Who should buy the Vivobarefoot Primus Trail SG

  • A must-have adventure partner for minimalist trail runners with neutral pronation.
  • A solid option for those who are looking for a reliable and most rugged barefoot trail running shoe on the market for their next trail races.

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Superior grip on the trails

The outsole of the Vivobarefoot Primus Trail SG comprises eco-rubber, a no-sew material that is from recycled tires. This rubber equips the sole with high abrasion resistance and superior grip where it is most useful.

Vivobarefoot Primus Trail SG superior grip

Introducing the Pro5 layer, a synthetic, ultra-thin material that aims to combat and resist punctures which could damage the shoe or injure the foot. The Pro5 is five times more puncture-resistant than the common outsole material.

Primus Trail SG offers a barefoot-running experience

Because it aims for barefoot-style running, the Primus Trail SG has no midsole or any other cushioning layer. Instead, it has a Poliyou insole to provide comfort to the underfoot.

Vivobarefoot Primus Trail SG cushioning layer

Poliyou has activated carbon that absorbs odor, keeping the foot dry and bacteria-free. This sock liner is removable and washable without deteriorating the quality.

Vivobarefoot Primus Trail SG is a breathable trail running shoe

The upper of the Primus Trail SG consists of 3M mesh and laminated synthetic material to promote breathability and maximum comfort. There is a water-resistant layer that protects the shoe from getting wet.

Vivobarefoot Primus Trail SG breathability shoe

It includes quick-drain zones which effortlessly purge water to keep the foot dry and eliminate distractions during running. A neoprene ankle collar is present, serving as a snug buffer to prevent debris from entering the shoe while also maintaining the mobility of the runner by delivering ample support.

The shoe uses a speed toggle lacing system for a quick wearing technique that guarantees no slipping, no unraveling, and no interferences while on the go.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: 8.8oz
Drop: 0mm
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: Vivobarefoot Primus, Vivobarefoot Primus Trail
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

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