Vivobarefoot Opanka Review

The Vivobarefoot Opanka slip ons have been a hot release last spring and I am so glad I joined the hype! It took forever to arrive in Romania last year. They got lost and they travelled to Italy and Russia before reaching my feet so it was already autumn by the time they arrived 🙃 But that was the only time I had a problem with shipping from Vivo (or Revive) so it’s not the rule, but the exception.


They really are buttery soft, beautifully made and versatile. They stay on really well and secure thanks to the hidden elastic over the instep as they are a bit wide for my narrow heels, as you can see on the photos below. You can still find them on Revivo, as the nude version is not listen on Vivo anymore.

L-R: buttery soft upper and sole// wide heel but secure on foot thanks to hidden elastic under tongue// dirt pattern that I love :)


I chose size 39 as I never wear them with socks and I don’t touch the front of the shoe while walking. For reference: I have Kolhapuri sandals (on Revivo they are Atani) in 38, Opanka and Ababa in 39 and Fulham boots and Tracker II FG in 40 and they all fit great. So sizing is a bit inconsistent for me at Vivo. I remember buying my sandals size 39 initially, but I gifted them to my sister-in-law as they were too long.

Swipe right to see comparison with two other slip ons: Vivobarefoot Ababa and Posh Panda.


Au pair in witdh with Feelgrounds (older version) and Mukishoes Plums.


They really are some of my softest shoes! They are on the same category with Luks, for me. If it were more sunny, I would wear them daily, they are that comfortable, but it has rained almost everyday for the past few months this is quite a delicate colour.


They are zero-drop, uber-flexible, made in Portugal with a premium velvety leather upper. The sole is only 4mm thick so you have very good ground feel.



Yes, I am considering buying the black version, as well :D