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Mens Nine2five Black

Zero-drop work shoe. Ultra-light leather oxford with a Natural-shape™ fit.
$125.00
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Mens Nine2five Black

Zero-drop work shoe. Ultra-light leather oxford with a Natural-shape™ fit.
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4 Stars
Near-perfect foot-shaped shoe
Appearance: 10/10 - very "dress shoe" without looking too casual, easy to keep shined. Durability: 10/10 - Haven't a scuff yet I wasn't able to shine out. Used more roughly than most would in a "dress" shoe, but no signs of glue separation, sole barely has visible wear thus far. I predict a very above-average life cycle for this shoe. Proprioception: 9/10 - very good, near-barefoot, utilizes/engages most foot & toe muscles. Impressive for a leather-upper shoe. Foot shape: 8/10 - Needless to say, making a factory-produced (non-custom) shoe to fit all shapes & lengths of feet is an impossible task. I was born with triangle-shaped "duck feet" which, when barefoot & allowed to splay naturally have an almost exact 5 inch measurement from the outside of the big toe to the outside of the pinkie toe. I bought the Nine2Fives along with Correct Toes but have been disappointed since, ironically, while individually both have helped my foot health tremendously I cannot use them together. Separately, I have enjoyed all the true-to-life advertised benefits of both the Nine2Fives and the Correct Toes. However, I cannot wear my Correct Toes in my Nine2Fives without pushing my big and little toes up and over the insole edges (and yes, I am wearing the correct size Correct Toes, and even a size bigger of the Nine2Fives than the Lems sizing chart recommends- which are, I believe, and absolute perfect fit - a 45). I have tried wearing thin or no socks, removing the insole, stretching the toebox leather with professional toe stretchers, all the while holding off writing this review in hopes that constant wear of the shoes with the Correct Toes would "break in" and create a perfect fit. Instead, my honest and pleading feedback, Lems, is to please consider an "extra wide toebox" addition to your line, that allows for even a 1/4" if not 1/2" more splay. I seem to be able to wear them without the Correct toes although failing the "Lems liner test" & the "15% expansion upon impact" test, even without the Correct Toes. Serious question- I am aware that different upper materials effect shoe fit. Were I to make my next Lems purchase, say, a pair of Primals, could I perhaps expect a more forgiving fit than the leather upper of the Nine2Fives? Should I go up a size? A 45 still leaves me with a solid inch from the tip of my big toe to the inside of the shoe at the front. Any information would be welcome and I look forward to wearing each of your styles! Thank you, Joseph
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Reviewed by:  from South Dakota. on 7/3/2015
4/5
5 Stars
Outstanding!
Ever since Merrell discontinued the original Tough Glove I've been looking for a replacement barefoot shoe for work. Thankfully I found out about the Nine2Five; better fit & finish, better looking, a little less ground feel (which to me makes them a bit more comfortable). Lem's couldn't have designed a more perfect shoe.
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Reviewed by:  from San Francisco. on 1/18/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Captain
I'm a Captain at Delta Air Lines and love my 9 to 5s. When I get to my hotel room after a long day, I don't have the feeling I have to get my shoes off for relief. In fact I don't even feel the shoes. They are also very professional looking with my uniform.
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Reviewed by:  from Atlanta GA. on 7/10/2015
5/5
3 Stars
LEMS
Although they are comfortable, I'm not particularly happy with the snub nosed style. It makes me stand out at the office when everyone else has the pointed toe look. Also the sizes aren't accurate as far as I can tell and had to return the first pair to get a pair 2 sizes larger. LEMS made me pay to ship back the smaller pair, unlike Amazon and zappos which back up their products.
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Reviewed by:  from Phila. on 3/19/2015
3/5
5 Stars
Perfect shoes
I am a firefighter and EMT. I was using a pair of boots for work and I was getting knee and back pain because I am constantly getting on and off the truck, and going up and down the stairs. I was looking for a pair of shoes that helped my body move more naturally. I love, love these shoes very much! These shoes are well made. I'v had them for 6 months and believe me they can take a beating. I would totally recommend these shoes.
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Reviewed by:  from Providence, RI. on 2/10/2015
5/5
5 Stars
At last!
These shoes were my third attempt at finding a zero-drop, minimalist shoe with a wide toe box for work. Mission accomplished! These shoes are so comfortable that I forget I'm in them even after a long day. Significantly better than everything else out there. Strong "buy" rating from me.
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Reviewed by:  from Philadelphia. on 1/11/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Massage Therapist
Had the 9 to 5s now for about 6 mo. In my massage therapy work I put a great deal of stress on my shoes, using deep martial-arts type stances to deliver pressure to the client. The shoes have held up beautifully, showing no signs of wear or disintegration. They still look fresh. They have the right balance of comfortable, zero-drop feel and clean, professional looks. Very satisfied with these shoes.
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Reviewed by:  from Forest Park, IL. on 4/8/2015
5/5
5 Stars
financial advisor
I love the wide toe box and the zero drop platform! I have moved to this format for my running shoes and my casual shoes as well. Lems comes into play for me with these Nine2Fives - they allow me to HAVE a zero drop/wide toe box/foot shaped shoe at the office with a shirt and tie - or a suit and tie. They don't take a polish as well as I'd like...but at least they do shine enough to be respectable for a dress shoe. I don't really care for the lack of depth the shoe has, but I make do. I removed the insole for the first week or two until the leather stretched. I'm 6'4, 265, and wear the biggest shoe Lems makes....but it's my "high volume foot" that is probably the problem....and as I said...the leather does stretch and I am now able to wear the insole. This is a good thing...because they are VERY thin soles. The pad of my feet hurt for a good while after I started wearing these daily to work. All my other Zero drop/wide toe box shoes are moderate (street running/general wear) or highly cushioned (trail running) so I think I'm not a "true minimalist" and really don't want to be. I like my cushioning, but I will NEVER return to heels or narrow toe box shoes - let those toes splay wide! lol. Wear seems good - I take them off immediately after the work day and let them air out with cedar bag inserts....and I buff/shine/polish them every weekend and it lasts (almost) thru the week. Overall, I'm pretty darn pleased to have found these shoes for my work. They aren't a TRUE dress shoe...but I make them work and my office and clients haven't rebelled yet. haha.
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Reviewed by:  from fort smith, ar. on 6/29/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Lots of Hats
These shoes are very comfortable and fit my wide flat feet perfectly. I have an office job and I work in a restaurant. The 9to5's look professional and can handle my 10 hour days. My previous pair lasted about a year. I should also mention that I really like the styling of these. They look like something Jake & Elwood Blues would wear. When I recently purchased another pair I discovered that my feet actually got larger! Customer Service was really nice and they let me switch them out with another pair. I have been wearing the toe spacers. They made my feet a little sore at first but now all my toes can actually wiggle. I have noticed an improvement in my running and jumping (I am in the martial arts & do mudder runs)
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Reviewed by:  from 1060 W Addison St. on 6/26/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Great shoes
I really like these shoes. They are very comfortable. I am on my feet for 12 hours a day at work and I found that I needed a little more cushion so I added a thicker insole and that took care of the problem. I will buy these again when this pair ware out.
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Reviewed by:  from Chinle, AZ. on 2/5/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Mrs
My 13yr old son has very broad feet. He had expensive school shoes that were supposed to accommodate his problem. His big toes and little toes constantly had skin rubbed off and both were turning inwards from pressure. Bought these online and my son freaked because of the square toe and he said they looked like clown shoes and that he would get teased. Bribed him to wear them, came home after first day and said they were unreal and nobody noticed any different. No more blisters and he said he can wiggle his toes. Great purchase for my son's future foot health.
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Reviewed by:  from Shellharbour, Australia. on 9/25/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Dr
Meditation for the feet! I love these shoes. They are obviously made well and I now have a comfortable shoe I can wear to work. They're not "high fashion" given their shape, but I'm not a fashionista so I can get away with it. My toes just touch the end on the right foot so next time - and there WILL be a next time even with international postage and the stupid Australian exchange rate - I'll go one size up. I'll also get some ladies ones for my daughter to wear to school. I'm so grateful that there is a shoe around that doesn't stuff up your feet.
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Reviewed by:  from Canberra. on 9/15/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Lems newbie
A month after receiving my 9 to 5 lems shoes... I can go for walks without pain...(girlfriend says thanks)... Customer service was very helpful as I originally ordered incorrect size. Even though I'm in Canada my shoes were exchanged in a timely fashion with no charge shipping to me. Today I ordered a pair of black boulder boots and a pair of primal 2 shoes... I'll give an update and review on all three in a few months... my feet say thanks to all the great "lens people"...
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Reviewed by:  from brantford. on 7/12/2015
5/5
4 Stars
Massage Therapist, Ayurveda Counselor
I really like this shoe- extremely, comfortable, lightweight, and office casual. I have been wearing them for 3 weeks and love the feel and look forward to trying out the Primal 2. The shoe has more sole and thus less ground than my Merrell Glove-not a bad thing mind you. Folks will also appreciate more width in the toe box. I have not seen signs of early wear, poor craftsmanship,etc. which is great, as I have had this experience with some other types of minimalist footwear. Way to go Lems!
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Reviewed by:  from Oakland. on 6/30/2015
4/5
5 Stars
RN
I bought these to wear as my new dress shoes for a new job. I really like them. Love the fact that there is room for my toes to spread. Feet don't feel all squished up in them. I also like how flexible they are as well. Don't have anything really bad to say about them. If you're looking for a good pair of minimalist/barefoot casual shoes buy them you won't be disappointed.
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Reviewed by:  from USA. on 2/10/2015
5/5
3 Stars
Ms
Very comfortable for a formal looking minimal shoe. The biggest drawback is that it seems to start falling apart fairly easily. In our family we have already returned three pairs for these although as you see we keep buying them since for us it is the best option for this type of shoe. Hopefully you will improve quality greatly and also the comfort could be a bit better.
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Reviewed by:  from Israel. on 10/1/2015
3/5
5 Stars
Better than I expected
These look really great. They could pass as a dress shoe without a second glance. They also feel really nice with great prociception.
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Reviewed by:  from US. on 8/18/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Great shoes
Great shoes. I can go from the factory floor to an office meeting and then walk a mile just to stretch a bit. They look good and didn't require any break in for me. I have a very wide foot, 4E+, and size 13. It's hard to find a nice shoe that is also comfortable. They are handling the 100+ temps here too.
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Reviewed by:  from Tucson, AZ. on 8/13/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Great work shoe!
As an airline pilot I have to wear a professional looking shoe, but I feel life is too short to wear rigid uncomfortable and harmful work shoes. I bought these Lems a little over a year ago after the slip-on work shoes I had been wearing wore out and the company that made them had discontinued that model. After a year I still love these! They look professional an I've never had any of my colleagues or managers even comment on them in an industry that demands a clean-cut conservative look. However they are flexible with an anatomically correct shape and a thin sole making them super healthy and comfortable! They are also fairly water-tight, i've worn them in ice and snow doing preflight inspections in places like Canada and North Dakota. I can't recommend these minimalist work moccasins enough! I also own a pair of primal 2s, which I sometimes run in, they are pretty good, though I got them one size too small so I can only wear them with socks, at some point I will order another pair that are the right size.
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Reviewed by:  from Denver, CO. on 8/11/2015
5/5
4 Stars
Good shoes!
Only worn a few times so far, but these are decent, comfortable, barefoot dress shoes. The sole and tread is a little more firm than I'm comfortable with, but I'm experimenting with the insert. Nice design. Spot on for sizing.
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Reviewed by:  from Australia . on 7/25/2015
4/5

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