MOVEMENT GEAR FOR A BETTER YOU
GEAR THAT MAKES US BETTER.We think the human form, when allowed to be what it is, is AWESOME! It’s wonderfully mobile, creative and expressive; built for power, speed, agility and grace! So for the most part your own body is the only training tool you need.
But there are some products that really do augment our bodies and allow us to move and be better. We like to find those products and test them; peel away the BS and bring the best of best to you!
THAT’S WHAT YOU’LL FIND HERE.
These really are amazing products, which we know you’ll get benefit from.
VIVOBAREFOOT shoes are awesome and feet are amazing structures: 25% of your bones are located in your feet! Your foot bones support 33 joints (per foot) and over one hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Feet are a big deal. Time to start learning more about them.
We’ll be sharing a lot of information with you about foot health & mobility in the coming months and I recommend signing up to our BLOG to read the latest.Damien Norris
Rebuild Your Body From the Ground Up!
It’s time to find out more about our feet. And what better way to do this than with somehitihng you’ll use EVERYDAY: shoes.
We believe in this shoe so much we became a seller here in Australia!
Of all the barefoot shoes we’ve tried, VIVOBAREFOOT is the one we keep returning to again and again for indoor and outdoor movement training.
So now we sell them. And for cheaper than you’ll find elsewhere.
10% OFF when you buy your Viviobarefoot shoes from us. Thank you for supporting the Rewilding movement revolution!
We also give you a FREE downloadable FOOT MOBILITY Program. It’s a program specifically designed for stretching, strengthen and mobilising your feet!
Lastly we sell any shoe from the entire VIVO range and price match almost any deal going in Australia or New Zealand.
We have five basic senses: touch, taste, sight, hearing, and smell. They all send feedback from the environment to the brain. But there are two other sensory systems that are rarely talked about — the proprioceptive system and the vestibular system.
Proprioception gives us the ability to perceive the motion and position of our bodies in space, while the vestibular system is responsible for balance and coordination.
The development of both of these senses relies heavily on sensory input we receive through bare feet. When activated by pressure and movement, nerve endings in the feet called proprioceptors send signals to the brain telling it how the body is oriented.
The information gained from proprioceptors “is used to protect the foot itself from injury, but it’s also used by the brain to make subtle adjustments in your gait to protect bones and joints all the way up your body and to maximize the efficiency of your movements,”
[From The Barefoot Book Dr. Daniel Howell]
WHAT IS A MINIMALIST SHOE?
Footwear providing minimal interference with the natural movement of the foot due to its high flexibility, low heel-to-toe drop (ZERO DROP), weight and stack height, and the absence of motion control and stability devices.
How you were born! Zero drop simply means there is no drop from the heel of the shoe down to the forefoot, whereas traditional shoes typically feature a 12mm drop from heel to forefoot.
The heel of a shoe forces the body to realign itself into an unnatural shape to stay balanced. Imagine a wedge under one side of a cupboard; it will tilt. Your body does the same in healed shoes. Zero drop shoes give our bodies the best chance of proper postural alignment.
SHOES: MEN - WOMEN - KIDS
We give a standard 10% off the RRP of any shoe in the Vivobarefoot Online Store & will price match any special. Read the Terms & Conditions at the bottom of this page carefully and ENJOY a great deal on an AWESOME product.
OUR TOP 3 MENS, WOMENS & CUSTOMER CHOICE
"KIDS HAVE A CHANCE TO GET IT RIGHT FIRST TIME AROUND."
Children’s feet are born with almost flawless mobility and fantastic range of movement. Supple. Strong. Perfect! Why mess with nature when you can compliment it.
FOOD FOR YOUR MIND: We list only the best, most relevant, interesting and inspiring literature we find on topics like whole body movement, transitioning to a minimal shoe or a minimal lifestyle. The things you’ll find here have been read by us. We won’t list anything we’ve not read. If it’s here it’s because we honestly think it is information worthy of your time.
Born to Run: The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen$6.47
Breaking the Jump: the secret story of Parkour’s high flying rebellion$22.83
Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization$21.99
Move Your DNA$11.99
Natural Born Heroes: The Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance$9.71
Spark: How exercise will improve the performance of your brain$11.99
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World$9.67
The Parkour & Freerunning Handbook$31.79
The Practice of Natural Movement$42.99
Walden by Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)$9.90
Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well To Minimal Footwear$10.46
VIVOBAREFOOT SHOE REQUEST FORM (10% OFF & PRICE MATCH)
‘Ts & Cs’
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR FOOT?
The best way get an accurate size is to grab a sheet of A4 paper. You need to measure BOTH FEET. They may not be the same as each other. Put your socks on and place your foot on the paper. Make a mark at the two end points of your foot: generally behind the heal and in front of your big toe. Some people’s second toe is longer than their big toe so make sure you mark at the end of your longest toe. Measure the distance between the two points and check the SIZE in EU on the VIVOBAREFOOT store.
HOW TO BUY ANY SHOE IN THE VIVOBAREFOOT RANGE AND CLAIM 10%
STEP 1: Go to the Australian VIVOBAREFOOT AUS store and find the shoe(s) you would like to buy. Use VIVOBAREFOOTS Shoe Size Guide to determine your size in EU and MOST IMPORTANTLY, make sure they have your size in stock – if they are out of stock then we are out of stock!
STEP 2: Return to our website and make your purchase in one of two ways:
- If we have the shoe listed in our Men’s, Women’s or Kids ‘Curated Gear’ shop above then purchase the shoe their; or
- Use the ‘Shoe Request Form’ on this page – we’ll send you a link to pay for your shoes.
STEP 3: Once you have paid for your shoes we’ll order them and they will be delivered to your door. Easy!
SHIPPING & DELIVERY
We offer free shipping for orders over $100. For orders under $100 a flat shipping fee of $5 applies.
RETURN & REFUND
We are super proud to offer a 10% discount off the RRP of your VIVOBAREFOOT shoes in addition to free shipping for orders over $100 and one free exchange. Because this is such a good deal you MUST choose your shoes carefully because we do not accept returns or issue refunds for change of mind. This policy does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
You will choose your shoe from the Australian VIVOBAREFOOT store and are responsible for making sure the shoe you want is available in your size, style and colour. This is because we access the same stock. Once you have determined that your shoe is available you return to our website and make your discounted purchase.
EXCHANGE POLICY (IMPORTANT)
Please choose your shoe size carefully according to the VIVIOBAREFOOT size guide. Feel free to also use our ‘How to measure your feet’ guide on our ‘Curated Gear’ page.
If your ordered shoe does not fit when it arrives, we can offer a one-time exchange of size.
To use this exchange policy, YOU MUST comply with the following:
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss arranging a size exchange if you have ordered the wrong size. Please do not send shoes back without authorisation from us in advance.
- Unless the shoes are faulty, postage for the return of the shoe to us (2 Lakes Way, Jandakot) is at your own expense. You can also hand deliver the shoe to us for peace of mind.
- The branded shoebox is as important as the shoes themselves so we cannot accept shoes back for an exchange without the original box and packaging in a saleable condition.
- The shoes must be unworn and unused with the original tags still attached. Please do not write on or attach any labels directly to the VIVOBAREFOOT shoe box.
- If you reuse the original plastic post bag the shoes came in, turn the bag inside out or cover/remove any existing delivery or courier labels.
- When the shoes have been returned and deemed to be in compliance with this EXCHANGE Policy, we will then attempt to source the same shoe in a preferred size and ship this to you for free.