Mens Boulder Boot Brown

Mens Boulder Boot Brown

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Boulder Boot Details

Last:  LemsLast™ foot-shaped
Upper:  40% Water-resistant nylon + 60% full-grain leather
Waterproof:  No
Sole:  9.0mm LemsRubber™ injection rubber
Insole:  Optional removable 3.0mm MoistureWick foam
Lining:  100% Cotton
Stack Height:  9.0mm
Drop:  0.0mm
Weight:  9.9oz (size 43)
Width:  4.2-4.4"(size 43)


Weighing a mere 9.9oz (size 43), the Boulder Boot is arguably the lightest boot in the world.  The upper is made of water-resistant nylon and full-grain leather to keep away moisture.  The whole boot is completely collapsible, great for stuffing into a pack during a hike and wearing around the campfire afterwords.  There's absolutely nothing to this boot, no heel counter, no toe 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.  The Black Boulder Boot is the vegan option.
Q:  Returns?
A: We accept returns for 60 days.  For exchanges we will actually ship out the replacement free of charge.  See our Easy Returns page for more info.
Color: Brown
Manufacturer: Lems
9.9 oz
SKU: lems61
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Ultra Light Weight9.9 oz
Special Air-Infused Rubber
True Barefoot Experience
Natural Feelgood Fit
Collapsible and Packable

Fits true to size labeled above.

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Returns are accepted within 30 days for a full refund. Shoe must be in original condition. Simply follow the steps below. Full return policy.

  • Step 1) Re-box with packing slip (write reason for return).
  • Step 2) Ship to our address.
  • Step 3) We will credit you.

Exhchanges for another size or color are accepted within 30 days. Shoe must be in original condition. Simply follow the steps below. Full exchange policy.

  • Step 1) Re-box with packing slip (write new size or color).
  • Step 2) Ship to our address.
  • Step 3) We will send your new size/color FREE shipping.

Customer Review

Total reviews: 28
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Reviewed by: Simon Day

from Nottingham on 4/9/2014

Perfect Boot

i ordered this expecting it might take some getting used to but as it turns out, they're great straight away. (i guess this is because i normally wear skate shoes and they don't have much arch support etc) so i recently took them on a long walk round the peak district and they were great. i will probably now get another pair of a different variety

Reviewed by: Damian Mecham

from Salem, OR on 3/27/2014


I have used my pair of boulder boots to walk around town, on the beach, and around camp after a day of hiking. They are extremely comfortable in all situations. These boots are great!

Reviewed by: Jacob Anderson

from goldsboro, NC on 3/26/2014


these are the most comfortable boots i have ever felt in my life. so far the durability seems to be holding up well, i have taken them on a 10 mile hike so far with a 2000ft elevation change and they were great, never lost my comfort or footing, i have recommended this boot to everyone i know and i will continue to do so. it is well worth the money for the best footwear you will ever own.

Reviewed by: Nathaniel Chapman

from Minnesota on 3/11/2014


I bought these a few months back and wore them through a Minnesota winter and in and around my business. My back pain is far reduced, my feet are alive, I could go on. I intend to wear these through the summer and into next winter as well. While I crave minimalism, I would immediately buy a slightly more robust version of the same boot, with ever so slightly tougher materials all around...but if not, I will buy this exact pair when these wear out.

Reviewed by: Rob

from Indiana on 3/2/2014

Great shoes

Got my Boulder Boots a few days ago and really like them. First pair of non-running minimalist shoes and they fit and feel great,. I especially like the toe-box design. Thanks for a great boot.

Reviewed by: Gerald Holt

from Houston TX on 1/15/2014

Independent Contractor

Chose these for a trip to Amman, Jordan. Temperate climate and not a lot of walking required. 1 week into the trip we got 18 inches of snow! Of 5 men on the trip I was the only one not to get my feet soaked, Lem's doesn't say they are water proof, but they sure worked great for me. I'm sold on these and will be trying their other styles soon.

Reviewed by: J. D.

from Chicagoland on 1/13/2014

Love these boots

I have been been looking for a minimalist boot for a while, and where these are not true barefoot, these work wonderfully for my needs. They are warm, but you might want thicker socks in colder temps. Also, I am a 10.5 wide, and went with the 45 (US 11) glad I did. The boot fits perfectly, like it was tailored to my foot. Cons would be the tongue for higher water resistance, and I feel the sole could be a bit more "grippy".

Reviewed by: Saige

from Tasmania, AUSTRALIA on 12/22/2013

Did i just put shoes on my feet?

love them! the feel of the sole blew me away, as i don't really like wearing shoes on a normal day. I have always relied on feeling on the bottom of my feet when bush walking or tracking; these shoes give me a massive advantage.

Reviewed by: Craig

from Sandpoint, ID on 12/16/2013

Great shoes

Great shoes, what shoes were meant to be. After wearing and loving other minimalist shoes, five fingers, minimus I began to look for a pair of that I could wear to work. These boots exceeded my expectations, I would recommend them and I plan on purchasing other LEM products.

Reviewed by: John Gosselin

from Minneapolis, MN on 12/15/2013


Comfortable boot that is compatible with Correct Toes toe spacers. The sole is quite flexible allowing your foot to feel the ground and conform to it, yet also protecting the foot from sharp objects. My foot measures almost exactly 13 and the size 14 (48) JUST BARELY fits. Take that into consideration when ordering.

Reviewed by: Morten

from Denmark on 12/12/2013

Barefooter - Ultrarunner

Amazing shoes, even for the Scandinavian winter, snow and far, they are great! Thanks! :) Morten/

Reviewed by: Troy Smiley

from Talkeetna, Alaska on 12/9/2013

Boulder Boot

Love This Boot! I have worn a pair for every day use and full time as a carpenter and will recommend this boot for everyone! Just got an oversized pair for winter use; great traction even on ice! Again, I Love This Boot!

Reviewed by: Ryan

from Texas on 11/12/2013

A worthy addition

These boots are great, wear them with jeans more than any other barefoot sneaker I own. They are comfy, like wearing a moccasin that has the high support of a wrestling shoe. Overall I couldn't be happier. The only trade off is the sole does not have a deep rugged grip for heavy hiking. Not a big deal since they haven't seen too much trailblazing.

Reviewed by: Devin

from Arkansas on 11/12/2013


So this may not be what LEMS or most folks are going for, but what they have done with the Boulder Boot is almost make the perfect hunting shoe. Something I've been envisioning for a while: a mix between new and old, the great things about modern shoes mixed with moccasins basically. I could get pickier (waterproof would be nice) but really this boot is great for deer hunting. And I can't believe a shoe company actually makes shoes that fit my feet lengthwise without squashing my toes!

Reviewed by: Johnf

from Ks on 11/9/2013


As other reviewers have said these are instantly comfy right out of the box. I've been wanting a winter minimal option and these go above and beyond. I am buying a second pair for work!

Reviewed by: Mike

from Northern Appalachia on 11/9/2013

Less is more

This is the most comfortable boot I've ever found. I've never cared for any type of footwear besides flip flops. However I live and work in a wet cool climate. These boots have done a great job of keeping me warm and dry without any added gimmicks.

Reviewed by: Jeri

from Charleston WV on 10/21/2013

The best shoes I've ever owned

I am new to barefoot soles and am now a convert. Lightweight, flexible, stylish, and like wearing slippers. Have been searching for a long time for a long time and stumbled onto these after extensive googling.

Reviewed by: Dwight

from Crescent City, CA on 10/14/2013

Not water resistant

I got the Boulder Boot because I live in a rainy climate and do a lot of outdoors activities. I was disappointed that my feet got wet very quickly when I walked in some wet grass. They are definitely not water resistant. The boots are very comfortable in dry weather. But, you don't need boots in dry weather.

Reviewed by: Bobby Browning

from Lowell, AR on 10/9/2013

Exceptional fit, superior comfort,

I've been looking for something for backpacking, camping, and all around winter(ish) wear. These fit the bill perfectly! After reading a number of reviews on people taking them backpacking, I decided to go for it! The ankle support is fantastic, the fit seems to cradle the foot somewhat. There aren't any stiff spots that could irritate or constrict the foot. I'm sure that after some more break-in, they will only become more comfortable! You've secured a life long fan!

Reviewed by: Bill

from Wisconsin on 9/19/2013

Comfortable Out of the Box

I wear my Boulders daily (I walk 5+ miles per day). Pros: 1. Length was right on 2. No heel drop 3. Works for business casual 4. Very comfortable right out of the box 5. Doesn't look as feminine as most minimalist shoes 6. Good barefoot compromise for cold weather Cons: 1. The pull strap above the heel tore - not strong enough 2. The nylon upper above the toe frayed almost immediately 3. I have wide feet, and these shoes are snug widthwise

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