Boulder Boot Gravel

Boulder Boot Gravel

9.9oz Lightweight Packable Boot
Boulder Boot Gravel
Mens Boulder Boot Black
Mens Boulder Boot Brown
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*$9.95 for one pair shipped in USA
*$24.95 for one pair shipped international

Last  LemsLast™ foot-shaped
Upper  40% nylon + 60% leather
Sole  9.0mm LemsRubber™ injection rubber
Insole  Removable 3.0mm MoistureWick
Lining  100% Cotton  
Stack Height  9.0mm  Drop  0.0mm
Weight  9.9oz (Sz 43)

  • Sizing
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  • FAQ
  • Testimonials
  • Reviews


First, find the USA size that you would normally wear, then select the corresponding size in Lems Shoes.  Understand that our sizing is different than other european sizing charts, please only use our sizing chart.

Lems Shoes run true to the US Size above


Weighing a mere 9.9oz (Mens size 43), the Boulder Boot is arguably the lightest boot in the world. The upper is made of 1200-denier nylon and a durable leather. The whole boot is completely collapsible, great for stuffing into a pack during a hike and wearing around the campfire afterwards. There's absolutely nothing to this boot, no heel counter, no shank, and nothing stiff that would irritate the foot. If a barely-there boot is what you're in need of, look no further.


Q: Is it waterproof?
A: No it's not waterproof.  We chose to leave out a waterproof membrane  because they sacrifice breathability.  The upper is treated with a DWR water-resistant coating.  When this begins to wear off, we suggest treating the nylon and leather with a spray on Scotchguard, Nikwax, or something similar.
Q: Is it vegan like the original shoe?
A: No, because the Brown colorway uses full-grain leather.  We are coming out with a Black colorway in October made of all vegan materials.
Q:  Returns?
A: We accept returns for 45 days.  For exchanges we will actually ship out the replacement free of charge.  See our Easy Returns page for more info.

Featured Testimonials

  I recently tested the Boulder Boot on a 62-mile hike through Glacier National Park.  You may be asking yourself, "If you do not market the Boulder Boot as a performance hiking/backpacking boot, why would you post a review of the product on a 6 day hike?"  Confidence - that's why.  I was confident that the Boulder Boot would be able to withstand everything a 180 lb frame with a 50 lb pack could throw its way. And I must say, the Boulder Boot not only withstood the abuse, but it far exceeded my high expectations.  Here's the link to my full review full review.

Steve Perna
Lems Shoes
Man of Many Hats

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Customer Reviews

Rating Toe Shoes Wearer
I usually wear toe shoes but needed something more water resistant (and warmer)for the wetter times. I really like the boots. They are just a tiny bit snug in the arch (after removing the inserts). I coated them repeatedly with Obenaufs, and the boots have been dry and comfortable. I have had a little traction issue on frozen leaves/grass, but not unusual for those conditions. I love that the sole is just a tad thicker than my toe shoes since we do a LOT of gravelly walking.
Reviewed by: from Puget Sound, Washington. on 11/17/2014
Rating Favorite Lems Thus Far!
I've had my Boulder Boot for about a year now and they are my favorite pair of shoes.I busted out a 15 mile hike up Telescope Peak in Death Valley and these boots rocked it! Never hiked that long in a minimalist boot, but the Lems held up phenomenally! I will definitely consider using these for more hiking! I want to own every color of these. Best minimalist boot - comfortable, durable, badass, and good lookin.
Reviewed by: from Las Vegas. on 11/12/2014
Rating Love affair with Lems <3
My Boulder Boots look bitchen and they keep my feet warm and dry in soggy Pacific Northwest climate. What is more, I love supporting budding business that are committed to providing sustainable and wellness-minded goods at a reasonable price. They arrived earlier than projected and I have literally worn them everyday since they arrived. They offer the perfect amount of wiggle room without feeling like I'm wearing space shoes, which unfortunately is true for a lot of other minimalist footwear.
Reviewed by: from Seattle, WA. on 11/5/2014
Rating none
I really wanted Mary Janes, but it looked on my paper like they would be too small for my feet. So I ordered big boots. After ordering I discovered how to check the print out for centimeters and saw that I could get the Mary Janes after all. A phone call the next morning got me the swap for Mary Janes, thanks guys. And now reading others' comments on boots, I am wondering if I want them as well!! Meanwhile, I did get a pair Primal 2 and find them to be clouds to walk on!
Reviewed by: from Pennsylvania. on 10/17/2014
Rating Duck
My right ankle tends to swell and new boots are a bit tight, so the first couple wears were without socks, otherwise fine. My 2nd pair of Lems, and I'm very pleased, these are Five-Star shoes!
Reviewed by: from Oregon. on 10/13/2014
Rating Interpretive Naturalist/Artist
I bought these boots because I needed a shoe that would hold up to outdoor hiking/teaching and plein air painting in cold temps. These seem to be the ticket. They are light, flexible, zero drop...basically allow me to work in a "minimal" shoe without freezing my feet. These will be my go-to boots for everything outdoors cold MN late fall to winter. The only issue I've had is hiking wet, hilly, rocky terrain they're a bit slick. But the other 99% of the time they've been fantastic boots.
Reviewed by: from Minnetonka, MN . on 10/2/2014
Rating Great Boot can't wait to get more
initially I was a little concerned about which size to get but after some emails with Steve he suggested the perfect size. The boys were comfortable out of the box and have only gotten better with each wear. I look forward to many miles and will definitely be looking at other Lems.
Reviewed by: from Columbia, SC. on 9/25/2014
Rating Awesome!
These are my 4th pair of Lems and they don't disappoint. As the creator of Altra Zero Drop shoes, I know a good shoe when I see them, and these are fabulous. They've been great so far in the winter, and I've even taken them for a couple of runs out in the snow with great success. They're crazy comfortable and they look much better in person than they do in the pictures in my opinion. Get 'em!
Reviewed by: from Orem, UT. on 2/5/2014
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