Who should buy the Vivobarefoot Kanna

Kanna is Vivobarefoot's answer to the challenges of the city streets and workout studios. This minimalist footwear is a solid prospect if:

  • You are looking for a shoe not only suitable to be worn as a gym companion but also good enough for walking, running, and even in work environments. 
  • You travel a lot and are after a pair that can be rolled up and stored in any bag without trouble.
  • Your gym routine requires so many toe splays. 

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Slip-resistant outsole

Vivobarefoot equips its shoes with activity-specific outsoles. For the Vivobarefoot Kanna, it employs the Exercise outsole which is made of the V-Sense TPU compound. This technology is engineered to be hard-wearing and slip resistant. The hexagonal tread pattern aims to deliver multi-directional flexibility and traction.

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The underfoot also features the Pro5 layer. This proprietary element amplifies the durability of the underside, making it five times more resistant to puncture than other rubbers used in minimalist trainers.

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The Vivobarefoot Kanna's midsole

Vivobarefoot’s Performance insole serves as this model’s midsole. This element keeps the inside of the Vivobarefoot Kanna comfortable by acting as a shock absorber. It also keeps the feet cozy during workouts, city walking, or whatever activities the wearer participates in.

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Breathable upper

The upper of the Vivobarefoot Kanna utilizes mesh. This fabric is lightweight, pliable, and breathable, allowing it to move with the feet and keep the inside aerated.

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Snug midfoot section

A leather overlay forms a cage-like structure that wraps around the heel, providing a way to enhance the snugness of the upper as it integrates with the laces. When the laces are tightened, the structure is drawn closer to the foot, amplifying the locked-down fit at the back and the midfoot for all-day support.

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The slip-on construction makes for a quick and easy on-and-off action. There are pull tabs on the collar and the tongue which serve as leverage when the shoe is being put on. The lightly padded tongue and the collar prevent chafing and irritation.

Vivobarefoot Kanna Rearfoot Section

Facts / Specs

Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal / Normal, Wide
Release date: Mar 2018
BRAND Brand: Vivobarefoot
Colorways: Black / White
SKUs: 20010702 / 20010801 / 20010802 / 200108053 / 200108064 / 200108134

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.