You will love the Vivobarefoot Primus Knit if:
- You are a fan of minimalist running shoes that encourage natural movement and close-to-the-ground action
- You want an appealing and multipurpose shoe fit for neutral pronators
The outsole unit of the Vivobarefoot Primus Knit is made of rubber. This full-length piece fundamentally serves as the actual platform, receiving the shape of the foot and supporting it like traditional midsole units. It has a 3-millimeter height to separate the foot from the ground beneath.
Proprioception, or ground-feel, is encouraged by close-to-the-ground shoes. Another example of a series that has thin sole units is the Merrell Trail Glove.
Above the rubber sole unit is a Bloom™ Performance Insole, which is an add-on that is derived from algae. Such a design is environment-friendly. The insole itself offers some semblance of cushioning. It can be removed or replaced with a new one if the wearer wants to do so.
The upper unit of the Vivobarefoot Primus Knit is primarily made of a knitted fabric. This material has a flexible and form-fitting construction to permit the natural shape of the foot as it goes through the gait cycle. Small holes allow air to enter the foot chamber and maintain a ventilated running session.
Leather panels are stitched onto the back, the sides, and the front. These elements are meant to reinforce the structural integrity of the upper unit and help in the attainment of a secure fit.
A one-piece opening permits the foot to experience a sock-like fit. The connected collar and instep evoke the shape and texture of a sock’s topmost portion, even having a stretchy and seamless material to further sell the design.
Flat shoelaces snake through discreet eyelets on the tips of the leather panels. These accouterments work together to deliver a customized in-shoe experience, tightening or loosening the in-shoe hug to suit the preference of the wearer.