Reviewed by: Markyb13 Date Product Reviewed: 02/03/2012 Product Type: Footwear Haven't logged in for a while and saw the add for the vivobarefoot shoes. BEWARE of this company. I bought the Dharma model for my workplace. I'm a nurse who walks on linoleum floors, and the red rubber band around the shoe separated from the leather after one 12 hour shift revealing the stitching. So, there was a 1/8 inch gap on the sides that widened as my feet bent at the toes. When I contacted the company (head of customer service), I was told the band was for "decorative purposes", and the shoes would not be replaced because I had worn them. I was also told I should have walked on a "carpeted surface first" to see if the shoe would work for me. How crazy is that, and those shoe were not cheap.