John with wife Jessica and kids Noah and William
It all started with insoles...
Developing insoles came about as a result of spending all day on concrete. Discomfort was a daily feeling for John, so he started researching and experimenting, and after over a year of testing different materials, thicknesses, densities and combinations, settled on one which solved the discomfort; this became our first insole: the Legacy.
Through continued research we found that the shoes we were wearing were not particularly healthly for our feet (narrow toe box, heavy cushioned and inflexible) and more importantly, our body as a whole. After learning about minimalist shoes John bought his first pair: a used pair of Vivobarefoot RAs.
The insoles they came with were worn out and had holes in them, so he ditched those and tossed in his Legacy insoles. He immidiately started wearing them to work, and for the first week felt like the weirdest yet most liberating thing ever. Freedom.
As far as the Legacy insoles, he didn't realized their true benefit right away. It wasn't until he tried the RAs out without any insole. He couldn't do it – it was too much being on concrete all day without any cushion. Vivobarefoot have the thinnest outsole (3mm) in the industry so it was literally like walking on straight concrete.
The Legacy insole allowed him to be comfortable without comprimising flexibility, allowing his feet to still function and get stronger, while still providing amazing ground feel. This is when he knew he was on to something – a solution for helping people get into healthy, minimal footwear.
We wish you the best and hope we can serve you on your journey to healthier footwear and more importantly, a healthier body.