The soul of VIBAe footwear is the removable Carbon Step™ insole. The contoured 11/14/7 formula (11 mm of heel cushion, 14 mm of arch support, and 7 mm in the forefoot) provides the ultimate comfort and will naturally compress to follow your foot profile into a neutral position.
The open cell structure of the polyurethane composition retains the bouncy feeling and helps to prevent bacterial growth to combat foot odor. The cork shank works as a thermal insulator and provides structure and protection to the underside of the insole for longevity.
With Carbon Step™, you take comfortable steps towards a healthy and sustainable future.
Frequently asked questions
We are not barefoot in traditional terms speaking as we have an extremely comfortable Carbon Step footbed inside. We are zero drop as the footbed compresses with your body weight to level the toes and the heel, we do have thin soles (only 3 mm), we are light and flexible, and we have a wide toebox.
VIBAe fits into the minimalist footwear arena because we use high quality materials that do not need all the extra backings needed to make a pair of shoes. This makes them feel very soft like a glove around your feet. We are FEEL GOOD shoes!
Our Carbon Step footbed is built on 11/14/7 formula which means that there's an arch support of 3 mm and the toes are 4 mm lower than the heel. After using a pair for a while, the footbed adapts to your own foot and will naturally compress to follow your foot profile, giving the foot a neutral position.
Omg I love them!
Tried on, perfect, but going use as summer foot...
Runs small, hard to return
The slippers are a size too small. I wear an 81/2 typically, and order a size 40 to be safe when ordering European sizes. According to the guidance on the website, though, a 40 would equate to a size 10. Ordered the 39, too small!! Returns are not guaranteed, turns out. Disappointing all around.
Carefully consider the size you want
I am a stock standard size 39, so when I first tried them on after receiving in the post, I found them a half size too small. BUT... wearing them in around the house, I found the woven fabric quickly relaxed to suit the shape of my foot. So I now have a snug 39. If you like to wear socks with your slippers, consider a half size bigger.
I love these slippers- true to photo on website, delightful wool upper and very comfy. Having read other reviews about sizing being small, I ordered a Euro 41 instead of my usual 39- I probably shout have just gone with 40.
Only in Bed
You've done it again! Soft, cosy, comfortable..well worth the wait..now i can truly say that the only time i dont wear VIBAe is when I'm in bed. Cant wait to see what's next....
They live up to their description and I LOVE this pattern! However, it should be advertised that they run SMALL! I use 8.5 shoes and because there are no half sizes - I got a 39 (equivalent of a 9) and my feet just barely fit in them!!!
Realy warm and cosy! But the size was to small. My girlfriend ended up waring my size 42 because hé size 39 was actually to small for her.
Darling and delightful
We love the Burel 1956- they are extremely comfortable and the fabric and weave are just beautiful!
Love them! Going to buy a second pair for when they are not available.
I like them…I think…
I expected the fabric to be more felted wool and more substantial than it is. The slippers are not as warm as I thought they would be either. I will use them as summer slippers on the island this year, meanwhile I will go back to my LL bean shearlings for warmth, I am in Maine.
Stylish and comfortable
These slippers are warm, very comfortable with a good foot support and stylish - love them!