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Natural Shape

Lems shoes are specifically designed with the natural shape of the foot in mind. 

Why?

By mirroring the foot’s natural shape, the entire body benefits in a multitude of ways, such as:

  • Improved posture
  • Reduced injuries
  • Increased foot strength
  • Quicker recovery times
  • Natural foot strike landing

Traditional shoes on the market feature a tapered toe box and high heel rise. This causes deformities in the feet, like bunions and hammer toes. It also weakens the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the feet, which affects balance and efficiency, leading to more injuries.

Natural foot-shaped shoes like Lems promote a different foot strike than traditional outdoor shoes. A minimal or zero-drop heel promotes a more natural forefoot strike, that reduces the pressure and force with which the foot lands.

The wide toe boxes in Lems shoes provide enough room for the toes to relax and splay organically within the shoe. In this position, the big toe can remain straight, which allows for better stability and power. 

More room for the toes can improve balance, promote agility, alleviate common toe issues like bunions, increase circulation, and lower risk of injury. 

It also just feels a lot better after a long workout.

Ample space in the toe box also allows those with foot deformities to wear Correct Toes while exercising. These simple spacers help guide the shape back to its natural shape over time.

If you’ve never worn a natural, or foot-shaped shoe before they might initially look and feel different. As with anything new, it’s important to give your body time to adjust to exercising, or just generally wearing them. 

We’re pretty confident that once you go natural, you’ll never want anything else on your feet again.

At Lems, you can find some of the best anatomically correct shoes to suit most of your outdoors activities, including hiking, running, and casual wear.

Please note: Some of our styles are wider than others. Please visit our sizing page for more detailed information on each style.

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