Awesome shoe. Super light with a brilliant toe box. Can really grip the ground. Ventilation is nice. Sizing chart was spot on for me (wear a size 10US in men’s and the 44 fit like a dream. Impressed with these shoes!
I mainly wanted to make a note about size. I am most often a Women's 10 or a Men's 8.5; which puts me between 42 and 43 in Lem's. Based on reviews I went with the 43. They were definitely a little long but felt good around the house so I decided to keep them. Having worn them for a week now I wish I'd exchanged for the 42. They work, but I find I drag the toe in certain situations. I wear these for walking and casual wear as well as at work. I am coming from a Merrell trail glove and found these to be too big a step so I put another thin insole in and they work great. I had to do this with the Merrell initially too but was able to get rid of it after a week or so. These are an attractive shoe (Lem's on the side notwithstanding), well ventilated and fell secure on the foot. Love the wide toebox.
I can not stress the importance of wearing shoes that give you the toe space and zero drop. The minimalist shoe helps keep your sensory nerves of your feet optimally engaged with your brain. The toe box is spacious and helps to keep your toes spaced naturally while walking/running. This is how shoes were meant to be made. Stop cramming your feet in footwear that is only going to give you bunions and gross looking feet. Side note: I have read some other reviews and a bit of advise, read the sizing chart before purchasing and before writing a crap review, try contacting the company and seeing if they can help with whatever issues you may have. Thanks Lems!
I love my Lems Primals- I have worn the crap out of them and they are holding up really nicely. However, I have worn big holes into the insoles which you can buy separately on their website IF they ever get them in stock again. So I don't really wear them too much now- I'm waiting for them to get insoles back in so I can use mine again. Maybe it's a ploy to get me to buy another pair???
I recently purchased 2 pair of the Lem Primal and I love them. I have a very wide foot (usually purchase men's D or E width shoes) and was concerned that these may be too narrow. However, they fit great and are one of the most comfortable pair of shoes that I have owned. I will certainly be purchasing more Lem's in the future!