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Women'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.

Morning Dew, Nocturnal Ninja, Orion Blue & Canyon discontinued - limited stock!

Color: Morning Dew
Morning Dew
Nocturnal Ninja
Canyon (Suede)
Orion Blue
Size (US): 6.5
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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Morning Dew

Nocturnal Ninja & Morning Dew - 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 4.5 out of 5 stars
Based on 153 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 104 Total 4 star reviews: 26 Total 3 star reviews: 17 Total 2 star reviews: 6 Total 1 star reviews: 0
85%would recommend this product
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153 reviews
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Love this shoe!

    I love this shoe because it actually has room for my toes. I already have primal pursuit in the Canyon Suede and i have enjoyed it on the hiking trails. But this isn't a shoe i wear only on the trails. It has become my "go to" shoe because of it's comfort. I am hoping this shoe will be coming back, because it has become my favorite!

    sally A.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 days ago
    Great hikers

    Great. Good tread and very light. I especially appreciate the extra wide toe boxl

    carol e.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 days ago
    Best hiking shoes yet!

    I searched all over the internet for the best hiking shoes. I found them! Comfort level is a 9 out of 10. My first hike with them I was defending quite a bit and noticed my toe kept hitting the front of the shoe and it was hurting. I was wondering if I needed a half size bigger (since that’s what some reviews recommended). I realized I didn’t have my laces tight enough and it was causing my foot to slip forward towards the front. I tightened the laces and it solved the problem! I walked through a creek, they are waterproof but my feet were fully submerged so my socks got wet. Shoes dried quickly. Grip is 100%! I was ascending on loose gravel and rocks and never slipped. I like these over the Salomon high top ankle boots I used to wear for sure!

    Erica T.
    Verified Buyer
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