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Men's Primal Pursuit Mid Waterproof

Love our Primal Pursuits, but wish they could handle the elements and more rugged terrain? Introducing the Primal Pursuit Mid, a waterproof, mid-height version of your favorite go-anywhere shoe. Just like the Primal Pursuit, the Primal Pursuit Mid is the middle child of the beloved Primal 2 and Trailhead/Mesa, with the same added cushion and a unique, all-new rubber outsole design for more comfort and added traction.

*Juniper & Mercury Rising colorways coming early October!

*STANDARD NATURAL SHAPE: Moderate toe splay with a medium-wide fit. Learn more!

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Mercury Rising
Mercury Rising

Product coming early October!


The Primal Pursuit Mid is the same shoe as the Primal Pursuit, only with a little more height, waterproof protection, and a suede upper. That’s right, splish splash, take that bath. In these, you can puddle jump, hike through mud, and get caught in the rain while your feet stay nice and dry. 

Think of the Primal Pursuit Mid as a hybrid of the Primal 2 and the Trailhead/Mesa. We incorporated all of the features you have grown to love about these shoe models into one new and improved style! The fit and feel is the same as the Primal 2, only with a bit more oomph, like the Trailhead/Mesa, in order to navigate over rocks and roots like a pro. 

The new Trail Traction Outsole features a slightly higher stack height and more cushion than the  Primal 2, without tacking on too much extra weight. The Primal Pursuit Mid combines the fit and feel of the Primal 2 with the functionality and durability of the Trailhead/Mesa for more adventurous…pursuits - see what we did there? ;)

The materials include an air mesh upper that allows for maximum air flow to wick away moisture and keep you presentable for a post-hike brewski with friends. The Primal Pursuit Mid features the same zero-drop heel and wide toe box as the Primal 2 that allows the toes to behave like they are meant to - free and splayed.

  • Last: Lems Natural-Shape™ Last (wide toe box)
  • Waterproofing: 100% - breathable waterproof membrane
  • Upper: Suede & air mesh
  • Lining: 100% moisture-wicking polyester
  • Outsole: All new Trail Traction outsole with 3.5mm lugs 
  • Footbed: Adventure Insole - 4.5mm moisture wicking PU w/ firmer cushioning in heel for added protection + comfort
  • Stack Height: 14mm (5mm rubber outsole + 9mm EVA midsole)
  • Drop: 0.0mm (Zero-Drop)
  • Weight: 11.8oz. (Men's 10)

Primal Pursuit vs. Primal 2 & Trailhead/Mesa: What’s the Difference?

For additional information please check out our FAQ page!

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    The Primal Pursuit Mid fits TRUE TO SIZE. If you need additional room in the shoe, you can remove the insole for extra volume. We recommend that customers have about a thumb’s width of room (approximately 1-1.3 cm) in front of their toes to allow for adequate space for your feet to spread out into the toe box (our sizing charts account for this). Check out the Primal Pursuit Mid sizing chart below or contact our customer service team for more sizing help!

    Charts + Measurements Guide

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    Men's Primal Pursuit Mid Waterproof


    With its fully waterproof membrane and gusseted tongue, the Primal Pursuit Mid will keep your feet dry and warm.


    Our newly designed outsole has recessed grooves and singular lugs, giving you the traction you need for any sticky situation!


    Places the forefoot and heel flat to the ground correcting posture, aligning your spine, and encouraging mid-foot strike.


    Unlike traditional footwear that squeeze the toes together, our foot-shaped toe box allows for maximum room giving the toes ultimate freedom to wiggle and spread.

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