At Lems, we love our customers and we value their opinions. That’s why when we heard the feedback regarding the Trailhead, we listened! And because we are on a never-ending mission to create not only the most functional shoes, but shoes that make our customers feel great, we made some adjustments and are now proud to release the Trailhead V2. It was a labor of love with suggestions taken from those who know Lems (and their feet!) best. Here are the features we’ve updated for the newest edition of the Trailhead.
WIDER TOEBOX: We widened the toebox on the updated Trailhead, giving more space to the toes (specifically the 4th and 5th) but kept it slimmer and sleeker than the toeboxes found in our origin series.
MORE FLEXIBILITY: We removed the 1.2mm TPU rock plate, after realizing that our rubber outsole provides enough stability and protection. The increased flexibility allows for a more efficient stride and better proprioceptive feel of the terrain. Even with these changes, the Trailhead is still a great shoe for hiking.
BETTER HEEL FIT: The heel has been changed and adapted to create a more comfortable fit than the original Trailhead.
MIDSOLE AND OUTSOLE DENSITY: By decreasing the hardness of the EVA midsole and rubber by approximately 10%, we were able to increase the flexibility and create a more comfortable sole platform within the Trailhead.
DECREASED MIDSOLE ARCH THICKNESS: The arch area was dropped by 1.5mm, which lowered the effective drop of the shoe. This led to the 4mm drop feeling less raised than it previously did.
BUNION AREA OVERLAY REMOVED: We removed the overlay that wrapped around the first metatarsal, taking away the pressure point over this area, making the shoe feel wider in the ball of the foot.
TONGUE SHOELACE KEEPER SIMPLIFIED: To release some of the pressure at the top of the foot, we updated the lace keeper to a simpler structure.
ARCH BAND LINING REMOVED: We removed the additional lining material that wrapped the arch of the foot for a more comfortable fit in the instep area.
LOGO CHANGE: Last but not least, we updated the label on the tongue, to our new "LEMS" Mountain logo.
If the original Trailhead wasn’t the ideal shoe for you, whether it was too narrow or uncomfortable, we couldn’t be more excited for you to experience the improvements we’ve made. Here at Lems, we fully believe you will fall in love with the new Trailhead, and we’re excited to hear what you think about it.