This Mocca-Shoe Is the Minimalist Footwear You’ll Actually Want to Show Off


It’s not often that men’s footwear manages to strike just the right balance between “Hey, let’s hang out” and “Hey, take me seriously.” So when we got a load of the new Vivobarefoot Drake, with its moccasin-esque styling, black-suede sophistication, and easy-to-wear barefoot-trainer comfort, we were, to put it mildly, pleased.

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Not all that surprised, though: For the past decade, Vivobarefoot has crafted superflexible, minimalist shoes with no-puncture soles, zero drop (read: no heel elevation), and anatomically correct widths that most guys can wear most anywhere.

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The Drake works particularly well with both dressed-up and dressed-down jeans or chinos and won’t feel out of place whether you’re traipsing through the woods on a fall weekend or finishing off a jeans-blazer look the day you ask the boss for a raise.