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Our definitive gobi desert boot is the perfect balance of fashion and function; the clean lines, simple, minimal lacing and dusted supple leather or suede. Always ready for your journey, gobi gets on with the job at hand: looking good, feeling great and letting your feet do their thing.
42 M EU / 9-9.5 D(M) US
2 suede, leather or pittards wild hide, breathable, flat and wide, totally flexible, ultra-thin
9-9.5 D(M) US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
very comfortable, smart-looking shoe.
I got these for the rain, since my existing shoes all tend to soak through. I applied some clear polish to attempt to bolster the water resistance, but it wasn't very effective. Next storm I'll follow up with some mink oil or Obenauf's LP Boot Preservative.
I was very happy to find these Gobi II shoes have a guessetted tongue, which makes them even more rugged and boot-like -- good for keeping sand and water out if you step in a little deeper than expected.
update: one annoying thing about these shoes is that your cuff will sometimes catch on the pull-tab on the back. The pull tab/loop isn't even big enough to fit your finger through to pull on the shoes, so I may cut it off...
Vivo Barefoot fan here. First off I am very happy to add this shoe, the Gobi 2 (im pretty sure thats what these are), to my Vivo collection. Its a very well done shoe that is extremely comfortable.
Sizing: I am a 10.5 in adidas, 10 in NB, and I really like my 44EU=10.5 Vivo Ultra Pure. I originally bought the Gobi 2 at 44EU. The shoe was huge! I exchanged it for a 43EU and its definitely fits better.
Pros: Well done shoe staying true to the barefoot feel Sturdier sole vs Ultra Pure Wide toe box...truly comfortable
Cons The shoe that I received wasn't a light suede like the picture makes it seem. The shoe is definitely darker than the picture. It would be tough to pull this dark suede in a professional setting in my opinion. Other reviewers think otherwise. The ankle box is wide! I can fit my fingers in the ankle box. Not sure why the top of the shoe is so loose. Its not too distracting with socks, but regardless it doesn't have the...
I like the shoes, but they squeak when walking on polished floors. When i say squeak, i mean each step, squeak, squeak, squeak. I find myself trying to walk on unpolished tile or carpet to avoid the squeak. Everyone at work will eventually tire of the squeak and give you stink eye. I thought maybe the newness would wear off the bottom of the shoe, lessening the squeak, but... nope. Other than that, I like everything about them, but that squeak is driving me insane.
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