Mens Primal 1 Slate

Mens Primal 1 Slate

Please note that the Original Stem Shoes DO NOT have an INSOLE, while the new Lems Primal 2's have a 3mm insole

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What Size to Order

The Stem fit is shaped to the human foot and will not fit like traditional shoes. Stem Footwear is designed to fit relaxed and free. The extra wide toebox allows all five toes to move freely and splay apart. There should be a generous amount of room for the ball of your foot to spread naturally. They can be worn with or without socks. Follow the fit instructions, and read all the below before wearing:

How Stem Sizes Run.

  1. Go by our labeled US size not the EU size.
  2. If you are having trouble deciding between two sizes, we recommend you buy both and exchange the one that doesn't fit. It saves you about 8 days of delay
  3. Fits best for medium to wide feet (not for narrow feet).

How to Fit

  1. Tap your heel to the back.
  2. Your toes should fit close to the end of the shoe (less a than finger width), because it follows the natural shape of the foot.
  3. The extra width at the toebox is designed to be there.
  4. Don't worry they should not feel "snug" in the toebox like your other shoes.
  5. Don't lace tight to try to achieve a "snug" fit. This is natural fit.

Other Tips

  1. Machine washable gentle. Do not machine dry. Air dries in front of a fan in less than 2 hours.
  2. Stem Footwear can be worn with or without socks. We've found that when performing athletic activities Stem Footwear fits best without socks.
  3. If wearing socks, we recommend wearing toe socks. Click here to see what we offer ToeSox
  4. To improve healthy toe alignment we recommend wearing Stem Footwear™ with Correct Toes™ intermittently (see instructions for use.)
  5. Take off your shoes and go barefoot frequently. Barefooting is the best training to learn how to walk more natural. Remember transition slowly.


$90.00
Color: Slate Grey
Manufacturer: Original Stem
6.3 oz
Feature: $9.95
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Ultra Light Weight6.3 oz
Special Air-Infused Rubber
True Barefoot Experience
Natural Feelgood Fit
Collapsible and Packable

Fits true to size labeled above.

Follow sizing above when you select your size in the drop down.

See more on sizing below left.

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: 45
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Reviewed by: Jerry Gentry

from Connecticut on 2/22/2012

So comfortable you forget you have them on

I am a recent convert to minimalist style running. For winter weather I needed a full shoe instead of my running sandals, so I thought I would try Stems. The day the Stems arrived I put them on and after a few minutes they seemed to disappear. Light, comfortable, flexible, they were just what I had hoped for. I've logged 50+ miles running plus all the walking, but the soles show no sign of wear. If you are looking for a comfortable minimalist shoe, you can't go wrong giving Stems a try.

Reviewed by: Daniel Voth

from Minot, ND on 2/16/2012

Go to Shoes!

I have had a pair of Stems since they were released. I am still in love with them. When I need a little more shoe for work or winter weather in North Dakota, they are my go-to footwear. They are super comfortable and almost wide enough for my freakishly wide foot! What I think makes them better than other "barefoot shoe" is they are easy on/easy off. I get to the office - off they go. When I need them back on, I just slip into them - no aligning toes into their correct place.

Reviewed by: Diana Moll

from Santa Cruz on 2/10/2012

Most Comfy Barefoot Shoe!

I just got these today and think they are brilliant, I have tried 4 different kinds of barefoot shoes and these are the most comfortable, soft, flexible and kind to the soles of my feet. The weird thing is that I have big feet and when I took these out of the box I thought they looked too small, but they were fine, plenty of room. I would give them 5 stars, but since I've only worn them a day I don't know how long they will last, if they make it past 6 months, i'll give them another star.

Reviewed by: William Woods

from South Carolina on 2/10/2012

My Favorite Shoe!

These are by far my favorite shoe. I wear them to work every day, they are extremely comfortable and light. I have gotten a few trail runs in with them and I was very pleased with the responsiveness on rough terrain. It is great to finally find a zero drop, minimalist shoe that does not bruise my feet on rocky trails. These will be my go-to shoes for everthing but road running and ultras.

Reviewed by: Johan Potgieter

from Twin Cities, Minnesota on 2/10/2012

Winter / Social Survival

This is the only way to have warm feet while you still have all the benefits you would have had if you could go barefoot. I also have to wear shoes to work - but with my Stems, it is like going to work barefoot. I think of them as my Emperor's New Clothes - everybody thinks I am wearing shoes, but I am really going barefoot!

Reviewed by: Scott C

from South Riding, VA on 2/1/2012

Freakin' Awesome!

Man, I love my Stems. I wear them every chance I get and wish they had a "dress up" pair I could wear to work. Like another reviewer, I've experienced some thread/seam issues, but I'm not parting with them for a return. I'll just deal with it until I have to do something about it. I credit the Stems with fixing my plantar and achilles pain. I wear them all day, every day during the weekend, as well as during some workouts. These are the best shoes in my closet!

Reviewed by: chris

from buffalo on 1/28/2012

amazing shoes

I've been wearing vibrams for a while now which always get some weird looks. I was thrilled to see a barefoot style shoe come out that looked like a shoe. These shoes are so comfortable, I literally wear them everyday. They even stay warm when I wear them in the snow in Buffalo. The only thing is, my other sport shoes are a size 11.5, so I ordered the 11-11.5 size which are a little too big. The sizing seems to be a little inaccurate but they are still some of the best shoes I've owned.

Reviewed by: adam brushaber

from vernon hills on 1/9/2012

Done Everything in Them!

Been wearing these frequently since the release over 3 months ago. I am shocked by the durability. Also, they are the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. I have played basketball, Crossfitted, Olympic lifted, and run in these, and they show almost NO sign of wear. The sole is the most amazing part of the shoe. The soles are super flexible & thin, yet the way the sole is shaped, particularly in the heel, it follows the perfect shape. I love them for walking as well.

Reviewed by: Jerry

from Cape Cod, MA on 1/9/2012

Love 'em, but one thing

I love these shoes. I've worn them every chance I've had since they arrived on Friday (today is Monday). They're comfortable and keep me close to the ground. I'd give them more stars, but the stitching on one of the shoes has started to come undone. I threw away the box and my receipt. My wife said she can probably fix it and plus, I don't want to separate myself from these babies.

Reviewed by: Keith

from San Francisco on 1/9/2012

Wear them All The Time

These shoes felt really good out of the box, and just fantastic after breaking them in. Having put 50+ miles on them so far, they are holding up well everywhere. I am normally a 10.5 - 11, so I ordered the EU 44 and while it is a tad big, I like the toe freedom, especially when I'm at work.

Reviewed by: Scott

from Illinois on 12/24/2011

Amazing!!!

My 1st minimalist shoes. Purchased Stem for 1 main reason, & thankfully the rumors were true - they are currently the only minimalist shoe on the market that you can expect to truly fit a 4E wide foot. Not even a “slight squeeze”, they fit 100% fine. The other reason I went with Stem is the sensible styling, no crazy colors or individual toes. Awesome toe box, no pressure or rubbing anywhere. I hear there may be a black design in early 2012, I'll be back for those. Thank you for wide shoes Stem!

Reviewed by: JAMES HOWELL

from Southwest Texas on 12/3/2011

Muy bueno

For years I've tried the various "minimalist" shoes on the market and even tried to make some huaraches. Feh. Nothing worked well. I had despaired of finding walking/running shoes I considered (1) truly minimalist and (2) comfortable. Then along comes Stem Footwear. The gods of running have smiled upon mankind. These bloody shoes are so danged comfortable I've given all my other shoes to Goodwill. Ooh-rah!

Reviewed by: Dragan T.

from CA on 11/23/2011

my second pair

Ordered "survival origins," tried them on, immediately went online and ordered "primal origins." Same shoe, different color. Fantastic for anything dry. Good groundfeel, wide but not too wide (important if you hate clown shoes), and most importantly superior comfort compared to any other minimalist shoe I've owned--Soft Stars, Vibrams, and Vivobarefoot.

Reviewed by: Frederico

from Saint Etienne, France on 11/19/2011

Not for warm weather

A great looking shoe (looks better than in the photos), super confortable, wide toe box but a tad on the warmside. My feet start to sweat when external temperatures are above 15ºC. Great autumn-winter-spring shoe when it is dry outside. Decent groundfeel with 6-8mm sole (thicker where the lugs are).

Reviewed by: sam miller

from overland park,ks on 11/16/2011

house shoe

this is the best house shoe i have ever put on my feet.i cant wait to get home from work to put them on.i say house shoe but i go anywhere w/them on.i have other barefoot shoes that are not taken out any more.i will be getting another pair for sure!bring a store to my city soon.

Reviewed by: Russell Gaddy

from Alabama on 11/9/2011

You won't be disappointed

My Primal Origins are probably the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. They're so lightweight it's like walking around in house shoes. The quality construction & wide toebox makes this shoe perfect for walking, running, or just plain casual wear. Like the title says...you won't be disappointed.

Reviewed by: Adam Brewer

from London, UK on 11/4/2011

Amazing

Seriously good shoes.Extremely light, very comfortable and loads of room for your toes. These are the first pair of shoes I can wear for the whole day and not look forward to taking off!

Reviewed by: John K

from williamstown on 10/27/2011

Connected

I really love these shoes - they give the feeling of the ground but allow me to remain respectable at work. I've worn them walking all day around a city and also walking in the woods. They're not much fun in the autumn rain (your feet get very wet) so I think I'll have to give them up for winter, but I'll be excited to get them out again in the spring!

Reviewed by: K run

from Arizona on 10/25/2011

Coach

I really like the shoes. While I prefer to go barefoot, these offer a great alternative when I have to wear shoes.

Reviewed by: Callaghan

from Florida on 10/24/2011

Mr.

I've been a pure vff wearer for the past couple years now, and I find these shoes to be at least as comfortable. Certainly the best non-vff barefoot shoe out there.

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