, the greater your body’s understanding of its surroundings and natural movement.
In 2010, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Harvard University, both released studies to support that barefoot reduces injuries, reserves energy, and improves technique.
VIVOBAREFOOT™ features the most comprehensive line of minimalist shoes on the market. The VIVOBAREFOOT™ difference is in the sole. We make a series of constructions specifically designed for varying elements, terrains, and activities. From high performance off-road and trail running shoes, to work and kids shoes, VIVOBAREFOOT™ offers a total lifestyle solution for the whole family.
Now, the original barefoot shoe is helping to develop a younger generation. Your little ones should enjoy their playtime, whether they are on a playground or in the water! VIVOBAREFOOT™ for kids helps feet develop naturally with the durability and versatility of boots or performance sneakers.
In the water they’ll find their love of sand and seashell matched only by the support and puncture-resistance of the shoes on their feet. On the playground or playing sports, they’ll love the comfort and abrasion resistance of the non-toxic EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) insole.
Though they won’t know it, you can take pride knowing VIVOBAREFOOT™ footwear is produced sustainably using recycled, locally sourced materials, with efficient and eco-friendly production techniques, in independently monitored ethical factories.