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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.

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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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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 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 4.5 out of 5 stars
Based on 439 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 303 Total 4 star reviews: 73 Total 3 star reviews: 50 Total 2 star reviews: 9 Total 1 star reviews: 4
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439 reviews
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Favorite shoes

    I love them. They fit great and are very comfortable. I’ve worn running shoes from several different brands, and for waking and standing all day, these blow them out of the water. I only wish I could buy them in more colors.

    Evan W.
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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Primal Pursuit Review

    While these shoes fit well & have a great wide toebox, great zero drop & really need no break in, there is one thing I noticed is their soles are kind of hard. When I am waking on dirt trails there is no issue but, on hard surfaces their hardness gets fatiguing. I was told by a rep that they could also be used for light running. I have not done that & will likely not because of the hardness of the sole. I will not walk with them on hard surfaces anymore but will use them on dirt trails. They do work well in muddy, slushy conditions as well.

    Robert L.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 days ago
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    I got these for the extra sole protection when hiking or walking on rocky paths. They are comfortable, though of course not as flexible as Primal 2s. I went up a whole size from what I wear in Primal 2 and that worked for me.

    April R.
    Verified Buyer
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