The Review Smiths
Vivobarefoot Primus Asana Vivobarefoot Primus Asana
Vivobarefoot Primus Asana 5

The Asana from Vivobarefoot are some seriously good looking shoes, we received the Indigo version, there are also Obsidian and Limestone designs, both men’s and women’s sizes, the Indigo have a denim style look in places, with leather and wool detailing.

The Asana have been created to have all the benefits of a barefoot shoe in a lifestyle sneaker, giving you that feeling of grounding, with lots of freedom to move about naturally. This shoe is foot shaped not shoe shaped, with a wider fit for better stability, it has a thin upper and sole to allow you to feel more in your environment and the high levels of flexibility allows the foot to move the way it was built to. Everything about this shoe is built to work those tiny muscles in your feet, this means in the beginning you may feel some aches as your foot gets used to working in a new way, this is because the muscles are strengthening after years of having an easy ride. The Ortholite Performance Insole is made of recycled PU foam, which helps reduce waste and the use of virgin plastics, the leather detailing is located in places where the shoe will encounter the most abrasion and is a naturally scarred leather from free-roaming cattle sourced from small scale farmers.

The upper uses Woolmark certified merino wool, which is naturally breathable, temperature regulating and has sweat wicking properties, keeping your feet cool and dry and any bad odours at bay. The knitted sock collar is made with recycled polyester and adds to the comfort of the shoe. The Active Sole offers the most sensory underfoot experience putting just 4mm between your foot and the ground but at the same time it protects your skin and adds grip and durability on hard surfaces in urban environments. To look at someone wearing this shoe you notice the attractive design but only the wearer knows all the magic it’s doing on the inside. £105

Click here for more info

This barefoot shoe seamlessly blends in as a stylish lifestyle sneaker whilst giving you all those wonderful barefoot benefits.
  • Attractive design
  • Breathable
  • Flexible
  • Protective
  • Strengthens the foot and ankle
  • Recycled materials