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Lems Shoes Sizing Help

Posted by Brad Maniscalco on 1/31/2014

The Official Lems Shoes Guide to Getting the Right Frickin' Size!!

 Ok, Ok, we get it.  Our sizing charts are confusing as hell.  We know it and we’re not proud of it.

There are lots of people out there who are interested in Lems but as soon as they get to our sizing chart, they back out faster than Dustin Diamond in a Celebrity Boxing Match. 

I imagine the thought process of a potential customer to go something like this…

 

Miley Cyrus sitting at her computer trying to think of a clever Tweet about her tongue:

“Man, it’s hard to twerk and browse the Internet at once…good thing I’m not chewing a piece of gum also.”

She happens to glance at the ads to the right and sees something for Lems Shoes….

“So I put my hands up, playing my.....what the hell is a Lems?, What a weird ass logo, kinda looks like a tongue..”

Click.  Wait. Click. Wait.

With tongue out, “Oh man, those shoes look pretty cool.  Never seen anything like those before. Comfortable and I can roll them up into a ball, I bet I could twerk really well in these things!!

Click..wait...click....Checks herself out in the mirror while taking a nude selfie…

“Price is a little steep for tennis shoes but I guess they are designed for maximum comfort and use some cool technological rubber.  What the hell, daddy's, Achey Breaky Heart is still collecting royalties out the ass…Let’s do it!!”

Click...wait..click...30th text to the fake number Madonna gave her....

“Ughhhh what is this weird sizing thing..F this. I’ll just keep twerking in my stilettos”.


Yeah we get it Miley.  Sizing is confusing.  And although you may not be the brightest bulb, we feel those with a little more, ok a lot more, intelligence may have trouble as well.  So I thought, since it’s Friday and I have nothing better to do than watch Rihanna and Shakira dance all over each other, I would help all of the Lems Customers out there who have had millions of questions about our sizing and maybe limit the amount of angry E-mails Steve gets. 

So without further ado, I give you the Step by Step guide to Lems Shoes Sizing...

 To find your proper sizing all you will need are:

 1 Piece of Blank Paper

1 pencil or pen or marker or piece of chalk or bloody finger

1 Foot (your own foot)

1 Ruler

 

 Step 1:

Place your foot in the middle of the paper and using your writing utencil trace the outside of your foot.

 

 Step 2:

After you are done tracing, take the ruler from the outermost part of your heel, all the way to the top of your longest toe.  Find the length, in inches or centimeters, like so.

 


Decide what shoe you are looking to order and refer to our highly confusing sizing chart.  (Sure we claim easy returns but we never said easy orders……..Shitty joke I know)

 

Determine the next size up in inches or centimeters from what your foot measured. Match the inches with the European Shoe Size, and you should be good to go!!

For example, my foot measured 9.25" so if I was ordering a Primal 2, the next measurement up would be 9 1/3 " which is equivalent to a Men's 40....Make Sense??? 

*Note: Please disregard the Hairy Hobbit Foot model used in all of these images.   

Hope this helped and if not, well then call Steve and bother him. 

As always, Live Easy and Minimal….


 

 

Comments

Dobson 2/3/2014
Another great post. I can attest to some growing pains regarding sizing when attempting to order my first pair of Lems, but Steve was very patient with me and helped me through. Now I can honestly say that I can't see myself ever wearing another brand of shoes again. Viva la Lems!!!!!!

Jadine Krist 2/21/2014
Wait!! Do you measure it at an angle like that?

Lems Shoes 3/11/2014
Jadine, Sorry for the delay, that is just the camera angle!! Make sure you are standing up with your foot straight!

Keith 8/10/2014
Actually, this post is confusing, but I'm not super swift. Th model measures out to 9.25 inches. Rounding that up to next inch measurement is 9.33. I get that part. However, 9.33 inches in the mens primal 2 chart shows a size 40, not 41. Size 41 corresponds to 9.66 inches. What am I misintrepting? Shoud we size up the actual measurment; and, then pick the next size up? This is how I'm reading the post.

Keith 8/10/2014
Actually, this post is confusing, but I'm not super swift. Th model measures out to 9.25 inches. Rounding that up to next inch measurement is 9.33. I get that part. However, 9.33 inches in the mens primal 2 chart shows a size 40, not 41. Size 41 corresponds to 9.66 inches. What am I misintrepting? Shoud we size up the actual measurment; and, then pick the next size up? This is how I'm reading the post.

Lems shoes 8/12/2014
Keith, We should hire you on as an editor! You are clearly correct in this instance and I will correct immediately! Sorry for the confusion!

Lems Shoes 9/29/2014
Hey Nolan, All of our shoes are built on a EE last. With that being said, the size 43 has a width of 4.4" and with each size decrease or increase you are either going to add or subtract 1/8" in the width.

Nolan McInelly 9/29/2014
What about width? How do you measure for that?

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