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Jonathan Silverman
03-29-2010, 10:20 AM
I am looking for dress shoes which follow a barefoot model design like converse but dress shoes. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks.

Allen Yeh
03-29-2010, 10:22 AM
http://www.terraplana.com/vivobarefoot.php

Chris Forbis
03-29-2010, 11:24 AM
Sanuk Rogue is a decently presentable dress shoe, aside from the garish sole color.

Garrett Smith
03-29-2010, 12:45 PM
http://www.terraplana.com/vivobarefoot.php
On that note, I love my Vivo BF Oaks:

http://www.terraplana.com/oak-p-1039.html?colour=143 (http://www.terraplana.com/oak-p-1039.html?colour=143)
http://www.terraplana.com/images/product_images/1039_blackvegtan_n.jpg

Greg Davis
03-29-2010, 01:31 PM
On that note, I love my Vivo BF Oaks:

http://www.terraplana.com/oak-p-1039.html?colour=143 (http://www.terraplana.com/oak-p-1039.html?colour=143)


thats funny i have the same pair.

highly recommend these too.

one thing i would say about terra plana is get on the mailing list or email them and try to buy when they have an online sale.. not uncommon to get 15-30% off periodically..

Garrett Smith
03-29-2010, 01:58 PM
+1. I got mine at 50% off with an email "sale" coupon.

Patrick Donnelly
03-29-2010, 07:20 PM
The Asics Tai Chi is a nice one, but a it leans a bit to the casual side. It's white leather with black swooshes on the side. The fit is long and narrow. Very soft sole; you can easily bend it either way to make the toes touch the heel. Costs about $75 and can be found on ClassicSportsShoes.com, I think.

Lawrence "Bo" Boland III
03-31-2010, 07:54 AM
I have the vivobarefoot Dharma's: http://www.terraplana.com/dharma-p-1603.html?colour=57

They're definitely good quality shoes. I highly recommend them. Definitely look for coupons. There are often coupons listed on www.retailmenot.com. In fact there is a $50 off coupon listed on there today, that expires today.

Jump on it!

Allen Yeh
03-31-2010, 08:06 AM
Wow that is a hell of a discount...how does the sizing go?

I typically have to get larger in Nike Free's than my "regular" size and then in Vibrams I'm way smaller.

Garrett Smith
03-31-2010, 08:20 AM
I wear the same size in Vivo's as I do with my OL shoes (so I'd say go smaller/snugger).

Jay Cohen
03-31-2010, 09:56 AM
Just ordered a pair of Sanuk Boardrooms. Thanks Guys.

Jonathan Silverman
04-02-2010, 06:57 AM
wow the terraplana have a " An ultra thin (3mm) puncture resistant sole allows your feet to be as millions of years of evolutionary design intended - Barefoot!"

Garrett Smith
04-02-2010, 07:34 AM
Right. I love how shoe companies say they are "barefoot", when they should be saying they are "as close to barefoot while wearing shoes as you can be" or some such...

If I could go barefoot at work all day, I would. That would be a bit too much for my patients, I think. Besides the fact that OSHA says I have to wear closed-toe shoes.

Jonathan Silverman
04-02-2010, 07:05 PM
I bought the Dylans

http://www.terraplana.com/dylan-p-1223.html?colour=134

Mark Fenner
04-03-2010, 11:45 AM
Besides the fact that OSHA says I have to wear closed-toe shoes.


So, have you seen if Vibram 5-Fingers count as "closed toe"? In grad. school, my wife work front closed sandals that "counted" as closed toe -- at least for the University drones.

Best,
Mark

Garrett Smith
04-03-2010, 12:19 PM
I don't know. OSHA never paid any visits to my office to tell me so when I used to wear them...

Mike ODonnell
04-03-2010, 12:32 PM
I can't believe no one is getting the "Masai Barefoot Technology" shoes!!

http://us.mbt.com/

Ken Rich
04-03-2010, 01:00 PM
I have four pairs of Vivos and I really love them. They are the only shoes I wear anymore with the exception of my old Nike Free 3.0s.

Ken

Garrett Smith
04-03-2010, 01:18 PM
I can't believe no one is getting the "Masai Barefoot Technology" shoes!!

http://us.mbt.com/
LOL. Those are the most idiotic shoes I've seen, short of the Z-Coils.

White people obviously need massive, overengineered shoes to ever hope that they can walk like a barefoot African.

Or at least the consumerism-driven economy does. One of the two.

Jonathan Silverman
04-10-2010, 01:58 PM
What's really gr8 about my new barefoot vivos is i can def feel it if i start heel striking as i walk which i think is a habit caused by conventional footwear all my life.

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10-13-2011, 11:13 PM
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