In 2004, VIVOBAREFOOT became pioneers of the barefoot movement by launching the first minimalist shoe with a patented, ultra thin puncture resistant sole that offered maximum sensory feedback and maximum protection - they make the most proprioceptive soles in the world. Their design is driven by the knowledge that 70% of your brain’s information for movement comes from the nerves on the soles of your feet. The more you can feel the ground, the greater your body understands its surroundings and natural movement.