The Ultra 3 is our amphibious shoe perfect for adventures on land and sea. The lightweight hexagon upper design is breathable, non absorbent and drains water easily. The new hex grip outsole made with sticky rubber gives you all that good underfoot feeling, flexibility and incredible wet and dry traction. Now made using algae based BLOOM foam which offers the first sustainable alternative to the synthetic and petrochemical EVA prevalent in today's market. Using algae biomass helps offset the significant use of petroleum ingredients found in conventional flexible foams.
Founded in 2015, BLOOM is an American performance-based materials manufacturer. BLOOM uses algae biomass harvested from freshwater sources from around the world, (like lakes, rivers, and ponds) at high risk of algal bloom. Using algae biomass helps improve technical performance and offsets the use of petroleum ingredients found in conventional foams.
“Our goal is to deliver the most performance-driven materials in the most environmentally-responsible manner,” said Mike Van Drunen, CEO of BLOOM. “It is a goal we constantly strive to improve upon, and we are excited to collaborate with VIVOBAREFOOT on the new Ultra line.”
“This is a true revolution for the footwear industry with the first plant based alternative to the petro-foams in ubiquitous use. We are thrilled to be the first company to use Bloom for a full shoe and further our mission to make the perfect shoe… perfect for feet and minimal impact on the planet.” Galahad Clark, Vivobarefoot.