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Men's Primal Zen Suede

This version of the Primal Zen features a soft suede upper with perforations throughout, making it an ultra comfortable, highly breathable option.
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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!


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We recommend ordering your normal US size.

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


Utilizing a full suede upper with perforations for breathability, this pair provides supreme comfort all day long.


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


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 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 153 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 130 Total 4 star reviews: 16 Total 3 star reviews: 6 Total 2 star reviews: 1 Total 1 star reviews: 0
95%would recommend this product
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153 reviews
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    9 hours ago
    Genau die richtigen.

    Perfekt. Passen wie angegossen, sind so leicht dass man sie kaum spürt beim Tragen. Konnte sie ohne Einzulaufen bei ausgedehnten sightseeingtouren in der Großstadt tragen. Verarbeitung topp. die Sohle scheint nach bisher zwei Wochen auch sehr abriebbeständig zu sein.

    Peter H.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    20 hours ago
    not right for me

    I like the shoe and was hoping they would fit my wide foot. Perhaps i need more time to break them in.

    Joseph C.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent!…as advertized.

    Excellent…as expected. So glad the width appears to be as wide as my original LEMS from years ago. Please continue to design/produce this wider sole. Also, i love the thicker sole on light weight shoes. It provides more comfort without sacrificing the weight and flexibility.

    Edward L.
    Verified Buyer
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