Vivobarefoot Jing Jing Ballet Flat Review

*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