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The Primus Lite Knit is the latest evolution of the Vivobarefoot training range, with the aim to build up your foot strength, tapping into all those lovely little muscles that can become super lazy in our modern day footwear.

Your feet have spent 1000s of years evolving into the perfect working machine only to be stuffed into an over protective, over cushioned shoe for most of its life, there are hundreds of bones, ligaments and tendons that have all been created to move. What your feet get up to can have a direct impact on your entire body moving up from your ankles, to your knees, your hips back, shoulders and neck so it is important to have a strong and balanced foundation. These shoes have been created to not only unlock all that natural potential but also reconnect your body with your movements thanks to the sensory feedback that we are so often deprived of. The Primus Lite Knit come in four colours in the Men’s and Women’s range, Bright White, Obsidian, Blue Tint and Flame, they are designed to join in with your training regime be it cross-training, powerlifting, running or walking. The super-thin and flexible active sole is just 4mm thick, this protects your skin from harmful debris and provides a reasonable amount of grip on hard surfaces in urban environments. At the same time, you can feel everything beneath your feet, allowing your feet to bend and flex around uneven terrain and getting all the little muscles working on your balance, the wide fit lets the foot naturally spread out as it’s designed to do.

The knit upper is made from stretchy recycled polyester, this also adds to the increased range of movement on the top your foot around the ankle and along the toes. It is so lightweight it is easy to forget there is anything on your foot, until you walk across some gravel that is, then you will be super grateful. The laces gently hold the shoe in place and have been engineered to be plastic free. VivoBarefoot say that wearing these shoes for just six months can increase your foot strength by 60%, you can also get 25% off the Vivohealth online course to help build your foot strength and performance. There is a reason the Primus Lite Knit are Vivo’s best-selling shoe of all time, they provide you with everything you could possibly want from a barefoot shoe, and they look awesome at the same time. RRP £140

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These are Vivo’s best-selling shoe for a reason by allowing you to use your feet as nature intended.
  • Protective and flexible 4mm sole
  • Stretchy knitted upper
  • Lightweight
  • High sensory feedback
  • Plastic free laces
  • Recycled materials
  • Builds up foot strength