Why you’ll love them: All of Vivo Barefoot’s foldable shoes, particularly the Kanna, will quickly become a staple not only in your travel wardrobe but your everyday wardrobe, too.
If my feet aren’t comfortable, it doesn’t matter how the rest of my body feels. Consequently, having a pair of Kanna Shoes by Vivo Barefoot on my trip is non-negotiable.
The vegan shoes are produced using animal-free products and processes so that you’ll not only be comfortable, but guilt-free, too. The upper is made with a breathable mesh that is comprised of synthetic multi-ply materials that deliver lightweight breathability.
The sole is made of the company’s signature TPU Compound, which is extremely thin and lightweight but sacrifices nothing in terms of durability. In fact, the shoe is five times more puncture resistant than a standard sole of the same thickness. But because of how thin and flexible these shoes are, you can easily roll them up, which makes packing them away as easy as slipping them on.
While all the aforementioned attributes already make the Kanna a great travel shoe, perhaps my favorite aspect is that you can wear them without socks. The mesh hugs your foot in such a way that wearing anything between you and the shoe feels superfluous, and even if you normally would prefer to wear socks, there’s no denying that being stuck in a moving vehicle for a few hours too many creates rather musty environments for feet.
While the Kanna is certainly ideal for traveling, it’s also a shoe that I would not shy away from for my daily ensembles. Not only is it comfortable enough for walking around in for days at a time, but it’s also perfect for going to the gym, and then leaving the gym in style.
One happy buyer called the Kanna her “new favorite sneakers,” while another wrote that the shoes “keep getting better and better,” with perfect support.
Vivo Barefoot has dozens of styles that look like flats, loafers, and cute leather shoes, so if the Kanna aren’t your style, you’re sure to find a pair that suits you. — Lulu Chang
Pros: Beyond easy storage, no socks needed, breathable mesh, vegan materials
Cons: Some customers noted that the shoe might run a bit larger than expected