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Women's Primal Pursuit Mid Waterproof

The Primal Pursuit Mid is a zero-drop, waterproof boot that features a wide toe box for extra toe splay and full-rubber outsole for ample traction.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
92 Reviews
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The Primal Pursuit Mid is the same shoe as the Primal Pursuit, only with a little more height, waterproof protection, and a suede upper. That’s right, splish splash, take that bath. In these, you can puddle jump, hike through mud, and get caught in the rain while your feet stay nice and dry. 

Think of the Primal Pursuit Mid 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 fit and feel is the same as the Primal 2, only with a bit more oomph, like the Trailhead/Mesa, in order to navigate over rocks and roots like a pro. 

The new Trail Traction Outsole features a slightly higher stack height and more cushion than the  Primal 2, without tacking on too much extra weight. The Primal Pursuit Mid combines the fit and feel of the Primal 2 with the functionality and durability of the Trailhead/Mesa for more adventurous…pursuits - see what we did there? ;)

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

Comparison: Lems Waterproof Boots

Primal Pursuit vs. Primal 2 & Trailhead/Mesa: What’s the Difference?

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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)



With its fully waterproof membrane and gusseted tongue, the Primal Pursuit Mid will keep your feet dry and warm.


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


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 92 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 76 Total 4 star reviews: 10 Total 3 star reviews: 5 Total 2 star reviews: 1 Total 1 star reviews: 0
93%would recommend this product
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92 reviews
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    So nice, I bought them thrice!

    I simply adore these shoes! I got a pair on a whim at Happy Hiker in Albuquerque last spring. They are lightweight and so comfortable! I bought these for work, as I often walk 5-7 miles a day at my job and was looking for something that could keep me dry in the rain, but weighed less than my clunky Salomons. I never realized how much pressure my old shoes were putting on my toes until I experienced the open toe box of Lems. It has completely resolved the soreness and swelling I was experiencing at the end of a long work day. My gait also improved because I was walking more naturally.

    I love the slight scoop/divot around the ankle area, as it allows a little freedom and movement to that part of my leg, which often gets sore with mid to high ankle boots— but I don’t have that problem with the Primal 2 Mids!

    I’ve had multiple people compliment them for their looks, too. I ordered two backup pairs in different colors to use for work, yard work, and camping. If I find a product or clothing item I really love, I like to keep a spare just to be safe, and these were so awesome I decided I needed TWO sets of spares. They really do work for almost any situation. Can’t recommend them highly enough!

    Jamie S.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Ms JR

    I love these boots! So comfortable— great fit and warm and dry!

    Judith R.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Super comfy!

    I like them.

    Hugo P.
    Verified Buyer
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