Our sedentary and cushioned lifestyles are making us and our planet sick.

Founded in 2012 by two seventh-generation cobblers, Galahad and Asher Clark, Vivobarefoot is based on one simple insight - barefoot footwear is sustainable footwear. 

A Vivobarefoot product or experience is one that literally brings us closer to nature - regenerating our physical, social and spiritual health and the natural world.

We believe:
The closer people are to nature, the more they will protect it.
The natural world is the only real model of sustainability.
Barefoot shoes are the only shoes that are healthy for us and the planet.


The human foot is a biomechanical masterpiece; when left to its own devices it can thrive doing everything from walking and running to jumping and dancing, but by cramming it in a modern shoe - cushioned, narrow and rigid - negates its natural strength and function. Our feet are our foundation connecting us to the earth, they should not be compromised.

All Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be Wide, Thin and Flexible: as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement. Allowing you to feel the ground beneath your feet.

There is a powerful sensory connection between the feet and the brain and thus, our movement and place in the world. A Vivobarefoot shoe reconnects you to the world around you, literally bringing you closer to nature.


Vivobarefoot is a B Corporation(™) Certified business for good. B corp(™) are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build more inclusive and sustainable economy. 

Companies in the B Corp community meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. 

These values are at the core of Vivobarefoot and everything we do. 

But we also know that sustainability is no longer enough. Our sedentary, cushioned lifestyles are making us and the planet sick: we must take radical action to restore and regenerate health and the natural world.


The short-term comfort of foam and air is having a long-term effect on our health.

Shoespiracy is a short documentary that sheds light on a 'shoe-shaped' public health scandal.

We speak with footwear innovators, Harvard professors, doctors and medical leaders to challenge the way we think about the effects of footwear on feet and health. 


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