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.
Burner’s best shoes!
These shoes was a perfect at the Burning Man & Playa. I tune these up with some hippie ankle accessories.
If the shoe fits…
Any VIBAe shoe is amazing, and this one is no less so! This is a classic made new. I love the slight slouchy appeal of these due to the complete intact tongue, which causes slight puckers. I wore them right out of the box as if they were made just for me.
i am really happy with the shoes!! super comfortablel!! cool look for someone that wants to stand out! thanks vibae
Excellent shoes and fast delivery!
Sehr komfortabler Schuh. anatomische Zehenbox, solide Verarbeitung, zeitloses Design. Klare Empfehlung.
JTree suede desert sand
Fit, quality and comfort just right
Comfortable and stylish
These shoes were comfortable from the beginning. The color and fit are both great. They look and feel relaxed.
I haven't received them yet.
Is anything wrong?
They’re really nicely made and very comfortable. I took off a star because it took a long time for them to arrive. I bought them thinking they were available but later discovered ‘buy it now’ actually meant ‘preorder now’. I believe they’ve updated the buttons on the website based on my complaint to make this less unclear.
When the shoes arrived I was shocked to find that they were totally shapeless and were extremely wide. The images look like a development of a desert boot but in a single piece of suede but the reality is very different. Shame, but I returned them straight away.
Nice quality leather, shoe fitted well but….such an odd shape! The leather bulges out at the fold where the laces are, and however hard I tried, I couldn’t get it to lay properly. Not sure if I got a dodgy pair that had been sewn together incorrectly, or if this was the design. Either way, not for me so they’re going back.