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Men's Primal Pursuit

The Primal Pursuit is the middle child of the beloved Primal 2 and Trailhead/Mesa, but with added cushion and a unique, all-rubber outsole for more comfort and added traction.
Color: Canyon (Suede)
Canyon (Suede)
Orion Blue
Nocturnal Ninja
Size: 5
Wide Shape WIDE Natural-Shape Last
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For customers that find the Trailhead and Mesa too narrow, the Primal Pursuit may be just what you need, and probably the highest anticipated style to hit the Lems lineup to date! The Primal Pursuit features the same fit and feel as the Primal 2, but with a bit more oomph, like the Trailhead/Mesa.

The new Trail Traction Outsole provides more grip on the trail, with a slightly higher stack height, providing a bit more cushion for more sensitive feet, yet they won’t weigh you down. 

Think of the Primal Pursuit 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 Primal Pursuit combines the fit and feel of the Primal 2 with its zero-drop and wide toe box, with the functionality and durability of the Trailhead/Mesa for more rugged Pursuits - see what we did there? ;)

The lightweight materials include an air mesh upper that allows for maximum air flow to wick away moisture and keep you presentable for a post-run brewski. The Primal Pursuit 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.

You’ll never have to load your weekend getaway pack with multiple pairs of shoes for all of your adventures and social activities, the Primal Pursuit has got you covered for all of it!

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Canyon (Suede)

Nocturnal Ninja - We recommend ordering UP 1/2 size from your normal US size.

Canyon & Orion Blue - We recommend ordering your normal US size.

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


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


Lightweight, breathable air mesh covers the upper where the foot flexes, allowing for maximum comfort and mobility.


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.

Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Based on 136 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 87 Total 4 star reviews: 20 Total 3 star reviews: 24 Total 2 star reviews: 3 Total 1 star reviews: 2
79%would recommend this product
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136 reviews
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    16 hours ago
    Well-Made, One Minor Issue and One Preference

    I think the shoes are generally well-made, comfortable, and stylish. My only issue is that the "Lems" tag on the outside of the tongue is very, very fragile. I had to cut them off because the stitching was already frayed and I'd rather cut the the tongue tag off than risk damage to the tongue if the tag accidentally got ripped off. In the future, put this tag on a sturdier part of the shoe, beef up the stitching there, or just eliminate all together. The sole is a little thick, as a thinner sole is my preference.

    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 days ago
    Love these shoes!!

    I have had 5 pairs of Lems now and these (Orion Blue) are my favorite!! Comfortable, rugged, and stylish. The Trifecta!!

    Seth H.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 days ago

    I never leave reviews, but these shoes deserve one... bought them 2-3 months ago and I haven't taken them off. Comfortable right out of the box, I wear them to work, on the trail... everywhere really. Ordered 11.5, my usual size, and they are a perfect fit.

    Verified Buyer
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