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86 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
No worries, no fear...just the way it should be. Excellent.
Overall, the Vivobarefoot Motus absolutely deliver on their proposition.
A casual shoe that’ll perform incredibly well over a wide variety of applications in an instant.
The Vivo Barefoot Motus is beautiful and extremely comfortable. We personally didn't find them overly durable, but at this price, it's so well worth the cost and style points alone.
My overall impression of the shoes is they feel, and fit, and perform amazingly...but for the price I expect better material.
The Vivobarefoot Motus is designed with indoor and outdoor training in mind. It caters to people who prefer shoes with a minimalist sole, but which would withstand high-intensity workouts.
Most of the shoe's features have been replicated in the second edition, the Motus II Mesh. However, the new model sports a different type os mesh material to make the in-shoe experience even more breathable.
The Vivobarefoot Motus utilizes the TRb (Tough Rubber) outsole. This patented rubber is claimed to be strong and hard-wearing. It also delivers traction and leaves no black scuffs on polished floors. It features a hexagonal tread pattern that enhances the traction offered by the rubber. The outsole also encapsulates the toe box to protect the front from abrasion and impact during workouts.
An ultra-thin and flexible Pro5 layer is used on the outsole for enhanced protection. It is made to be five times more puncture resistant compared to other soles of the same thickness.
The medial side of the forefoot and the lateral side of the heel have been reinforced with another layer of rubber. It makes these high-wear areas more resistant to abrasion.
The Motus is designed as a minimalist shoe which explains the lack of a midsole. This design allows users to feel more connected to the ground. It does, however, feature a 3-mm foam insole that adds a layer of cushioning and protection from the elements of the terrain. It also keeps the foot warm. Users can choose to remove the insole to experience a natural underfoot feel.
The Vivobarefoot Motus employs a two-ply breathable mesh upper. This material keeps the inside of the shoe well ventilated during workouts.
It has thin, polyurethane laminate overlays at the toe, eyelets and quarter sections of the trainer. It protects the mesh and gives structure to the facade.
Parts of the upper feature the Hi-Viz Reflective material. It makes the footwear visible at night or in dark places.
The inside of the upper is lined with soft mesh to deliver a great in-shoe feel. Additionally, it assists in regulating the temperature in the foot chamber.
The Motus uses a traditional lace-up closure that locks the foot in place. It works together with the V-strap, a hook-and-loop mechanism in the midfoot area. This structure makes it quicker to adjust the fit of the upper.