Vivobarefoot Geo Court Review – The Perfect Leather Sneaker

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Vivobarefoot Geo Court | $135 (after coupon) | Leather | Free Returns

The Vivobarefoot Geo Court is a smart barefoot leather sneaker for everyday wear. They are one of the best-looking barefoot shoes Vivobarefoot has produced and check all the boxes: Minimal, Stylish, Functional, and Durable. Read on for my full review of the Vivobarefoot Geo Court.

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Geo Court Review

woman sitting on rocks outside smiling and looking to the side with obsidian vivobarefoot geo court sneakers on her feet and a black dress and tan leather jacket.

Sneakers have really taken over the fashion scene in the last few years, which is just too good for those of us who want to be comfortable all the time. I love the little edge a sneaker can give, and I love that they’re easy to wear for an entire day. But even though most sneakers are far better for your feet than a pair of heels, I still can’t comfortably wear most sneakers without my toes getting pinched. That’s where barefoot shoes come in.

Vivobarefoot’s flat and flexible shoes are good to my feet, and with the release of the new Geo Court they’re good for my style too. The Vivobarefoot Geo Court is the PERFECT leather sneaker. They’re that exact blend of sporty and simple that makes it possible to pair them with everything, but without compromising on foot health.

The Vivobarefoot Geo Court is a simple tennis shoe for men and women. With a sleek design and subtle detailing, the Geo Court is an every day shoe that Vivobarefoot releases in different colors and materials seasonally (vegan options available during the summer).

Cloes up of person wearing Vivobarefoot Geo Court SNeakers in black obsidian, side view outside on gravel with water in the background

Geo Court Sizing

I got a size 37 (US size 7) in these and they are just the right fit. I wear a 37 in all my Vivobarefoot shoes, and they’re comfortably wide with about a thumbs width of space in front. 36-37 (sometimes 38) is my normal size, and Vivobarefoot is known for running a little bit small. So if you’re in between, I’d size up. The US website shows US sizes, but European sizes are what’s printed on the shoes. So I recommend checking out their size chart to be sure.

These fit low volume feet, but you can remove the insole for a little more space. Most Vivobarefoot shoes fit an Egyptian shaped foot, with a slanted toe box. You can learn more about what that means in this post.

Barefoot Qualities

Close up of person wearing Vivobarefoot Geo Court SNeakers in black obsidian, front view outside on gravel with water in the background

Vivobarefoot shoes are all completely flat, thin, flexible, and with a wide toe box. The width of the Court sneaker is consistent with the other Vivobarefoot shoes I’ve tried recently (see my other reviews here) which is just right for my wide feet, but I need to wear them without socks to have enough space. Vivobarefoot shoes are medium width, do most of their styles are not suitable for extra wide feet (their Made in Ethiopia range is one exception).

The stack height is 3mm thick without the insole, and about 5mm with it, so they are very thin.

These sneakers have been updated in 2021 to be softer and not so close around the ankle, which is great news. When I first got these in 2020 they rubbed my ankle bone for a while until they broke in. In general, Vivobarefoot shoes do require some breaking in, but they last a really long time.

Materials

The shoe uppers are made of leather, which makes them so easy to keep bright and clean. Most of the time all you need to do is wipe them down and if they get scuffed you can use a rubber to erase marks. The interior is partially lined with leather and partially fabric.

The removable insole is made from algea and helps get air circulating around your foot, which can help with sweating. I like the feeling of it and can tell my feet stay cool while wearing them, but I still got sweaty in these shoes after a while. I think you’d have to wear socks to eliminate that completely. These no-show toe socks would go well with these!

Vivo developed a new sole for these shoes that is extra grippy. In comparison to their everyday soles, I can definitely tell the difference. You can use them on the tennis court, but I haven’t heard from many people who have actually done it.

Style

My feeling is that you really can wear the Geo Court with almost anything. Of course, you’re not going to step into a boardroom meeting in white sneaks. But thanks to current fashion trends, this type of shoe can look very put together.

The lacing and stitching do a great job of disguising the width of the toe box and they look like a stylish shoe by any standard. The subtle sheen of the leather gives them a little class, but they’re simple enough to work for just about any style, whether feminine or masculine.

I like the new branding they’ve been using on the tongue of their shoes, and can even get behind the V on the sides. I think they’re going for an Adidas or Nike style where the brand symbol becomes a fashion statement in itself. It’s subtle enough that it doesn’t interfere with the versatility of the shoe, and I like it. Wouldn’t it be cool if a barefoot brand got so big it’s symbol was recognizable to the masses?

I like the new branding they’ve been using on the tongue of their shoes, and can even get behind the V on the sides. I think they’re going for an Adidas or Nike style where the brand symbol becomes a fashion statement in itself. It’s subtle enough that it doesn’t interfere with the versatility of the shoe, and I like it. Wouldn’t it be cool if a barefoot brand got so big it’s symbol was recognizable to the masses?

The Geo Court in Action

Check out the how the geo court moves and looks in real life in this video.

Conclusion

I have to say, this is my favorite adult Vivobarefoot shoe by a long shot (2nd being the Gobi Hi Top). The cost of these is in keeping with other major barefoot brands, and you can get 10% off with my code ANYA20 for 20% off. Since Vivobarefoot has worn so well for our family I expect them to last forever, and with such a classic design, they’ll be in style forever too. So if you want one sneaker that can do it all for you, the Vivobarefoot Geo Court is it.

What are your thoughts on the new Court sneaker?

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A woman modeling the Vivobarefoot Geo Court sneakers in a review
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58 thoughts on “Vivobarefoot Geo Court Review – The Perfect Leather Sneaker”

  1. Hi! Thanks for all these really helpful reviews!! Do you think it’s safe to spray a protective spray on the Geo Courts without ruining their breathability? (e.g. I have the Carbon Pro waterproofing spray) – thanks!

  2. Have you tried to clean your white pair with a Magic Eraser? Do you know if it will affect the leather finish or color? I know you put a link to the “rubber” for cleaning but it links to a Timberland shoe cleaning kit on Amazon that says it’s meant for nubuck/suede. Can that cleaner bar be used on white leather too? Thank you!

    1. I have only used a Magic Eraser on the sole of a shoe, I wouldn’t use it on leather. It is too likely to damage the leather IMO. Leather rubbers aren’t as abrasive as a magic eraser. The kit I linked to includes a rubber and a brush, which are the two tools I use most often when cleaning leather or suede (they work on both types).

  3. Hi Anya,
    thank you for the review, I just discovered your website.
    I’m about to ordre the geo court, that will be my first pair of vivobarefoot. Should I trust the Size chart? according to the chart, I should order an 8, but for all my shoes I usually go for 7 (other brands). My feet are not so wide.
    Thank you,

    Warda

    1. It’s hard to say since many people who are new to barefoot shoes are used to a different fit. If you already wear other brands of barefoot shoes and usually order a 7 then I would personally stick with that. If this is your first barefoot shoe purchase then I would defer to your measurements. Have you seen my tips on how to measure accurately here?

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