Stem Primal 1 Moss

Stem Primal 1 Moss

Original Stem first released in 2011
Stem Primal 1 Moss
Moss Green
Stem Primal 1 Slate
Stem Primal 1 Brown
Earth Brown
Stem Primal 1 Frost
Frost Grey
Sold out of your size? 
Primal 1's are now discontinued.

*$9.95 for one pair shipped in USA
*$24.95 for one pair shipped international

Last  LemsLast™ foot-shaped
Upper  Microfiber + open-weave mesh (100% Vegan)
Sole  8.0mm LemsRubber™ injection rubber
Insole  Removable 3.0mm MoistureWick
Lining  100% MoistureWick Polyester  
Stack Height  8.0mm  Drop  0.0mm
Weight  6.9oz (Sz 43)

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Sizing Chart

For Primal 1 models, find your USA size on the chart below and then select your proper size in Primal 1.

Try the Original Stem

The Stem Primal 1 was our very first shoe we released in 2011.  It is now discontinued, so get it while you still can!  Unlike the Leming and the Lems Primal's, the Original Stem shoes come without a removable insole, however they share the same outsole.  Please note that the sizing is different between Primal 1 and Primal 2 models.  The Primal 2 models tend to fit 1 size smaller than the Primal 1's.


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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating wife
My husband would rate this as his 3rd most favorite shoe. What keeps it from being his favorite is that the midsole is too narrow to allow his foot to spread out and after wearing it all day, his feet hurt.
Reviewed by: from Madrid, Nebraska. on 6/27/2013
Rating My Every Day Casual Shoe.
I have been wearing my Stems since September 2011. The wide toe-box, the super flexible sole, and best ground feel I have found next to walking around with naked feet make these a joy to wear. As a bonus to these great features and excellent execution, they look great too! If you are into letting your feet, joints, and legs do the job they were designed to do, I highly recommend the Stems. P.S. BEST customer service EVER!
Reviewed by: from Louisville, Ky. on 1/20/2012
Rating great!
Love my stems. Theyre extremely light yet provide enough support. I used to wear crocs, but these are now my everyday shoe. I'm not in the best shape but I can tell from every day use I'm strengthing my legs and ankle. It feels more natural walking. I can't wait to use on trails. The wide toe box combined with the lightness makes you forget your wearing them, The compactability is awesome and to clean them is a breeze. Thanks for making such a great shoe.
Reviewed by: from colorado springs. on 12/8/2011
Rating Amazing Footwear
A-mazing shoes, Awesome service! Order to delivery 8 days. Have had my Stems for about 3 months, worn them barefoot day in, day out. working, running, dancing...whatever. Rain or shine. They seem to regulate temp well, making them comfy the whole day long. Very highly recommend.
Reviewed by: from Bristol, UK. on 12/4/2011
Rating Great Innovation
Congratulations STEM! this is the most comfortable shoe ever at a great price. I have no problem recommending it to my patients. A Qureshi, MD Family Physician
Reviewed by: from Denham Springs. on 11/8/2011
Rating Tried Everything Else This Is It
I have been running using "barefoot" mechanics for nearly a decade. I have tried about every minimalist shoe brand around -- Vivo Barefoot, Feelmax, Soft Star, and a number of running shoes -- but my Stems have quickly become favorite casual shoe. Comfort, style, construction, fit -- the Stem seems to have it all. By far, my favorite shoe.
Reviewed by: from Annandale, VA. on 10/30/2011
Rating I love these shoes
This is the first shoe (minimalist or not) that fits my wide feet comfortably! They look great too, and I second the desire for a work shoe; I work in a no dress code environment, but when I need something a bit more dressy it'd be nice.
Reviewed by: from Seattle, WA. on 10/24/2011
Rating Producer
I bought these to fight the vff craze...i got a size 43, i wear a 10 and they fit great! I have about 15 miles in them now, and feel the wide toe box, unrestricting, no rubbing straight out of the box...the only problem i am having now is deciding what color i'm getting next! I also wear them to work....Make a casual shoe!
Reviewed by: from Ogden,ut. on 10/23/2011
Rating most comfortable sock ever!
I was coming from my nike free runs and took a chance on the stems. I would cosider these shoes the best I have ever owned! The minute I put them on, they were like wearing my favourite pair of socks. I use them for running, but find them so comfortable, I am getting another pair for daily use. Love these shoes!
Reviewed by: from montreal, quebec. on 10/22/2011
Rating Great minimalist shoe
It comes in a close second to a thin vibram soled sandal to imitating walking barefoot, and is far more practical. I can wear thin socks to keep my feet, plus my teenage daughters are happy to be seen with me in public wearing them. They come far closer to imitating walking barefoot compared to two other minimlist shoes I have tried (three if you count Nike Frees). I have not tried the vibram five toed shoes since my wife will not be seen in public with me if I wear them.
Reviewed by: from Salem, OR. on 10/21/2011
Rating Happy Stem user
Love my Natural Origins. I'm totally minimalist in my footwear and these are among my favorites. I will be definitely buying more in the future.
Reviewed by: from Pentwater Michigan. on 10/16/2011
Rating Best shoe/barefoot shoe I wear
I wear these shoes everywhere I go whether I'm driving, running, walking, working, exercising, climbing, (you get it.) and many other activities They fit like a glove, but better. I can fully splay my toes comfortably and wear them without socks because they feel like slippers so I hardly even notice I'm wearing them all day! (Yes all day Comfort!) All in all, I bought all three of them because I was so impressed.
Reviewed by: from Warrenton VA. on 10/16/2011
Rating Great Shoe
My Stem Natural Origins feel great. I couldn't be happier with them.
Reviewed by: from Tucson, AZ. on 10/16/2011
Rating Most comfortable shoe ever.
I am a long time user of Vibram 5 Fingers shoes. I ordered Natural Origins shoe because of its looks. I wanted a minimalist shoe that I could wear around town without getting weird looks. Well, the shoe looks great but it has bonus features. It is very flexible, light weight, with excellent road feel. The shoe looks well made and it would seem to be a long lasting shoe. But the best thing about this shoe is that it is super comfortable whether you wear it with socks or bare feet.
Reviewed by: from St George UT.. on 10/15/2011
Rating Stem!
I've had my stem for awhile now and they are amazing. At first they hurt my ankles because of the huge difference between them and my old running shoes. These shoes are amazing though, great fit and a great feel. I've even thought about getting another pair!
Reviewed by: from Hurricane, West Virginia . on 10/15/2011
Rating Most confortable shoe ever!
I own like every model of minimalist shoe on the market and this is simply the most comfortable I have seen yet! Best toe box ever! The color are darker than they appear on the site for the natural origin!
Reviewed by: from Quebec, Canada. on 10/5/2011
Rating Love this Shoe and Color
This is the shoe that I have been looking for for 2 years. I can't think how they can make it any better. And this color is awesome. Praises to Stem Footwear Company.
Reviewed by: from Steeler Country, PA USA. on 9/14/2011
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