Vivobarefoot's Gobi Boot is utilitarian in style, barefoot in feeling. Its secret? Looking tough and chunky, but feeling soft and flexible. They're a casual, classic lace-up boot that lets you move like nature intended.
Wild Hide Leather uppers
Made from materials that are water resistant and materials that are non-absorbent
Chrome Free Leather lining
New Gobi Outsole: rubber blend regenerative outsole
Everyday Cork & Recycled PU insole
Made in Vietnam
Zero drop: no raised heel, you are flat on the ground
Foot-shaped: wide toe box
High ground feel and flexibility
Most customers take their regular EU size in this model. See our sizing page for guidance on what we would consider your regular EU size.
Vivobarefoot uses gendered EU sizing: men's and women's sizing is the same length at the same number, but men's sizing is wider and taller in height, and vice versa.
Leather can stretch and mould to the shape of your foot
Triangular footprint shape
Average to low volume fit
Average to sleek width model
Laces help customize the volume and fit
Sloping toebox shape
Forefoot width is centered
The Gobi Boot has high groundfeel and flexibility.
Compared to similar conventional shoes, these are more flexible once the leather breaks in due to the flexible soles and they allow you to feel the terrain you are on and get sensory feedback through the soles of your feet. For a boot they feel very barefoot, though some of our athletic models have slightly more groundfeel and flexibility.
If you are new to barefoot or minimal shoes and used to a lot of cushioning and support, take it slow and easy with brief walks to get used to zero drop and sensory feedback from the ground.
You can brush off dirt and wipe these clean. Vivobarefoot recommends leather balsam products to maintain and condition these boots. Keep leather away from heat sources.
Barefoot boots, built for natural movement and seasons to come. Handcrafted from metal-free Wild Hide leather for durability, protection and comfort in the cooler months. Stripped-back soles for barefoot living, so you're never too far from nature, even in the city. For natural stability, natural sensory feedback and natural strength.
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