Vivo Barefoot Tracker Forest ESC review: grippy barefoot goodness for wandering feet

The Tracker Forest ESC takes a completely different approach to most hiking shoes on the market. Where others are stiff and unforgiving, these are flexible. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The specially designed Michelin sole, which features aggressive lugs that slice into the ground below, afford excellent grip on a multitude of terrain. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The boots are also cut so they protect the ankle, with 12 eyelets allowing the wearer to lace up for safe and stable support to prevent twists and sprains. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The sole is arguably the biggest talking point, as the aggressive, knife-like lugs wrap around the sides, toe and heel area for peace of mind. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
There’s some neat contoured detailing on the plush ankle cuff, while reinforced sections at the rear/sides help to fend off bumps and scrapes from sharp rocks. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
A Wild hide leather upper is weather-resistant, not waterproof. But it is supposed to allow the foot the breath better. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
We found ourselves scrambling, hopping and hot-footing it over tricky terrain, without worrying about coming a cropper. Read the full review on the site now. (image credit: The Gear Loop)