Who should buy the Vivobarefoot Ultra 3

You will love the Vivobarefoot Ultra 3 if:

  • You want a vegan-friendly, neutral running shoe for all-around use
  • You want an almost barefoot running experience with this durable minimalist shoe 

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Updates to the Vivobarefoot Ultra 3

  • The Vivobarefoot Ultra 3 is a few ounces heavier in the sole
  • Changes lacing eyelets to provide better flexibility and fit
  • Smaller toebox design
  • The Ultra 3 is made from 100% animal-free products and processes, making it vegan-certified

Vivobarefoot Ultra 3 full view

Puncture-resistant Pro 5 Outsole in Vivobarefoot 3

The unique sole rubber has been tested to withstand five times more impact from rough trails with occasional debris. Aside from its commendable durability, the shoe’s outsole also has dependable traction and optimal grip to prevent runners from slipping during a run. 

Vivobarefoot Ultra 3 forefoot outsole

The hex grip sole is created with sticky rubber to prevent slippage. It is also designed to push the water out to enable the runner to run (or climb) rocks and other textured surfaces with ease. 

Vivobarefoot Ultra 3 mid outsole

The barefoot running experience with Vivobarefoot Ultra 3 

Since the Vivobarefoot Ultra series is considered to be barefoot running shoes, the Ultra 3 does not have any technical construction in the midsole. However, the outsole, which has minimal padding, serves as the shoe’s midsole.

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Cool and dry running with Vivobarefoot Ultra 3 upper

The shoe’s hexagon EVA structure offers lightweight breathability that is hard to beat in the barefoot running category.

Vivobarefoot Ultra 3 top upper

The material drains water well, making it a great choice for trail runs. It also keeps the upper well-ventilated, dry and comfortable. Its moisture-wicking properties are also guaranteed.

Vivobarefoot Ultra 3 side to side

The lacing system of the shoe allows the wearer to find a secure fit without hassle. It can be adjusted easily to accommodate the natural preference.

Vivobarefoot Ultra 3 laces

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: 6.7oz
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Features: Slip-on
Release date: Jul 2017

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.