Saturday, May 21, 2011

VIVO BAREFOOT: Ultra or Evo II or Neo

Thinking of getting a pair soon?  Here's a quick rundown of the 3 barefoot shoes from Terra Plana

Ultra Evo II Neo
Upper EVA (Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate) Thin Skin Nylon Mesh Airmesh and Microfiber
Collar/Panel & Lining Removable Nylon/Airpene/Neoprene Sock Lining Eco Nylon Mesh and Microfiber Airmesh, Microfiber and Airprene
Insoles None Removable & Washable recycled memory foam insole Poliyou - 100% Recycled Memory Foam
Sole Latex rubber and TPU abrasion resistant sole Latex rubber and TPU abrasion resistant sole Latex rubber and TPU abrasion resistant sole
Sole Thickness 4 mm 4 mm 4 mm
Weight w/ Insoles None 9 oz. 9.5 oz.
Weight w/o Insoles 4 oz. 8.5 oz. 9 oz.
Price $90.00 $160.00 $120.00

Vivobarefoot Ultra

Vivobarefoot Evo II

Vivobarefoot Neo

(image courtesy of utahoutside and barefootangiebee)


Anonymous said...

mas astig ko ung EVOII bro!

Daves said...

i prefer ultra over evo2 though i'd have the personally see the material used for ultra. worried that it might get squishy if feet begins to perspire :)

ann said...

barefoot running 101: barefoot ultra (gorgeous!)or VFF??? i'd appreciate some advice. i wanna get started, but i've been procrastinating for the longest time.
thank you!

Daves said...

ann, this is a difficult question. barefoot ultra or vff? either is fine as both invites you to cultivate a more natural running gait and promotes midfoot strike.

there's a vff fun run this saturday. it is scheduled at 7pm (ROX). do come if your schedule permits. it doesn't matter whether you are a barefoot/minimalist runner, everyone is invited to join

congrats on your run during mizuno highlands. thanks for dropping by :)

ann said...

Thanks a lot, Daves! I follow your blog because you write about barefoot running in a way that is easy to understand(not so technical), especially with all the graphics/photos, so it's more of a guide for me. Napapaisip talaga ko and the only thing which seems to stop me now is my history of bursitis. The idea to go barefoot keeps 'haunting' me, and I might just give in one of these days. Hehehe. See you on the road!

Daves said...

glad you like the articles here. i hope you were able to attend the fun run led by vff last saturday. with regards to bursitis, i've read barefoot runners who was able to overcome it. you may want to try it out on an oval track first and evaluate if barefoot running is for you :)

Max said...

Thanks for this review-comparison-thing :) Helped me a lot with my decision, which VIVOBAREFOOTs I'll buy... And that's a hard one, there are just too many posiblities and you hear form everywhere 'this is the best shoe' 'no, this one is even better'... well, I'll see :)

Daves said...

your welcome max! :)

Anonymous said...

It's a good table, but have you tried all three, and can you offer any personal experience?

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