Well, my toes are officially abnormal. I was so excited about the Vivobarefoot Achilles, but sadly I had to put them back in the cute little bag they came in and send them home. Away from my crazy middle toe that cannot be tamed. My overall impression was good other than my toe issue. But unfortunately, because of my whacky anatomy, I really couldn’t run over a mile in these little cutie pies. Take home message for these shoes: Try them on before you buy!
Pros: Ground feel, appearance, easy peasy strapping system (somewhat uncommon in running sandals!), zero drop, 3.5 mm stack height, high quality materials, 4.2 oz weight, vegan. Love the furry friends! Split toe design provides good stability, no slippage when running.
Cons: Split toe design is not for everyone. Case in point, check out my misbehavin’ toe below. Split toe design will take some getting used to for all you folks with a smaller space between big toe and middle toe and will require a period of breaking in. Blisters could result during the break in time.
HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD TROUBLE WITH THE SPLIT TOE/CAGE DESIGN? I’D LOVE TO HEAR! PLEASE TELL ME I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH WHACKY FEET…