*I purchased these with my own money and Vivobarefoot did not pay me to write this review.
Size: I am usually a size 9 or 9.5 and I am most comfortable in a size EUR41 (definitely size up 1 or 2 sizes in these)
Cost: $110 at Vivobarefoot
- Flat, flexible, zero drop and a wide toe box that gives my toes enough room to wiggle
- Vivobarefoot Jing Jings are well made (mine are leather) and seem like they will last through many wears
- They look like normal shoes which is important to me as I wear them to work in an office setting
- There is no padding and lots of ground feel
- Barefoot / minimalist ballet flats are hard to find and these are an excellent shoe
- These shoes can be dressed up or down and look great with many different outfits (skirts, pants, dresses)
- Most ballet flats cut into my bunions, but these cover them and the elastic around the edge of the shoe hits my foot at a comfortable spot
- There is a soft piece of material at the heel of the shoe which helps me not to get heel blisters
- The toe box isn’t wide enough for me to wear correct toes
- The elastic at the back of the heel was very tight when I first put the shoes on. I put a wooden shoe stretcher in each shoe for 2 days and now the back of the heel is much more comfortable.
- The elastic around the edge of the shoe pushes my toes forward (which is why it’s important to size up 1 or 2 sizes from your usual Vivobarefoot size)
- I walk on hard surfaces (concrete/asphalt/indoor floors) often and I needed to add a cheap, flat insole for a small amount of cushion
- The cost is high for a ballet flat