Egoscue and Lems Shoes

Posted by Brad Maniscalco on 1/29/2014 to Primal 2

“Live Easy and Minimal” .  It’s on our shirts, it’s on our stickers and by simply visiting our blog, you have probably seen this quotation multiple times as you navigated our website.  Maybe some of you understand our reasoning behind this motto, or maybe some of you have glanced at it without even thinking twice. 

So sit back and let me enlighten you.  The reasoning behind Live Easy and Minimal is pretty self explanatory, but why would a shoe company base their entire process around it?

In today’s world, people have become obsessed with the latest inventions and technological advances (Hey, let’s camp out for 3 days outside of Best Buy waiting for a new IPhone!?!?!)  

Television, word of mouth, and the Internet fills our brains with advertisements and news about “innovations” and often times we buy into them because “experts say it works” or because our friends and family members swear by it.  Other times the extent of research we do on these products we buy is simply reading one or two positive reviews on Yelp or Amazon.  Take Moonshoes for example, who the hell ever thought those were a good idea?

Our feet are like the Chuck Norris’s of our bodies.  They can handle shit.  They don’t need any special “orthotics” or “gel cushions” to help them get through the day, and if we never evolved into the sensitive yuppies we have become, we wouldn’t think twice about sprinting through a gravel pit.  With that being said, Lems strives to bring us back to the bad asses our ancestors used to be by using a shoe that only has the bare essentials.

The Egoscue  Method takes the same approach to chronic pain.  Toss those meds and pain relievers down the drain, because just like Egoscue says, your design isn’t flawed, your posture is.  The Egoscue Method is comprised of a series of personalized stretches and gentle exercises that are designed to help realign one's posture and help restore physical ability.

Chris Kussof, the Director at Egoscue Orange County has not only transformed his body but has helped numerous clients alleviate mental, physical, and emotional pains.  Not only does Chris and his staff kick pain’s butt, but he and his staff do it wearing none other than Lems Shoes.  Check out the newsletter below to learn more about Egoscue and how Lems’ has helped Chris’ staff and patients. 

We Love Lems Shoes
Lems Shoes are designed with both proper fit and function in mind, serving as very beneficial minimalist shoes. Allowing the foot to keep its natural shape while providing enough room for the toes to wiggle is what makes Lems our shoes of choice at The Orange County Egoscue Clinic. The flexible design allows for full-range of movement without the addition of added material or gimmicks. Our team was given the opportunity to try Lems Shoes, and we couldn't be happier with our experiences. 

"I have been a fan of Lems Shoes for years. Also being a huge fan of Vibram FiveFingers, I wanted to find a pair of shoes that would give me the same free feel. I still have my first pair of Lems from four years ago! The build quality is great, and they seem to get even more comfortable with age. I do all my activities in the shoes -- yoga, running, and hiking. I want to thank Lems for making such an awesome shoe!"

                                                                                                - Chris Kussoff
"My Lems (Primal 2) are super comfortable for walking, running, and working out. I like to wear them loose, and I feel like I have free range of motion in my feet and ankles. I love that I still feel the minimal support needed and have more connection to the ground."

-Marian Caramanzana

"As a free-spirited dancer who prefers being barefoot, I am proud to say that I have found comfort and stability in Lems Shoes. I ordered the "Womens' Primal 2 Black" style (which is vegan-friendly), and was immediately drawn to the intricate, yet simple and flexible design. The fit is unlike any shoe I've ever worn, providing enough room for my toes to spread and flex inside the front portion of the shoe. I've found that these shoes are perfect for walking, jogging, hiking, and even dancing, all the while allowing my feet to feel rooted to the earth. My feet never feel restricted inside Lems Shoes, but the quality material provides enough support to make me feel comfortable walking on rocky terrain. Whether I am taking a long walk with my dog, making a quick trip to the market, or instructing a fitness class at work, Lems Shoes are my first choice for both comfort and function.

-Desiree Patterson

If you would like to learn more about Egoscue Methods, find a clinic in your area, or even get a free posture evaluation please visit, 

Lems Shoes on WKBN Youngstown

Posted by Brad Maniscalco on 1/27/2014 to Shoe News
Here at Lems Shoes, we try to be as transparent as possible with our customers.  We try to be as honest as possible about all of our operations and believe the relationship we build with our fans is of the utmost importance.  We have come a long way from the origins of the company back in 2010 however we still work in a back room (as well as live in our parents basements).  

We take every day as it comes and slowly but surely, we believe we are working to become the company and brand we imagine progressively! 

This past week we were fortunate enough to be covered by Youngstown Based CBS Affiliate WKBN! Thank you to Josh for the story and we hope you all enjoy!!  Next stop Good Morning America!!  


Look for more updates in the future and please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter for great statuses, awesome pics, and updates from Lems Shoes!! 

Lems Shoes in New York City

Posted by Brad Maniscalco on 1/15/2014
For the record, I am going to milk the shit out of living in New York for the past three years.  It makes me sound much more impressive and pretentious than I really am and gives woman something to think about besides my uncanny resemblance to a Hobbit. 

So when a friend or colleague plans a last minute trip to New York, let's fly by the seat of our pants and do this shit.

With that being said, Steve and I are heading to the Big Apple to hang out with some friends, sell some shoes and according to the Vegan eating Steve... eat this. (All the kid eats is carrots but will literally devour any food challenge thrown his way.... yeah I don't get it either.)

That smug little bastard smiling the entire way

While the arrival is highly anticipated, the trip is not as the Megabus has often been referred to as “hell on wheels”. When this “service” originated, they prided themselves on $1 bus fares and wireless Internet; but flash-forward to three years later and a seat on this two-decker nightmare with a baby screaming in your face and cig burns on the headrests costs about 150 bucks.   So keep posted as I plan to rant on about the discomfort and anxiety I’m guaranteed to experience for the eight hour duration. Until then, enjoy some pictures of cool shoes. Laturrrrrr