The Vivobarefoot Ra III is a stylish barefoot Oxford lace-up shoe. Built for easy transition from work to play. Light, flexible, breathable and featuring an ultra-thin sole, this style is the ideal blend of barefoot freedom and smart-casual style.
CORK INSOLE: The Cork Insole provides 3 mm of foam with a top layer of natural antibacterial cork.
LIFESTYLE OUTSOLE: The Lifestyle Sole offers maximum underfoot sensory feedback. The 4mm thin sole with signature hexagon footprint design provides all day connection to your urban environment.
MADE IN PORTUGAL: Made with feeling in Porto, Portugal.
NATURAL MATERIALS: Made from renewable natural materials.
We've found most customers take their usual European sizing in the Ra III, and Vivo suggests going up a size if you have wider feet.
The leather will stretch and mould to the shape of your feet as you wear in the Ra III.
The men’s version will be wider and taller (higher volume) but about the same length as the women’s version, for example a men’s 41 and a women’s 41 are about the same length.
The Ra III suits average to narrow width feet with a sloping toe shape. The heel area is more fitted around your ankle to hold your foot securely. If you've tried Vivobarefoot's athletic models, you can expect a similar fit with the Ra III.
Vivobarefoot is known for their extra thin soles that give you tons of connection and feedback with the ground, and the Ra III is no exception. Our customers who love to feel changes in the texture of the surface they're walking on will enjoy the Ra III, and more so once the soft leather has broken in to allow for even more movement availability.
For those who are newer to barefoot and minimal shoes, you will want to take it slow with these or wear them at first for a mix of moving, standing, and sitting. It takes time for your feet to develop the mobility and strength required to wear them all day, especially on concrete where they call for a soft barefoot gait.
The Ra III is made from quality Wild Hide leather, the naturally-scarred leather of free-roaming cattle, sourced from small scale farmers in Ethiopia. You can read our care tips for leather here in our Learn area.
You can wipe the soles down with a damp cloth to clean.
Make sure to store your leather footwear such as Ra IIIs away from heat sources like radiators, as this can dry out the leather making it brittle over time. It is recommended with any leather shoes to avoid wearing the same pair two days in a row, you want to alternate with a different pair. Taking care of your leather goods this way and with proper maintenance will ensure they look good and extend their lifespan so you get the most out of them.
The Ra III is designed to bring together the function of minimal shoes with the style of a dress shoe. For any formal events or formal work environments the Ra III will fit right in, though some find them so comfortable and handsome that they want to keep wearing these through the weekend too. The soft leather with an eggshell finish will pair well with a fine suit, or go smart casual with the Ra III for your next dinner date.
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