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Men's Primal Zen

The Primal Zen is a minimalist, vegan-friendly shoe. Its unique outsole guarantees an ultra light fit and feel, yet adds a bit more protection with its platform that naturally wraps the shape of the foot.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Size (US): 4.5
Wide Shape WIDEST Natural-Shape Last
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If you’re already a fan of the Primal 2, then consider the Primal Zen its heir apparent. We took the components you love in the Primal 2 - the wide toe box and the flexible IBR outsole - and built a shoe on a new platform that wraps around your foot like a glove. For a more comfortable feel, we also added 2mm of extra sole for added protection and durability. 

We didn’t call this shoe “Zen” for nothing. In shoes this comfortable, all of your worries will just slip away. This super minimalist, kicking-around-town shoe offers a wider outsole width than the Primal 2, and a touch more cushion while still keeping the weight off, at just 8.2 oz. The Primal Zen's slick construction also includes an attached tongue that won't fall out of position, and slightly stretchy laces to give you the perfect fit across the top of your foot. The cork footbed guarantees your feet will stay cool and comfortable, with or without socks. With so much comfort designed into this shoe, you'll truly feel like you're wearing nothing at all!

Learn More: Primal Zen vs. Primal 3: What's the Difference?

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We recommend ordering your normal US size.

Unsure of your size? We recommend ordering 2+ pairs at a time, as we offer a flat shipping fee of $5.95 & free exchange options for US customers.

This shoe is available in only one width. It is built on our WIDEST Natural-Shape Last. (see image below)

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VEGAN MATERIALS

Comprised of microfiber and breathable air mesh, we made sure that all materials, down to the laces and glue, are 100% vegan.

ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT

Our proprietary IBR outsole is what makes Lems incredibly lightweight and flexible - giving your foot the sense of weightlessness.

ZERO-DROP

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

WIDE TOE BOX

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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832 reviews
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    10 hours ago
    The B’s Knee’s

    This is what an enhanced sole on a heavy duty minimalist shoe should feel like. Nice wide toe box, plenty of room for splay and other activities. Great traction and ground feel but tough enough to protect from pointy rocks or other rough terrain for us tender footed folk. Would love to see this in an even more water friendly version for hike/ whitewater or river shoe, also a more not so generic color way. Something bold and fun - anti-minimalist shoe color way. Think AirMax

    Alan C.
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  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Cork Sole makes squishing sound, otherwise great

    The shoes are great and the left one is amazing, but the right cork sole compresses and makes a squish/squeaking noise whenever I step. Besides that they are great

    Blake H.
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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 days ago
    New favorite shoe!

    Had trouble getting the right size based on the size guide. I eventually ended up with my usual shoe size (39EU). Returns and exchanges were a breeze though with happy returns.

    I didn’t realize how much feeling the ground made a difference in how well I walked and ran, but these shoe are great. My knee pain going up stairs is almost gone now. It feels like a perfect balance of ground feel and ability to spread my toes and feeling cushioned and supported, even post Achilles rupture (>1 year ago). Can’t recommend these shoes enough. Shoes seem well made too.

    D M.
    Verified Buyer
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