Vivobarefoot Primus Trail at Sole Mechanics


Our team are super knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to minimal footwear for all ages. We do our best to help all our customers find the perfect shoe. This month we have put together our top shoes for each of the brands we stock, as we wanted to share with you why we love them.

The VIVOBAREFOOT Primus Trail is our lightweight, flexible minimal shoe that we often use to help people transition to barefoot walking or running.
We love the slightly thicker sole, which enables movement to be performed on any surface from the road, on a gym floor or off-road on trail surfaces. Its durability is exceptional, a toggle lace that makes it easy to slip on and its lightweight construct is versatile and great for travelling or using every day.

Vivobarefoot Primus Trail | Available at Sole Mechanics

BOBUX: Louise T-Bar

The Bobux Louise T-Bar is amongst the black leather school shoes from Bobux. This shoe is fantastic for children spending six to eight hours a day in their shoes at school. They are very light, flexible and won’t weigh your child down whilst running around, scootering and being active in the playground. The Louise T-Bar fits well with a narrow or wide foot and has a practical Velcro strap that locks the ankle in giving the perfect fit.

BOBUX | Louise T-Bar | Available at Sole Mechanics

NIKE: Free Run 5.0

The Nike Free Run 5.0 is our lightest and most flexible shoe with minimal cushioning and support for those transitioning to a barefoot feel. Nike has a flexible groove pattern on the midsole providing ample flexibility and movement which starts to strengthen the foot. The soft upper and slip in feel make it a comfortable all-around fit.  The Nike Free Run 5.0 is great for casual wear, gym activities and movement activities.

 Nike Free Run 5.0


The Vibram V-Alpha shoe may look like a glove for the foot and that’s exactly why we love it. The thin sole is basically a protective cover for the foot enabling us to strengthen and move our feet with no restitution. The soft upper but slightly grippy sole allows for ample proprioceptive feedback when performing indoor or outdoor activities.

Vibram V-Alpha

If you have any questions on minimal footwear please come down to the store and have a chat with our awesome team, otherwise give them a ring on 03 9598 4859.