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How to Transition to Minimalist Shoes from Conventional Shoes

Because conventional shoes can disfigure and weaken our feet, those looking to transition to minimalist shoes will need to go through a break in period.

Wide Toe Box Shoes are Pivotal to Foot Health

Today’s narrow shoes continue to add to the deformation of the human foot, whether we know it or not, and whether we want to accept it or not. Lems aims to stop this trend in its tracks. All of our shoes and boots are designed with a wider than average toe box to allow the forefoot to spread and the toes to wiggle as wide as they’d like.

Avoid Shin Splints with the Proper Footwear

If you’re the type that likes to get-up-and-go, you may also be the type that sometimes gets sidelined by injuries. The last thing you want when you’re adventuring the world is a shin splint, so we’ve put together a list of ways to better enjoy your days without injury. 

7 Exercises to Strengthen the Feet for Optimal Stability

Our feet are the powerhouse of our movement, and yet, they are one of the most neglected parts of the body when it comes to care. Incorporating a routine that includes exercises to strengthen the feet will result in increased athletic performance and reduced injuries.

Winter Hiking Tips to Stay Safe and Comfortable in Cold Weather

Once the cold weather hits, it’s easy to choose the cozy comfort of the warm indoors over getting outside. However, getting outside in the winter means fewer crowds, plus it keeps you in shape and fights those winter blues. With the right gear and planning, winter hiking doesn’t have to equate to discomfort. Follow these winter hiking tips and change how you think about getting outside in cold-weather.

What Are Correct Toes And How Do They Help?

Unless you’ve had a foot injury, you probably don’t spend your time thinking about the best way to prevent yourself from getting one. But once you’ve faced foot injuries or ailments, the need to cure and prevent becomes top priority. Correct Toes was created to reduce the likelihood of injury, strengthen the foot, and, over time, restore feet to their natural position. 

Cleaning Your Shoes In Between Adventures

Did you know you can easily clean your Lems shoes? We know you’re taking them to the trails, on bike rides, out for runs, and in all different types of weather, so they’re bound to get dirty at some point.

Lems Holiday Gift Guide!

It’s that time of year when you’re scrambling to find the perfect gift for the people on your list and we’re just weeks away from Christmas. Luckily, we’ve got some great gift ideas for those of you with active friends and family.

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis and Its Treatments

Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that affects the bottom of the foot and is one of the most common causes of heel pain. When the long band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot (the fascia) is overstretched, tiny tears can create inflammation, leading to a painful condition.

Why You Need to Ditch the Tapered Toe Box and Wear a Foot-Shaped Shoe

Natural, foot-shaped shoes are tough to come by. Most shoes come to a point at the tip, forcing the toes into a triangular shape that compromises our balance, strength, and overall foot health. Lems are specifically designed with the natural shape of the foot in mind. By mirroring the foot’s natural shape, the entire body benefits in a multitude of ways. 

Are Zero-Drop Shoes Right For You?

If you’ve been hearing about ‘minimalist’ or ‘zero drop’ shoes and you’re interested in dipping your toes in the barefoot pond but don’t know where to start, you’re in the right place. Transitioning to zero drop is fairly simple, but like anything, it’s important that it’s done correctly. If not done correctly, transitioning to zero drop can cause more harm than good when it comes to the health of your foot. But first, let’s figure out if zero drop is right for you.

6 Great Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving Outdoors

Thanksgiving is likely going to look a bit different this year than it will any other year. With COVID-19 cases higher than ever, experts recommend keeping gatherings minimal and limiting time spent indoors with other people outside of our inner circle. 

Fortunately, there are plenty of fun ways to spend time together safely in the outdoors that we recommend below. So bundle up in your warmest gear and start planning how your family and friends will create new traditions in this not so traditional year.

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