Vivobarefoot seemed perfect, their whole philosophy “the less we can give you the better” was exactly what I wanted for my son. Vivobarefoot wants your feet to work how they are naturally designed to and move like feet are meant too. They believe that your feet work perfectly the way they were formed. I really enjoyed reading their blog post regarding recent studies about children who are barefoot more have better motor skills.
The kids performed better with balance and jumping. What I found even more fascinating was that the study also found out that kids who take their shoes off at school had better levels of concentration, behavior and performed better academically, isn’t that interesting! If you fancy having a read here is the link.
Their shoes are foot-shaped with no added support and ultra-thin soles that are still protective and puncture proof, so you get the ultimate sensory experience for your child as well as making sure their feet have plenty of room to grow.
One thing I especially loved is that vivobarefoot have given the Primus a good grip, something I feel is an added bonus for kids shoes as they are always running around, slipping and falling, something my son is forever doing! The Primus will give that extra grip that is very much needed.
The Primus is made from speed toggle and durable mesh upper and are built to withstand all the mischief your child gets up too. They are extremely lightweight and bendy with room for the sturdy big toe to balance and move with skill making their experiences more sensory and interesting.
These shoes allow kids to feel as if they are almost barefoot. Vivobarefoot want to use 90% sustainable materials by 2020 so they are also very eco-friendly.
My son’s Primus arrived quickly and was presented in a box with Vivobarefoots logo on the lid. When we opened the box there were little monster characters on the inside of the box, Sensory Sally, Micky Muscle and Big Toe Joe which my son instantly took a shine too and asked lots of questions about their names giving me the chance to inform him all about how his new shoes work. Very clever Vivo.
We chose the black and green mostly because black will hide the dirt better as my son loves to get messy as most boys do! The green also made the shoes stand out.
We loved the toggle-lace fastening, this makes it easier for the kids to tie their own laces. The sole, toggle and laces are green whilst the rest of the shoe is black with Vivos logo being white on the side of the shoe. One of my first thoughts was “great we will be able to fold them up on holiday” as they are very bendy and lightweight. My son was very excited about his new shoes and especially loved the green sole.