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DaVinci Barefoot Primavera Wax Tan Review

Testing out DaVinci Barefoot Primavera shoes in the historic Barrio Viejo neighborhood of Tucson
Testing out DaVinci Barefoot Primavera shoes in the historic Barrio Viejo neighborhood of Tucson

Full Review

DaVinci sent me a pair of their Primavera boots for feedback. These are “barefoot” boots, meaning they are lightweight with minimal padding to allow the foot to find its own natural footfall. I was skeptical that DaVinci would be able to make a comfortable, barefoot leather boot, but after taking them on an evening stroll in Barrio Viejo in Tucson in 100° F+ heat, I’m a believer.

When I slid them on, I immediately noticed how light and airy they feel despite being made of full grain leather. I felt like I was wearing ballet slippers! The sole is thin but provided a surprising amount of bounce and padding with each step. After several miles I could hardly feel them.

A leather boot in soaring temps seems so unappealing, but my feet stayed incredibly cool and comfortable. I wore them over a Fox River neoprene wicking sock, which was perfect for the hot weather.

I was impressed by the high quality materials and painstaking attention to detail in the construction. The leather is buttery soft like a handmade moccasin. They remind me of a classic Frye boot but are far more malleable and easier on the feet.

Thanks DaVinci! I’ll be a barefoot convert for the rest of my life – and these shoes are so well made, they might just last that long.

DaVinci Barefoot Primavera Wax Tan Review

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Shoe Specifications

  • 7” tall Derby Boot
  • Full grain leather upper
  • 360º Stitch Down Construction
  • Leather lined vamp
  • Full leather gusset
  • Rear pull tab
  • “Top Facing” rolled leather trim
  • Metal eyelets
  • Contrast stitching

Photos

Testing out DaVinci Barefoot Primavera shoes in the historic Barrio Viejo neighborhood of Tucson

Testing out DaVinci Barefoot Primavera shoes in the historic Barrio Viejo neighborhood of Tucson

Testing out DaVinci Barefoot Primavera shoes in the historic Barrio Viejo neighborhood of Tucson

Testing out DaVinci Barefoot Primavera shoes in the historic Barrio Viejo neighborhood of Tucson

Testing out DaVinci Barefoot Primavera shoes in the historic Barrio Viejo neighborhood of Tucson

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