Vivobarefoot Sizing

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Vivobarefoot is a pioneer of the barefoot shoe market. A true industry leader, they pride themselves on offering foot-shaped shoes which work to naturally strengthen the muscles in your feet.

If you’re looking to try out barefoot shoes, knowing which size to buy can be baffling. After all, you’ve probably never bought foot-shaped shoes before!

Our sizing guide to Vivobarefoot will tell you everything you need to know, from how to size for barefoot shoes to brand sizing guides for men and women.

Disclaimer: This guide was created for educational purposes and neither offers nor replaces medical advice.

Table of Contents

Vivobarefoot Men’s Sizing Charts

US EU UK
7
40
6
8
41
7
9
42
8
10
43
9
11
44
10
12
45
11
12.5
46
11.5
13
47
12
14
48
13
15
49
14

Vivobarefoot Women’s Sizing Charts

US EU UK
5.5
35
3
6
36
3.5
7
37
4
7.5
38
5
8
39
6
9
40
7
10
41
8
11
42
8.5
11.5
43
9

Vivobarefoot Toddlers Sizing Charts

US EU UK
5
20
4
5.5
21
4.5
6
22
5
7
23
6
8
24
7

Vivobarefoot Kids Sizing Charts

US EU UK
9
25
8
9.5
26
8.5
10
27
9
11
28
10
11.5
29
11
12
30
11.5
13
31
12
1
32
13
2
33
1
3
34
2
4
35
3
4.5
36
3.5
5.5
37
4.5
6
38
5

1

What Size Vivobarefoot Should I Buy?

A good general rule to follow if you are new to barefoot shoes is to buy your normal size. If you are in-between sizes, you should size up as Vivobarefoot don’t offer half sizes as standard.

If you have been wearing barefoot shoes for a while, your foot may have started to change shape. Over time, this could lead to a change in size. For example, you may find that if you have flat feet, they start to shorten as you build your arch muscles.

Barefoot shoes are very roomy and over time, you may notice that your feet widen as your toes splay out.

Measure your feet and use the sizing charts above to find the best fit for you.

2

How Should Vivobarefoot Shoes Fit?

Barefoot shoes are generally roomier than normal shoes. This is to allow your feet to assume their natural barefoot position.

Vivobarefoot recommends that you have between 6-14mm between your longest toe and the edge of the toebox. However, this will vary depending on how snugly you like your shoes to fit and the length of your feet. You should allow at least 4mm for the toebox, even if your feet are very narrow.

While it is important to have this additional room, it is important to bear in mind that excess length can cause you to trip more easily. When you first start wearing barefoot shoes, you should always build up your usage to allow your feet to strengthen and get used to this new way of walking.

Vivobarefoot FAQs

How to size for barefoot shoes?

To accurately measure your feet for barefoot shoes, take off your socks and grab a tape measure. With your heel placed against the wall, put your full weight down on your foot. Measure both feet and mark the length.

Choose the longest foot and then add between 6-14mm onto the end of the longest toe. This will allow for room in the toe box.

You should also record how wide your feet are at their widest point. Once you have these measurements, use the sizing charts to pick the best size shoes for you.

Does Vivobarefoot do half sizes?

Vivobarefoot does not offer half sizes as standard. You are recommended to size up if you usually wear a half size.

Do you wear socks with Vivobarefoot?

Whether or not you wear socks with your Vivobarefoot shoes is a matter of personal preference.

Good to Know

  • Barefoot shoes are meant to be roomy
  • If you’re in between sizes, you should size up
  • Your feet can change size if you’ve been wearing barefoot shoes for a while

Final Words

If you’re going to invest in a pair of Vivobarefoot shoes, make sure to measure your feet carefully.

If it is your first time buying barefoot shoes, go for your normal size, unless you usually wear a half size in which case you should size up. To get the most accurate fit, measure your feet using our sizing charts.

Writer:

Team Shoethority

Last Updated:

April 3, 2022

George P.H.

George is the founder of Shoethority. He started testing and studying shoes after a series of sports injuries. He now shares his knowledge with Shoethority readers as a writer, tester and editor.