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Vivobarefoot Tracker Forest Esc Vivobarefoot Tracker Forest Esc
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At first look it is hard to imagine that the Tracker Forest Esc shoes are barefoot shoes, they are a hybrid between a walking boot and a fashionable high top, they come in one design, Bracken, which compliments that familiar yellow sole.

This shoe comes in mens sizes 6 up to size 14, and in the true Vivo way they have a wider fit, this is to allow the foot to spread out naturally with each step for the best stability. The Michelin ESC Sole, delivers increased levels of traction thanks to the high performance rubber and the deep off-trail lugs, this gives you the perfect balance of grip and ground feel in the toughest of terrains. The lugs have a claw like design at the front and breaking lugs at the heel and are positioned specifically to tackle accents, descents and traversing along sharp edges, the outer edges of the lugs are split which digs in deep to rugged terrain. The textured arch adds zonal grip right where you need it, the 2.5mm thin base and 7mm lug height are designed to maximise ground feel and grip in the most demanding environments.

The tough and durable sole remains flexible enough for the foot to move just the way nature intended, to keep your feet comfortable there is a combination of mesh lining and Wild hide leather which is naturally water resistant and allows the air to flow inside the boot. In warmer conditions the moisture created by your foot can escape out of the pore of the leather, ensuring your foot remains dry and able to breath. A tin of all natural Renapur Leather Balsam is included with the boots, this is used to maintain the water resistance with regular treatment and will increase the boots working life. The Tracker is made to be remade and reworn, constructed from renewable natural materials, including the naturally scarred leather from free-roaming cattle sourced from small scale farmers. When the time has come to part ways with your boots return them to for recycling. These attractive boots let you enjoy everything nature has to offer straight out of the box with a true ground feel and natural foot movement in unpredictable forest environment. RRP £180

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These barefoot shoes get you closer to nature without compromising comfort or stability.
  • Attractive design
  • Durable, flexible Michelin ESC Sole
  • Renewable materials
  • Specialised lugs
  • Water resistant
  • True ground feel
  • Breathable