Sneak Peek by Tina on Living Barefoot Radio

Posted by on 2/16/2011 to Shoe Reviews
STEM Footwear, a new company on the minimalist footwear block, was extremely generous with us by providing two pairs of their pre-production samples of the STEM Primal Origins line: one women’s and one men’s. My first impression was undoubtedly WOW!"

"I was told to expect this shoe to be ‘light’ but after handling it, I was blown away. The shoe, in a men’s size 9.5 weighs 5 ¾ ounces on my scale (the company reports them at 6.3 ounces but I weigh all received review shoes on this scale so it’s an acceptable comparison for me). Usually I weigh shoes that are much smaller than this at a comparable weight, so I can’t wait to see what the shoe in my size weighs, that being women’s size 8."
"The sole is absolutely the most flexible of the full-uppered minimalist shoes to date. It easily folds in every direction, even upside down and twisted around, with very little effort. Although it is 6 mm thick, it feels much thinner because of its extreme malleability. It also feels uniform in height across the length."
"The upper is simply amazing. It is so soft against skin this shoe could easily be worn without socks. The vamp is made with breathable mesh so there should be no worry about overly sweaty feet. The upper is made with no stiff construction and yet reforms to its original shape after twisting the shoe in every direction conceivable. This shoe is so comfortable it feels a lot more like a slipper than it does a lifestyle shoe."  quotes by Tina Dubois

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Date 9/20/2011 11:31:02 PM
Lynne Ludeman
I just received my new pair of Stem shoes and IMMEDIATELY LOVED THEM. I wore them around the house first, then took them out on a run. My feet usually hurt when in most shoes - not in these. THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT SHOES!!!!
Date 9/24/2011 5:29:22 PM
Kathi Clark
I also got my new Stem shoes last week. They are amazing! Exactly what I've been looking for. I go barefoot when possible, but at work that's just not an option. These shoes have plenty of forefoot and toe room and look like actual shoes (sometimes I get so tired of explaining my footwear to people and want to blend). I am in love with these shoes!

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