If you know Lems, you know we love a good minimalist, zero drop shoe. But since the release of the Mesa, the newest edition to the Mountain-to-Town series, we’ve received a lot of questions about the Mesa and Trailhead’s featured 4mm drop vs our original zero-drop shoes, and the most efficient way to transition between the two.
It’s no secret that Boulder, Colorado is an adventure-seeker’s paradise. From sunrise bike rides to moonlit hikes, this little town on the edge of the Rockies offers a myriad of fun activities for anyone who loves the outdoors. It’s also a town on the cutting edge of style and outdoor-wear for the adventure enthusiast. As the home of Lems - the best option for minimalist footwear - I thought it’d be useful to lay out the perfect Boulder day and how each pair of Lems makes it even better.
May is National Photography Month, a time to honor photography as well as the natural beauty and joyful moments it captures all around us.
To celebrate, we’ve partnered with some incredible brands for a giveaway! You’ll have the chance to win a grand prize trip to Iceland to photograph the Northern Lights and ice caves, a FUJIFILM X-T3 Camera and more. The total prize package is worth over $6,000 and it can be yours!
Long-term use of narrow shoes has lasting consequences on the foot’s functional anatomy and are legitimately tied to bunion formation - a painful bony bump that develops at the big toe joint. While many believe bunions are inherited, research backing this belief is uncertain. More firmly established research provides evidence that narrow shoes, especially on feet that are still growing, is the root cause of bunions.
Correct Toes have been tested and proven by hundreds of patients to re-align the toes and straighten the big toe. They can be worn inside our Lems Origins (Primal 2, Boulder Boot, Nine2Five, Mariner) due to our wide toe box and natural fitting design.
If you want a minimalist running shoe that’s thin and level enough to bring out the best in your forefoot running form, yet has reliably robust durability for any harsh hard surface, the Primal 2 shoes by Lems will exceed all your long distance road running needs!
Like most of us, I wore traditional hiking boots when backpacking or going on scenic day hikes. I would wear normal sneakers or sandals in the car to and from the trailhead, and after miles of hiking in my traditional boots my feet were both sore and uncomfortable.
One of the most beneficial aspects to minimalist footwear can be its vast potential to help prevent common foot-related injuries and chronic pain from occurring in the first place. Natural footwear companies, such as Lems, do this by designing shoes around the shape of the human foot, rather than forcing the bare foot into an unnatural and eventually uncomfortable silhouette.