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Found 2 results

  1. To cheat, or not to cheat. For that price, who cares!
  2. I am, quite literally, jumping in with both feet here for my first ever MGS forum review. I needed- OK, let's be honest, WANTED- a different pair of black golf shoes. I prefer barefoot style or no-drop sole shoes, so I started there. I have my Vibram FiveFingers (seriously, fingers? why not FiveToes? but I digress) for running and hiking but am not ready to take them to the course, and I love my True Linkswear no-drop shoes. But what about Vivobarefoot? Yes, I know there was a review of the Hybrid waaaay back in 2012, and I agree in principle with the conclusion. If you'll pardon my paraphrasing, essentially they were a good barefoot style shoe for the course but were over priced. $170 for the Hybrid still. I looked. So, the question I asked was whether or not there existed another Vivobarefoot shoe that was appropriate for the course that was more reasonably priced. I found the Neo Trail M, which has the same sole pattern but not the leather upper. Upon first inspection, and you may be able to see this from the photos, it is obvious there is no way these shoes are going to keep your feet dry on a wet course. They feel great, which to me means a flat, no-drop sole and a generous toe box. The tread feels aggressive and the collar and lacing are very comfortable. Granted I was only walking around the house in them, but it's a start. Oh, and did I mention that I found them for $60? That was truly the hook for me. If they work out on the course like it appears as though they should, then they are a great deal. Here is some info from Vivobarefoot, specifically the "5 Principles of VIVOBAREFOOT Shoes" (their caps, not mine): 1. Ultra-thin, puncture-resistant sole (offering maximum proprioception with protection) Yeah, I had to look that one up, too. 2. Natural foot-flex (flexible shoes allow for greater range of natural movement) 3. Neutral last (zero-drop heel to toe profile supports natural gait) 4. Anatomic toe box (shoe is shaped to allow the foot to behave as it would if bare - to expand and contract with every step) 5. Removable insole (it is suggested that this be removed as soon as you can- i.e. as soon as you are comfortable with the barefoot movement- to enjoy greater proprioceptive feedback) On to the product: You may be able to tell from the third photo that the insole has not yet been removed. I'm all about proprioceptive feedback (Vibram FiveFingers, remember?), so the insoles will be removed for the better part of tomorrow's round. And as there has been no rain in California since noone can remember when, I will not have to worry about their lack of moisture protection. More to come!
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