Launching the barefoot movement, Terra Plana became pioneers in 2004 with the first minimalist shoe: Vivobarefoot™. This patented shoe includes an ultra thin puncture resistant sole that offers maximum sensory feedback and protection. With 70 percent of your brain's information coming from the nerves on the soles of your feet, the more you can feel the ground, the greater your body's understanding of its surroundings.
In 2010, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Harvard University, both released studies to support that barefoot reduces injuries, reserves energy, and improves technique.
Vivobarefoot offers the most comprehensive line of minimalist shoes on the market. As the demand for barefoot health grows, so does the demand for Vivobarefoot. The core difference in barefoot shoes in the sole; the Vivobarefoot sole is designed specifically for varying elements, terrains, and activities. The brand creates a wide variety of products from high performance off-road and trail running shoes to work and kids shoes. And as an added bonus, all Terra Plana products are produced sustainably using recycled, locally sourced materials, with efficient and eco-friendly production techniques.