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- The Vivobarefoot Wing Lux is an updated version of the women’s all-around minimalist workout shoe, the Vivobarefoot Wing. The shoe retains the thin and puncture-resistant platform of the original as well as its low-cut silhouette. A reinforcing synthetic overlay is still found at the back of the trainer too.
- The new model utilizes leather instead of the V-Web mesh fabric in the upper unit. It uses the “Wild Hide” African leather, provided by the Pittards, an acclaimed leather manufacturer. The footbed of the shoe is also made of leather, literally delivering a second-skin feel.
The Vivobarefoot Wing Lux was created with a woman’s foot in mind. The US size options range from 5.5 to 11.5, while the width comes in a standard B - Medium. The toe box is designed with extra room for the toes to splay comfortably.
The Wing Lux employs a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) compound for its platform. It is a lightweight yet abrasion-resistant material which gives a layer of protection under the foot. It is made thin to render maximum sensory contact with the ground. The compound is also extremely pliable, allowing the shoe to bend almost like a sock.
Guarding the foot and platform against sharp objects is the PRO5 layer. It is created to be five times more puncture-resistant than a shoe sole of the same thickness.
A hexagonal tread pattern covers the bottom of the shoe. It helps in delivering traction on both indoor and outdoor surfaces as well as preventing slippage.
The Vivobarefoot Wing Lux doesn’t use an accustomed foam midsole for cushioning. On the contrary, it aims to mimic the feeling of barefoot movement. That’s why it only features a thin leather footbed.
The Wing Lux makes use of African leather to offer a soft foothold. Perforations are added throughout the unit for enhanced breathability. The material is provided by the renowned Pittards leather manufacturer.
The back portion of the upper is made of an elastic material. It secures the foot inside the trainer and stretches when the footwear is removed or put on.
An extra leather overlay is placed at the back to support the foot. It integrates with the last pair of eyelets and becomes taut when the laces are cinched.