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.
My experience with Vibae has always been excellent. I was very happy with all 3 pairs of shoes that I recently received!!
My all time favorite shoes!
I’ve never had a shoe with such a fabulous insole. Just the right amount of support and a great toe grip bar. I loved the tan ones that I bought a few months ago so much that I had to have the Pomegranate red honey color. I will wear these all summer and maybe into the winter. The customer service was great when I had to return the size 40 for the 39. Bravo!
I’ll never take these shoes off!
This was my second color purchased this summer. I have never had a shoe that made my feet feel so good. And I’m very picky. The insole gives great support while being cloud like. As it turns out, buying a shoe in my correct size, 39, was the right choice for me. It is slightly snug at first but stretches enough with wear to be perfect. I just wish the same style was available in boiled wool for the winter.
Gift to my mother
She really liked!! But sadly for her, I had to borrow them to my next party because I too liked these shoes! Will take them back to her in Raasepori when I next time visit her. And have now save some money ( to get some Viba shoes of my own ) and after that visit the shop again from Tampere .
Feels roomy and comfy! Love the sole!
I would like to try them first and then let you know.Since they are proper for summer l didn't have the opportunity to use them. I think they are somehow wide, but again l still have to use them first.
Initial experience - A++!!
Since I ordered these during the cold half of the year up in the nordics, I haven't used them anymore then for slippers at home. But for this they are also extremely comfortable. Love the design, the wide anatomical toe box and the collapsible heel cap. These will definitely be my primary summer rotation! Looking forward to breaking these in and ordering more in the future!
By far the most comfy shoes I have ever purchased. I was concerned about them being to small but an associate assured me they would stretch, and they were so on point.
Really comfortable shoes and Ive gotten compliments on them. The shape of the shoe makes for a natural and supportive foot. There is minimal heal lift which is better for posture. Runs small beware! Got a size up and the fit works with this shoe style but they really just barely make it in that size.
Great but not perfect!
Love the look and feel and design.. but the shoe is not comfortable where the elastic joins the linen. Rubs on the top of the foot. Gave my shoes to my podiatrist husband who recons he can sort it out. I wear barefoot shoes all the time, and these bruised my heels the first day. After using them as slip ons for a few days, they are stretching out and becoming more comfy!