Thank you very much team for my great Lems. I've been wearing them at work...all day on my feet as a busy nurse...and they are wonderful! My feet feel free yet supported. Great design work. Thank you for your effort for the hard working humble foot! I'm off the Chile for some walking and only taking my Lems...one shoe for all needs...it's my minimalistic way of being.
My massuse recommended tghat I do something about my 75 year old feet, especially my toes. All these years of wearing narrow toed shoes had rendered my feet really old! So, I bought these shoes and I am now a convert. They are terrific for letting your toes expand while walking. They're cool with really grewat air flow over the toes and walking on gravel which I do a lot of does not seem to impact the bottom of my foot. Big rocks, yes, gravel driveways, no. I also can wear my Yoga Toes with these shoes on so I am getting the best of both worlds in one shoe. You need to invest in your feet as you age and these are perfect and I might say, rather stylish.
I bought these as a minimalist cross trainer and general walking around campus shoe. They'r fantastic, really comfortable, great walking on concrete/asphalt too. I haven't run in them because I don't really run anymore, but these are great!
As always i want to give a review based on how much pain relief shoes give me. You see most reviews around based on comfort for healthy people, and doesn't help us with pain much so im gonna do you a favour this time as well. I have the boulder boot during winter, nine2five as casual shoe and now this Primal2. The Primal is the only shoe that has a different outer sole than the rest and i can say that it is even more comfortable than Boulder and nine2five. I wear Lems as casual. As a victim to Plantar Fasciitis i couldn't go with lems for more than an hour at a time at the most. Now im up to 3 hours in Lems so for you that have foot pain, go slow if you're not used to minimalist shoes and over time these will help you strengthen your feet and ankles and gradually youll have less and less pain. Before you go out the door with these i recommend you do some massage with a roller or hard ball under your feet, achilles and deep in your calves as well as stretching your feet, calves and hamstring so you get warm and loosened up which makes your fascia and heel work better with you and not as painful. This way you will have a very good experience with the Primal shoes. When i wore them for the first time it felt like the ground was massaging every part of my foot and it feels really good. A good way to prepare for minimalist shoes also is walking around barefoot as often as you can while home. Slippers and Crocs around the house only weakens your feet and doesn't give your feet the exercise they need. With pain off course, there is a limit so go slow. One last thing people with pain should work on is their strike. Shoes today with elevated heel promotes a heavy heel strike and that's no good when the shock absorbation goes up to your knees and back. Lems shoes will help you to focus on a midfoot or forefoot strike and you will have a pleasurable experience once you got that technique in. Good luck with your recovery. I have had PF for 9 years and finally minimalist shoe...
I am so glad I took a chance on these shoes. They are extremely comfortable on my complaining feet! The wide toe box is great and they're great to walk in. Narrow enough in the heel to avoid sliding which is often a problem for me. And they are stinking cute.