Vivobarefoot RA II Review: An Honest Opinion

Last Updated: Jun 1, 2021 @ 8:39 am

Vivobarefoot RA II

Vivobarefoot is a growing company in the footwear industry. The designers are dedicated to providing shoes that are comfortable and healthy to the users.

They design a wide variety of shoe models and this gives customers a wider option to pick from according to their preferences.

According to our research, this footwear have a foot-shape design which gives the feet the freedom of movement as nature dictates. The excellent feedback is what makes them popular.

RA II is among the best models of shoes offered by Vivo barefoot company. The barefoot shoe is marked with a classic oxford style and it lacks heel elevation.

The barefoot fusion and solid construction are excellent. The quality wild hide leather tanned by pittards tannery makes the shoe to be durable.

The most wonderful thing about RA II is that they have a foam insole marked with cork top layer which provides insulation to the wearer.

Vivo barefoot RA II is an ideal shoe suitable for commuting and traveling among many other activities. This is due to the lightweight and natural ride features.

Besides that, these barefoot shoes are flexible and this implies that they can easily be roll-up then fit in the traveling bag.

Also, RA II has the widest toe box that makes the toes to experience zero pressure while walking. The feature makes the shoe to be regarded as foot-friendly when compared to others.

However, the wider toe box makes them appear clown-like hence not suitable for matching with official outfits. The good thing is that they are suitable for either men or women.

But that’s not all. The barefoot has no mid-sole but has a 3mm TPU outsole patented ultra-thin as well as puncture-resistant.

The outsole is synthetic and has little lugs with more depth to offer maximum traction force while walking.

RA II barefoot shoe is made with Strobel construction. The stitching of the inside and outside make them long-lasting.

One big issue with the shoes is that they are not water-resistant. This happens so since the stitches go from the outside to the inside.

Also, there is no need for resolving the shoes once it is worn out. This is one factor that makes the barefoot to be less popular in African countries.

The shoelace for the barefoot shoes are thick and the eyelets are small. This makes it difficult to slide through the lace. Also, the laces are not waxed making them experience wear due to friction.

If you have wide feet then you need to consider RA II shoes since they encourage foot natural movement. This is facilitated by the wider toe style.

The cost of the shoes is relatively affordable and this is the reason why Vivo barefoot has steep sales throughout the year.

All in all, Vivo barefoot RA II are termed to be the best casual and official shoes to consider due to their quality as well as construction. There are various other factors that will divide users based on their preferences. In such cases, there is just no way we could reach a fair conclusion. As such, we will leave that part of things to you to decide once you have had a chance to try the shoes.


  • Encourages natural foot movement
  • Ideal for a variety of activities
  • Relatively affordable
  • Made from quality wild hide material
  • Has excellent traction force


  • Not suitable for official duties
  • Not water-resistant due bad stitching style
  • Shoelace prone to wear and tear
  • Sliding shoelace in the eyelet is difficult
Hi there. This is Clare. Dave and I manage this site. We are outdoor enthusiasts. Most of the content is about products that we love using or have researched.
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